Sean Astin

Actor + Director + Producer
Born Feb 25, 1971

Sean Astin is an 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. 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.… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on February 25, 1971.
1972 1 Year Old On August 5, 1972, Duke married actor John Astin, after having been in a relationship with him for two years. … Read More
1973 2 Years Old In 1973, Duke gave birth to Astin's brother, Mackenzie Astin, who also became an actor.
1981 10 Years Old 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 (portrayed by his real-life mother Patty Duke). … Read More


1985 14 Years Old Duke and John Astin divorced in 1985. Duke married Mike Pearce in 1986, and they adopted a son, Kevin, in 1989. … Read More


1992 21 Years Old Astin married Christine Harrell on July 11, 1992. … Read More
1994 23 Years Old In 1994, Astin directed and co-produced (with his wife, Christine Astin) the short film Kangaroo Court, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film. … Read More


2001 30 Years Old 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. … Read More
2003 32 Years Old …  He directed a 2003 episode of the TV series Angel, titled "Soulless". … Read More
2004 33 Years Old During the 2004 United States presidential election, Astin backed Senator John Kerry and participated in Kerry's campaign rally in Portland, Oregon, as the opening speaker.
2008 37 Years Old 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.
2010 39 Years Old In 2010, he joined the Stella Adler Los Angeles Theatre Collective acting company. … Read More


2012 41 Years Old In March 2012, Astin played a cosmetic surgeon named Takin Mastuhmik in a fake movie trailer entitled Boobathon which appeared on Funny or Die.
2014 43 Years Old 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. … Read More
2015 44 Years Old On October 10, 2015 Astin competed in the 2015 Ironman World Championship in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. … Read More
2016 45 Years Old In the 2016 presidential election, Astin campaigned for Secretary Clinton in Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin. … Read More
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