Sean Astin

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Sean Patrick Astin
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/25/1971, Pisces
  • Profession: 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 The Goonies (1985).
  • 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 The Goonies in Astoria, Ore. (the shooting locale for the movie).
  • Three of his favorite movies are Gladiator, L.A. Confidential and Patton.
  • 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
  • Mackenzie Astin - Brother
  • Christine Astin - Wife
  • Patty Duke - Mother
  • David Astin - Stepbrother
  • Elizabeth Louise Astin - Daughter
  • John Astin - Father
  • Kevin Michael Pearce - Half Brother
  • Alexandra Louise Astin - Daughter
  • Thomas E. Astin - Stepbrother
  • Isabella Louise Astin - Daughter
  • Michael Tell - Father
  • Sean Astin Awards:
  • 1994 Oscar: Best Short Film, Live Action - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - 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
  • College:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in History, BA in English, 1997)

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