Sean Astin

Highest Rated: 100% Gloria Bell (2019)
Birthday: Feb 25, 1971
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
Sean Astin had starred in ten movies, directed a short film, and formed his own production company all before his 21st birthday. The elder son of actress Patty Duke and actor/director John Astin, he knew the hazards of Hollywood life: As a popular child star, Astin refrained from drinking, drugs, and narcissism. He juggled acting with attending classes at Crossroads High School for the Arts and Los Angeles Valley College, eventually graduating cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles with dual degrees in History and American Literature and Culture. When his younger brother, fellow kid actor Mackenzie Astin, temporarily fled Los Angeles to pursue journalism, Astin doggedly remained in town -- he once half-heartedly considered a law career, but could never part with being an entertainer. Astin was born in Santa Monica, CA, on February 25, 1971. His famous parents actively supported his childhood ambition to become an actor, and Astin was cast in TV specials, movies, and even series until 1983. Barely a year later, screenwriter Steven Spielberg handpicked the 13-year-old Astin to star as Michael "Mikey" Walsh in Richard Donner's children's adventure film The Goonies (1985). Astin earned his first Young Artist Award for his work on the film and went on to act in a host of teen pictures. He headlined the Disney Channel television movie The B.R.A.T. Patrol (1986), joined Kevin Bacon for the wilderness adventure White Water Summer (1987), and appeared with Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron in the comedy Like Father, Like Son (1987).In 1988, Astin directed his first short film, a Vietnam picture about the unexpected relationship between an American GI and a Viet Cong soldier titled On My Honor. Astin's own production company, Lava Entertainment, financed the film. While continuing to develop projects through Lava Entertainment, Astin starred with Dermot Mulroney in 1989's Staying Together. He won his second Young Artist Award for his performance in the picture. Also in 1989, Astin portrayed the teenage son of feuding couple Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas in Danny DeVito's The War of the Roses. He finished off the '80s by enlisting in the all-star cast of Michael Caton-Jones' World War II drama Memphis Belle (1990). The film -- which also features Matthew Modine, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Zane, and Eric Stoltz -- followed the crew of the Memphis Belle bomber on their harrowing final run over Germany. Astin's stocky build and comic timing lent well to his incarnation as the group's tail gunner, Sergeant Richard "Rascal" Moore. When Astin initially lost the lead role in his next picture, Toy Soldiers (1991), to Wil Wheaton, he treated the film's director, Dan Petrie Jr., to a screening of Memphis Belle. Petrie was so impressed by his work that he relegated Wheaton to a supporting part and cast Astin as Toy Soldiers' hero, a rebellious student who saves his prep school from South American terrorists.In the spring of 1992, Astin starred with Pauly Shore and Brendan Fraser in Encino Man, a comedy about two California high school students who discover a caveman. He then reunited with Dermot Mulroney in the drama Where the Day Takes You (1992), which also stars Will Smith, Christian Slater, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Ricki Lake. 1993 saw Astin play the title character in Rudy, the memorable film about a tenacious boy determined to play football for Notre Dame despite the fact that he is too small. Football coaches around the United States still show the film before games to inspire their players, and, to this day, strangers still chant "Rudy! Rudy!" when they spot Astin on the street.After filming Safe Passage (1994) with Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard, Astin appeared in the independent film The Low Life (1995), for which he won the Best Actor Award at the 1995 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. That same year, he wrote, directed, and produced his second short film, Kangaroo Court. The picture tells the story of a police officer who

