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John Astin is a Actor and Producer American born on 30 march 1930 at Baltimore (USA)

John Astin

John Astin
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Birth name John Allen Astin
Nationality USA
Birth 30 march 1930 (89 years) at Baltimore (USA)

John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows, as well as a television director and voice artist and is best known for the roles of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family, Evil Roy Slade, and other similarly eccentric comedic characters.


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 after their marriage) and one biological (Mackenzie). Astin is currently married to Valerie Ann Sandobal and lives in Baltimore. He practices Nichiren Buddhism as a member of the worldwide Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International.

His younger brother, Alexander Astin, is a professor emeritus at UCLA.

He has six granddaughters: Alexandra, Elizabeth, Isabella, Sedona, Jaya, and Dov.

Usually with

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(1 films)
Ezio Greggio
Ezio Greggio
(1 films)
Joe Dante
Joe Dante
(2 films)
Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Astin (28 films)

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School of Life, 1h50
Directed by William Dear
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors David Paymer, Ryan Reynolds, John Astin, Kate Vernon, Alexander Pollock, Don MacKay
Roles Norman Warner
Rating64% 3.249523.249523.249523.249523.24952
At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award ceremony is held. Every year for the last 43 years, Norman Warner, fondly called Stormin' Norman, has won the award. During the ceremony, he collapses and dies, saying "Take Your shots" and "It takes more than death to kill a man", greatly confusing his son, Matt Warner. The burden of carrying the legacy falls to Matt Warner, who has always lived in the shadow of his father.
The Frighteners, 1h50
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs
Roles The Judge
Rating70% 3.5484353.5484353.5484353.5484353.548435
In 1990, architect Frank Bannister loses his wife Debra in a car accident. He gives up his profession, letting his unfinished "dream house" sit incomplete for years. Following the accident, Frank gains the power to see ghosts and befriends three: 1970s gangster Cyrus, 1950s nerd Stuart, and the Judge, a gunslinger from the Old West. The ghosts haunt houses in the area to generate work for Frank's ghostbusting business; Frank then "exorcises" the houses for a fee. Most locals see him as a con man.
The Silence of the Hams, 1h21
Directed by Ezio Greggio
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Dom DeLuise, Billy Zane, Ezio Greggio, Charlene Tilton, Joanna Pacuła, Shelley Winters
Roles The Ranger
Rating47% 2.3521352.3521352.3521352.3521352.352135
The film follows rookie detective Jo Dee Fostar (Billy Zane), on his first case. The case involves a serial killer, wanted for over 120 murders. In order to find the killer, he must enlist the help of convicted murderer Dr. Animal Cannibal Pizza (Dom Deluise). However, during the investigation, his girlfriend, Jane Wine (Charlene Tilton), is asked by her boss to take a large sum of money to the bank. Instead of doing this, she leaves town with the money. While hiding, she decides to rest at the Cemetery Motel, which is later revealed to be a cemetery named Motel after its owner, Antonio Motel. Jo must then enlist the help of Det. Balsam (Martin Balsam) and Dr. Pizza to not only find the murderer, but his missing girlfriend. All of this takes the cast on many adventures at the Cemetery Motel. In the final confrontation, most characters are revealed to be somebody else in disguise.
Stepmonster, 1h25
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Alan Thicke, George Gaynes, Ami Dolenz, Corey Feldman, Edie McClurg, John Astin
Rating51% 2.565432.565432.565432.565432.56543
A young comic book fan named Todd Dougherty is upset about his widowed father remarrying. When a series of neighbors turn up dead or missing, Todd suspects his stepmother-to-be and accuses her of being a monster. Everyone dismisses Todd's accusations as the result of an over-active imagination. As the wedding date approaches, it becomes a race against time to reveal the truth before his father ties the knot.
Killer Tomatoes Eat France!, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors John Astin, Marc Price, Angela Teamo Visser, Kevin West
Roles Prof. Mortimer Gangreen
Rating37% 1.8677551.8677551.8677551.8677551.867755
