• The Surface
  • Moms’ Night Out
  • Boys of Abu Ghraib
  • The Freemason
  • The Color of Magic
  • And They’re Off!
  • Stay Cool
  • Borderland
  • The Final Season
  • Smile
  • Bigger Than the Sky
  • Slipstream
  • Fifty First Dates
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Bulworth
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Rudy
  • Where the Day Takes You
  • Encino Man
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Memphis Belle
  • The Goonies


  • The Strain
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Santa Switch
  • Adopting Terror
  • Special Agent Oso
  • NCIS
  • Law & Order
  • Meerkat Manor
  • Masters of Science Fiction
  • My Name Is Earl
  • Monk
  • 24
  • Into the West
  • Hercules
  • Las Vegas
  • Jeremiah
  • Harrison Bergeron

Sean Astin has appeared in dozens of motion pictures. His first major appearance in a feature film was as “Mikey Walsh” in  The Goonies, one of the most popular kids’ adventure films of all time. In Where the Day Takes You, his portrayal of a strung out homeless kid on the streets of Hollywood marked a dramatic evolution in his career. Then, in 1993, he starred in TriStar Pictures’ Rudy, which established him as a working-class hero and an inspirational role model to people around the world.  He is known worldwide as Samwise Gamgee in New Line Cinema’s blockbuster trilogy The Lord of the Rings, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s immensely popular books.

Other notable performances have been with Brendan Fraser in Encino ManMemphis Belle with Matthew Modine and Eric Stoltz, HBO’s sci-fi movie Harrison Bergeron, Safe Passage with Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard,  Boy Meets Girl, and Toy Soldiers. 

Recent roles include the dad Sean in the comedy Moms’ Night Out, a detective in The Freemason, a tough sergeant in Boys of Abu Ghraib, and a troubled man in The Surface. Sean voices the titular frog in the animated feature film Ribbit, set in the Amazon rain forest, narrates the documentary Remember the Sultana, and has several other film projects in production.

Sean Astin started his television career in 1981 in the TV movie Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom costarring with his mother Patty Duke, and  is still going strong today. In television, Sean guest-starred as Lynn McGill throughout the fifth season of the Fox drama 24. He also appeared in the made-for-TV films Hercules and The Color of Magic (co-starring with David Jason) and in episodes of MonkLas VegasMy Name is Earl (in which he parodied his 1993 film Rudy with co-stars Charles S. Dutton and Chelcie Ross). He has had guest spots in Law & Order and NCIS. He also played the enigmatic Mister Smith on the second season of the Showtime series Jeremiah.

He stars in the FX vampire horror series The Strain, in which he plays a CDC administrator investigating and trying to control the vampire outbreak.

Sean’s career has also expanded to include voice-over roles. He narrated the American version of the Animal Planet series Meerkat Manor, and voiced the title character in the animated Disney Channel series Special Agent Oso.

Sean voices Raphael in the ever popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series on Nickelodeon, currently airing its third season while season four is in production.