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Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, director, producer, author, runner and political activist who 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 ... See full bio »

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 2018/I Gloria (post-production)
 2016-2018 Bunnicula (TV Series)
Chester / Nutty Pete / Caged Bird
 2018 eHero
Richard Brixton
 2018 Remember the Sultana (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2016-2018 Justice League Action (TV Series)
Shazam / Billy Batson / Billy
 2012-2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
 2017 Stranger Things (TV Series)
Bob Newby
 2017 Un Amor (TV Mini-Series)
Sean Astin
 2017 Dead Ant
 2015-2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
 2017 Espionage Tonight
Sam Jacobson
 2017 The Lears
Tom Cornwall
 2017 Swing State
Bob Bernard
 2017 Bad Kids of Crestview Academy
Headmaster Nash
 2016 The Librarians (TV Series)
The Amazing Mysterium
 2016 The Loud House (TV Series)
Loni Loud
 2016/I Unleashed
 2016 Range 15
Pilot Grigsby
 2016 The Do-Over
 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Portal Power (Video Game)
Raphael (voice)
 2015 Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past (TV Short)
Raphael (voice)
 2015 Sofia the First (TV Series)
 2015 Woodlawn
Hank Erwin
 2015 Con Man (TV Series)
Sean Astin
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee (voice)
 2014-2015 The Strain (TV Series)
Jim Kent
 2015/I Checkmate
 2015 Do You Believe?
Dr. Farell
 2015 The Dramatics: A Comedy
Alex Wilson Dixon
 2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (Video)
Shazam (voice)
 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (Video Game)
Raphael (voice)
 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
 2014 Justice League: War (Video)
Shazam (voice)
 2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (TV Movie)
Kid Kinergy (voice)
 2013 The Surgeon General (TV Movie)
Dr. Fischer
 2013 Santa Switch (TV Movie)
 2013 The Freemason
Leon Weed
 2013 The Naughty List (Video)
Winter (voice)
 2013 Hatched
Cluck Norris (voice)
 2013 Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Video Game)
Raphael (voice)
 2013 A Monsterous Holiday (TV Movie)
Spencer (voice)
 2013 Out West
Cal Calhoun
 2013/II Extraction
Kyle Black
 2012 Amazing Love
 2012 Alphas (TV Series)
Mitchel Morgan
 2012 Christine (TV Series)
 2012 Franklin & Bash (TV Series)
Steven Piper
 2012 Adopting Terror (TV Movie)
Tim Broadbent
 2009-2012 Special Agent Oso (TV Series)
Special Agent Oso / Agent Oso
 2012 NCIS (TV Series)
Tyler Elliott
 2011 Deep Blue Breath (Short)
The Father
 2011 Love's Christmas Journey (TV Movie)
Mayor Wayne
 2011 And They're Off
 2011 The Witches of Oz (TV Mini-Series)
 2011 Demoted
 2011 Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps (TV Series)
Special Agent Oso
 2011 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Steve Jobs / Gallagher
 2010 WWII in HD: The Air War (TV Movie documentary)
Steve Pisanos (voice)
 2010 The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Video Game)
Samwise Gamgee (voice)
 2009 Part Two: The Warm Mission (Short)
 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)
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Mini-Series)
 2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Pastor Hensley
 2007 Masters of Science Fiction (TV Series)
Charlie Kramer
 2007 The Final Season
Kent Stock
 2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
 2007 What Love Is
 2007 Borderland
 2007 My Wife Is Retarded (Short)
 2007 Monk (TV Series)
Paul Buchanan
 2006 American Men (TV Movie)
 2006 Click
 2006 Love and Debate
Coach Amal
 2006 Astérix et les Vikings
Justforkix (English version, voice)
 2006 24 (TV Series)
Lynn McGill
 2005 Hercules (TV Mini-Series)
 2005 Into the West (TV Mini-Series)
Martin Jarrett
 2005/I Smile
Mr. Matthews
 2005 Bigger Than the Sky
Ken Zorbell
 2005 Slipstream
Stuart Conway
 2004 Higglytown Heroes (TV Series)
Pix the Elf Hero
 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth (Video Game)
Samwise Gamgee (voice)
 2004 Men of Valor (Video Game)
Pat 'Mouth' Hodges (voice)
 2004 Balto III: Wings of Change (Video)
Kodi (voice)
 2004 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Lloyd Campbell
 2004 Party Wagon (TV Short)
Randall P. McDuff / Josiah (voice)
 2004 50 First Dates
Doug Whitmore
 2003-2004 Jeremiah (TV Series)
Mister Smith
 2003 Snowflake Bentley (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Video Game)
Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee (voice)
 2002 Kingdom Hearts (Video Game)
Hercules (English version, voice)
 2000 Bull (TV Series)
Larry Snow
 2000 Dish Dogs (Video)
 2000 The Last Producer
Bo Pomerantz
 2000 Icebreaker
Matt Foster
 1999 The Sky Is Falling
Mr. Schwartz
 1999 Deterrence
 1999 Kimberly
 1998/II Boy Meets Girl
 1998 Bulworth
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series)
 1996 Courage Under Fire
 1995 The Low Life
 1995 Harrison Bergeron (TV Movie)
Harrison Bergeron
 1995 Road Warriors (TV Movie)
Ted Kincaid (unconfirmed)
 1994 Safe Passage
 1994 Teresa's Tattoo
Step-Brother (uncredited)
 1993 Great Sports Vacations (TV Series)
 1993 Rudy
Daniel E. 'Rudy' Ruettiger
 1992 Encino Man
 1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
 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
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Leonard Kinsey
 1985 Cyndi Lauper: The Goonies 'R' Good Enough (TV Short)
Mikey (uncredited)
 1985 The Goonies
 1982 The Rules of Marriage (TV Movie)
Charlie Hagen
 1981 Please Don't Hit Me, Mom (TV Movie)
Brian Reynolds
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Co-wrote a semi-autobiographical book titled "There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale - A Behind the Scenes Look at Lord of the Rings" 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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Personal Quote:

[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 »


Keith Coogan is the grandson of Jackie Coogan who played Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (1964). Sean Astin is the son of John Astin who played Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (1964). Keith Coogan and Sean Astin played friends in Toy Soldiers (1991). See more »

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