Charlie Korsmo in June 2007
|Born||Charles Randolph Korsmo
July 20, 1978
Fargo, North Dakota
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yale Law School
|Occupation||Law professor, former actor|
Personal life and acting work
Korsmo was born in Fargo, North Dakota, the son of Deborah Ruf, an educational psychologist, and John Korsmo, former owner of Cass County Abstract and former chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board. Korsmo is of Italian, Irish and German descent. He was raised in the Minneapolis suburb of Golden Valley, where he attended and graduated from Breck School in 1996. He has one older brother, Ted (born 1976), and one younger brother, Joe (born 1983).
He is married to Adrienne, with whom he has a daughter, Lilah, and a son, William.
Korsmo's acting roles included The Kid/Dick Tracy, Jr. in Dick Tracy; Siggie, the son of Richard Dreyfuss's character, in What About Bob?, and Jack Banning, the son of Peter Pan in the 1991 film Hook. His final film role was the supporting character William Lichter in the 1998 film Can't Hardly Wait.
Korsmo earned a degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. Although many sources state it as fact, Korsmo has never worked for the United States federal government on missile defense. However, he has worked for the Environmental Protection Agency, and for the Republican Party in the House of Representatives. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School in 2006.
At Yale, he was a member of the Federalist Society, an organization for conservative and libertarian lawyers and law students. In January 2006, he and other Yale Law students signed an open letter to Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter supporting the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. In July 2007, Korsmo passed the New York State Bar exam. Formerly an associate in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School, Korsmo is currently a professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio.
In May 2011, it was announced that Korsmo had been nominated by President Barack Obama for member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
|1990||Men Don't Leave||Matt Macauley||Filmed in 1988|
|Dick Tracy||Kid||Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture
|Heat Wave||12-year-old Jason|
|1991||What About Bob?||Sigmund "Siggy" Marvin|
|The Doctor||Nicky MacKee|
|Hook||Jack Banning||Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor
Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion Picture
|1998||Can't Hardly Wait||William Lichter|
|2018||Chained For Life||Herr Director|
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- "Charlie Korsmo: Child star of 'Dick Tracy' and 'Hook,' now a Case Western Reserve University law professor, at Cinematheque Friday". cleveland.com. February 19, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
- "Entrepreneurial Effect - MIT Spectrum - Summer 2007". spectrum.mit.org. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
- In-Forum (Yale Law School)[permanent dead link]
- Yale Federalist Society website Archived 2006-02-06 at the Wayback Machine.
- July 2007 Pass List (K-L) Archived November 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Brooklyn Law School Faculty Biography Archived May 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- White House Press Announcement