Fox Finds a Young "Ralphie" to Lead A Christmas Story Live!

Meet the 11-year-old who got a star-making role for Christmas.

After a nationwide digital casting call, 11-year-old Andy Walken, from Seattle has been
cast as Ralphie Parker, the young actor who will lead the cast of Fox's A Christmas Story Live!, airing on Sunday, December 17.

Walken, who was selected from 350 applicants for the role, joins previously announced cast members Maya Rudolph, who will play Ralphie’s mother, and two-time Tony
Award winner Matthew Broderick, who will play the narrator.

From Warner Horizon Unscripted and Alternative Television, A Christmas Story Live! is inspired by the classic holiday film A Christmas Story and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, featuring a score by Dear Evan Hansen Tony winners and La La Land Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who will compose new songs for the show.

Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will executive-produce, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary serving as coexecutive producers and writers. Scott Ellis (She Loves Me) is an executive producer and will serve as the director overseeing the stage direction. Alex Rudzinski is an executive producer and will serve as the live television director.

Take a look at the video below to meet Walken and see how he landed the part.