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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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 2006 What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (Documentary)
Dr. Quantum (voice)
 2005 School of Life (TV Movie)
Norman Warner
 2004 Higglytown Heroes (TV Series)
Santa Claus
 2002 Out of Habit (Short)
Father Reilly
 2001 Betaville
President Sender
 2001 As Told by Ginger (TV Series)
Dave Bishop
- Blizzard Conditions (2001) ... Dave Bishop (voice)
 2000 Kid Quick (Short)
Kid Quick
 2000 Becker (TV Series)
Richard Wilson
 2000 The Strip (TV Series)
 1998-1999 Recess (TV Series)
Supt. Skinner / Hank the Janitor
- A Genius Among Us (1999) ... Hank the Janitor (voice)
- The Story of Whomps (1999) ... Supt. Skinner (voice)
- Kids in the Mist (1998) ... Supt. Skinner (voice)
 1999 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
The Great Bangaboo
- The Great Bangaboo (1999) ... The Great Bangaboo (voice)
 1999 The Hughleys (TV Series)
 1997 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Grover Whalen
- Mice Don't Dance/Brain Drained (1997) ... Grover Whalen
 1997 Johnny Bravo (TV Series)
Uberman (Scientist #1) / Blind Man
- Jumbo Johnny/The Perfect Gift/Bravo, James Bravo (1997) ... Uberman (Scientist #1) / Blind Man (voice)
 1996 The Nanny (TV Series)
Dr. Roberts
- Tattoo (1996) ... Dr. Roberts
 1996 Quack Pack (TV Series)
- The Unusual Suspects (1996) ... (voice)
 1994-1995 Aladdin (TV Series)
Sydney
- While the City Snoozes (1995) ... (voice)
- The Animal Kingdom (1994) ... Sydney (voice)
 1995 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1995 Harrison Bergeron (TV Movie)
Golf Announcer (uncredited)
 1984-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Harry Pierce / Fritz Randall / Ross Hayley
- Film Flam (1995) ... Fritz Randall
- Hooray for Homicide (1984) ... Ross Hayley
 1994 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Doctor
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Fred - Minute Man 1
- Runaway Daughters (1994) ... Fred - Minute Man 1
 1994 The Silence of the Hams
The Ranger
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
 1994 Bonkers (TV Series)
The Mole
- Stressed to Kill (1994) ... The Mole (voice)
 1993 Problem Child (TV Series)
General Pierre Habib-Johnson
- Junior and the Dictator (1993) ... General Pierre Habib-Johnson (voice)
 1993 Stepmonster (Video)
Minister
 1991 Past Imperfect (TV Movie)
Dad
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Nelson Halliwell
- Top Billing (1991) ... Nelson Halliwell
 1991 They Came from Outer Space (TV Series)
Neville Nessen
- Sex, Lies & UFOs: Part 2 (1991) ... Neville Nessen
 1991 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Manager of Gun Club
- The Priest Killer Mystery (1991) ... Manager of Gun Club
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Janitor
 1989 The Saint: The Blue Dulac (TV Movie)
George Lafosse
 1989 Night Life
Verlin Flanders
 1987-1988 Webster (TV Series)
Uncle Charles
 1988 Charles in Charge (TV Series)
Uncle Joe
- The Pickle Plot (1988) ... Uncle Joe
 1987 Adventures Beyond Belief (TV Series)
 1987 The Charmings (TV Series)
Jack / The Devil
- The Witch Is of Van Oaks (1987) ... Jack / The Devil
 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Kevin
- Visiting Daze (1987) ... Kevin
 1986 Body Slam
Scotty
 1978-1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Michael Sawyer / David P. Crothers
- Egypt: Part 2 (1986) ... Michael Sawyer
- Egypt: Part 1 (1986) ... Michael Sawyer
- Marooned/The Search/Isaac's Holiday: Part 2 (1978) ... David P. Crothers
- Marooned/The Search/Isaac's Holiday: Part 1 (1978) ... David P. Crothers
 1985 European Vacation
Pig in a Poke Host - Kent
 1985 Otherworld (TV Mini-Series)
Akin
- Mansion of the Beast (1985) ... Akin
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Baxter Bernard
- Baxter and Boz (1985) ... Baxter Bernard
 1984 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Uncle Ray Simon
- Revolution #9-1/2 (1984) ... Uncle Ray Simon
 1984 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
C.W.
- A Haunting We Will Go (1984) ... C.W.
 1984 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Vito Miles
- The Summer of '84 (1984) ... Vito Miles
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Charles Preston
- The Beachcomber/The Last Whodunnit (1978) ... Charles Preston
 1971-1978 Insight (TV Series)
Alex Grubb / Patrick Grogan / Harry / ...
- Second Chorus (1978) ... Alex Grubb
- For the Love of Annie (1976) ... Patrick Grogan
- Out of the Depths (1975) ... Harry
- The One-Armed Man (1974) ... Arnie
- Truck Stop (1973) ... T.J.
 1977 Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Series)
Myron Kapstein
- Say It Ain't So, Chief (1977) ... Myron Kapstein
 1976 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Museum Curator
- The Museum (1976) ... Museum Curator
 1976 Phillip and Barbara (TV Movie)
Phillip Logan
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Dr. Milford
- Firebird (1976) ... Dr. Milford
 1975 The Bob Crane Show (TV Series)
Lowen
- A Case of Misdiagnosis (1975) ... Lowen
 1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Martin Gannard
- Unindicted Wife (1975) ... Martin Gannard
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Donny
- Nothing Left to Lose (1975) ... Donny
 1975 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Quinn
- Our Lady in London (1975) ... Quinn
 1975 The Dream Makers (TV Movie)
Manny Wheeler
 1974 Only with Married Men (TV Movie)
Dr. Harvey Osterman
 1974 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)
Dr. Irv Kellerman
- Miss Kline, We Love You (1974) ... Dr. Irv Kellerman
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Greenburg
- Hard Day at Blue Nose (1974) ... Greenburg
 1974 Skyway to Death (TV Movie)
Andrew Tustin
 1972-1973 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Sykes
- Cop of the Year (1972) ... Sykes
- Night of the Wizard (1972) ... Sykes
 1973 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Millionaire Sidney Rose
- Diary of a Mad Millionaire (1973) ... Millionaire Sidney Rose
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Fred Colby
