Sean Astin

Sean Astin

Feb. 25th, 1971
Born in
Santa Monica, California, USA
5' 6

Sean Astin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Strain TV Show
The Strain
Jeremiah TV Show
Into the West TV Show
Into the West
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Show
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Colour of Magic (UK) TV Show
The Colour of Magic (UK)
Perversions of Science TV Show
Perversions of Science

Main Movie Roles

2015 - The Surface
2015 - Do You Believe?
2014 - Boys of Abu Ghraib
2014 - Moms' Night Out
2014 - Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
2014 - The Hero of Color City
2013 - Extraction
2009 - Stay Cool
2009 - Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
2008 - Forever Strong
2007 - The Final Season
2007 - Borderland
2007 - What Love Is
2006 - Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing and Charm School
2006 - Asterix and the Vikings
2005 - Bigger Than the Sky
2005 - Ringers - Lord of the Fans
2005 - Slipstream
2004 - 50 First Dates
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2001 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2000 - Icebreaker
1998 - Bulworth
1996 - Courage Under Fire
1994 - Safe Passage
1993 - Rudy
1992 - Encino Man
1991 - Toy Soldiers
1990 - Memphis Belle
1989 - The War of the Roses
1989 - Staying Together
1987 - Like Father Like Son
1987 - White Water Summer
1987 - Like Father Like Son
1985 - The Goonies

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Narrator (Voiced)
Lynn McGill
Benngee (Voiced)
Mitchel Morgan
Blaze (Voiced)
Leonard Kinsey
Steve Jobs (Voiced)
Paul Buchanan
[Complete List]


Sean Patrick Astin (born February 25, 1971), in Santa Monica, California to 'Patty Duke'. It was long reported that his father was 'John Astin' (famous for playing Gomez on The Addams Family (1964) among other things) whom Duke married nearly 18 months later on August 5, 1972. DNA testing later proved that his biological father was Michael Tell, to whom Duke was shortly married to (June 26-July 9, 1970) before the marriage was annulled. When Sean was two, his brother MacKenzie was born. MacKenzie also went on to become an actor. He also has three older step-brothers, David, Allen and Tom, from Astin's first marriage.

In 1981, at age 9, Sean starred with his mother in the after-school special Please Don't Hit Me, Mom (1981). The Goonies (1985) followed, and since then, he has had a steady stream of roles.

Aatin attended Crossroads High School for the Arts and studied with the famous 'Stella Adler'. In 1987, he co-starred with another teen heartthrob, 'Kirk Cameron' in Like Father Like Son (1987), followed, by Toy Soldiers (1991), Where the Day Takes You (1992), Rudy (1993) and the Showtime movie Harrison Bergeron (1995). He's also become involved behind the camera, directing and co-producing the short film Kangaroo Court (1994), which was nominated in the best short film category at the The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV) in 1995. Coincidentally, Sean's step-father 'John Astin' was nominated for the same award in 1969.

Astin is married to 'Christine Astin', his co-producer on Kangaroo Court (1994). The couple live in Los Angeles. Even though a successful director, he's not about to give up acting.

  • While filming _The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)_ (qv), Astin (as Samwise Gamgee) ran into a lake to stop Frodo ('Elijah Wood' (qv)). When he did this, he stepped on a piece of glass and had to be rushed to the hospital. He received many stitches to repair the injury.
  • Because Sean's mother is bi-polar, Sean is very active in trying to educate and help the public with identifying and treating mental disorders.
  • July 22, 2005, welcomed third child, daughter Isabella Louise at 5lb 4oz. She was a month premature
  • He and his father, 'John Astin' (qv), have both appeared in a Best Picture winner. Sean appeared in _The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)_ (qv) and John appeared in _West Side Story (1961)_ (qv).
  • Announced at the Texas Film Festival on 22 February 2003 that he has optioned the book "Issac's Storm" and is planning on shooting an epic film centered around the Galveston Hurricane of 1900.
  • The title of his autobiography, "There and Back Again," is actually the alternate title for "The Hobbit" and, in the story, is the title of Bilbo Baggins' autobiography.
  • Attended the same elementary school as 'Camilla Belle' (qv), 'Nicky Hilton (I)' (qv) and 'Paris Hilton' (qv).
  • In February 2003, Sean was appointed to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.

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