Sean Astin

Biography: Sean Patrick Astin was born February 25, 1971 in Santa Monica, California to John Astin (famous for playing Gomez on "The Addams Family" (1964) among other things) and Patty Duke, both actors. He was their first child, but when Sean was two his brother Mackenzie was born (he also became an actor). They also have three older half brothers, David, Allen and Tom, who belong to their father. Sean was literally brought up on acting due to his famous parents. Although you may think that his first acting job was in The Goonies (1985), it wasn't. In 1981, at age 9, Sean starred with his mother in the after school special Please Don't Hit Me, Mom (1981) (TV). The Goonies (1985) followed and since then he has had a steady stream of good roles. Sean attended Crossroads High School for the Arts. He has also studied with the famous Stella Adler. Of course, we all know that starring in a teen comedy is almost inevitable for a young actor. Sean was no exception. In 1987 he co-starred with another teen heartthrob, Kirk Cameron in Like Father, Like Son (1985). A few very good movies followed, including Toy Soldiers (1991) and Where the Day Takes You (1992). More recently Sean has starred in Rudy (1993) and the Showtime movie Harrison Bergeron (1995) (TV). But his career in film has expanded much further than just acting. He directed and co-produced the short film Kangaroo Court (1994) which was nominated in the Best Short Film category at the 67th Annual Academy Awards in 1995. Interestingly enough, Sean's father was nominated for the same award in 1969. Sean is now married to Christine Astin, who co-produced Kangaroo Court (1994) with him. The couple live in Los Angeles. Even though he's a successful director, he's not about to give up acting.


Sean Astin's Scores

Average career score: 50
Highest Metascore: 94 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lowest Metascore: 14 What Love Is
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 9 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
34 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 8, 2014 Raphael 5.2
28 Cabin Fever: Patient Zero Aug 1, 2014 Porter tbd
40 Video Games: The Movie Jul 18, 2014 Narrator 7.2
25 Moms' Night Out May 9, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Sean 4.1
34 Boys of Abu Ghraib Mar 28, 2014 Tanner 5.0
36 Addicted to Fame Nov 30, 2012 Matt Foster tbd
tbd And They're Off Oct 28, 2011 Dusty tbd
37 Forever Strong Sep 26, 2008 Marcus Tate 8.0
43 The Final Season Oct 12, 2007 Executive Producer / Kent Stock 7.4
14 What Love Is Mar 23, 2007 George 8.3
45 Click Jun 23, 2006 Bill 6.6
40 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Mar 31, 2006 Kip Kipling 7.4
47 Smile Apr 8, 2005 Mr. Matthews 6.3
21 Bigger Than the Sky Feb 18, 2005 Ken Zorbell 6.9
48 50 First Dates Feb 13, 2004 Doug Whitmore 6.6
94 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 Sam 9.0
88 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee 9.0
92 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee 8.9
50 Deterrence Mar 10, 2000 Ralph tbd
75 Bulworth May 19, 1998 Gary 7.0
77 Courage Under Fire Apr 12, 1996 Patella 6.8
79 The War of the Roses Dec 1, 1989 Josh At 17 7.0
60 The Goonies Jun 7, 1985 Michael 'Mikey' Walsh 7.9