FOX is airing a three-hour performance of A Christmas Story Live! The musical is adapted from the iconic 1983 film and Broadway show A Christmas Story. The protagonist is Ralphie Parker, a 9-year-old who wants a BB gun for Christmas but is warned that he’ll “shoot his eye out.” Ralphie’s father “Old Man Parker” was originally played by the late Darren McGavin. In the FOX live musical, Old Man Parker is portrayed by Chris Diamantopoulos.
Diamantopoulos is known for his on-camera roles in Silicon Valley (Russ Hanneman), Good Girls Revolt (Finn Woodhouse), About a Boy (Mr. Chris), Episodes (Castor Sotto), Arrested Development (Marky Bark), The Office (Brian, see photo below), and 24 (Rob Weiss), among many others. Diamantopoulos is also recognized for his roles in the 2012 film The Three Stooges (Moe) and in the 2005 TV movie Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (Robin Williams). Diamantopoulos is also the voice of Mickey Mouse! A Christmas Story Live! begins at 7pm on Sunday, December 17 at 7pm on FOX.
Rewatching The Office and I forgot about Chris Diamantopoulos showing up in season 9 as the hot boom mic guy. pic.twitter.com/bgZq8e4y3t
— Rachelle Goguen (pronounced Raw-shell Go-gan) (@rachellegoguen) June 27, 2016