American actor River Drosche will play a leading role of Mark, one of the newest members of the Parker family in
American actor River Drosche will play a leading role of Mark, one of the newest members of the Parker family in "A Christmas Story Christmas." ( Source : instagram )

River Drosche's most recent work as Mark in HBO Max's A Christmas Story Christmas could become his biggest yet.

He is a child actor notable for his portrayal as Young Levi in the TBS series Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail.

The actor starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi in the third season, subtitled "Oregon Trail," of the anthology comedy television series Miracle Workers. The series premiered on July 13, 2021.

He has been described by one casting director as "oozing with personality." While the child star loves commercial work, he always has his heart in film and television. He possesses an innate ability to showcase his true talent in every performance he delivers.

Having started to act professionally from an early age, River continues to garner love and appreciation from viewers with his acting skills. If you think you need to know more about the emerging star, please continue to read the article underneath.

1. River Drosche Was Born To Jason And Lawana Drosche

Miracle Workers star River Drosche was born to his supportive parents, Jason Drosche and Lawana Drosche.

His loving mother says River got involved in acting at the age of six. He joined an acting class and soon discovered a new-found passion. After signing with an agent in Austin, he started doing regional commercials and short films.

An exploratory trip to Los Angeles, California, for a training class, led to the child star being repped by a top youth talent agency. At the recommendation of his managers, Lawana stated the family traveled to Los Angeles.

River is pictured with his loving father. He is blessed to have such a supportive dad who chauffeurs him around LA to auditions, callbacks, and classes, and teaches him school.
River is pictured with his loving father. He is blessed to have such a supportive dad who chauffeurs him around LA to auditions, callbacks, and classes, and teaches him school. ( Source : instagram )

Lawana and her then-12 years old daughter, Kennisyn, helped River and his father, Jason, get settled in LA and then returned to Texas. The stay was later extended on a couple of occasions. "It was a successful stay," she added.

During that time, River earned his first co-star role on network television, portraying Cody Tanson in the episode "Warriors and Guardians" of the television series The Rookie (2019), starring Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, and Richard T. Jones.

2. Child Star River Drosche Turned 11 This June

American actor River Drosche was born on June 14, 2011, in Texas, United States, and is eleven years old. 

Gaslit star celebrated his eleventh birthday with his friends and family last June. The delighted young boy took to his Instagram to share a cheerful picture of himself with his birthday cake on June 15, 2022. He captioned the post, "Hello Eleven!"

As soon as the photo landed, it was filled with cute birthday wishes. One individual wrote, "Love the photo!" while the other commented, "Happy Birthday to you, River. I hope you have a Great Birthday...!!!"

River Drosche celebrating his eleventh birthday.
River Drosche celebrating his eleventh birthday. ( Source : instagram )

The young actor maintains a decent height of approximately 4 feet and 8 inches (1.42 m). Coming from a small town in central Texas, River holds American nationality and was born under the birth sign Gemini.

3. River Joined The Cast Of A Christmas Story Christmas

River Drosche will play a lead role as Mark in the Parker family in A Christmas Story Christmas.

It is an upcoming American Christmas comedy film also known as A Christmas Story 3. A sequel to the original classic "A Christmas Story" the series is directed by Clay Kaytis from a script written by Nick Schenk.

Peter Billingsley reprises his role as Ralphire Parker alongside Scott Schwartz, Ian Pertalla, Zack Ward, and R. D. Robb, returning as Flick, Randy Parker, Scut Farkus, and Schwartz, respectively. Erinn Haes, Julianna Layne, and Drosche play the role of Ralphie's wife and kids.

River thanks the entire cast and crew members of Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail.
River thanks the entire cast and crew members of Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail. ( Source : instagram )

Drosche broke the news of being cast in the film with an Instagram post on February 19, 2022. The talented actor wrote, "I will be part of the Parker family for a sequel to the classic holiday film, A Christmas Story!"

The film is set to be released on November 17, 2022, in the United States on HBO Max by Warner Bros. Pictures.

4. River Drosche Enjoys Playing Video Games

Besides acting, River enjoys playing video games like any other 11-year-old boy. Moreover, the child star loves watching YouTube videos about upcoming movies and television shows.

River loves spending time with his family and playing various sports with his friends. He is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named Gypsy. He often shares cute pictures of himself with his dog on social media.

Additionally, Drosche loves swimming, jumping on the trampoline, riding bicycles, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, and capturing fun moments with his friends, family, and pets. In the summertime, the actor enjoys an occasional trip to the lake.

5. River Attends Online School Through Texas Tech University

River Drosche attends online classes through Texas Tech University. The young boy is already on the path to his future and is doing what he most loves.

As the family realized that the traditional school was not going to be a viable option for River to be able to pursue his acting, TTU K-12 came highly recommended, and the family couldn't be more pleased with the experience.

Oregon Trail star River Drosche pictured with his dog Gypsy.
Oregon Trail star River Drosche pictured with his dog Gypsy. ( Source : instagram )

TTU k-12, an online academic program, is an approved learning school from kindergarten through twelfth grade in Texas. Drosche was excited about the flexibility of the program as his beloved family.

He says the best thing is he gets to have lunch with his father, who is also his teacher and doesn't have to carry around a heavy backpack. Drosche further says he enjoys the short break as he gets to go out and toss a baseball or football and take a short walk.

6. He Is Approachable On Instagram

River is easily available on Instagram under the verified username @riverdrosche. With 96 posts, the Gaslit actor enjoys a fan base of over 1.8k followers.

His Instagram account features loving snapshots from sets he's worked on and photos from his family life. As indicated by his Instagram, River is associated with Osbrink Agency and Crackerjack Management.

Besides acting, River likes to go on hikes, swim, ride bicycles, and jump on the trampoline.
Besides acting, River likes to go on hikes, swim, ride bicycles, and jump on the trampoline. ( Source : instagram )

A cheerful and joyous kid, River knows how to have fun with his fellow actors, friends, and family. Moreover, he does not hesitate to share his happy moments on social platforms. He also shares promotional materials for his projects via Instagram.

7. He Has An Older Sister

River is not the only child of his parents and has an older sister named Kennisyn Drosche. He is incredibly close to his loving sister, who always supported him in his career decision.

Kennisyn is also a talented young girl who sings and plays guitar. The brother and sister duo often share the stage and sing together when time allows. They love their dog, Gypsy, and take advantage of every opportunity to play with her.