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Sean Astin
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Astin in 2014
Born
Sean Patrick Duke

February 25, 1971 (1971-02-25) (age 49)
Education Los Angeles Valley College
University of California, Los Angeles (BA)
Occupation Actor, voice actor, director, producer
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s)
Christine Harrell (m. 1992)
Children 3
Parent(s)
Relatives Mackenzie Astin (half-brother)

Sean Patrick Astin ( Duke; born February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, director, and producer. His acting roles include Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003), Mikey Walsh in The Goonies (1985), Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger in Rudy (1993), Doug Whitmore in 50 First Dates (2004), and Bob Newby in the second and third seasons of Stranger Things (2017–2019).

Astin married Christine Harrell on July 11, 1992. They have three daughters, Alexandra (born November 27, 1996), Elizabeth (born August 6, 2002) and Isabella (born July 22, 2005), all with the same middle name of Louise.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Goonies, TheThe Goonies Mikey Walsh
1987 Like Father Like Son Clarence / Trigger
White Water Summer Alan
1989 War of the Roses, TheThe War of the Roses Josh Rose (age 17)
Staying Together Duncan McDermott
1990 Memphis Belle Sergeant Richard "Rascal" Moore
1991 Toy Soldiers William Tepper
Willies, TheThe Willies Michael
1992 Where the Day Takes You Greg
Encino Man Dave Morgan
1993 Rudy Daniel Ruettiger
1994 Safe Passage Izzy Singer
1995 Low Life, TheThe Low Life Andrew
Harrison Bergeron Harrison Bergeron
1996 Courage Under Fire Patella
1997 Wag the Dog Singer Uncredited
1998 Boy Meets Girl Mike
Bulworth Gary
1999 Deterrence Ralph
Kimberly Bob
2000 Dish Dogs Morgan
Last Producer, TheThe Last Producer Bo Pomerantz
Icebreaker Matt Foster
Sky Is Falling, TheThe Sky Is Falling Mr. Schwartz
2001 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Samwise Gamgee
2002 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004 Balto III: Wings of Change Kodi Voice
Elvis Has Left the Building Aaron
50 First Dates Doug Whitmore
2005 Smile Mike Matthews
Bigger Than the Sky Ken Zorbell
Slipstream Stuart Conway Direct-to-DVD
Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Kip Kipling
Borderland Randall
Thanks to Gravity Coach Amal Direct-to-DVD
2006 What Love Is George Direct-to-VOD
Asterix and the Vikings Justforkix English dub
Click Bill
2007 Final Season, TheThe Final Season Kent Stock
2008 Forever Strong Marcus
Spirit of the Forest Furi Voice
2009 Stay Cool Big Girl Direct-to-VOD
2011 Demoted Mike Direct-to-VOD
2012 Boobathon Takin Mastuhmik
Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea Stuart Direct-to-DVD
2013 Freemason, TheThe Freemason Leon Weed Direct-to-DVD
2014 Justice League: War Shazam Voice
Boys of Abu Ghraib Staff Sergeant Tanner Direct-to-VOD
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero Porter Direct-to-DVD
Moms' Night Out Sean
Video Games: The Movie Narrator Documentary
Ribbit Ribbit Voice
Hero of Color City, TheThe Hero of Color City Horatio Voice
Surface, TheThe Surface Mitch Direct-to-VOD
2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Shazam Voice
Do You Believe? Dr. Farell
Woodlawn Hank
Checkmate Dyson
2016 Do-Over, TheThe Do-Over Ted-O
Range 15 Grigsby
Unleashed Carl
2017 Bad Kids of Crestview Academy Headmaster Nash
Dead Ant Art
Espionage Tonight Sam Jacobson
Lears, TheThe Lears Tom Cornwall
2018 Gloria Bell Jeremy
TBA Adverse Frankie

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Please Don't Hit Me, Mom Brian Reynolds
1982 Rules of Marriage, TheThe Rules of Marriage Charlie Hagen
1985 O'Briens, TheThe O'Briens The Son
1986 B.R.A.T. Patrol, TheThe B.R.A.T. Patrol Leonard Kinsey
2003 Angel N/A Director (episode: "Soulless")
2003–2004 Jeremiah Mister Smith Main role (Season 2)
2004 Higglytown Heroes Pix the Elf Guest voice role (1 episode)
2005 Hercules Linus Main role
2005 Into The West Martin Jarrett Miniseries
2005–2007 Meerkat Manor Narrator Seasons 1–3
2006 24 Lynn McGill Main role (Season 5)
2007 Masters of Science Fiction Charlie Kramer Episode: "Watchbird"
2007 Monk Paul Buchanan Episode: "Mr. Monk Is At Your Service"
2007 My Name Is Earl Salesman Episode: "Get a Real Job"
2008 Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic Twoflower Movie
2008 Law & Order Pastor Hensley Episode: "Angelgrove"
2009–2012 Special Agent Oso Agent Oso Voice role (22 episodes)
2011 Love's Christmas Journey Mayor Wayne Movie
2012 NCIS Tyler Elliot Episode: "The Tell"
2012 Adopting Terror Tim Movie
2012 Dorothy and the Witches of Oz Frack Miniseries
2012 Hollywood Treasure Himself Episode: "Riddler Rudy and the Ruby Slippers"
2012 Franklin and Bash Viper Episode: "Viper"
2012 Alphas Mitchell 2 episodes
2012–2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael Voice role
2013 Santa Switch Eddie Movie
2014 Strain, TheThe Strain Jim Kent Main role
2015;
2017
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Blaze Voice role; 4 episodes
2016 Loud House, TheThe Loud House Loni Voice role; Episode: "One of the Boys"
2016 Librarians, TheThe Librarians Kirby Goulding Episode: "And the Tears of a Clown"
2016–2018 Justice League Action Billy Batson / Shazam Voice role
Bunnicula Chester Voice role
2017–2019 Stranger Things Bob Newby 10 episodes
2018–present Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, TheThe Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Narrator
2019 Big Bang Theory, TheThe Big Bang Theory Dr. Pemberton Episodes: "The Confirmation Polarization," "The Laureate Accumulation," & "The Plagiarism Schism"
2019 No Good Nick Ed Main role
2019 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Sergeant Knox Episode: "Ticking Clocks"
2019 Supergirl Pete Andrews Episode: "Blurred Lines"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Kingdom Hearts Hercules English version
2003 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Samwise Gamgee
2004 Men of Valor Pat 'Mouth' Hodges
2006 Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king Samwise Gamgee
2010 Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest, TheThe Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest
2012 Lego The Lord of the Rings Archive recordings
2013 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael
2015 Lego Dimensions Samwise Gamgee
2016 Minecraft: Story Mode Reginald

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result
1985 Young Artist Awards Best Starring Performance by a Young Actor – Motion Picture The Goonies Won
1989 Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture Staying Together Won
1991 Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture Toy Soldiers Nominated
1994 Academy Awards Best Live Action Short Film Kangaroo Court Nominated
2001 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Nominated
2002 MTV Movie Awards MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team (shared with Elijah Wood and Gollum/Andy Serkis) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Won
Visual Effects Society Best Performance by an Actor in an Effects Film (shared with Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis) Won
Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2003 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Won
National Board of Review Best Cast Won
Online Film & Television Association Best Ensemble Won
Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won
Visual Effects Society Outstanding Male or Female Actor Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Nominated
2014 Utah Film Awards Best Actor The Freemason Won

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