- Graveyard Shift (1973) ... Fred Colby
 1972 Wacky Taxi
Pepper
 1970-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Charlie Mancini (segment "Love and the Happy Medium") / Rex Bickers (segment "Love and the Newscasters") / Alfred (segment "Love and the Intruder")
- Love and the Happy Medium/Love and the Jinx/Love and the Little Black Book/Love and the Old Swingers (1972) ... Charlie Mancini (segment "Love and the Happy Medium")
- Love and the Happy Days/Love and the Newscasters (1972) ... Rex Bickers (segment "Love and the Newscasters")
- Love and the Intruder/Love and the Lost Dog (1970) ... Alfred (segment "Love and the Intruder")
 1972 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Russo
- The Muscle and the Medic (1972) ... Russo
 1971-1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Munsch / Randy Miller (segment "Hell's Bells") / Jonathan (segment "Pamela's Voice")
- The Girl with the Hungry Eyes (1972) ... Munsch
- Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll (1971) ... Jonathan (segment "Pamela's Voice")
 1972 Every Little Crook and Nanny
Vito Garbugli
 1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit
Mr. Turnbull
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie)
Evil Roy Slade
 1971 Two on a Bench (TV Movie)
Dr. Stanley Remington
 1971 Bunny O'Hare
Ad
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Slick Driscoll
- Jump-Up (1971) ... Slick Driscoll
 1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Jim Keatley
- The Father-Son Weekend (1971) ... Jim Keatley
 1971 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Beau Buffingham
- Oscar's New Life (1971) ... Beau Buffingham
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Abner Willoughby
- Abner Willoughby's Return (1969) ... Abner Willoughby
 1969 Viva Max
Sergeant Valdez
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Experiment (1969)
 1968 Prelude (Short)
 1968 Candy
T.M. Christian / Jack Christian
 1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jesse Martin
- The Gold Mine on Main Street (1968) ... Jesse Martin
 1967 He & She (TV Series)
Dr. Melvin Krillman
- The Coming-Out Party (1967) ... Dr. Melvin Krillman
 1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Hard-Luck Henry Haggen
- Hard Luck Henry (1967) ... Hard-Luck Henry Haggen
 1967 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Father Lundigan
- Flight of the Dodo Bird (1967) ... Father Lundigan
 1967 Sheriff Who (TV Movie)
Roy Slade
 1967 The Spirit Is Willing
Dr. Frieden
 1967 Hey, Landlord (TV Series)
Emil Kuchek
- Czech Your Wife, Sir? (1967) ... Emil Kuchek
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Count Nikolai Sazanov
- The Night of the Tartar (1967) ... Count Nikolai Sazanov
 1966 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
Frank Maston
- I Do, We Don't (1966) ... Frank Maston
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Pete Daley
- The Infernal Triangle (1964) ... Pete Daley
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Joe Hastings
- Bless Our Happy Home (1964) ... Joe Hastings
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Bartley
- An Echo of Faded Velvet (1963) ... Bartley
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo
Pilot (uncredited)
 1962 Period of Adjustment
Smoky Anderson (uncredited)
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Gas Attendant / Benson
- Journey to Nineveh (1962) ... Gas Attendant
- Go Read the River (1962) ... Benson
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
- Dress Rehearsal (1962)
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Nat Morris
- Preferably, the Less-Used Arm (1962) ... Nat Morris
 1962 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series)
Dr. Carmichael
- The Bird (1962) ... Dr. Carmichael
 1962 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Policeman
- A Quiet Evening (1962) ... Policeman
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Cassidy
- King's Ransom (1962) ... Cassidy
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
Hal Gordon
- The Investment Club (1962) ... Hal Gordon
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Jim Poole
- The Yacht-Club Gang (1962) ... Jim Poole
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- Remember Pearl Harbor (1961) ... Hotel Clerk (scenes deleted)
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Pete
- My Friend, the Horse Thief (1961) ... Pete
 1961 West Side Story
Glad Hand (uncredited)
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Eric
- Mouse at Play (1961) ... Eric
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Arnold Penn
- The Scott Machine (1961) ... Arnold Penn
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Benson
- Roommates (1961) ... Benson
 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Charlie
- A Hundred Yards Over the Rim (1961) ... Charlie
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Mr. Woods
- Four Lethal Ladies (1961) ... Mr. Woods
 1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
The Coachman
- The Terrible Clockman (1961) ... The Coachman
 1960 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Harlow
- Strictly Solo (1960) ... Harlow
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Joe Lambert
- The Town That Wasn't There (1960) ... Joe Lambert
 1960 The Pusher
 1958 The Kiss (Short)
Male Necker
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Reporter
- The Night America Trembled (1957) ... Reporter (uncredited)
Show Show Director (15 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (25 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

In 1975 he starred in an unsold television pilot called "Barbara and Phillip" with his then-wife Patty Duke. The situation comedy, made for NBC, concerned the ups and downs in the lives of a married team of television comedy writers. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I figure I basically am a ghost. I think we all are. See more »

Trivia:

He along with Felix Silla [Cousin It], Ken Weatherwax [Pugsley], and Lisa Loring [Wednesday] are the surviving cast of The Addams Family (1964). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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