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Sean Patrick Astin
Santa Monica, CA
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Actor; director; producer
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Sean Astin Fast Facts:
Biological father is Michael Tell, who was married to Patty Duke for less than a month in 1970. Referring to both Tell and John Astin, Sean told the New York Daily News, "I consider both men my fathers, and have learned a great deal from each."
First professional acting job was at the age of 9, opposite his mother in the TV-movie
Please Don't Hit Me, Mom
Made his feature-film debut in the Steven Spielberg-produced
Graduated cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles.
In 2004, he published a memoir titled There
and Back Again: An Actor's Tale
Served as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Navy during the Clinton administration, and on George W. Bush's President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Has served on several nonprofit boards, including the Creative Coalition and the National Center for Family Literacy.
Along with his wife, founded Lava Entertainment, a production company that focuses on adapting literary works.
In June 2010, he attended a 25th-anniversary event held in honor of
in Astoria, Ore. (the shooting locale for the movie).
Three of his favorite movies are
Lost his childhood Smurf collection in a fire; his wife and daughters have helped him replenish it at swap meets.
Is a vegetarian and a PETA supporter.
Sean Astin Relationships:
Allen J. Astin - Stepbrother
Michael Tell - Father
Patty Duke - Mother
David Astin - Stepbrother
Christine Astin - Wife
Alexandra Louise Astin - Daughter
Thomas E. Astin - Stepbrother
Mackenzie Astin - Brother
Elizabeth Louise Astin - Daughter
John Astin - Father
Kevin Michael Pearce - Half Brother
Isabella Louise Astin - Daughter
Sean Astin Awards:
1994 Oscar: Best Short Film, Live Action - Nominee
2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
University of California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in History, BA in English, 1997)
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