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Birth information

25 February 1971 Santa Monica, California, USA

Given Name

Sean Patrick Duke

How tall is Sean Astin?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Christine Astin

Life Story of Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, producer, family man, author, marathon runner, political activist and philanthropist who is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), and for his role as the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

Astin was born Sean Patrick Duke on February 25, 1971 in Santa Monica, California. His mother was actress Patty Duke. At the time of his birth, his biological father was believed to be entertainer Desi Arnaz Jr., but Astin discovered through a DNA test in the 1990s that his biological father is music promoter Michael Tell, who was married to Patty Duke in 1970. Sean was raised by his stepfather, actor John Astin, who married Patty Duke in 1972 and whose surname Sean took. Sean's mother was of Irish and more distant German ancestry, and Sean's biological father is of Austrian...

Publications and Magazines about Sean Astin

Sean Astin with Joe Layden There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale. 2004

What movies did Sean Astin play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Remember the Sultana (2018) , Un Amor (2017) , Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed (2016) , Do You Believe? (2015) , The Surface (2014) , The Freemason (2013) , The Final Season (2007) , Slipstream (2005) , The Long and Short of It (2003) , Kangaroo Court (1994) , On My Honor (1988) ,
Directors Filmography
Jeremiah (2003) , Angel (2003) , The Long and Short of It (2003) , 100 gute Hundetaten (1999) , Perversions of Science (1997) , Kangaroo Court (1994) , On...

Birth information

25 February 1971 Santa Monica, California, USA

Given Name

Sean Patrick Duke

How tall is Sean Astin?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Christine Astin

Life Story of Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, producer, family man, author, marathon runner, political activist and philanthropist who is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), and for his role as the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

Astin was born Sean Patrick Duke on February 25, 1971 in Santa Monica, California. His mother was actress Patty Duke. At the time of his birth, his biological father was believed to be entertainer Desi Arnaz Jr., but Astin discovered through a DNA test in the 1990s that his biological father is music promoter Michael Tell, who was married to Patty Duke in 1970. Sean was raised by his stepfather, actor John Astin, who married Patty Duke in 1972 and whose surname Sean took. Sean's mother was of Irish and more distant German ancestry, and Sean's biological father is of Austrian...

Publications and Magazines about Sean Astin

Sean Astin with Joe Layden There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale. 2004

What movies did Sean Astin play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Remember the Sultana (2018) , Un Amor (2017) , Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed (2016) , Do You Believe? (2015) , The Surface (2014) , The Freemason (2013) , The Final Season (2007) , Slipstream (2005) , The Long and Short of It (2003) , Kangaroo Court (1994) , On My Honor (1988) ,
Directors Filmography
Jeremiah (2003) , Angel (2003) , The Long and Short of It (2003) , 100 gute Hundetaten (1999) , Perversions of Science (1997) , Kangaroo Court (1994) , On...

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Sean Astin and Shannon Purser in Stranger Things (2016)

First daughter Ali Astin was born. [November 1996]

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Son of Michael Tell and actress Patty Duke.

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Sean Astin and Jon Favreau in Touchdown - Sein Ziel ist der Sieg (1993)

Left the room halfway during recording DVD commentary for The Goonies (1985) and never returned. The recording session started late, and Sean had an earlier commitment to introduce friend Joe Pantoliano who was M.C.'ing at a local theatre. Left the recording studio to change clothes, then returned to explain why he had to leave, give a "shout out to Joey Pants," and left an action figure of Sam Gamgee to take his place. However, the departure and explanation were edited out by the DVD producers.

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Will Smith, Sean Astin, Ricki Lake, and James Le Gros in Straßenkinder (1992)

His biological father is actually Michael Tell, whom Patty Duke was married to for less than a month in 1970. Sean was adopted at age 3 by John Astin, but considers both men to be his father.

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Sean Astin and Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things (2016)

Graduated from UCLA with honors & a B.A. in History & English.

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Sean Astin, Finn Wolfhard, and Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things (2016)

On 4 December 2001, Sean had his image as Samwise Gamgee immortalized on a 90-cent New Zealand postage stamp that he shares with "Lord of the Rings" co-star Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins). However, Sean's last name is spelled incorrectly on the presentation pack of the stamps (Austin instead of Astin).

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Winona Ryder and Sean Astin in Stranger Things (2016)

August 6, 2002, welcomed second child daughter Elizabeth Louise.

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Winona Ryder and Sean Astin in Stranger Things (2016)

During a break in principal photography from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Astin directed trilogy director Peter Jackson and fellow cast members in a five-minute short film, The Long and Short of It (2003), about camaraderie and friendship within difficult working environments, which mirrored a significant theme of the trilogy. Astin was able to borrow a cutting-edge digital camera from Lucasfilm representatives (who had been demonstrating the camera for Jackson) for a day to make the short. The film was included as a bonus on the DVD release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).

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Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, etc.

Had to gain 35 to 40 pounds for his role of Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

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Sean Astin in Stranger Things (2016)

In February 2003, Sean was appointed to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.

