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Mukilteo boy starred as Ralphie


January 3, 2018

Oh fudge! Andy Walken in the iconic tire repair scene during ‘A Christmas Story Live!’ (Photo courtesy of Fox and Andy Walken).

If you were one of the 4.52 million viewers who watched “A Christmas Story Live!” on Fox on Dec. 17, you likely noticed a young actor with the screen name of Andy Walken starring as Ralphie Parker.

What you may not know, however, is that Andy, 11, is actually from Mukilteo and lived here until this past September when his family relocated to Los Angeles.

“I was born and raised in Mukilteo,” Andy said. “When I first started acting in 2015, my mom and I would spend three months in California every winter looking for new acting jobs, but Mukilteo was always my home.

“The first s...

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