Actor Peter Billingsley is related to Barbara as she is married to Glenn who is the cousin of Peter Billingsley's mother Gail Billingsley.

Peter was born on April 16, 1971, in Newyork City United States. He is currently fifty-one years of age, and he made appearances in television advertisements as a juvenile actor in Hershey's chocolate syrup commercials during the 1980s.

Among his various project, his major performance was spotted in the 1983s  A Christmas Story as Ralphie Parker, and Jack Simmons in The Dirt Bike Kid. He was a growing talented Kid.

 Astonishingly, he was featured in roughly 120 television advertisements during the course of the 1970s as well as the beginning of the 1980s, which is an amazing mark for any child actor.

Peter is also a close friend of American actor Vince Vaughn met in the course of shooting a couple of movies which also include The Fourth man, a story about a struggling athlete and his desperation.

Actor Peter Billingsley is related to Barbara by marriage, however it is not as simple as you think. 

Peter Billingsley's real name is Peter Michaelsen and known as Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen, as he has adopted his mother's surname and Michaelsen from his father.

Young Peter Billingsley in a movie
Young Peter Billingsley in a movie "A Christmas Story" is a little guy with a spectacles on. ( Source : zimbio )

Simply, Peter's mother Gail Billingsley is a cousin to Glenn Billingsley, who was later married to Barbara Billingsley. I might seem complicated but it is actually a simple family relationship.

If we have to put words to it, Barbara Billingsley is a relatively the aunt of Peter Billingsley, and that is what it is. Gail Billingsley, Peter's mother is also the niece of Sherman Billingsley and father-in-law of Barbara Billingsley.

Who Is Barbara Billingsley?

Barbara Billingsley is an American actress who started her acting career in 1951 in Three Guys Named Mike which was an unrecognized role in her acting career. Later, she played recurrent roles on TV shows like The Brothers.

Barbara was born on December 22, 1915, in Los Angeles, California, U.S, and sadly passed away on October 16, 2010, in Santa Monica, California, U.S at the age of Ninety-four.

Barbara Billingsley has also been to many awards and other functions. She was seen with Jerry Mathers during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003, in Hollywood, California.

Barbara Billingsley with Jerry Mathers in an award function posing for a photo
Barbara Billingsley with Jerry Mathers in an award function posing for a photo ( Source : theepochtimes )

Looking on the bright side, she had a long healthy life and a good career throughout her life. She had the opportunity to be born and die as well within a family.

Peter Billingsley Has A Big Family With Siblings and Cousins

The actor Peter Billingsley was born and raised in a large family with many siblings, cousins, and other relatives. The shocking fact about his family is that he has four other siblings, and all of them had an acting career when they were young.

Peter Billingsley poses with his co-actors of a movie
Peter Billingsley poses with his co-actors of a movie "A Christmas Story" ( Source : abcnews )

First of all, Peter received his early education from a blend of tutors, public schools, and private institutions, including Phoenix Country Day School in Paradise Valley.

He ultimately passed his California High School Proficiency Exam at the age of 14, after having to attend a wide selection of tutoring sessions, public schools, and private institutions. He has done really well in academics.

Brief History of Peter Billingsley's Parents

Peter Billingsley's father, Alwin Michaelsen was a financial consultant, and his mother Gail Billingsley previously employed as Alwin Michaelsen's secretary, while the latter is a financial consultant.

Ora R. Billingsley (1890-1969) & Bertha Bernice Grammer (1890-1964) are the grandparents of Peter as they both live their life and moved on.

The parents of an actor fell for each other while working together and they lived happily with their five children altogether.

Peter Billingsley's Siblings Have Also Been In The Movies

Melissa Michaelsen is the eldest sibling of Peter Billingsley who is also an American actress remembered fondly for portraying the central character in the sitcom Me and Maxx and Orphan Train, a 1979 television drama.

She was a part of 1984's No Man's Land as a child actress.

Peter Billingsley's sister Melissa Michaelsen also worked as a child actress (left) In No Man’s Land cira 1984
Peter Billingsley's sister Melissa Michaelsen also worked as a child actress (left) In No Man’s Land cira 1984 ( Source : pinterest )

She was born on March 27, in Manhattan, New York, United States. She is fifty-four years old now.

Neil Billingsley is the elder brother of Peter and he was born after Melissa on January 1, 1970, in New York, United States. He is now fifty-two years old. Neil Billingsley is a financial consultant and also a prominent young actor from the 1970s and 1980s.

Dina Billingsley is the younger sister in the family, unfortunately, there is no other information about her. Similarly, Win Billingsley is the youngest sibling and a  brother in the family, who was a child actor before and is now an attorney.