Peter Ostrum
Peter Ostrum
Celebrated Name: Peter Ostrum; Charlie Bucket
Real Name/Full Name: Peter Gardner Ostrum
Gender: Male
Age: 66 years old
Birth Date: 1 November 1957
Birth Place: Dallas, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 63 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Loretta M. Lepkowski
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Helenka Ostrum and Leif Ostrum)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): No
Is Peter Ostrum Gay?: No
Profession: Former Child Actor, singer, and veterinarian,
Salary: $10,000
Net Worth in 2024: $1 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Peter Ostrum is an American veterinarian and a popular former child actor who appeared in the famous movie named ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ in 1971. That is the one and the only film he has ever acted in. After finishing the movie, he denied several movie offers and decided to pursue his academic career.

However, from 1990 onwards, he started giving speeches about the movie 2 American schoolchildren and made it a tradition. Currently, he is working as a veterinary doctor in New York. He also regularly attends various comic cons festivals.

Maybe you know about Peter Ostrum very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Peter Ostrum’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Peter was born in Texas, Dallas. The name of his father, Dean Gardner Ostrum, and he passed away in 2014. His mother’s name is Satepta Mabel Pierpont, who was born in 1922. He has three older siblings. He attended North Hunterdon Regional High School in New Jersey. At the age of 12, he was found by a talent agent who took his acting and singing audition, and later, he went to Munich to shoot the movie. Before appearing on the big screen, he used to perform in the Children’s Theatre.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 1 November 1957, Peter Ostrum is 66 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 1.75 m tall, and weight is 63 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

In 1987, Peter got married to his long time girlfriend, whose name is Loretta M. Lepkowski, in a small ceremony that his friends and family members attended. His wife is a notable painter who has taken part in many prestigious art exhibitions. She is an artist who fell in love with another artist.

The couple has a son and a daughter together. His daughter’s name is Helenka Ostrum, who is now working in the food and wine Industry. His son Leif Ostrum is an actor who has appeared in various high school musicals. Both his son and daughter work as active social workers and donate to various social causes on a regular basis.

However, his wife and children rarely make any public appearance with him because they like to stay away from the public attention and media spotlight.


Charlie was reading in the sixth grade when a talent agent searching for a boy to portray ‘Charlie Bucket’ on the big screen noticed him in a stage show. He took photos of him, and two months later, Peter was taken to New York for another round of auditions. After the final round, he was selected and left for Munich with the team to shoot. He was given a dialogue coach as he had no prior experience. Besides acting, he also sang in the movie.

After the shoot, he got many tempting offers but rejected them to become a veterinary doctor. By that time, his family had bought a big horse. Peter instantly connected with the animal and loved watching veterinary activities. He decided back then to become a veterinarian. He completed his education from the renowned Cornell University Of Veterinary Medicine and got a doctorate degree from there in 1984. After that, he relocated with his family and started practising in New York.

Awards & Achievements

Peter has been highly praised for his singing and acting performance in the movie. However, he acted in only one film. That is why he never got the opportunity to receive any formal awards or titles. However, he is still loved for his role in the movie named Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. It is often mentioned by the critics that Peter is a wonderful actor and has the potential to become a top-notch performer in films.

Net Worth & Salary of Peter Ostrum in 2024

Peter Ostrum Net Worth
Peter Ostrum Net Worth

As he acted in only one movie, he didn’t earn much. Though the movie was a huge success, it was released in 1971. It has been revealed that Peter receives $8-$9 as royalty money for the movie. However, he was a prevalent veterinary doctor who had practised for decades. From his profession, he has successfully earned a large amount of money. As of July 2024, he has a net worth of around $1 million, which is quite commendable.

Though his movie was released in 1971, he is still a very famous personality who has fans worldwide. People love him because of his incredible acting talent. His fans often regret not seeing him in more movies. However, he is still connected with the entertainment industry. He often uses social media to communicate with his fans, and give his update in public.


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