Jeff Cohen Who Played Little Chunk in 'The Goonies' Is 45 Years Old Now and Looks Unrecognizable

Jeff Cohen, who played the iconic character of the chubby Chunk in the 1985 movie "The Goonies," has recently turned 45 and, needless to say looks unrecognizable. 

Cohen, who was once known for his truffle shuffle chubby self, has grown into quite the hunk after leaving his acting career behind and taking the bar exam. 

Not straying very far from Hollywood, Cohen became an entertainment lawyer and even went on to become a partner in the Cohen Gardner LLP law firm in Beverley Hills, California.


In an issue of "Mail Online," Cohen explained that there were only a few chubby kids in the industry back then, but by the time he hit puberty, he had started transforming to a leaner frame. 

"It was survival of the fattest. But when I hit puberty, it was a career ender for me. I was transforming from Chunk to hunk and I couldn’t get roles any more."

After the young actor had lost all of his chubby charms, he had to forfeit his career in acting since he was having a hard time finding new roles. 


It was director Richard Donner who put him on the path, becoming a hunk from Chunk and got him a gym membership. In an interview with "Uproxx," Donner spoke of the actor turned lawyer.

"He lost lots of weight and built this great physique and became captain of his wrestling team in high school, captain of his football team, and president of his school class for two years in a row.”

Cohen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and pursued a career in becoming a media lawyer as he had come in contact with some of the most influential people in Hollywood, thanks to director Donner.


Besides the successful career in the law firm, Cohen is also a writer and has a book published on business in Hollywood, and has written articles for several prominent publications.

Cohen represents many famous names in the entertainment industry, and he once revealed that some of his clients get a kick out of their lawyer being Chunk. 

Jeff Cohen at the Warner Bros. 25th Anniversary celebration of "The Goonies" on October 27, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

Jeff Cohen at the Warner Bros. 25th Anniversary celebration of "The Goonies" on October 27, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

The former actor claimed that working with famous people can be silly and fun, but surprisingly Cohen is usually the fifth most famous person in the room. 

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