Toronto-born actor Zack Ward has racked up an impressive onscreen resume, ranging from being a series regular on Fox sitcom “Titus” to appearances on series ranging from “Chicago Fire” to “Mike and Molly” to “American Horror Story”.
However, the 47-year-old actor is still remembered by many for one role in particular, which he played when he was just 13: bully Scut Farkus in the 1983 holiday classic “A Christmas Story”.
In an interview with the New York Post‘s “Page Six”, Ward revealed that he still receives royalty cheques from the film — although not very big ones.
“You’re going to be so disappointed. It’s basically about $1,800 every two years… and it comes in in Canadian money because we shot in Canada,” he said, adding that he gives all his earnings from “A Christmas Story” to his mom.
Since the movie has become a Christmastime staple, Ward revealed that he continues to be recognized for playing Scut.
“So many people come up to me and are like, ‘You got your ass kicked by Ralphie,’ and it makes them so happy. I think they’re connecting to themselves as that little kid who had a bully and when they saw Scut Farkus get beaten up, they were just like, ‘Yeah!’ They greet me with a lot of love. It’s usually very kind,” said Ward.
“It’s incredible to be a part of something that is lightning in a bottle like that,” he added.
ET Canada caught with Ward to find out what he thought about Fox’s upcoming musical “A Christmas Story Live!”, which airs on Sunday, Dec. 17. Watch: