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Birth information

30 March 1930 Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Given Name

John Allen Astin

How tall is John Astin?

1.8 m

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

Valerie Ann Sandobal
Patty Duke
Suzanne Hahn

Life Story of John Astin

Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family (1964), John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and studied mathematics. However he discovered a passion for the theater and began performing in minor plays and doing voice-over work for commercials. He first got noticed in a small role in West Side Story (1961), then appeared in several other films before being cast as "Gomez Addams". While "The Addams Family" was initially a huge hit, its popularity petered out after two years, and Astin moved on to other work including the offbeat Bunny O'Hare (1971), playing a grizzled but not particularly bright gunfighter in the western spoof Evil Roy Slade (1972), an appearance in the Disney comedy Freaky Friday (1976) and dual roles in National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985).

He has since lent his comedic talents to numerous appearances as "Dr. Gangreen" in several corny "Killer Tomato" movies, and has contributed his voice to recreate "Gomez Addams" in the animated series The Addams...

Significant features of John Astin

His role as Gomez Addams.
His mustache
Radio disc jockey voice

What movies did John Astin play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Prelude (1968) ,
Directors Filmography
Night Creatures (1988) , Murder, She Wrote (1986) , Just Our Luck (1983) , CHiPs (1983) , Scared Silly (1982) , Two Guys from Muck (1982) , Mr. Merlin (1981) , Ethel Is an Elephant (1980) , Getting There (1980) , Fix-it City (1978) , Operation Petticoat (1977) , Rosetti and Ryan (1977) , Holmes and Yoyo (1976) , Wacky Taxi (1972) , McMillan & Wife (1971) , Night Gallery (1971) , Prelude (1968) ,
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Birth information

30 March 1930 Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Given Name

John Allen Astin

How tall is John Astin?

1.8 m

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

Valerie Ann Sandobal
Patty Duke
Suzanne Hahn

Life Story of John Astin

Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family (1964), John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and studied mathematics. However he discovered a passion for the theater and began performing in minor plays and doing voice-over work for commercials. He first got noticed in a small role in West Side Story (1961), then appeared in several other films before being cast as "Gomez Addams". While "The Addams Family" was initially a huge hit, its popularity petered out after two years, and Astin moved on to other work including the offbeat Bunny O'Hare (1971), playing a grizzled but not particularly bright gunfighter in the western spoof Evil Roy Slade (1972), an appearance in the Disney comedy Freaky Friday (1976) and dual roles in National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985).

He has since lent his comedic talents to numerous appearances as "Dr. Gangreen" in several corny "Killer Tomato" movies, and has contributed his voice to recreate "Gomez Addams" in the animated series The Addams...

Significant features of John Astin

His role as Gomez Addams.
His mustache
Radio disc jockey voice

What movies did John Astin play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Prelude (1968) ,
Directors Filmography
Night Creatures (1988) , Murder, She Wrote (1986) , Just Our Luck (1983) , CHiPs (1983) , Scared Silly (1982) , Two Guys from Muck (1982) , Mr. Merlin (1981) , Ethel Is an Elephant (1980) , Getting There (1980) , Fix-it City (1978) , Operation Petticoat (1977) , Rosetti and Ryan (1977) , Holmes and Yoyo (1976) , Wacky Taxi (1972) , McMillan & Wife (1971) , Night Gallery (1971) , Prelude (1968) ,
Actors...

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John Astin in Halloween Monster Bash (1991)

His father, Dr. Allen Varley Astin, was the fifth Director of the National Bureau of Standards.

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John Astin in Halloween Monster Bash (1991)

Has a son with Patty Duke: Mackenzie Astin; also adopted Sean Astin, Duke's son, when he was 3 years old. Has three sons with Suzanne Hahn: David Aston, Allen J. Astin (born March 23, 1961) and Thomas E. Astin (born March 19, 1965).

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

He and his wife Valerie are leaders of a Buddhist group in Santa Monica, California.

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

Grandfather of actress Ali Astin, Elizabeth Louise Astin, Isabella Louise Astin, Sedona Astin and Jaya Astin.

