John Astin Biography, Age, Career, Movies and Shows

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John Astin Biography

John Astin born John Allen Astin is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television series, as well as a television director and voice artist.

John Astin

John Astin Age

John was born on 30 March 1930, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He is 89 years as of 2019.

John Astin Height

He stands at a height of 1.8m

John Astin Image

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John Astin Wife| John Astin and Patty Duke

Astin has five sons; three (David, Allen and Tom) with his first wife, Suzanne Hahn; two with his second wife, actress Patty Duke – one adopted (Sean, Patty’s son from an earlier relationship, whom John adopted during their marriage) and one biological (Mackenzie). Astin is currently married to Valerie Ann Sandobal and lives in Baltimore.

John Astin Son| Sean Austin

He has one adopted son Sean Austin from his earlier relationship with Actress Patty Duke.

John Astin Young

Astin was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Margaret Linnie and Dr. Allen Varley Astin, who was the director of the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology). At that time, Astin and his family resided on Battery Lane in Bethesda, Maryland. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1952, after transferring from Washington & Jefferson College. He studied mathematics at Washington & Jefferson and then drama at Johns Hopkins; he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Johns Hopkins.

John Astin Career

Astin started in theater, making his first Broadway appearance as an understudy in Major Barbara, and also did voice-over work for commercials. His first big break in film came with a small role in West Side Story (1961).

During this period, his talent for also playing comedy was spotted by actor Tony Randall, leading to guest starring roles on the sitcom Dennis the Menace, starring Jay North, The Donna Reed Show, and Harrigan and Son, starring Pat O’Brien, the first carried on CBS and the latter two carried on ABC. In 1961, he appeared in the final episode of the ABC police drama The Asphalt Jungle. In 1962–63, Astin starred with Marty Ingels on the unusual ABC sitcom I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster, which lasted for thirty-one episodes.

From 1964 to 1966, he starred in the comedic television series The Addams Family as Gomez Addams, the head of the macabre family, based on cartoons created by Charles Addams. He later reprised the role of Gomez in the 1977 made-for-television film Halloween with the New Addams Family and voiced the role of Gomez in the animated series The Addams Family from 1992 to 1993. In the Canadian-American television series The New Addams Family, which ran from 1998 to 1999, Astin appeared as Grandpapa Addams, with the role of Gomez played by Glenn Taranto.
Astin joined the retooled The Pruitts of Southampton (re-titled The Phyllis Diller Show) for the second half of the 1966–67 season, playing Diller’s brother-in-law, Angus Pruitt. He also played the Riddler in the second season of Batman (Frank Gorshin returned for the third and final season.) He played submarine commander Matthew Sherman on the 1970s television series Operation Petticoat. He also made a notable appearance in the popular mystery series Murder, She Wrote, as the villainous Sheriff Harry Pierce. He had a recurring role on the sitcom Night Court as Buddy, eccentric former mental patient and the father of lead character Harry Stone. He also played the regular role of Ed LaSalle on the short-lived Mary Tyler Moore sitcom Mary during the 1985–86 television season. He guest starred on numerous television series too, including a Gunsmoke appearance in 1967 as Festus Haggen’s cousin Henry, Jack Palance’s ABC circus drama, The Greatest Show on Earth, Duckman and Homeboys in Outer Space.

Astin received an Academy Award nomination for Prelude, a short film that he wrote, produced and directed. He was nominated for an Ace Award for his work on Tales from the Crypt and received an Emmy Award nomination for the cartoon voice of Gomez on ABC-TV’s The Addams Family. He also voiced the character Bull Gator on the animated series Taz-Mania. Astin served for four years on the board of directors of the Writers Guild of America and has been active in community affairs in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

He has continued to work in acting, appearing in a string of Killer Tomatoes films as Professor Gangreen and as Professor Wickwire in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.. In 1996 he featured as The Judge, the ghost of an Old West gunslinger, in Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners. He also has toured the one-man play Edgar Allan Poe: Once Upon a Midnight, written by Paul Day Clemens and Ron Magid. In a December 2007 Baltimore Examiner interview, Astin said of his acting experience:

“We all struggle, and I had plenty of that, but I’ve had a great time. I’ve done hundreds of TV shows and 30 to 40 movies, and I love acting. I’m very happy having done the Poe. That’s been really terrific. ”
Astin serves as a member on the board of directors for the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts.

John Astin Teaching

Astin currently teaches both acting and directing in the Theater Arts and Studies Department at Johns Hopkins University, his alma mater. Commenting on his dual career, he said in 2007, “I don’t know one major university that has a known actor teaching every day.” He hopes to re-establish a drama major at the university, noting that he is one of only a handful to earn a drama degree from Hopkins. Astin can be seen singing and playing cowbell in a music video from JHU released in December 2009.

John Astin Night Court

He had a recurring role on the sitcom Night Court as Buddy, eccentric former mental patient and the father of lead character Harry Stone.

John Astin Twilight Zone

H eplayed the role of Charlie in the film.

John Astin Johns Hopkins

He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1952, after transferring from Washington & Jefferson College. He studied mathematics at Washington & Jefferson and then drama at Johns Hopkins; he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Johns Hopkins.

John Astin Night Gallery

The horror anthology series Night Gallery began on December 16, 1970, and ended on May 27, 1973, with three seasons and 43 episodes. It was created by Rod Serling and broadcast on NBC. This list does not include the 25 episodes of The Sixth Sense which were edited into Night Gallery for syndication. He starred as Munsch in the film.

