John Astin

John Astin

Highest Rated: 78% That Touch of Mink (1962)

Lowest Rated: 0% Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988)

Birthday: Mar 30, 1930

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Bristling with manic energy from every pore, actor and director John Astin specialized in oddball characters whose sense of joie de vivre rarely got in the way of reality, most notably Gomez Addams, his iconic role on "The Addams Family" (ABC, 1964-66). He had been a stage performer and minor character actor prior to being cast as Gomez, and his pop-eyed, relentlessly cheery turn as the bizarre paterfamilias instantly launched him to stardom. From there, he worked regularly as a guest star on television while honing an infrequent second career as a director, which included an Oscar nomination for his short, "Prelude" (1968). He remained a favorite thanks to his "Addams" past, which gave him a decidedly kooky small-screen immortality.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 70% School of Life Norman Warner (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Betaville President Sender (Character) - 2001
64% 71% The Frighteners The Judge (Character) $16.5M 1996
No Score Yet 22% Runaway Daughters Minute Man 1 (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Huck and the King of Hearts Zach (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Prof. Albert Wickwire (Character) - 1993
0% 44% Stepmonster Minister (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 41% Killer Tomatoes Eat France! Prof. Mortimer Gangreen (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 31% Killer Tomatoes Strike Back Jeronahew/Prof. Gangreen (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Dulac George Lafosse (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 51% Night Life Verlin Flanders (Character) - 1989
0% 49% Return of the Killer Tomatoes Prof. Gangreen (Character) - 1988
7% 18% Teen Wolf Too Dean Dunn (Character) $7.7M 1987
No Score Yet 53% Body Slam Scotty (Character) $8.5K 1987
34% 49% National Lampoon's European Vacation Kent Winkdale, host of 'Pig in a Poke'/Policeman at Stonehenge, England (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Halloween With the Addams Family Gomez Addams (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Who Love Women Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life in the Pink Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Sherman (Character),
Director
- 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosetti and Ryan: Men Who Love Women Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Petticoat Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Sherman (Character),
Director
- 1977
70% 57% Freaky Friday William Waring Andrews (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dream Makers Manny Wheeler (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Only With Married Men Dr. Harvey Osterman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Kline, We Love You Dr. Irv Kellerman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skyway to Death Andrew Tustin (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Day at Blue Nose Greenburg (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 60% The Brothers O'Toole Michael O'Toole/Desperate Ambrose Littleberry (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Little Crook and Nanny Vito Garbugli (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 0% Pepper and His Wacky Taxi Pepper (Character),
Director
- 1972
No Score Yet 44% Get to Know Your Rabbit Mr. Turnbull (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 75% Evil Roy Slade Evil Roy Slade (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 36% Bunny O'Hare Ad (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two on a Bench Dr. Stanley Remington (Character) - 1971
40% 48% Candy T.M. Christian/Jack Christian (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 50% The Wheeler Dealers Hector Vanson (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 77% Move Over, Darling Clyde Prokey (Character) - 1963
78% 70% That Touch of Mink Mr. Everett Beasley (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Addams Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
29% No Score Yet Homeboys in Outer Space Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Step by Step Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Himself (Guest Star) 1994
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Addams Family Unknown (Voice) 1992-1993
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Court Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Charmings Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1986 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Ed LaSalle (Character) 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Otherworld Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Vito Miles (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Director 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Bill Andrews (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Unknown (Character),
Guest
1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Petticoat Unknown (Character) 1977-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Donny (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Millionaire Sidney Rose (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1970-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Beau Buffingham (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Jesse Martin (Character) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet He & She Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Hard-Luck Henry Haggen (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
93% 79% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
100% 97% The Addams Family Gomez Addams (Character) 1964-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Joe Hastings (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster Harry Dickens (Character) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Gas Attendant (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Martin Grosch (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Nat Morris (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Donna Reed Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Charlie (Character) 1961

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