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John Astin


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 was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and studied mathematics. However he discovered a passion ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Stage Play: Tall Story. Comedy. Written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Suggested by the novel "The Homecoming Game" by Howard Nemerov. Featuring songs by Joe Hornsby, Ben G. Allen and Jerry Teifer. Music arranged by Edward Thomas. Scenic Design by George Jenkins. Directed by Herman Shumlin. Belasco Theatre: 29 Jan 1959- 2 May 1959 (... See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[about filming The Addams Family (1964)] Sometimes it was tough doing take after take upside down! I did a lot of that sort of thing. See more »

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Attended Washington and Jefferson College, graduated from Johns Hopkins University and did graduate work at the University of Minnesota. See more »

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