John Astin Gilbert Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

2017

Justice League Action

Uncle Dudley

2007

Higglytown Heroes

Santa Claus

2006

My First Time

Himself

2005

School of Life

Stormin’ Norman Warner

2004

Higglytown Heroes

Santa Claus

2001

As Told By Ginger

Dave Bishop

2000

The Strip

Orson Bates

Becker

Richard Wilson

1999

Recess

The Judge

The Hughleys

Guest star

The New Addams Family

Grampapa Addams

The Wild Thornberrys

Bangaboo

Recess

Supt. Skinner

1998

The New Addams Family

Grampapa Addams

Recess

Supt. Skinner

1997

Homeboys in Outer Space

Rhymer

Johnny Bravo

Scientist 1/Blind Man

Pinky and the Brain

Grover Whalen

1996

The Nanny

The Plastic Surgeon

1995

The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

Additional Voices

Murder, She Wrote

Fritz Randall

Step by Step

George Humphries

1994–97

Duckman

Terry Duke Tetzloff

1994

Bonkers

The Mole

Burke’s Law

Guest Star

Mad About You

Himself

Step by Step

George Humphries

1993

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

Professor Wickwire

1992–93

The Addams Family

Gomez Addams

1991

Eerie Indiana

Radford

Taz-Mania

Bull Gator

Father Dowling Mysteries

Manager of Gun Club

They Came from Outer Space

Neville Nessen

Tales from the Crypt

Nelson Halliwell

1990

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Dr. Putrid T. Gangreen

1989

The Saint: The Blue Dulac

George Lafosse

1988

Charles in Charge

Uncle Joe

Webster

Uncle Charles

1987

St. Elsewhere

Kevin

The Charmings

Jack/The Devil

Webster

Uncle Charles

1986–90

Night Court

Former Mental Patient Buddy Ryan

1986

Mr. Boogedy

Neil Witherspoon

1985–86

Mary

Ed LaSalle

1985

Riptide

Baxter Bernard

Otherworld

Akin

Murder, She Wrote

Harry Pierce

1984

The Facts of Life

Vito Miles

Diff’rent Strokes

C.W.

Murder, She Wrote

Ross Hayley

Night Court

Kenny

Simon & Simon

Uncle Ray Simon

1978

Insight

Guest star

The Love Boat

Dave, The Hermit

Fantasy Island

Charles D. Preston

1977–78

Operation Petticoat

Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Sherman

1977

Halloween with the New Addams Family

Gomez Addams

1976

Police Story

Dr. Milford

1975– 1979

Welcome Back, Kotter

Museum curator

1975

The Dream Makers

Manny Wheeler

1974

Insight

Guest star

Only with Married Men

Dr. Harvey Osterman

1973

The Partridge Family

Sydney Rose

Circle of Fear

Fred Colby

Insight

Guest Star

1972–73

McMillan & Wife

Sykes

1972

Insight

Guest star

1972

Night Gallery

Munsch

1971

The Odd Couple

Beau Buffingham

Night Gallery

Jonathon

Night Gallery

Randy Miller

1969

Bonanza

Abner Willoughby

1968

Death Valley Days

Jesse Martin

1967

The Pruitts of Southampton

Rudy Pruitt

Batman

The Riddler

The Wild Wild West

Count Nikolai Sazanov

The Flying Nun

Father Lundigan

Gunsmoke

Henry Haggen

1964–66

The Addams Family

Gomez Addams

1962–63

I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster

Harry Dickens

1962

77 Sunset Strip (1958-1964 TV series)

Martin Grosch

Ben Casey

Nat Morris

1961

The Twilight Zone

Charlie

1960

Maverick

Joe Lambert

John Astin Movies

Year

Title

Role

2015

Starship II: Rendezvous with Ramses

Professor Peabody

2006

What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole

Dr. Quantum

1996

The Frighteners

The Judge

1994

The Silence of the Hams

The Ranger

Huck and the King of Hearts

Zach

1993

Stepmonster

Minister

1991

Killer Tomatoes Eat France

Professor Mortimer Gangreen

1990

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Janitor

Killer Tomatoes Strike Back

Professor Mortimer Gangreen

1989

Night Life

Uncle Verlin

1988

Return of the Killer Tomatoes

Professor Mortimer Gangreen

1987

Teen Wolf Too

Dean Dunn

Body Slam

Scotty the car dealer

1985

National Lampoon’s European Vacation

Kent Winkdale (host of “Pig in a Poke”)

1976

Freaky Friday

Bill Andrews

1973

The Brothers O’Toole

Michael O’Toole / Desperate Ambrose Littleberry

1972

Un secuestro de locura

Star

Evil Roy Slade

Evil Roy Slade

Get to Know Your Rabbit

Mr. Turnbull

Every Little Crook and Nanny

Vito Garbugli

Wacky Taxi

Pepper

1971

Bunny O’Hare

Ad

1969

Viva Max!

Sergeant Valdez

1968

Candy

Daddy / Uncle Jack

1967

The Spirit Is Willing

Dr. Frieden

1963

Move Over Darling

Clyde Prokey

The Wheeler Dealers

SEC official

1962

That Touch of Mink

Mr. Everett Beasley

1961

West Side Story

Glad Hand, Social Worker Leading Dance

1960

The Pusher

Detective

John Astin Net worth

John has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

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