Sean Astin

Actor, Director
While many of Hollywood's young stars hit their peak before the age of 13, Sean Astin took some time getting film audiences to love and, ultimately respect him as an actor. He portrayed characters that defied ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1971 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (105)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Voice

Do You Believe? 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Farell (Actor)

The Strain 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Surface 2015 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Woodlawn 2015 (Movie)

Hank Erwin (Actor)

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero 2014 (Movie)

Porter (Actor)

Demoted 2014 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Justice League: War 2014 (Movie)

Shazam (Voice)

Kickback 2014 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Moms' Night Out 2014 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

Ribbit 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Boys of Abu Ghraib 2014 (Movie)

Tanner (Actor)

The Hero of Color City 2014 (Movie)

Horatio (Voice)

The Naughty List 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

The Rocking Horsemen 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Video Games: The Movie 2014 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Alphas 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Extraction 2012 (Movie)

Kyle Black (Actor)

Franklin & Bash 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

And They're Off 2011 (Movie)

Dusty Sanders (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Stay Cool 2011 (Movie)

Big Girl (Actor)

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 (Movie)

Meerkat Manor Narrator (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Best Week Ever 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Forever Strong 2008 (Movie)

Marcus Tate (Actor)

Law & Order 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Masters of Science Fiction 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Perversions of Science 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spirit of the Forest 2008 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Colour of Magic 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Borderland 2007 (Movie)

Randall (Actor)

Jeremiah 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meerkat Manor 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Monk 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Name is Earl 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Final Season 2007 (Movie)

Kent Stock (Actor)

What Love Is 2007 (Movie)

George (Actor)

24 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Click 2006 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School 2006 (Movie)

Kip Kipling (Actor)

My Wife is Retarded 2006 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Thanks to Gravity 2006 (Movie)

Coach Amal (Actor)

Asterix and the Vikings 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Justforkix (Actor)

Bigger Than the Sky 2005 (Movie)

Ken Zorbell (Actor)

Elvis Has Left the Building 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hercules 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smile 2005 (Movie)

Mr. Matthews (Actor)

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

Doug Whitmore (Actor)

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party Wagon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Voice

Reel Comedy: 50 First Dates 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

Samwise Gamgee (aka Sam) (Actor)

AFI Awards 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

Samwise Gamgee (Actor)

Icebreaker 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Producer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Deterrence 2000 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Kimberly 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Boy Meets Girl 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

Gary (Actor)

Dish Dogs 1998 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

The Sky Is Falling 1998 (Movie)

Mr. Shwartz (Actor)

The Long Way Home 1997 (Movie)

(Voice)

Courage Under Fire 1996 (Movie)

Patella (Actor)

The Low Life 1996 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Prince Valiant 1991 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Safe Passage 1994 (Movie)

Izzy Singer (Actor)

Teresa's Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rudy 1993 (Movie)

Rudy (Actor)

Encino Man 1992 (Movie)

Dave Morgan (Actor)

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Toy Soldiers 1991 (Movie)

Billy Tepper (Actor)

Memphis Belle 1990 (Movie)

Richard "Rascal" Moore (Actor)

Staying Together 1989 (Movie)

Duncan McDermott (Actor)

The War of the Roses 1989 (Movie)

Josh at 17 (Actor)

The Willies 1989 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Like Father, Like Son 1987 (Movie)

Trigger (Actor)

The B.R.A.T. Patrol 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

White Water Summer 1987 (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

Mikey (Actor)

Please Don't Hit Me, Mom 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Adopting Terror (TV Show)

Actor

Love's Christmas Journey (TV Show)

Actor

Slipstream (TV Show)

Actor

The Rules of Marriage (TV Show)

Actor

The Santa Switch (TV Show)

Actor

WWII in HD: The Air War (TV Show)

Voice
Director (3)

Angel 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Long and Short of It 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Kangaroo Court 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

