John Astin | Biography

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  • Full Name John Allen Astin
  • Occupation Actor, Voiceover actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 30, 1930
  • Age 94 Years, 2 Months
Cast Of ABC Series 'The Addams Family' (1964–1966)

John Astin | Biography

Started his acting career in Broadway

'Prelude,' a short film Astin wrote, produced, and directed, was nominated for an 'Academy Award.' In addition, for his work on 'Tales from the Crypt,' he was nominated for an 'Ace Award,' and he was also nominated for an 'Emmy' for his cartoon voice of Gomez on ABC-The TV's 'Addams Family.'

John Astin is an actor prominently known for his role as Gomez Addams on The Addams Family

Who is John Astin?

John Allen Astin is an American actor. He began his career in theater, appearing on Broadway as an understudy in Major Barbara and doing voice-over work for commercials. 

In 1961, he got his big break in the film with a minor role in West Side Story. That same year, Astin also took part in the ABC police program, The Asphalt Jungle's last episode. Subsequently, he appeared in I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, a thirty-one-episode ABC sitcom starring Marty Ingels. The series aired from 1962 to 1963. After that, he played Gomez Addams, the grotesque family's patriarch, in The Addams Family from 1964 until 1966. Then in 1998, he starred as Grandpapa Addams in the television series The New Addams Family, alongside Glenn Taranto in the role of Gomez Addams.

In the 1970s TV series Operation Petticoat, Astin played submarine commander Matthew Sherman. He also starred as the wicked Sheriff Harry Pierce in the famous mystery series Murder, She Wrote.

Moreover, Prelude, a short film Astin wrote, produced, and directed, was nominated for an 'Academy Award.' In addition, for his work on Tales from the Crypt, he was nominated for an 'Ace Award,' and for his cartoon voice of Gomez on ABC-The TV's Addams Family, he was nominated for an 'Emmy.' 

How Old is John Astin?

John Allen Astin was born in Baltimore, MD, on 30 March 1930. As of 2021, Astin is 91 years old and still alive.

He attended Washington & Jefferson College and subsequently Johns Hopkins University, where he majored in mathematics and drama. He was also a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity member.

Wife and Kids

Astin is a three-time married man with five sons from his first two marriages. He has three sons with his first wife, Suzanne Hahn (David, Allen, and Tom). They were married from 1956 to 1972. Astin has two with his second wife, actress Patty Duke (Sean and Mackenzie).  They were married from 1972 to 1985. While Sean is Duke's son from an earlier relationship, whom John adopted after their marriage, they have one biological son, Mackenzie.

Astin is now married to his third wife, Valerie Ann Sandobal, since 1989 and lives in Baltimore.

Who is Sean Astin's Biological Father?

Sean Astin is an American actor, director, and producer. His biological father is Michael Tell, and his mother is Patty Duke. However, he was adopted by John Astin after his marriage to Duke.

John Astin's Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Astin has a net worth of $6 million as of November 2021. He amassed his net worth through his decades-long career as an actor.

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