‘A Christmas Story’ actor Yano Anaya is no longer welcome in the iconic home from the movie… the homeowner made that more than clear in this video of an expletive-laden diatribe.
Yano, who played Grover Dill in the 1983 movie, was taking pictures with fans on Nov. 15 on the steps of the home near Cleveland when suddenly… owner, Brian Jonescomes out of nowhere and starts yelling at him to get off his property and never return.
In the video, obtained by TMZ, Brian and Yano come face-to-face…with the homeowner accusing the actor of being a con artist, loser and “piece of shit” and claiming that somehow Yano got him sewn.
As we first reported… the iconic home from the movie recently came on the market and Yano told us that he and other ‘Christmas Story’ cast members were interested in raising money to buy the famous property.
Yano’s business partner Emmanuel Soba tells us they have no idea why the homeowner was so upset. He claims the actor spoke to Brian on the phone the day before the incident and says they had a good conversation.
They also claim that Brian told them he would be willing to sell the house to their group, and they were caught off guard by Brian’s outburst. Yano declined to comment.
However, Brian has a different story, telling us, “I apologize for the way I expressed myself; however, it was out of concern that fans could be tricked into contributing to a GoFundMe campaign that will not result in the purchase of the House.”
Brian continued, “I have no affiliation with any GoFundMe campaign. I’m not selling the house through Go Fund Me, so fans shouldn’t be contributing to that fund under false pretenses, thinking their money will go to the house. I I only receive offers from qualified buyers through my broker.”
In the background, a GoFundMe is currently being started to buy the home online. Emmanuel tells us that a volunteer member of their group did create a GoFundMe, but it was never active and doesn’t understand why it lashed out. He claims they already had a list of investors who could have bought the house without it.