Sean Astin - Updated Jun 2024

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Sean Astin

Sean Astin is one of the most famous and prominent American actors and directors. In addition, Sean Astin is also a producer.  Also, he is famous for his roles such as Samwise Gamgee in The Lost of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003), Mikey Walsh in The Goonies  (1985), and so on. Let us know more about the actor’s profession as well as his personal life.

Early Life

Sean Astin was born on February 25, 1971. Most of the time,  his birthplace is in Santa Monica, California.  The name of their parents is Patty Duke and Michael Tell. Presently, he is 53 years old. According to his date of birth, his zodiac sign is Pisces. And, Astin belongs to American nationality. On the other hand, he is of German and Irish ancestry.

Nevertheless, it was considered to be it was erroneously reported that entertainer Desi Arnaz Jr. was his biological father.  During that time,  Duke also had a personal relationship with Michael Tell, a writer, music promoter, and the publisher of the newspaper The Las Vegas Israelite. His siblings are Mackenzie Astin, David Astin, Kevin Pearce, and Tom Astin.

Talking about his educational background, he has attended several education institutes. Some of them are the University of California, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Valley College. Also, he went to Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences.  And, he attended Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Sean Astin – Professional Life and Career

Talking about his initial professional career, his first acting role was in a 1981 television movie titled Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom. His film debuted at the age of 13 as Mikey in The Goonies (1985).

After the movie,  The Goonies, Astin has his appearance in numerous movies. These include the Disney-made-for-TV movie, The B.R.A.T. Patrol, opposite Nia Long, Tim Thomerson, and Brian Keith. Additionally,  his further movies are White Water Summer, Like Father Like Son  (1987), the World War II film Memphis Belle (1990), Toy Soldiers (1991), and Encino Man (1992). Also,  his further projects include the college football biopic Rudy (1993).  In the year 1994, he directed as well as co-produced the short film Kangaroo Court.

Simultaneously, he continued to appear in moreover films throughout the 1990s. It includes the Showtime science fiction film, Harrison Bergeron  (1995), the Gulf War film Courage Under Fire (1996), and the Warren Beatty political satire Bulworth (1998). During the early 2000s,  Astin played Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, consisting of The Fellowship of the Ring  (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003).

Because of his work in Kangaroo Court, he has been able to achieve an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film. Based on some sources, Sean’s estimated net worth is more or less $10 million. However, other annual salaries, personal belongings, and other endorsements are unavailable.

Sean Astin – Personal Life

The talented actor, Sean Astin tied the knot with Christine Harrell. They married on June 11,  1992. Altogether, the couple shares three daughters in total.  The name of their daughters is Alexandra, Elizabeth, and Isabella. All of them have the middle name, Louise. Alexandra was born in November 1996.  On the other hand, Elizabeth was born in August 2002. Similarly, Isabell was born in July 2005.

Sean Astin and his daughter

Caption: Sean Astin and his daughter (Source: Instagram)

As Elanor Hamgee, his kid, Alexandra had a small cameo role in The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King. It was the character of  Astin’s daughter and appears in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy as Ethel Balducci. Earlier, the actor does not seem to have earlier and past relationships.

Sean Astin – Body Measurements

In regards to his body measurements, Sean Astin’s exact height is 5 feet and 7 inches. By the same token, his exact weight is 74 kg.  Similarly, he is dark brown.  His eye color is brown.  However, his other information such as his exact body measurements, shoe size, dress size, and chest size is inaccessible.

Sean Astin Body Measurements

Caption: Sean Astin Body Measurements (Source: Instagram)

 Social Media

Likewise,  the actor is quite active on social media platforms. On Instagram, he has over 510k followers with the username @seanastin. And, he has about 1 million followers and his username on Facebook is Sean Astin. People can find him on Twitter as @SeanAstin with over 430.1k followers on it.