Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Cast Today
The original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was such a classic. I remember watching this when I was growing up. Several cast members have passed away, I especially miss the talents of Gene Wilder. Check out what the rest of the actors are up to today. I can't believe that Charlie is a veterinarian!
Peter Ostrum (Charlie) acted for a few more years and has since become a vet. Earlier this year he was working at the Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Lowville, New York.
Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) She continued to act for several years as well. She eventually became a fitness instructor and then settled into her career as a psychotherapist. She is also a mom of 2.
Denise Nickerson (Violet Beauregarde) landed a role on the kids show The Electric Company. She gave up acting when she turned 21. In June of this year Denise suffered a severe stroke and currently, she is living with her family who is helping her in her recovery.
Paris Themmen (Mike Teevee) Mike quit acting so he could be a normal kid. He ended up becoming a successful businessman. He was also spotted as a contestant on Jeopardy in early 2018.
Michael Bollner (Augustus Gloop) At the urging of his dad, Michael gave up acting and focused on school instead. Currently, he is a successful accountant.