Dr. Mortimer Gangreen (John Astin) escapes from prison and has set up a base at his assistant Igor's 'Really Big Castle' located outside Paris, France, and he is still bent on global domination. Using his Killer Tomatoes, Gangreen plans to stage a second French revolution according to an old prophecy written by Nicodemus, in which the king of France (Louis XVII) will return to claim the throne. The only image of Louis XVII shows that he bears a close resemblance to Igor (Steve Lundquist), and Gangreen plans to use this to his advantage to have Igor impersonate Louis XVII to claim the throne.
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back!, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Crystal Carson, John Astin, John Witherspoon, Kevin West
Roles Jeronahew/Prof. Gangreen
Rating34% 1.7238151.7238151.7238151.7238151.723815
Police assistant Lance Boyle is a childish detective who is lumbered with worthless police cases. However, after several murders in a nearby wood that concern Killer Tomatoes, Lance finds himself working alongside Kennedy Johnson, a Tomatologist, to solve the murders.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch, 1h49
Directed by Joe Dante, Chuck Jones
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about films, Monde imaginaire, Comedy horror films
Actors Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lee
Roles Janitor
Rating63% 3.199983.199983.199983.199983.19998
After the death of his owner Mr. Wing (Keye Luke), the mogwai Gizmo (voiced by Howie Mandel) becomes the guinea pig of mad scientists working at Clamp Enterprises, an automatic state-of-the-art office building in Manhattan, run by eccentric billionaire Daniel Clamp (John Glover). At the mercy of the chief researcher Dr. Catheter (Christopher Lee), Gizmo is rescued by his friend Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) and his fiancee Katie (Phoebe Cates), both of whom work at Clamp Enterprises. Clamp quickly befriends Billy upon being impressed by his skills in concept design, also sparking the interest of Billy's superior Marla Bloodstone (Haviland Morris). Gizmo is left in the office, where water spills on his head and spawns new mogwai, including Mohawk (voiced by Frank Welker), who then has Gizmo locked in the vents. They eat after midnight, turning into gremlins.
Night Life
Night Life (1989)
, 1h29
Directed by David Acomba
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Scott Grimes, John Astin, Anthony Geary, Darcy DeMoss, Mark Pellegrino, Alan Blumenfeld
Roles Verlin Flanders
Rating57% 2.856332.856332.856332.856332.85633
Archie Melville takes a job with his Uncle Verlin at the mortuary. When the local bullies die in a car crash, they are taken to the mortuary, where they become reanimated. The bullies, now zombies, become even nastier and begin to torment Archie and his friend Charly.
Return of the Killer Tomatoes!, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Cooking films, Comedy science fiction films, Comedy horror films
Actors John Astin, Anthony Starke, George Clooney, Frank Davis, Deborah Gates
Roles Prof. Gangreen
Rating52% 2.6021052.6021052.6021052.6021052.602105
Set 10 years after the events of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (referred to as the Great Tomato War), the United States is once again safe, and tomatoes have been outlawed (although authorities still deal with "tomato smugglers" who sell to people who cannot live without ordinary tomatoes). Wilbur Finletter (Steve Peace) has been praised as a hero of the Great Tomato War and parlayed his fame into opening Finletter's Pizzeria, which serves tomato-less pizzas. Working for Wilbur is his nephew Chad Finletter (Anthony Starke) who is a delivery boy. Also with Chad is his roommate Matt Stevens (George Clooney), a suave ladies' man.
Body Slam
Body Slam (1987)
, 1h29
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Sports films
Actors Dirk Benedict, Kellie Martin, Tanya Roberts, Charles Nelson Reilly, Billy Barty, John Astin
Roles Scotty
Rating54% 2.706472.706472.706472.706472.70647
M. Harry Smilac (Dirk Benedict), once a successful music promoter, is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his sole client, the rock band Kicks. Behind on his car payments and owing a large amount to a banker, he reluctantly accepts a job finding musical acts for the fundraiser of an unpopular politician. Although not entirely happy with his new gig, Smilac finds a love interest in Candace Vandervagen (Tanya Roberts), the daughter of the politician's wealthy campaign booster.
Teen Wolf Too, 1h34
Directed by Rod Daniel, Christopher Leitch
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Teen movie
Actors Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand, James Hampton, Kathleen Freeman
Roles Dean Dunn
Rating33% 1.6558351.6558351.6558351.6558351.655835
