Charles Randolph "Charlie" Korsmo (born July 20, 1978) is an American former child actor turned lawyer and political activist.
Korsmo was born in Fargo, North Dakota, the son of Deborah Ruf, an educational psychologist, and John Korsmo, a hospital administrator and chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board. He was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he attended and graduated from Breck School. He has one older brother, Ted (born 1975), and one younger brother, Joe (born 1982). 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. He also had a role in 1998's Can't Hardly Wait. He is also known by his alias Phil Joepott.
Korsmo earned a degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2002, he began working for the United States Federal Government on missile defense. He has also 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...