The Final Season 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

While many of Hollywood's young stars hit their peak before the age of 13, Sean Astin took some time getting film audiences to love and, ultimately respect him as an actor. He portrayed characters that defied expectations and created cult-like followings. He played the role of Mikey Walsh, a fun-seeking teenager in "The Goonies" (1985) where he cried out, "Holy Mackenzie!" He was equally lovable as the very loyal hobbit Samwise Gamgee in the epic trilogy, "Lord of the Rings" (2001, 2002, 2003). But perhaps his most memorable performance was that of the title role in "Rudy" (1993), in which he played a young man who, against all odds, fulfilled a childhood dream of playing for Notre Dame. The son of actress Patty Duke, Astin faced his own real-life drama growing up with his mother's battle with mental illness. However, due in no small part to a charming onscreen persona and an inner strength and sensibility, Astin managed to escape many of the traps his fellow child stars of that era fell victim to, establishing himself as a respectable adult actor.

Relationships

Christine Astin

Wife
married in July 1992

John Astin

Father
Astin was raised to believe that John was his natural father, but genetic testing proved otherwise

Alexandra Astin

Daughter
born on November 23, 1996 played Elanor, the daughter of Sam Gamgee in "Lord of the Rings" trilogy of films

Elizabeth Astin

Daughter
born August 6 2002 mother, Christine Astin

Isabella Astin

Daughter
born July 22, 2005 mother, Christine Astin

Allen Astin

Half-Brother
born in 1961 father, John Astin

David Astin

Half-Brother
older father John Astin

Mackenzie Astin

Half-Brother
born in May 1973

Thomas Astin

Half-Brother
born in 1965 father, John Astin

Patty Duke

Mother
former SAG president was professionally known as Patty Duke Astin during marriage to John Astin from 1972 to 1985

Kevin Pearce

Half-Brother
younger mother, Patty Duke

Michael Tell

Father
biological father married to Patty Duke for less than a month genetic testing proved that he was Sean's natural father

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
enrolled in the early 1990s

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
enrolled in the early 1990s

Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences

Santa Monica , California

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in the romantic comedy, "What Love Is"

2006

Re-teamed with Adam Sandler in the comedy "Click" directed by Frank Coraci

2005

Joined the cast of the Fox drama "24," as a new addition to the Counter Terrorist Unit

2005

Appeared with real life mother Patty Duke in the comedy "Bigger Than the Sky"

2004

Cast as Drew Barrymore's brother in the comedy "50 First Dates"

2003

Appeared the third and final episode in Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's revered trilogy "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

2001

Cast as hobbit Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee in Peter Jackson's film version of the J.R.R. Tolkein classic "The Lord of the Rings" (filmed in 1999-2000); released in three parts over three years: "The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001), "The Two Towers" (2002) and "Th

2001

Appeared as an ambitious screenwriter in the Burt Reynolds vehicle "The Last Producer"; aired on USA Network in lieu of a theatrical release

2000

Played a redneck snowbound in a Colorado diner with the US President in "Deterrence"

1998

Co-starred with Warren Beatty in "Bulworth"

1996

Had featured role in "Courage Under Fire"

1995

Played title role in the Showtime TV-movie "Kurt Vonnegut's 'Harrison Bergeron'"

1994

Directed live action short film, "Kangaroo Court", featuring Michael O'Keefe and Gregory Hines; received Oscar nomination for Best Short Subject

1993

Cast in the title role as a wannabe college football player in "Rudy", based on a true story

1992

Had box-office hit with "Encino Man"

1991

Played heroic lead in "Toy Soldiers"

1990

Directed first short, "On My Honor", a 20-minute, 35mm film about an encounter between an American G.I. and a Vietnamese soldier (date approximate)

1990

Appeared in the ensemble of the WWII drama "Memphis Belle"

1985

Played first leading role in features in "The Goonies"

1983

Appeared in pilot for the short-lived ABC comedy series, "Just Our Luck"; directed by his father John (date approximate)

1982

First TV miniseries, "The Rules of Marriage" (CBS)

1981

First professional acting job, at age nine, opposite his mother in "Please Don't Hit Me, Mom", an "ABC Afterschool Special"

Formed Lava Entertainment production company with Milton Justice

Acted onstage in Los Angeles in "Lone Star"

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