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Also Known As: Charles Korsmo Died:
Born: July 20, 1978 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fargo, North Dakota, USA Profession: actor, government employee

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As a child, Charlie Korsmo made an auspicious start as an actor, playing Jessica Lange's troubled younger son in the drama "Men Don't Leave" (1990). Later that year, he was well-cast as the precocious street urchin known simply as 'The Kid' in Warren Beatty's big-budget "Dick Tracy". In 1991, Korsmo appeared as the offspring of leading actors in films of varying quality: Richard Dreyfuss' death-obsessed son in "What About Bob?"; William Hurt's offspring kid in "The Doctor"; and Robin Williams' child who falls under the sway of Dustin Hoffman's "Hook". Shortly thereafter, he "retired" from acting and returned to his Midwestern roots.

As a child, Charlie Korsmo made an auspicious start as an actor, playing Jessica Lange's troubled younger son in the drama "Men Don't Leave" (1990). Later that year, he was well-cast as the precocious street urchin known simply as 'The Kid' in Warren Beatty's big-budget "Dick Tracy". In 1991, Korsmo appeared as the offspring of leading actors in films of varying quality: Richard Dreyfuss' death-obsessed son in "What About Bob?"; William Hurt's offspring kid in "The Doctor"; and Robin Williams' child who falls under the sway of Dustin Hoffman's "Hook". Shortly thereafter, he "retired" from acting and returned to his Midwestern roots.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Can't Hardly Wait (1998) William
2.
 What About Bob? (1991) Siggy Marvin
3.
 Doctor, The (1991) Nicky
4.
 Hook (1991) Jack Banning
5.
6.
 Men Don't Leave (1990) Matt Macauley
7.
 Dick Tracy (1990) Kid
8.
 Heat Wave (1990) Jason Canfield--Age 12
9.
10.
 Creative Spirit, The (1992) Host ("Creative Beginnings")
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Raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1990:
Film debut as Jessica Lange's son in "Men Don't Leave"
1990:
Co-starred as 'The Kid' in "Dick Tracy"
1990:
Co-starred in the TNT movie "Heat Wave"
1991:
Last film for seven years, "Hook"
1992:
Hosted the "Creative Beginnings" segment of the PBS documentary "The Creative Spirit"
1998:
Returned to features in "Can't Hardly Wait"
2001:
Joined the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC as a policy briefer
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Education

Breck School: Minneapolis , Minnesota -
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Cambridge , Massachusetts - 2000

Notes

"Making movies was a real weird kind of adult experience. In a way it was like MIT, in that it was a great education. The big lesson is people are people. They're smart, funny, creative people, but they're people." --Charlie Korsmo quoted in MIT Spectrum, Spring 1997.

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father:
John Korsmo. Attorney. Divorced from Korsmo's mother in 1989.
mother:
Deborah Ruf. Divorced from Korsmo's father in 1989; remarried.
step-father:
Jim Wittman. Owner of truck maintenance company.
brother:
Ted Korsmo. Born c. 1975.
brother:
Joseph Lorsmo. Born c. 1982.
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