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% Gloria Bell Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Lears Actor 2019
57% Dead Ant Art 2019
No Score Yet Gloria Bell Actor 2019
No Score Yet eHero Richard Brixton 2018
75% Unleashed Carl 2017
0% Bad Kids of Crestview Academy Headmaster Nash 2017
No Score Yet Espionage Tonight Sam Jacobson 2017
No Score Yet Range 15 Pilot Grigsby $1.5K 2016
No Score Yet Swing State Bob Bernard 2016
10% The Do-Over Ted-O 2016
71% Woodlawn Hank $14.4M 2015
No Score Yet The Surface Mitch Executive Producer 2015
21% Do You Believe? Dr. Farrell $9.2M 2015
No Score Yet Checkmate Dyson 2015
25% The Hero of Color City Horatio $32.5K 2014
24% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero Porter 2014
18% Video Games: The Movie Narrator $23.5K 2014
19% Moms' Night Out Sean 2014
30% Boys of Abu Ghraib Tanner 2014
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Mighty 7 Actor 2014
50% Justice League: War Actor 2014
No Score Yet A Long Run Actor 2014
57% Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis Captain Marvel 2014
No Score Yet Ribbit Actor 2014
No Score Yet Extraction Kyle Black 2013
No Score Yet The Freemason Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Naughty List Actor 2013
No Score Yet Dorothy and the Witches of Oz Frick 2012
No Score Yet Adopting Terror Tim Broadbent 2012
No Score Yet Amazing Love Stuart 2012
No Score Yet And They're Off... Dusty Sanders 2011
14% Stay Cool Big Girl 2011
No Score Yet Demoted Mike 2011
No Score Yet Love's Christmas Journey Mayor William Wayne 2011
20% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Meerkat Manor Narrator $219.4M 2009
29% Forever Strong Marcus Tate $0.6M 2008
15% What Love Is George 2008
No Score Yet The Colour of Magic Twoflower 2008
No Score Yet Spirit of the Forest (Espíritu del bosque) Furi 2008
100% Borderland Randall 2007
24% The Final Season Kent Stock Executive Producer $1M 2007
No Score Yet Masters of Science Fiction Actor 2007
No Score Yet Sea Lions: A California Adventure Actor 2007
33% Click Bill $137.4M 2006
22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Kip Kipling $0.2M 2006
No Score Yet Love and Debate Actor 2006
No Score Yet Hercules Linus 2005
15% Smile Mr. Matthews 2005
12% Bigger Than the Sky Ken Zorbell 2005
No Score Yet Balto III: Wings of Change Kodi 2005
No Score Yet Thanks to Gravity Actor 2005
No Score Yet Daddy Who? Actor 2005
No Score Yet Slipstream Producer Stuart Conway 2005
No Score Yet Ringers - Lord of the Fans Actor 2005
No Score Yet Party Wagon Actor 2004
45% 50 First Dates Doug Whitmore $120.8M 2004
No Score Yet Elvis Has Left the Building Aaron 2004
No Score Yet Ringers: Lord of the Fans Actor 2004
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Samwise Gamgee $364.1M 2003
No Score Yet The Long and Short of It Director Screenwriter Producer 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Sam $339.8M 2002
33% The Last Producer Bo Pomerantz 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Sam $314.1M 2001
No Score Yet Dish Dogs Morgan 2000
46% Deterrence Ralphie 2000
No Score Yet The Final Hit Bo Pomerantz 2000
No Score Yet Icebreaker Matt Foster 1999
No Score Yet Daddy Who? (Kimberly) Bob 1999
No Score Yet Boy Meets Girl Actor 1998
76% Bulworth Gary 1998
No Score Yet The Long Way Home Actor 1997
85% Courage Under Fire Patella 1996
56% The Low Life Andy 1996
No Score Yet Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron Harrison Bergeron 1995
54% Safe Passage Izzy Singer 1995
No Score Yet Teresa's Tattoo Step-Brother (uncredited) 1994
78% Rudy Daniel E. 'Rudy' Ruettiger 1993
80% Where the Day Takes You Greg 1992
15% Encino Man Dave Morgan 1992
36% Toy Soldiers Billy Tepper 1991
65% Memphis Belle Richard 'Rascal' Moore 1990
No Score Yet The Willies Michael 1990
84% The War of the Roses Josh (at 17) 1989
80% Staying Together Duncan 1989
No Score Yet Like Father, Like Son Trigger 1987
29% White Water Summer Alan 1987
No Score Yet The B.R.A.T. Patrol Leonard Kinsey 1986
70% The Goonies Michael 'Mikey' Walsh 1985
No Score Yet Please Don't Hit Me, Mom Brian Reynolds 1982

TV

CREDIT
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Dr. Pemberton
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
2018
Narrator
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
80% The Strain
2014-2017
Jim Kent
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Con Man
2015-2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013
Voice
  • 2015
No Score Yet Face Off
2011-2017
Guest
  • 2012
61% Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hollywood Treasure
2010-2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Tyler Elliott
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2011
87% 24
2001-2014
Lynn McGill
  • 2010
  • 2006
90% Monk
2002-2009
Paul Buchanon
  • 2007
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Lloyd Campbell
  • 2004
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Panelist
  • 2004
88% Angel
1999-2004
Director
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1996
Voice
  • 1989

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