Child actor-turned-producer and director who gained worldwide attention for his role as Ralphie in A Christmas Story. He was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his role in the 1981 film Paternity, which starred Burt Reynolds.
He starred in a series of commercials for Hershey's syrup as Messy Marvin.
He made a guest appearance in the TV show The Wonder Years.
He grew up one of five children, all of which participated in acting when they were younger. In 2015, he became engaged to his girlfriend Buffy Bains.
He worked as an assistant editor on Knights, which featured Kris Kristofferson.