Dallas, Texas, USA
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
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Peter Gardner Ostrum (born November 1, 1957) is an American veterinarian and former child actor whose only film role was Charlie Bucket in the 1971 motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Ostrum was born in Dallas, Texas, U.S., but mainly raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland), and was a student at Malvern Elementary School when he was named to the role. He also went to University School. After the film Ostrum was offered a three-picture contract, but turned it down; he retired from acting and graduated from North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, New Jersey. Willy Wonka remains Ostrum`s only film credit after he decided that the life of an actor was not for him; instead, he received a veterinary medical degree from Cornell University and is now a successful veterinarian in Glenfield, New York. He was parodied on Saturday Night Live in a "Where are they now?" bit. He was portrayed by Amy Poehler. In February 2009, Ostrum partnered with Dunkin` Donuts to help promote their new alternate slogan "You `Kin Do It!" in Boston; he helped give out "Charlie Cards" (named for the MBTA`S mascot Charlie) to commuters on Boston`s commuter system. Ostrum gave a "Golden Ticket" to one lucky commuter, which gives them unlimited rides on the rail system in 2009 and a year of free Dunkin` Donuts coffee.
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Peter Gardner Ostrum
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Peter Gardner Ostrum ( ;) (born November 1957) is an American former child actor whose only film role was as Charlie Bucket in the 1971 motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. He currently works as a veterinarian in Lowville, New York, where he has taken part in Pfizer's video series Veterinarians on Call.
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