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

Has appeared in three separate episodes of Night Gallery (1969). During each episode, his character was killed, and during two episodes, his character found himself in Hell. Also directed three episodes of the show.

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 31-32. New York: Facts on File (1992). ISBN 0816023387.

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

Three generations of his family have worked with director Peter Jackson. He appeared in The Frighteners (1996), while his son Sean Astin appeared in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Sean's real-life daughter, Ali Astin, played the daughter of his character in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

Is a visiting theater professor at Johns Hopkins University. His new facility is the "Old Barn", former home of Theater Hopkins, a top-scale community theater outfit. Astin won rave reviews for his portrayal of the Stage Manager in a performance of "Our Town" with Hopkins as well as for a recent portrayal of Edgar Allan Poe.

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

Has twice played father to Jodie Foster. They appeared together as father and daughter in the Disney comedy Freaky Friday (1976). On the live-action sitcom The Addams Family (1964), John plays Gomez Addams. On an animated series in the early 1970s, Jodie voiced Pugsley Addams.

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

Three generations of his family have worked with Christopher Lee. His son, Sean Astin, and granddaughter, Ali Astin, appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He and Lee appeared together in Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990).

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

He and his son Sean have both appeared in films that won Best Picture, four decades apart. John had a small role in West Side Story (1961), while Sean had a lead role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

Attended Washington and Jefferson College, graduated from Johns Hopkins University and did graduate work at the University of Minnesota.

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

Brother of Alexander W. Astin, professor emeritus at UCLA who is considered one of the most influential scholars in the field of higher education research.

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John Astin in The Addams Family Album (1992)

Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Gomez Addams on The Addams Family (1964).

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During a speech given at Booker High School in Sarasota, Florida, he told the crowd of students that he never has, and never will watch any of the new Addams Family films. He did not give his reasons why.

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John Astin and Barbara Harris in Ein ganz verrückter Freitag (1976)

Son Sean Astin is not his biological child. He is ex-wife Patty Duke's son with her ex-husband Michael Tell. Duke claimed Sean's biological father was John Astin until the two blood-tested in 1990 and this became clear that Tell was the father.

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John Astin, Beth Miller, Paul Sand, Rachel Sharp, and Michael Zorek in Teenwolf II (1987)

He along with Felix Silla (Cousin Itt) and Lisa Loring (Wednesday) are the surviving cast members of The Addams Family (1964).

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John Astin in Teenwolf II (1987)

He is one of only five actors to have have played "Special Guest Villains" on Batman (1966) who are still alive, the others being Julie Newmar, Joan Collins, Glynis Johns and Barbara Rush. Of these, he is the only male.

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John Astin in Teenwolf II (1987)

Has been involved with more productions of "The Addams Family" than any other actor in history. From playing the family patriarch, Gomez Addams, On The Addams Family (1964), Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977) and The Addams Family (1992); the grandfather On Die neue Addams Familie (1998); and even in a way, himself who loves and will always be associated with "The Addams Family", in films with spoofs like The Silence of the Hams (1994).

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John Astin and Paul Sand in Teenwolf II (1987)

Has played the same character (Gomez Addams) on three different series: The Addams Family (1964), The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972) and The Addams Family (1992).

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John Astin in Teenwolf II (1987)

He and his wife Valerie have resided in the Tuscany-Canterbury area of Baltimore, Maryland for the past five years. [July 2007]

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John Astin in Die Rückkehr der Killertomaten (1988)

The late Ted Cassidy played Thing on The Addams Family (1964). However, when a scene required both him and Thing in the scene, Thing was played by John Astin.

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John Astin, Steve Lundquist, etc.

Has played the Riddler, replacing Frank Gorshin, in a two-part episode of the Batman (1966) television series.

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John Astin in Die Rückkehr der Killertomaten (1988)

Following the passing of Eartha Kitt in 2008, he became the oldest surviving actor to play a main - i.e Catwoman, Joker, Penguin, Riddler - Batman villain.

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