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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
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
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).