John Astin

Actor / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Film Director | * 03/30/1930 (91) | Baltimore, Maryland (United States of America (USA))
John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television series, as well as a television director and voice artist. He is best known for starring as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (1964–1966), reprising the role in the television film Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977) and the animated series The Addams Family (1992–1993). He also starred in the cult classic TV film Evil Roy Slade (1972). Other notable film roles include in West Side Story (1961), That Touch of Mink (1962), Move Over, Darling (1963), Freaky Friday (1976), National Lampoon's European Vacat..."> ()
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Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family (1964). John Astin standing at a height of 5' 11" (1.8 m) was born March 30, 1930 (Aries), in Baltimore, MD as John Allen Astin to Allen V. Astin and Margaret Astin with a brother Alexander Astin. He is an American actor, voice actor and director. He attended Washington, Jefferson College and Johns Hopkins University where he studied mathematics. However he discovered a passion for the theater and began performing in minor plays and doing voice-over work for commercials. Married Suzanne Hahn on March 26, 1956, had 3 sons: David Aston (born 1953), Allen J. Astin (born March 23, 1961) and Thomas E. Astin (born March 19, 1965), then divorced June 14, 1972. He first got noticed in a small role in West Side Story (1961), then appeared in several other films, That Touch of Mink (1962), Move Over Darling (1963), before being cast as "Gomez Addams". While "The Addams Family (1964–1966)" was initially a huge hit, its popularity petered out after two years, and Astin moved on to other work including the offbeat Bunny O'Hare (1971), playing a grizzled but not particularly bright gunfighter in the western spoof Evil Roy Slade (1972), an appearance in the Disney comedy Freaky Friday (1976), reprising the role in the television film Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977) and dual roles in National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985), Teen Wolf Too (1987) and The Frighteners (1996). Married Patty Duke on August 5, 1972, had 2 sons: Mackenzie Astin (born May 12, 1973) and adopted Sean Astin (born February 25, 1971), when he was 3 years old, then divorced November 3, 1985. Roughly four years later, he married Valerie Ann Sandobal on March 19, 1989 and is still presently married. He has since lent his comedic talents to numerous appearances as "Dr. Gangreen" in several corny "Killer Tomato" movies, and has contributed his voice to recreate "Gomez Addams" in the animated series The Addams Family (1992), and then played "Grandpa Addams" in the short-lived TV series The New Addams Family (1998). In addition, Astin has contributed voices to several animated shows, and is still active (1957-present) regularly appearing in films. Currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland with current wife. Astin was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his directorial debut, the comedic short Prelude (1968).[2].

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for John Astin

Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film

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Movies with John Astin as Actor(43)

as Norman Warner2005 School of Life
as President Sender2005 Betaville
as The Judge1996 The Frighteners
as The Ranger1994 The Silence of the Hams
as Minister1993 Stepmonster
as Prof. Mortimer Gangreen1992 Killer Tomatoes Eat France!
as Jeronahew/Prof. Gangreen1991 Killer Tomatoes Strike Back!
as Verlin Flanders1989 Night Life
as Prof. Gangreen1988 Return of the Killer Tomatoes!
as Dean Dunn1987 Teen Wolf Too
as Widow Marian1986 Mr. Boogedy
as Scotty1986 Body Slam
as Bill Andrews1976 Freaky Friday
as Manny Wheeler1975 The Dream Makers
as Dr. Harvey Osterman1974 Only with Married Men
as Andrew Tustin1974 Skyway to Death
as Michael O'Toole1973 Brothers O'Toole
as Vito Garbugli1972 Every Little Crook and Nanny
as Mr. Turnbull1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit
as Evil Roy Slade1972 Evil Roy Slade
as Pepper1972 Wacky Taxi
as Dr. Stanley Remington1971 Two on a Bench
as Ad O'Hare1971 Bunny O'Hare
as Sergeant Valdez1969 Viva Max!
1968 Prelude
as T.M. Christian / Jack Christian1968 Candy
as Dr. Frieden1967 The Spirit Is Willing
as Clyde Prokey1963 Move Over, Darling
as Hector Vanson1963 The Wheeler Dealers
as Pilot (uncredited)1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo
as Smoky Anderson1962 Period of Adjustment
as Mr. Everett Beasley1962 That Touch of Mink
as Glad Hand, the dance organizer1961 West Side Story
as Male Necker1958 The Kiss

TV Shows/Series with John Astin as Actor(67)

as Uncle Dudley (voice)2016 Justice League Action
as Dave Bishop (voice)2000 As Told by Ginger
as The Great Bangaboo (voice)1998 The Wild Thornberrys
as Richard Wilson1998 Becker
as Supt. Skinner (voice)1997 Recess
1994 Duckman
1993 Bonkers
as Bull Gator (voice)1991 Taz-Mania
as Radford1991 Eerie, Indiana
as Neville Nessen1990 They Came from Outer Space
as Ed LaSalle1985 Mary
as Harry Pierce1984 Murder, She Wrote
as Ross Hayley1984 Murder, She Wrote
as Baxter Bernard1984 Riptide
as David Crothers1977 The Love Boat
as Fred Colby1972 Ghost Story
as Russo1972 Temperatures Rising
as Gomez Addams (voice)1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies
as Beau Biffingham1970 The Odd Couple
as Jonathan (segment "Pamela's Voice")1970 Night Gallery
as The Riddler1966 Batman
as Gomez Addams1964 The Addams Family
as himself1963 The Danny Kaye Show
1961 Hazel
1960 Outlaws
as Jim Poole1960 Checkmate
as Charlie1959 The Twilight Zone

Movies with John Astin as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1972 Wacky Taxi
Directing/Director1968 Prelude

TV Shows/Series with John Astin as Crew(7)

Directing/Director1984 Murder, She Wrote
Directing/Director1983 Just Our Luck
Directing/Director1981 Mr. Merlin
Directing/Director1977 Lanigan's Rabbi
Directing/Director1977 CHiPs
Directing/Director1971 McMillan & Wife
Directing/Director1970 Night Gallery

Full Name: John Astin
Born: Sunday, 03/30 1930 (March) in Baltimore, Maryland (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 91 years + 249 days)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Johns Hopkins University, Washington & Jefferson College
Employer: Johns Hopkins University
Spouses (current/former): Patty Duke
Other names for John Astin (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Allen Astin"
John Astin frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (26x, Actress)
William Windom (17x, Actor)
Ralph Manza (16x, Actor)
Vito Scotti (15x, Actor)
Frank Welker (14x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (14x, Actor)
Susan Oliver (14x, Actress)
Kathleen Freeman (13x, Actress)
Charles Lane (13x, Actor)
Henry Beckman (13x, Actor)
Henry Corden (12x, Actor)
Peter Jackson (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:28042, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 12/03/2021