Charlie Korsmo Biography

Charles Randolph Korsmo is an American former child actor turned attorney. Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Quick Facts

Birthday: July 20, 1978

Nationality: American

Famous: American Men American Film & Theater Personalities

Age: 41 Years, 41 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Charles Randolph Korsmo

Born in: Fargo, North Dakota

Famous as: Former Child Actor

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Adrienne

father: John Korsmo

mother: Deborah Ruf

siblings: and one younger brother, Joe (born 1983), Joe Korsmo, Ted (born 1976), Ted Korsmo

children: Lilah Korsmo, William Korsmo

U.S. State: North Dakota

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Charles Randolph “Charlie” Korsmo is an American former child actor turned attorney. He gained fame for portraying roles like The Kid/Dick Tracy, Jr. in ‘Dick Tracy’; Siggie in ‘What About Bob?’, and Jack Banning in ‘Hook’. A North Dakota native, Korsmo grew up in Minnesota. He made his screen debut when he was 12 years old, in the drama film ‘Men Don't Leave’. His television debut came about in that year as well, in the telefilm ‘Heat Wave’. Korsmo was active in the entertainment industry for about eight years before retiring in 1998. He subsequently earned a law degree from Yale Law School in 2006. A year later, he got through the New York State Bar examination. Korsmo worked as an associate in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and later as a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School. At present, he serves as a professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland.

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Acting Career
  • Charlie Korsmo was 12 years old when he debuted on the big screen in ‘Men Don't Leave’ (1990). Directed by Paul Brickman, the film revolves around a recently-widowed mother of two, who is forced to relocate to a different city and start afresh. Korsmo was cast as the youngest son, Matt Macauley, while the oldest son, Chris Macauley, was portrayed by Chris O'Donnell. Jessica Lange played their mother, Beth Macauley.
  • Korsmo was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor as well as the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture for his performance as The Kid/Dick Tracy, Jr. in the 1990 action crime film ‘Dick Tracy’. He then appeared in the TV movie ‘Heat Wave’, portraying a character named Jason. In 1991, he played Sigmund "Siggy" Marvin, the son of Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), in Frank Oz’s black comedy ‘What About Bob?’ Korsmo subsequently appeared in the drama film ‘The Doctor’, portraying Nicky McKee, the son of William Hurt's character, Dr. Jack McKee.
  • In Stephen Spielberg’s fantasy adventure film ‘Hook’, Korsmo was cast as one of the children of Peter Pan (Robin Williams). As a member of the cast of the film, Korsmo won the Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture. He was also nominated for the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor and the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion Picture for his individual performance. In 1998, he was cast as William Lichter in the teen comedy ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’. In 2018, after a two-decade-long hiatus, Korsmo returned to acting with the indie drama ‘Chained for Life’.
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Family & Personal Life
  • Born on July 20, 1978, in Fargo, North Dakota, USA, Charlie Korsmo is one of the three sons of Deborah Ruf and John Korsmo. His mother was an education psychologist while his father previously owned Cass County Abstract and formerly served as the chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board. Korsmo is of Italian, Irish, and German ancestry.
  • He is the middle child of the family. His older brother’s name is Ted (born 1976) and his younger brother’s name is Joe (born 1983). The three boys grew up together in Golden Valley, a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Korsmo studied at Breck School, graduating in 1996.
  • He is currently married to a woman named Adrienne. They have two children together, daughter Lilah and son William.

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