Charlie Korsmo was born in Fargo, North Dakota on July 20, 1978 and as a child actor between 1990 and 1991 appeared in “Men Don’t Leave,” “Dick Tracy,” “What About Bob?,” “Hook,” “The Doctor” and the made for TV film “Heat Wave” all this in the space of these two years.
He appeared opposite such talent as Jessica Lange, Joan Cusack, Kathy Bates, Warren Beatty, Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, and Julia Roberts. All before the ripe old age of 13 and his talent stood out next to the heavyweights and then Korsmo disappeared from films for seven long years before an appearance in the 1998 film “Can’t Hardly Wait” and that has been it to this date.
So what happened to such a promising young child actor? Well Korsmo simply got up and quit acting after 1991’s Hook with Robin Williams and directed by Steven Spielberg.
Charles R. Korsmo graduated from MIT with a degree in physics. He’s worked for the House Select Committee on Homeland Security and Environmental Protection Agency.
He is an Assistant Professor of Law and the U.S. director of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in corporate law, corporate finance, and torts.
He was nominated for membership on the Board of Trustees of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program President Obama. He holds a BS in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a JD from Yale Law School.