Hook child star Charlie Korsmo looks totally different as a law teacher 30 years after film's release

PETER Pan and Captain Hook fought over him in Steven Spielberg's 1992 classic film Hook.

Nearly 30 years on, former child star Charlie Korsmo looks totally different plying his trade as a university law lecturer.


The 43-year-old played Peter Pan's [Robin Williams] son Jack Banning in the fantasy epic in which he and his sister are kidnapped and brainwashed by fearsome pirate Hook [Dustin Hoffman].

The villain tries moulding the youngster in his own image, dressing him in a black wig and pirate attire, and caters to his every whim.

And fictional island Neverland's hazy dreamlike atmosphere soon has him forgetting who his father really is.

But in the nick of time, Williams' lawyer character Peter Banning realises, with the help of Tinkerbell [Julia Roberts] and the lost boys, that he is in fact the grown up Peter Pan and returns to Hook's ship to rescue his kids.

Despite Hook's box office success and award nominations, Charlie's acting career stalled after its release with only two credits to his name in the years since.

In an interview with People, he said: “After Hook, that was my last movie as a kid, we really had a sort of choice to make. But I hadn’t been in school for a few years. I suddenly found I didn’t really have friends my own age anymore.”

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Academically he has excelled, achieving a law doctorate from Yale University in 2006.

The following year he passed the New York State Bar exam and went on to work for a prestigious firm in the city.

Then in 2011 President Barack Obama nominated him to become a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation – a scheme set up to support the best scientists, mathematicians, and engineers students in the country.

He currently works as a professor of corporate law & corporate finance at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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