John Astin Biography

Birthday: 1930-03-30
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series "The Addams Family" (1964), John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and studied mathematics. However he discovered a passion for the theater and began performing in minor plays and doing voice-over work for commercials. He first got noticed in a small role in West Side Story (1961), then appeared in several other films before being cast as "Gomez Addams". While "The Addams Family" was initially a huge hit, its popularity petered out after two years, and Astin moved on to other work including the offbeat Bunny O'Hare (1971), playing a grizzled but not particularly bright gunfighter in the western spoof Evil Roy Slade (1972) (TV), an appearance in the Disney comedy Freaky Friday (1976) and dual roles in European Vacation (1985). He has since lent his comedic talents to numerous appearances as "Dr. Gangreen" in several corny "Killer Tomato" movies, and has contributed his voice to recreate "Gomez Addams" in the animated series "The Addams Family" (1992), and then played "Grandpa Addams" in the short-lived TV series "The New Addams Family" (1998). In addition, Astin has contributed voices to several animated shows, and still regularly appears in films.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
I'm Dickens--He's Fenster 1962 Comedy
I'm Dickens He's Fenster Harry Dickens 1962 Comedy
The Mouse Factory 1971 Animation
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 1972 Comedy
Mary Ed LaSalle 1985 - 1986
Neighbourhood Blues Randy Miller 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
That Touch of Mink Mr. Everett Beasley 1962 Comedy, Romance
Move Over, Darling Clyde Prokey 1963 0
The Wheeler Dealers 1963 Comedy
Viva Max! Sgt. Valdez 1969
Evil Roy Slade Evil Roy Slade 1972 0
Get to Know Your Rabbit 1972
Body Slam Scotty 1987 Comedy, Music, Sport
Teen Wolf Too 1987 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Return of the Killer Tomatoes 1988 Comedy, Horror, Sci Fi
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back Jeronahew 1990
Killer Tomatoes Eat France Prof. Mortimer Gangreen 1991
Huck and the King of Hearts Zach 1994 Adventure
The Silence of the Hams The Ranger 1994 Comedy, Thriller
The Frighteners The Judge 1996 Reality Tv
Starship II: Rendezvous with Ramses Professor Peabody 2013 Comedy
School of Life 2017 0, 0