A Christmas Story': What Happened To The Cast?

☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2011/12/28 02:58:33
Cool so thats what happened to the Cast
at least they didnt get into  Porn or  Infomericals at  late night TV
Ralphie is my  Hero
Dont care
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As "A Christmas Story" plays on a 24-hour loop, we are instantly transported back to the world of that great holiday classic. But on our HD TVs and Blu-ray players, one thing is obvious: 1983 was a long time ago. So, you ask, where are the film's stars now?
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It's no Red Ryder BB gun, but here's a Christmas gift to you: some answers.
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In the spirit of Christmas, Scott Schwartz, who played pole-licking Flick, and Zack Ward, who played the bully Scut Farkus, reunited to discuss the film on "The View" late last week. Turns out the pole wasn't actually frozen metal -- it was just a plastic pole with a vacuum inside. But Ward, who is now an actor and stuntman, still got his comeuppance -- he says that kids challenged him to fights for years to come.

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Schwartz took advantage of his famous tongue, anyway, as he would go on to work for a time in the adult film industry. He worked in production offices, for sales people, for agents, and even did a few turns on camera. As he said in a recent interview, it was all about having to make enough cash to survive following his early years in Hollywood.
"Being a child actor, while rewarding, is truly a bad job, we all grow up and IF the right people don't take to us and keep us working, most are out of work by 15-18 and have no idea what the real world is about," he told pop culture writer Jerry Sarvia. "Not everyone at every job you have/get brings you coffee and a bagel in the morning, asks what you would like for lunch and takes you out to steak/lobster dinners."
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Peter Billingsley, who played Ralphie, would also go on to a career in Hollywood, though his was a bit more mainstream. In addition to continuing to do a bit of acting (with a cameo in "Elf," amongst other roles), he quickly began a life behind the camera. In fact, he's had a hand in some of the most successful films of the past decade. Part of the Chicago-area crew that includes Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, Billingsley has executive produced both "Iron Man" films and directed the hit comedy "Couples Retreat."


Still, despite all his more recent success, he's happy to talk about the film that put him on the map.

"It's amazing. I mean, with the volume of movies that are made consistently, it's just a miracle that this movie is loved and watched as much as it is. People ask me all the time, 'Are you tired of talking about it?' I'm really, really proud to be a part of it,"y... I mean, you do this stuff and you hope it turns out well and to get that lucky to be a part of a movie that just seems to endure the test of time... They show marathons and they make action figures of it now, from a little dialogue Christmas movie! It's just remarkable."

Melinda Dillon, who played Mother, has also continued in Hollywood. In fact, she's figured in a few major hits, including "Law & Order: SVU" and "Magnolia." She just finished filming the upcoming Steve Carell-Keira Knightley film "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," and one can never forget her prominent role in "Harry and the Hendersons."

Darren McGavin, who played The Old Man, put in plenty of other efforts in show business. You may know him best as Billy Madison's dad. Eat your soup, Billy. Sadly, McGavin passed away in 2006.

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  • Leo 2011/12/29 16:11:34
    Dont care
    Bah Humbug!
  • Redskin 2011/12/29 04:17:28
    at least they didnt get into Porn or Infomericals at late night TV
    Never seen more than a few minutes o the film to be honest, tho I have seen a few friends perform it in plays. But Damn . . . .
    Maybe these guys should come to ma theatre, take a blacklight to the place and ya might confuse it with a certain other . . . "set"
  • ~WinnieThePooh~ ^-^ 2011/12/28 19:36:38
    Cool so thats what happened to the Cast
    ~WinnieThePooh~ ^-^
    I love this movie!! Every Christmas Eve all I look forward to is the 24 hour Christmas Story! :)
  • misterz 2011/12/28 16:54:45
    Cool so thats what happened to the Cast
    Never saw the movie.
  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2011/12/28 05:25:26
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    The only one that is worth stating is Zack Ward.

    Zack Ward

    He's just sexy.
  • doc moto 2011/12/28 03:24:45
    Cool so thats what happened to the Cast
    doc moto
    So there you have it; wonder if they will have a reunion with the ones still available?
  • Lee The Hybrid Snowflake 2011/12/28 03:10:43
    Cool so thats what happened to the Cast
    Lee The Hybrid Snowflake
  • ☠megan_massacre☠ 2011/12/28 03:06:57
    Cool so thats what happened to the Cast
    That's cool. I hadn't really thought about what happened to them.
  • jeniijo!BN! 2011/12/28 02:59:40
    at least they didnt get into Porn or Infomericals at late night TV
  • Lee The... jeniijo... 2011/12/28 03:09:49

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