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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.

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Sean Astin and David Harbour in Stranger Things (2016)

While filming The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Astin (as Samwise Gamgee) ran into a lake to stop Frodo (Elijah Wood). 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.

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Appeared at Wizard World signing autographs on August 9, 2003.

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Sean Astin and Finn Wolfhard in Stranger Things (2016)

Started his own production company, Lava Entertainment, in the late 1980s.

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Attended Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, California, with actor/musician Jack Black. Was cast in a school play/film when Black backed out.

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Wanted to direct Fantastic Four (2005) at one point.

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Winona Ryder, Sean Astin, and Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things (2016)

Calls four people "Dad": John Astin, Desi Arnaz Jr., Mike Tell and Michael Pearce (his step-father).

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Winona Ryder and Sean Astin in Stranger Things (2016)

September 2004 - Attended the Armaggeddon Pulp Culture Expo Convention in Wellington, New Zealand, as a Lord of the Rings guest.

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Winona Ryder, Sean Astin, Finn Wolfhard, and Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things (2016)

Is the second actor from a "Lord of the Rings" adaptation to have a relative in an Addams Family adaptation. His father, John Astin, played Gomez on The Addams Family (1964). John Huston, who voiced Gandalf in the animated version of The Return of the King (1980), is the father of Anjelica Huston, who played Morticia in the films.

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Sean Astin in Stranger Things (2016)

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.

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Winona Ryder and Sean Astin in Stranger Things (2016)

Nephew of Ray Duke.

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Winona Ryder and Sean Astin in Stranger Things (2016)

He is a Verizon Literacy Champion and the National Center for Family Literacy celebrity spokesperson.

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Winona Ryder and Sean Astin in Stranger Things (2016)

July 22, 2005, welcomed third child, daughter Isabella Louise at 5lb 4oz. She was a month premature.

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Kevin Bacon and Sean Astin in Wildwasser-Sommer - Im Augenblick der Gefahr (1987)

In The Goonies (1985), his character cries out "Holy Mackenzie!" His brother is Mackenzie Astin. He claimed he was allowed to keep the treasure map used in the film. However, the map was lost forever when his mother discovered it several years later, thought it was just a crinkled piece of paper, and threw it in the trash.

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Attended the same elementary school as Camilla Belle, Nicky Rothschild and Paris Hilton.

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Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, and Jeff Cohen in Die Goonies (1985)

Because Sean's mother was bi-polar, Sean is very active in trying to educate and help the public with identifying and treating mental disorders.

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Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, and Ke Huy Quan in Die Goonies (1985)

Believed that Desi Arnaz Jr. was his biological father until a blood test in 1990 revealed that Michael Tell is his biological father.

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Sean Astin, Martha Plimpton, Josh Brolin, and Kerri Green in Die Goonies (1985)

Gave the 2008 commencement address at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, along with Kent Stock, Luther alum, whose story Sean depicted in The Final Season (2007).

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Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Ke Huy Quan, and Mary Ellen Trainor in Die Goonies (1985)

Keith Coogan is the grandson of Jackie Coogan who played Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (1964). Sean Astin is the son of John Astin who played Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (1964). Keith Coogan and Sean Astin played friends in Toy Soldiers (1991).

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Sean Astin in Die Goonies (1985)

His brother, Mackenzie Astin, appeared in NCIS: Life Before His Eyes (2012), the 200th episode of NCIS (2003) and a month later, Sean appeared on the same show in NCIS: The Tell (2012), episode 204.

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Reshooting scenes for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). [June 2003]

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Sean Astin and Erika Daly in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

His casting in the fifth season of 24 (2001) came about by sheer luck. One day at his chiropractor's, he discovered that Joel Surnow was also a patient; they had a short meeting and Surnow offered him the role of Lynn McGill.

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Sean Astin in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

Narrated the American version of Meerkat Manor. The British version was narrated by Bill Nighy, who also preceded him in the role of Sam Gamgee.

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Sean Astin and Sophia Ali in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

His biological father, Michael Tell, is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish ancestry. His mother, Patty Duke, was of seven eighths Irish and one eighth German, descent.

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Sean Astin and Sophia Ali in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

He and his brother, Mackenzie Astin, both guest-starred in Season 9 of NCIS (2003). Mackenzie was in the episode, NCIS: Life Before His Eyes (2012), and Sean was in NCIS: The Tell (2012).

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Sean Astin and Ali Astin in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

Auditioned for the role of Chris Chambers in Stand by Me (1986).

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Sean Astin, Erika Daly, and Matthew Frias in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

He received 20 stitches in his foot after a piece of glass, that the Lord of the Rings crew was unaware of, pierced his foot.

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Sean Astin and Ali Astin in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

Was delivered via emergency Caesarean section.

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Gina Gershon and Sean Astin in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

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Gina Gershon and Sean Astin in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

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Sean Astin and Ali Astin in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

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Sean Astin in 50 erste Dates (2004)

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