John Astin Poster

Other Works

  • Radio commercials for FedEx (1997)
  • Portrayed Edgar Allan Poe in the one man stage play "Once Upon a Midnight"; toured U.S. 1998-99.
  • Currently touring the US as Edgar Allen Poe in "Once Upon a Midnight".
  • Appears in a late 70s or early 80s Lab Safety Training video as a goofy/unsafe/accident prone Principal Investigator (Lab-running professor, for those not in science).
  • On September 12, 1976 he appeared on Kup's Show, a night time talk show with Patty Duke Astin, Kaye Stevens, Rosemary Murphy, Ross Martin and psychic Jeane Dixon.
  • 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.
  • 1963-1964: Hosted a celebrity game show called "Copycat". On the January 2, 1964 episode his guests were Nick Adams and Joanna Barnes.
  • (1994) He played the White Knight in an Oasis Audio presentation of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland".
  • (1959) 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 (108 performances). Cast: Mason Adams (as "Sandy Hardy"), John Astin (as "Collins"), Nancy Baker (as "Connie"), Joyce Bulifant (as "Nancy"), Kevin Carpenter (as "Eddie"), Marc Connelly (as "Professor Charles Osman"), Hans Conried (as "Professor Leon Solomon"), Donald Dawson (as "Joe"), Robert Elston (as "Ray Blent"), Rex Everhart (as "Clark"), Patricia Finch (as "Frieda Jensen"), Janet Fox (as "Hazel"), Richard Franchot (as "Don"), Hazen Gifford (as "Fred Jensen"), Jeff Harris (as "Herb/Wyman"), Sally Jessup (as "Agnes"), Sherry Lafollette (as "Mary"), Bob Lynn Jr. (as "Myers"), Ray Merritt (as "Albert Solomon"), Charles K. Robinson Jr. (as "Grant"), Jamie Smith (as "Wesley Davis"), Ralph Stantley (as "Mike Giardineri"), Wayne Tippit (as "Walter/Simpson"), Nina Wilcox (as "June Ryder"), Edmund Williams (as "Dick Stevens"), Tom Williams (as "Baker"), Marian Winters (as "Myra Solomon"), Robert Wright (as "President Harmon Nagel"). Replacement actors: Marion Brash (as "Nancy"), Arny Freeman (as "Mike Giardineri"), Harry Holcombe (as "President Harmon Nagel"), Richard Kutney (as "Grant/Simpson/Walter"), Bob Lynn Jr. (as "Don"), Edward Nayor (as "Don"), Robert Redford (as "Myers") [Broadway debut], Wayne Tippit (as "Grant"). Produced by Emmett Rogers and Robert Weiner. Note: Filmed as Tall Story (1960).
  • (1975) He acted in Charles Lawrence's play, "My Fat Friend," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Patty Duke Astin in the cast.
  • (August 1975) He acted in Charles Lawrence's play, "My Fat Friend," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Patty Duke Astin in the cast.

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