Peter Ostrum is the actor who played Charlie Bucket in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. This was his first and only acting role.


According to Ostrum in an interview with Oprah, he was at the right place and right time. Growing up, he had denied he had the role. He did not completely appreciate the impact it would have on culture. He did not continue in the field as it "was not for me".

Ostrum is now a large animal veterinarian. He works at a farm in New York.


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