Peter Ostrum

Peter Ostrum

Peter Gardner Ostrum (born November 1, 1957) is an American veterinarian and former child actor, whose only film role was as Charlie Bucket in the 1971 motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Ostrum was 12 years old when selected by talent agents for Willy Wonka. Though he enjoyed the experience of shooting the film, he opted not to sign a three-film contract when it was over. After eschewing a career in film and theatre, Ostrum became reluctant to speak about his one starring role. In 1990, he began an annual tradition of speaking to schoolchildren about the film, and he became a subject of interest again when the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released to theaters. Ostrum became interested in his family's horses when he returned from shooting Willy Wonka, and was particularly influenced by the veterinarian that tended to them. He received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. As of 2021, Ostrum practiced and lived in Glenfield, New York with his wife Loretta (née Lepkowski), having raised two children. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Ostrum, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

  • Title: Peter Ostrum
  • Popularity: 6.842
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1957-11-01
  • Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, USA
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  • Also Known As: Peter Gardner Ostrum
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Peter Ostrum Movies

  • 1971
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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    7.507 1971 HD

    When eccentric candy man Willy Wonka promises a lifetime supply of sweets and a tour of his chocolate factory to five lucky kids, penniless Charlie...

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  • 2001
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    Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'

    Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'

    6.5 2001 HD

    Retrospective documentary on the making of the cult classic "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."

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  • 1968
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    It All Depends On You

    It All Depends On You

    1 1968 HD

    Jack Klugman and the kid from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory give you the hard sell on dial-it-yourself long-distance from AT&T.

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  • 2024
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    Remembering Gene Wilder

    Remembering Gene Wilder

    7.7 2024 HD

    This loving tribute to Gene Wilder celebrates his life and legacy as the comic genius behind an extraordinary string of film roles, from his first...

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  • 2005
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    100 Greatest Kid Stars

    100 Greatest Kid Stars

    1 2005 HD

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  • 2002
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    After They Were Famous

    After They Were Famous

    6 2002 HD

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  • 2012
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    Honest Trailers

    Honest Trailers

    6.452 2012 HD

    Trailers that tell you the TRUTH about your favorite movies and TV shows: Honest Trailers. These are the hilarious trailers the producers don't want...

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