Patty Duke
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John Astin
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Illeana Douglas
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Peter Jackson
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Sean Bean
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Finn Taylor
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Sean Astin

Knowledge Identifier: +Sean_Astin


Sean Astin

American film actor, director, voice artist, and producer best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, and the title character of Rudy add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1971.

Countries: United States (62%), United Kingdom (13%), California (10%)

Main connections: Patty Duke, John Astin, Illeana Douglas

Linked to: Crossroads School, Fox Broadcasting Company, Los Angeles Valley College, Disney Channel




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Sean Astin was born in 1971 add something


Tell's marriage to Patty Duke was annulled shortly before her marriage in 1972 to actor John Astin, who adopted her son add something


In 1973, Duke gave birth to Astin's half-brother Mackenzie Astin, who became an actor add something


Astin's first acting role was in a 1981 television movie titled "Please Don't Hit Me, Mom", in which he played a child with an abusive mother add something


His wife held the Miss Indiana Teen USA title in 1984 add something


Although Patty Duke and John Astin divorced in 1985, Astin has written that he has always considered John his "real" father add something


Astin continued to appear in films throughout the 1990s, including the Showtime science fiction film "Harrison Bergeron" , the Gulf War film "Courage Under Fire" , and the Warren Beatty political satire "Bulworth" add something


Astin married Christine Harrell on July 11, 1992 add something


In 1994, Astin directed and co-produced the short film "Kangaroo Court", which received an Academy award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film add something


In 1994, Astin discovered his father was Michael Tell, a music promoter and writer, and publisher of the newspaper "The Las Vegas Israelite" add something


Patty Duke - It turned out that neither statement was correct; in 1994, Sean Astin underwent biological testing to determine his paternity, and the results showed that Astin's father is actually Michael Tell


In the early 2000s, Astin experienced a career breakthrough with his role as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, released in 2001, 2002 and 2003 add something


Tim Thomerson - He appeared as a villain opposite Melanie Griffith's heroine in "Cherry 2000" and as Major Dan Hackett in the Disney made for TV movie, "The B.R.A.T. Patrol" starring opposite Sean Astin, Nia Long and Brian Keith


Elijah Wood - His most hotly anticipated project, the 2001 film gave Wood top billing as Baggins, alongside a cast that included Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sean Bean, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, and John Rhys-Davies


He directed a 2003 episode of the TV series "Angel", titled "Soulless" add something


In 2004, Astin released "There and Back Again" , a memoir of his film career with emphasis on his experiences with the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy add something


Chelcie Ross - In 2007, Ross appeared, along with Sean Astin and Charles S. Dutton, in an episode of "My Name Is Earl" that was an homage to the film "Rudy"


In the 2008 presidential election, Astin lent his support to Senator Hillary Clinton and made multiple campaign appearances on her behalf, including joining Clinton's daughter, Chelsea Clinton, at some stops add something


In 2010, he joined the Stella Adler Los Angeles Theatre Collective acting company add something


Astin served as the campaign manager for his friend, Democrat Dan Adler, a businessman in the entertainment industry, for California's 36th congressional district special election, 2011 add something


In television, he appeared as Lynn McGill in the fifth season of "24" and currently voices Raphael in the 2012 Nickelodeon "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" TV series add something


In March 2012, Astin played a cosmetic surgeon named Takin Mastuhmik in a fake movie trailer entitled "Boobathon" which appeared on Funny or Die add something


Astin is currently the voice of Raphael in the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" animated series on Nickelodeon, which premiered on September 29, 2012 add something


Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) - Raphael is voiced by Sean Astin in the 2012 series


In March 2014, Astin played a soldier in "Boys of Abu Ghraib", a military thriller inspired by the events that made worldwide news in 2004 add something


In June 2014, Astin began playing the role of Jim Kent on the FX Network drama "The Strain add something


On October 10, 2015 Astin competed in the 2015 Ironman World Championship in Kailua Kona,_Hawaii (Kailua,_Hawaii_County,_Hawaii) add something


Illeana Douglas - In June 2015, it was announced that Douglas was attached to co-star opposite Sean Astin in the independent feature film, "Unleashed," that will be directed by "Dream with the Fishes" filmmaker Finn Taylor


In the 2016 presidential election, Astin campaigned for Secretary Clinton in Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin add something


Illeana Douglas - In 2016, Douglas appeared opposite Sean Astin in the independent feature film, "Unleashed


In 2017, Astin had the role of Bob Newby in the second season of the television series "Stranger Things" add something


In 2019. he played the role of Dr. Greg Pemberton on several episodes of 'The Big Bang Theory' add something