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Sean Astin

Sean Astin is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), and for his role as the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (... See full bio »

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 2017 LAN (completed)
Richard Brixton
 2017 Dead Ant
 2017 Espionage Tonight
Sam Jacobson
 2017 The Lears
Tom Cornwall
 2017 Swing State
Bob Bernard
 2017 Bad Kids of Crestview Academy
Headmaster Nash
 2016 Unleashed
 2016 Range 15
Pilot Grigsby
 2016 The Do-Over
 2015 Woodlawn
Hank Erwin
 2015/I Checkmate
 2015 Do You Believe?
Dr. Farell
 2015 The Dramatics: A Comedy
Alex Wilson Dixon
 2014/I The Surface
 2014 The Hero of Color City
Horatio (voice)
 2014 Ribbit
Ribbit (English version, voice)
 2014 Moms' Night Out
 2014 Boys of Abu Ghraib
 2013 The Freemason
Leon Weed
 2013 Hatched
Cluck Norris (voice)
 2013/II Extraction
Kyle Black
 2013 Out West
Cal Calhoun
 2012 Amazing Love
 2011 And They're Off
 2011 Demoted
 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Meerkat Manor Narrator (voice)
 2009 Stay Cool
Big Girl
 2008 Forever Strong
Marcus Tate
 2008 Espíritu del bosque
Furi (English version, voice)
 2007 The Final Season
Kent Stock
 2007 What Love Is
 2007 Borderland
 2006 Click
 2006 Love and Debate
Coach Amal
 2006 Astérix et les Vikings
Justforkix (English version, voice)
 2005/I Smile
Mr. Matthews
 2005 Bigger Than the Sky
Ken Zorbell
 2005 Slipstream
Stuart Conway
 2004 50 First Dates
Doug Whitmore
 2000 The Last Producer
Bo Pomerantz
 2000 Icebreaker
Matt Foster
 1999 Deterrence
 1999 Kimberly
 1999 The Sky Is Falling
Mr. Schwartz
 1998/II Boy Meets Girl
 1998 Bulworth
 1996 Courage Under Fire
 1995 The Low Life
 1994 Safe Passage
 1994 Teresa's Tattoo
Step-Brother (uncredited)
 1993 Rudy
Daniel E. 'Rudy' Ruettiger
 1992 Encino Man
 1991 Toy Soldiers
Billy Tepper
 1990 The Willies
 1990 Memphis Belle
Sgt. Richard "Rascal" Moore
 1989 The War of the Roses
Josh at 17
 1989 Staying Together
Duncan McDermott
 1987 Like Father Like Son
Clarence / Trigger
 1987 White Water Summer
 1985 The Goonies
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Narrates/dubs the US version of Meerkat Manor (2005). See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 3 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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[2/12/04, on souvenirs from Middle-earth] I got Sam's backpack, which began to feel like a second skin, albeit a very uncomfortable skin. I also got to keep Sam's sword, as well as some Hobbit feet and ears. I can take them out and make the whole family smile! See more »


His biological father, Michael Tell, is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish ancestry. His mother, Patty Duke, was of seven eighths Irish and one eighth German, descent. See more »

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