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Sean Astin News, Pictures, and Videos | TMZ.com Got A Tip? Email Or Call (888) 847-9869 Sign In / Register News Sports Videos Photos Celebs Tours Store Watch TMZ SIGN IN By logging into TMZ, I agree to the Warner Bros Terms of Use and Privacy Policy Remember Me Forgot Password? REGISTER WHEN TO WATCH IN TMZ TMZ LIVE TMZ SPORTS FS1 M-T-Th-F: 9:00 PM PST W: 9:30 PM PST Donald Trump -- Presidential Football Fan Guess Which Beach Babe Slayed In This Monokini Photo Kardashians To Blac Chyna -- Marrying Rob Doesn't Equal Name Profit Pass Instagram's Christmas-Lovin' Cats ... See The Festive Felines Kirk Douglas -- I'm Still Spartacus ... Celebrates 100th Home Celebs Sean Astin Sean Astin Powered by imdb Sean Astin is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies, for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy, and for his role as the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.Astin was born Sean Patrick Duke on February 25, 1971 in Santa Monica, California. His mother was actress Patty Duke. At the time of his birth, his biological father was believed to be entertainer Desi Arnaz Jr., but Astin discovered through a DNA test in the 1990s that his biological father is music promoter Michael Tell, who was married to Patty Duke in 1970. Sean was raised by his stepfather, actor John Astin, who married Patty Duke in 1972 and whose surname Sean took. Sean's mother was of Irish and more distant German ancestry, and Sean's biological father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent.At age nine, Sean starred with his mother in the after-school special Please Don't Hit Me, Mom. Followed by Sean's feature debut The Goonies and since then, he has had a steady stream of roles. Starring in Toy Soldiers, Where the Day Takes You, Rudy and Harrison Bergeron. He directed and co-produced the short film Kangaroo Court, which was nominated in the best short film category at The 67th Annual Academy Awards. Sean's adoptive father John Astin was nominated for the same award in 1969.Politically, Sean has been very active having served in two non-partisan Presidential appointments. Sean also hosts a live weekly 2 hour in-studio bi-partisan political radio talk show, 'Vox Populi Radio' which was made possible by a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2013.In 2004, Sean broke into the publishing world and authored the NY Times Best Selling release of There and Back Again a memoir of his film career (co-written with Joe Layden).Sean attended Crossroads High School for the Arts and studied with the famous Stella Adler. He graduated with honors from UCLA; B.A. in History & B.A. in English American Literature and Culture. Sean is married to Christine Astin, his co-producer on Kangaroo Court. The couple lives in Los Angeles.   See full bio on IMDb » LATEST STORIES    Sean Astin Best Sports Movie Of All Time Is NOT 'Rudy' [Update: Yes It Is] 11:14 AM PT -- We just received the following statement from Sean ...  "I'm calling in to amend the record. I think that the greatest movie of all time, not just sports movie, but the number…  READ MORE > - 5/8/2014 7:45 AM PDT Sean Astin A 'Goonies' Sequel? COUNT ME IN!!! Sean Astin is down for a "Goonies" sequel ... just tell him where and when.TMZ started a firestorm of "Goonies" sequel talk over the weekend when director Richard Donner told us he wants to bring…  READ MORE > - 977 days ago Advertisement AROUND THE WEB ZergNet Sean AstinVIDEOS Sean Astin: Training For Ironman! Sean Astin -- Best Sports Movie Of All Time ... Is NOT 'Rudy' Sean Astin -- A 'Goonies' Sequel? COUNT ME IN!!! Around The Web Governor Joe Piscopo? Comedian eyes run in New Jersey Bristol Palin is expecting baby number 3: 'We can't wait!' Chris Pratt reveals how he gets ready for nude scenes Man Rules: The Christmas Gift You Must Get If You Love Somebody But Don't Want to… Dakota Johnson Porn in Shades and Other Fine Things to Ogle Maisie Williams Japanese Spa Facebook Photos (So Damn Hot!) John Cena Shares The Secrets Of His Puzzling Instagram Account On 'SNL' John Cena Looks At The World Through Donald Trump’s Eyes On 'SNL' 'SNL's' Angela Merkel Is Not Happy Donald Trump Is Time's 'Person Of The Year' Nikki Madurris From LOVE AND HIP HOP Just Got A NEW ROUND Of BUTT Injections . . .… NEW COUPLE ALERT: Check Out Rapper TORY LANEZ New Girlfriend. . . She Looks Like A… MTO EXCLUSIVE: Malika Haqq And Ronnie From JERSEY SHORE . . . Are FAKING Their… Joe Manganiello Heats Up the Kitchen with Pal Armie Hammer! Fergie Loses Battle with the NYC Wind, But Still Looks Great! Jennifer Garner's Smile Is Bringing Us Happiness This Weekend Check Out The Hottest GIFs From The ‘Baywatch’ Trailer A Kendall Jenner-Only Gallery From The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Running Collection Of The Hottest Images From The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 13