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John Astin

Born John Allen Astin

March 30, 1930 (age 87)

Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Residence Baltimore, Maryland

Alma mater Washington & Jefferson College Johns Hopkins University

Occupation Actor, voice actor, television director

Years active 1957–present

Home town Baltimore, Maryland

Television The Addams Family

Night Court

Spouse(s) Suzanne Hahn (m. 1956–1972)

Patty Duke (m. 1972–1985)

Valerie Ann Sandobal (m. 1989)

Children 5, including Mackenzie and Sean Astin

Parent(s) Allen V. Astin

Margaret Astin

Relatives Alexander Astin (brother)

John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television series, as well as a television director and voice artist. He is especially remembered for starring as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (1964–1966), reprising the role in the television film Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977) and the animated series The Addams Family (1992–1993). Notable film projects include West Side Story (1961), That Touch of Mink (1962), Move Over Darling (1963), Freaky Friday (1976), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985), Teen Wolf Too (1987) and The Frighteners (1996). His second wife was actress Patty Duke and he is the adoptive father of Duke's son, actor Sean Astin.

Astin was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his directorial debut, the comedic short Prelude (1968).[2]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Astin

Born John Allen Astin

March 30, 1930 (age 87)

Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Residence Baltimore, Maryland

Alma mater Washington & Jefferson College Johns Hopkins University

Occupation Actor, voice actor, television director

Years active 1957–present

Home town Baltimore, Maryland

Television The Addams Family

Night Court

Spouse(s) Suzanne Hahn (m. 1956–1972)

Patty Duke (m. 1972–1985)

Valerie Ann Sandobal (m. 1989)

Children 5, including Mackenzie and Sean Astin

Parent(s) Allen V. Astin

Margaret Astin

Relatives Alexander Astin (brother)

John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television series, as well as a television director and voice artist. He is especially remembered for starring as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (1964–1966), reprising the role in the television film Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977) and the animated series The Addams Family (1992–1993). Notable film projects include West Side Story (1961), That Touch of Mink (1962), Move Over Darling (1963), Freaky Friday (1976), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985), Teen Wolf Too (1987) and The Frighteners (1996). His second wife was actress Patty Duke and he is the adoptive father of Duke's son, actor Sean Astin.

Astin was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his directorial debut, the comedic short Prelude (1968).[2]

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 105

Birthday 1930-03-30

Place of Birth Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 Betaville as President Sender
2005 School Of Life as Norman Warner
2000 As Told by Ginger(2 episodes) as Dave Bishop (voice)
2000 As Told by Ginger(1 episode)
1998 The Making of 'The Frighteners' as Himself
1998 Becker(1 episode)
1998 The Hughleys(1 episode)
1998 The Wild Thornberrys(1 episode)
1997 Recess(1 episode) as Supt. Skinner (voice)
1996 The Frighteners as The Judge
1995 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat(44 episodes)
1995 Pinky and the Brain(1 episode)
1994 The Silence of the Hams as The Ranger
1994 Duckman(3 episodes)
1994 Huck and the King of Hearts as Zach
1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.(1 episode)
1993 Bonkers(1 episode)
1992 Killer Tomatoes Eat France! as Prof. Mortimer Gangreen
1992 Mad About You(1 episode)
1992 The Addams Family(40 episodes)
1991 Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! as Jeronahew/Prof. Gangreen
1991 Eerie, Indiana(5 episodes) as Radford
1991 Taz-Mania(116 episodes) as Bull Gator (voice)
1990 They Came from Outer Space(1 episode) as Neville Nessen
1990 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes(21 episodes)
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch as Janitor
1989 Night Life as Verlin Flanders
1989 Tales from the Crypt(1 episode)
1988 Return of the Killer Tomatoes! as Prof. Gangreen
1987 Teen Wolf Too as Dean Dunn
1987 Body Slam as Scotty
1987 The Charmings(1 episode)
1986 Mystery Magical Special as John Astin
1986 Mr. Boogedy as Widow Marian
1985 Mary(13 episodes)
1985 National Lampoon's European Vacation as Kent
1985 Otherworld(1 episode)
1984 Charles in Charge(1 episode)
1984 Murder, She Wrote(4 episodes)
1984 Night Court(1 episode)
1982 St. Elsewhere(1 episode)
1981 Simon & Simon(1 episode)
1979 The Facts of Life(1 episode)
1978 Diff'rent Strokes(1 episode)
1977 Halloween with the New Addams Family as Gomez Addams
1976 Freaky Friday as Bill Andrews
1975 Welcome Back, Kotter(1 episode)
1975 The Bob Crane Show(1 episode)
1975 The Dream Makers as Manny Wheeler
1974 Only with Married Men as Dr. Harvey Osterman
1974 Police Woman(1 episode)
1974 The Horror Hall of Fame: A Monster Salute
1974 Hard Day at Blue Nose
1974 Skyway to Death as Andrew Tustin
1973 Police Story(1 episode)
1973 Brothers O'Toole as Michael O'Toole
1972 Ghost Story(1 episode)
1972 Temperatures Rising(1 episode)
1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies(1 episode) as Gomez Addams (voice)
1972 Every Little Crook and Nanny as Vito Garbugli
1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit as Mr. Turnbull
1972 Evil Roy Slade as Evil Roy Slade
1972 Wacky Taxi as Pepper
1971 Two on a Bench as Dr. Stanley Remington
1971 Bunny O'Hare as Ad
1971 McMillan & Wife(1 episode)
1970 Night Gallery(3 episodes)
1970 The Odd Couple(1 episode)
1969 Viva Max! as Sergeant Valdez
1968 Candy as T.M. Christian / Jack Christian
1968 Prelude
1967 The Flying Nun(2 episodes)
1967 He & She(1 episode)
1967 Malibu U(1 episode)
1967 The Spirit Is Willing as Dr. Frieden
1966 CBS Playhouse(1 episode)
1966 Occasional Wife(1 episode)
1966 Hey, Landlord(1 episode)
1966 The Pruitts of Southampton(1 episode)
1966 Batman(2 episodes)
1965 The Wild Wild West(1 episode)
1964 The Addams Family(64 episodes) as Gomez Addams
1963 Move Over, Darling as Clyde Prokey
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth(1 episode)
1962 Period of Adjustment as Smoky Anderson
1962 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster(32 episodes)
1962 That Touch of Mink as Mr. Everett Beasley
1961 West Side Story as Glad Hand, the dance organizer
1961 Ben Casey(1 episode)
1961 Hazel(1 episode)
1961 87th Precinct(1 episode)
1961 The Asphalt Jungle(1 episode)
1960 Route 66(2 episodes)
1960 Outlaws(1 episode)
1960 Checkmate(1 episode) as Jim Poole
1959 Dennis, The Menace(1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip(1 episode)
1958 The Donna Reed Show(1 episode)
1957 Maverick(1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke(1 episode)

Directing

1984 Murder, She Wrote(1 episode)Director
1983 Just Our Luck(10 episodes)Director
1981 Mr. Merlin(1 episode)Director
1977 CHiPs(3 episodes)Director
1977 Lanigan's Rabbi(1 episode)Director
1976 Holmes and Yoyo(4 episodes)Director
1972 Wacky TaxiDirector
1971 McMillan & Wife(2 episodes)Director
1970 Night Gallery(3 episodes)Director
1968 PreludeDirector

Production

1977 Halloween with the New Addams FamilyProducer

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