Sean Astin

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Sean Patrick Astin was born 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 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) (TV). The Goonies (1985) followed, and since then, he has had a steady stream of roles. Sean 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 (1991), Rudy (1993) and the Showtime movie Harrison Bergeron (1995) (TV). 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 adoptive father John Astin was nominated for the same award in 1969. Sean 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.


Kickback (pre-production)

2014 The Strain (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Jim Kent

2013 Reaching from Above (pre-production)
Eric Adams

2014 The Surface (filming)

2014 Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (post-production)

2014 Justice League: War (post-production)
Shazam (voice)

2014 Moms’ Night Out (post-production)

2014 The Freemason (post-production)
Leon Weed

2013 Out West (post-production)
Cal Calhoun

2013 Ribbit (post-production)

2013 The Boys of Abu Ghraib (post-production)

2013 The Dramatics (post-production)
Alex Wilson Dixon

2013 Extraction
Kyle Black

2012-2013 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
– Showdown: Part 1 (2013) … Raphael (voice)
– Showdown: Part 2 (2013) … Raphael (voice)
– Operation: Break Out (2013) … Raphael (voice)
– Parasitica (2013) … Raphael (voice)
– Pulverizer Returns! (2013) … Raphael (voice)

2013 The Surgeon General (TV Movie)
Dr. Fischer

2012 Amazing Love

2012 Alphas (TV Series)
Mitchel Morgan
– Need to Know (2012) … Mitchel Morgan

– If Memory Serves (2012) … Mitchel Morgan

2012 Christine (TV Series)
– Art (2012) … Art

2012 Franklin & Bash (TV Series)
Steven Piper
– Viper (2012) … Steven Piper

2012 Adopting Terror (TV Movie)
Tim Broadbent

2009-2012 Special Agent Oso (TV Series)
Special Agent Oso / Agent Oso
– The Manny with the Golden Bear (2012) … Special Agent Oso
– For Tamales with Love/Pinata Royale (2011) … Special Agent Oso (voice)
– For Your Hands Only/Thunderbeam (2011) … Special Agent Oso (voice)
– Lost and Get Found/A View to the Truth (2011) … Special Agent Oso (voice)
– On Old MacDonald’s Special Song/Snapfingers (2011) … Special Agent Oso (voice)

2012 NCIS (TV Series)
Tyler Elliott
– The Tell (2012) … Tyler Elliott

2012 Dorothy and the Witches of Oz

2011 Love’s Christmas Journey (TV Movie)
Mayor Wayne

2011 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (Video Game)
Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee (voice)

2011 And They’re Off

2011 The Witches of Oz (TV Mini-Series)
– Episode dated 5 July 2011 (2011) … Frack

2011 Demoted

2011 Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps (TV Series)
Special Agent Oso
– Make a Salad (2011) … Special Agent Oso (voice)

2011 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Steve Jobs / Gallagher
– Malcolm X: Fully Loaded (2011) … Steve Jobs / Gallagher (voice)

2011 Deep Blue Breath (Short)
The Father

2010 WWII in HD: The Air War (TV Movie documentary)
Steve Pisanos (voice)

2010 The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest (Video Game)
Samwise Gamgee

2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Meerkat Manor Narrator (voice)

2009 Stay Cool
Big Girl

2009 Part Two: The Warm Mission (Short)

2008 Forever Strong
Marcus Tate

2008 Spirit of the Forest
Furi (English version, voice)

2008 The Color of Magic (TV Movie)

2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Pastor Hensley
– Angelgrove (2008) … Pastor Hensley

2007 Masters of Science Fiction (TV Mini-Series)
Charlie Kramer
– Watchbird (2007) … Charlie Kramer

2007 The Final Season
Kent Stock

2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
– Get a Real Job (2007) … Rick

2007 What Love Is

2007 Borderland

2007 My Wife Is Retarded (Short)

2007 Monk (TV Series)
Paul Buchanan
– Mr. Monk Is at Your Service (2007) … Paul Buchanan

2006 Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II – Rise of the Witch King (Video Game)
Samwise Gamgee (voice)

2006 Click

2006 Love and Debate
Coach Amal

2006 Asterix and the Vikings
Justforkix (English version, voice)

2006 24 (TV Series)
Lynn McGill
– Day 5: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2006) … Lynn McGill
– Day 5: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2006) … Lynn McGill
– Day 5: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (2006) … Lynn McGill
– Day 5: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (2006) … Lynn McGill
– Day 5: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (2006) … Lynn McGill

2006 American Men (TV Movie)

2005 Into the West (TV Mini-Series)
Martin Jarrett
– Dreams and Schemes (2005) … Martin Jarrett

2005/I Smile
Mr. Matthews

2005/I Hercules (TV Movie)

2005 Bigger Than the Sky
Ken Zorbell

2005 Slipstream
Stuart Conway

2005 Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
Kip Kipling

2004 Higglytown Heroes (TV Series)
Pix the Elf Hero
– Twinkle’s Star (2004) … Pix the Elf Hero

2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth (Video Game)
Samwise Gamgee (voice)

2004 Men of Valor (Video Game)
Pat ‘Mouth’ Hodges (voice)

2004 Balto III: Wings of Change (Video)
Kodi (voice)

2004 Elvis Has Left the Building

2004 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Lloyd Campbell
– You Can’t Take It with You (2004) … Lloyd Campbell

2004 Party Wagon (TV Movie)
Randall P. McDuff / Josiah (voice)

2004 50 First Dates
Doug Whitmore

2003-2004 Jeremiah (TV Series)
Mister Smith
– Interregnum: Part 2 (2004) … Mister Smith
– Interregnum: Part 1 (2004) … Mister Smith
– The State of the Union (2004) … Mister Smith
– The Face in the Mirror (2003) … Mister Smith
– The Past Is Prologue (2003) … Mister Smith

2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Video Game)
Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee (voice)

2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee

2002 Kingdom Hearts (Video Game)
Hercules (voice)

2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee

2001 The Sky Is Falling
Mr. Schwartz

2000 Dish Dogs (Video)

2000 The Last Producer
Bo Pomerantz

2000 Icebreaker
Matt Foster

2000 Bull (TV Series)
Larry Snow
– A Beautiful Lie (2000) … Larry Snow

1999 Deterrence

1999 Kimberly

1998/II Boy Meets Girl

1998 Bulworth

1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series)
– Snap Ending (1997) … Taylor

1996 Courage Under Fire

1995 The Low Life

1995 Harrison Bergeron (TV Movie)
Harrison Bergeron

1995 Road Warriors (TV Movie)
Ted Kincaid (unconfirmed)

1994 Safe Passage
Izzy Singer

1994 Teresa’s Tattoo
Step-Brother (uncredited)

1993 Rudy
Daniel E. ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger

1992 Encino Man

1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
– The Triumph (1992) … Dylan (voice)
– The Battle of Greystone (1992) … Dylan (voice)
– The Turn of the Wheel (1992) … Dylan (voice)
– The Deception … Dylan (voice)

1992 Where the Day Takes You

1991 Toy Soldiers
Billy Tepper

1990 The Willies

1990 Memphis Belle
Sgt. Richard “Rascal” Moore

1989 The War of the Roses
Josh at 17

1989 Staying Together
Duncan McDermott

1987 Like Father Like Son
Clarence / Trigger

1987 White Water Summer

1986 Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Leonard Kinsey
– The B.R.A.T. Patrol (1986) … Leonard Kinsey

1985 The O’Briens (TV Movie)
The Son

1985 The Goonies

1982 The Rules of Marriage (TV Movie)
Charlie Hagen

1981 Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom (TV Movie)
Brian Reynolds