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John Astin took birth on March 30, 1930, and is a legend of the American entertainment industry has made his mark as an actor, television director, and an occasional voice artist as well.
John Astin is best known for starring in the black comedy sitcom titled 'The Addams Family', where he portrayed the role of Gomez Addams. John Astin began his acting career back in 1957 when he starred in the TV series named 'Studio One', in which he played the role of a reporter.
The Baltimore, Maryland-born actor primarily acted in TV shows which included the likes 'Maverick' in which he played the role of Joe Lambert, 'Michael Shayne' where he was recognized as Mr. Woods, 'The Twilight Zone' as Charlie in the episode 'A Hundred Yards Over the Rim' in 1961. Some of the other TV shows which helped John Astin establish his career as a professional actor included 'West Side Story', 'The Addams Family', 'Dennis the Menace', 'The Pruitts of Southampton', a well-known ABC sitcom. Scroll down to learn more about the Baltimore, Maryland-born film director and actor best recognized for his part in the TV series 'The Addams Family'.
John Astin is believed to have a net worth of around $6 million.
The annual income of John Astin is unknown but is believed to significantly depend on his work as an actor and television series, and film director.
John Astin stands tall at 5 ft 11 in (180 cm).
John Astin took birth on March 30, 1930. The Baltimore, Maryland-born actor turned 92 this March 2022.
John Astin was born to Dr. Allen Varley Astin and Margaret Linnie Mackenzie and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where John lived with his parents. John Astin was earlier recognized as the son of Dr. Allen Varley Astin, who held the post of 'Director of the ‘National Board of Standards' from 1951 - 1969. John Astin was a student at Woodrow Wilson High School, where he completed his graduation in 1948. The actor was a prodigy in the field of math and took great interest in sciences, following the footsteps of his father to a large extent. John Astin later traveled to West Pennsylvania and joined the 'Washington Jefferson College' to earn a degree as a math major.
During his time at Washington Jefferson College, John Astin's life took a turn when he watched the three-act play titled 'Our Town' by Thornton Wilder as he felt uniquely inspired. During the ’50s, there were further events that shaped the future of John Astin as he joined the math department of John Hopkins University. The actor began to take up acting jobs in Baltimore and paid the least amount of attention to his studies. In 1952, the actor completed his graduation with a degree in drama.
John Astin married his first wife, Suzzane Hahn, and welcomed three sons with her. The couple got married in 1956 but parted ways in 1972 following a divorce between the two. Three of John Astin's sons with Suzzane Hahn include Tom Astin, David, and Allen. John Astin then married Patty Duke in 1972. Upon tying the knot on August 5, 1972, John Astin adopted Sean Astin, Patty's son from her previous relationship.
The couple had a child of their own on May 12, 1973, when they welcomed their youngest son, Mackenzie Astin. Upsettingly, John Astin and Patty Duke's marriage ended on November 3, 1985, as the couple filed for a divorce. Following his divorce from Patty Duke, the actor married Varie Ann Sandobal on March 19, 1989, and the couple is believed to live happily together until a date in Baltimore, Maryland.
Before John Astin established himself as a film director and actor, he was a sweeper at the 'Off-Broadway' theater in New York to stay afloat. In 1954, John Astin went on to become a part of the crew which staged the act. Moreover, John Astin was invited in 1955 for the Season 2 of the show. Following his success at Off-Broadway theater, John Astin bagged the roles of Collins and Francisco in 'Tall Story' and 'The Power and the Glory', respectively. John Astin gained massive recognition for his comic timing and was soon featured in a number of movies and television shows. John Astin is popularly recognized for having portrayed a host of eccentric characters over a long period of time. John Astin is also well known for being a part of the animated series titled 'Attacker of the Killer Tomatoes' where the American actor voiced the character of 'Dr. Putrid T. Gangreen'.
Some of the other shows which featured John Astin as their voice artist include 'The Twisted Tale of Felix the Cat' in 1995, 'The Wild Thornberrys' in 1999, 'Taz-Mania' in 1991, 'Johnny Bravo' in 1997, 'Duckman' from 1994 - 1997, 'Pinky and the Brain' in 1997, and 'Bonkers' in 1994. John Astin is believed to be a gem in the world of comedy, and the actor largely established this fame from his role as 'Glad Hand', a comic-natured social worker in the 1961 musical film 'West Side Story'. The actor gained massive fame following his role in the show 'The Addams Family', where he featured Gomez Addams, the leader or the patriarch of the family. Some of the other key characters of 'The Addams Family' were Pugsley Addams, butler Lurich, and Wednesday Addams. After his time at 'The Addams Family', John Astin featured as a guest on a host of shows primarily for his comic talent, including the likes of 'The Patridge Family', 'Night Court', 'Love American Style', 'Get Christie Love!', 'Marcus Welby MD', and 'McMillan and Wife'.
Even though there is no information about the charitable tasks undertaken by John Astin, if any, John Astin's son, Sean Astin, supports various charitable institutions and foundations such as 'Melanoma Research Foundation', 'Make A Film Foundation', 'Screen Actors Guild Foundation' and 'LEAP Foundation'.
John Astin hasn't won an award to date, but the actor once received an Oscar nomination in 1969 for 'Prelude' under the category Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects.
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