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From Child Actor to Successful Lawyer

From Child Actor to Successful Lawyer
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Noodle Staff March 23, 2012

Here's a list of some childhood actors who made the move from big screen to courthouse.

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When we here at Noodle think about the later careers of child actors, the category of jurisprudence isn't one of the first things that comes to mind. That is, until we came across this list from The Nutmeg Lawyer, one of our favorite blawgs out there. Here are some of the most suprising:

Chunk from the Goonies

Jeff Cohen, A.K.A. Chunk did the truffle shuffle all the way to a degree from the UCLA School of Law and now works as a partner at an entertainment law firm in L.A.

Paul Pfeiffer from The Wonder Years

Actor Josh Saviano grew up and studied at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and is now an associate at the Morris Cohen Law firm in NYC.

Dick Tracy Jr. / The Kid in Dick Tracy


After acting with greats such as Warren Beatty, Charlie Korsmo attended Yale Law School and now works as a litigator in the New York office of Sullivan and Cromwell.

See more famous actors who have attended law school at The Nutmeg Lawyer.

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