John Astin was born on March 30, 1930 in Baltimore,
John's father, Allen Astin, was the 5th Director
of the National Bureau of Standards. John is the father of
actors Sean and Mackenzie Astin. Grandfather of actress Alexandra
and Elizabeth Louise Astin.
Three generations of his family have worked
with director Peter Jackson John appeared in THE FRIGHTENERS,
while his son Sean appeared in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Sean's real-life daughter, Alexandra, played
the daughter of his character in THE RETURN OF THE KING.
John Astin's other notable credits include...