Todd Howard (Jason Bateman), the cousin of Scott Howard, has recently been accepted into Hamilton University on a full athletic scholarship on the recommendation of Coach Bobby Finstock (Paul Sand), who was Scott's basketball coach at Beacontown High. Finstock's hope is that Todd has the family genes to become a werewolf and turn Finstock's new struggling boxing team into championship contenders. Having never been much good at sports, and because he is more interested in being a veterinarian, Todd is certain that Finstock has the wrong guy. During a meet and greet reception of school alumni, Todd has his first "wolf-out" while dancing with a seductive hostess. At first, Todd is horrified by his "family affliction", and fellow students begin to harass him. Then, during his first boxing match, after nearly getting knocked out, Todd has his second "wolf-out" only this time he is able to display his supernatural agility and strength and has a dramatic come from behind victory, thus earning the admiration of the students as well as the strict Dean Dunn (John Astin).
Mr. Boogedy
Directed by Oz Scott
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Richard Masur, Mimi Kennedy, Benji Gregory, David Faustino, Kristy Swanson, John Astin
Roles Neil Witherspoon
Rating75% 3.7544653.7544653.7544653.7544653.754465
Thrilled to finally move into a full-sized house in Lucifer Falls, New England, Carlton and Eloise Davis along with their children Jennifer, Corwin, and Aurie arrive at their new home on a dark, gloomy night. As they enter and search for a light switch, they are spooked by an old man named Neil Witherspoon who warns them about the house's tragic history telling them to beware of the Boogedy Man.
National Lampoon's European Vacation, 1h34
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Transport films, Le thème des vacances, Road movies
Actors Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively, Victor Lanoux, Eric Idle
Roles Kent
Rating61% 3.099623.099623.099623.099623.09962
The Griswold family competes in a game show called Pig in a Poke and wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Europe. In a whirlwind tour of western Europe, chaos of all sorts ensues. They stay in a fleabag London hotel with a sloppy, tattooed Cockney desk clerk (Mel Smith). While in their English rental car, a yellow Austin Maxi, Clark drives the family endlessly around the busy Lambeth Bridge Roundabout for hours, unable to maneuver his way out of traffic. His tendency to drive on the wrong side of the road causes frequent accidents, including accidentally knocking over a bicyclist (Eric Idle), who reappears throughout the film. At Stonehenge, Clark backs the car into an ancient stone monolith, toppling all the stones like dominoes, which they do not even notice as they happily leave the scene.
Halloween with the New Addams Family, 1h14
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror
Actors John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy, Lisa Loring, Ken Weatherwax
Roles Gomez Addams
Rating61% 3.097323.097323.097323.097323.09732
Gomez's brother, Pancho, is staying with the family while Gomez goes to a lodge meeting in Tombstone, Arizona. Gomez is jealous of his brother, who once courted Morticia. Halloween is nigh, and Pancho tells the legend of Cousin Shy, who distributes gifts and carves pumpkins. A gang of crooks have bugged the Addamses' home and plan to take advantage of Gomez's absence to steal the family fortune. The lead crook "Bones" Lafferty sends an associate named Mikey to investigate. Wednesday (Senior) is home from music academy, where she studies the piccolo (she breaks glass with it). Pugsley (Senior) is home from Nairobi medical school, where he is training to be a witch doctor. Mikey panics and flees after treading on the tail of the family's pet lion Kitty Kat. The crooks have a fake Gomez and Morticia to help in their plans, along with two strong-arm goons, Hercules and Atlas. Gomez returns home for the Halloween party and trimming of the scarecrow. Lafferty poses as Quincy Addams (from Boston) to get in. He has his men tie up Gomez and Morticia and his doubles take their places, confusing Pancho, who is still in love with Morticia. Lurch scares off the thugs and terrifies the assistant crook Louie the Lard (who was dressed as Little Bo Peep). Fester, trying to be nice, puts Lafferty on the rack. Lafferty tries to escape through the secret passage and steps on Kitty Kat's tail. When the police arrive upon responding to a noise complaint, Lafferty and his gang surrender. The Addams Family are then free to celebrate Halloween happily.
Freaky Friday, 1h35
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Barbara Harris, Lindsay Lohan, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Harold Gould
Roles Bill Andrews
Rating62% 3.148923.148923.148923.148923.14892
Ellen Andrews (Barbara Harris) and her daughter, Annabel Andrews (Jodie Foster) constantly quarrel. Following a disagreement on Friday the 13th, Annabel leaves to join a friend at a local diner. In sync, Annabel and Ellen (who is in the family home's kitchen) both wish aloud, "I wish I could switch places with her for just one day." Their wish comes true when they switch their bodies and subsequently lives.