Sean Astin is a well-known actor from America is also a voice actor, producer, and director. Astin is best known for portraying the role of Samwise Gamgee in film series ‘The Lord of the Rings’. He has also successfully appeared in many other films like ‘The Goonies’, ‘Rudy’, ’50 First Dates’, and ‘Stranger Things’. Astin has appeared in many television series and has won numerous awards and nominations. Keep reading to know more about Sean Astin’s net worth in 2018.
Sean Astin Early Life
Sean Patrick Astin was born Sean Patrick Duke in Santa Monica, California on February 25, 1971, to his parents Michael Tell and Patty Duke. He was adopted by Duke’s husband John Astin.
He completed his schooling from Crossroads High School for the Arts and has received his bachelor’s degree in English and History from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also taken master classes at Los Angeles’s Stella Adler Conservatory.
In 1992, Sean Astin got married to Christine Harrell. The couple has three daughters named Isabella, Elizabeth, and Alexandra.
In 2015, he competed in the Ironman World Championship held in Hawaii. He has also finished the Dopey Challenge and has served as Democrat Dan Adler’s campaign manager. He is a vegetarian and has got a tattoo with Tengwar script. Astin supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 and 2016 presidential election campaigns.
Sean Astin Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1981, Sean Astin appeared in the television series ‘Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom’. A year later, he appeared as Charlie Hagen in ‘The Rules of Marriage’. This was followed by starring in ‘The O’Briens’ and ‘The B.R.A.T. Patrol’. In 2003, he directed an episode of ‘Angel’.
He has appeared in the main role of Mister Smith in the second season of ‘Jeremiah’. In 2005, he appeared in ‘Hercules’. In the same year, he was seen in the miniseries called ‘Into the West’. He became the narrator of ‘Meerkat Manor’ from 2005 to 2007.
Astin has guest appeared in much other television series and has also appeared in made-for-television films. In 2009, he lent his voice for the series ‘Special Agent Oso’. His other television credits include ‘Adopting Terror’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, ‘Justice League Action’, ‘Bunnicula’, and ‘Stranger Things’.
Sean Astin made his film debut in the 1985 movie ‘The Goonies’. He then went on to appear in ‘Like Father Like Son’, ‘Rudy’, ‘Harrison Bergeron’, ‘Dish Dogs’, and ‘The Last Producer’. In 2001m he starred in ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’. His other film credits are ‘Mom’s Night Out’, ‘Justice League: War’, ‘Spirit of the Forest’, and ‘The Final Season’.
Awards & Achievements
In 1994, Sean Astin was nominated for the Academy Awards for ‘Kangaroo Court’. He has won the Young Artist Award twice in his career. In 2003, he won the Screen Actors Guild Award and has also won the 2003 Saturn Awards. He is the winner of the Online Film and Television Association Awards in 2001. Other awards won by the actor include MTV Movie Awards, National Board of Review, and Visual Effects Society Awards.
Net Worth of Sean Astin
Sean Astin has an estimated net worth of more than $40 million. He made this fortune by appearing in a number of commercially successful movies. His films have done well at the box office and have also successfully appeared on television. In 2015, the actor will be seen in the film ‘Gloria’. His wealth also comes by appearing in many video games like ‘Kingdom Hearts’, ‘Lego the Lord of the Rings’, and ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’.
Sean Astin is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He found considerable success by appearing in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy. He has appeared in the main role of many sitcoms and has got fans across the world. Astin has done many voices over roles in his career.