John Astin has become a pop-culture icon through numerous appearances in quirky, darkly humorous shows, including television's The Addams Family, Eerie Indiana, Evil Ray Slade and Tales From The Crypt, for which he received an ACE nomination. Among Astin's feature films are Academy Award-winning Westside Story, National Lampoon s European Vacation, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Silence Of The Hams, Candy and Nightlife. He received an Academy Award nomination for his debut as writer, director and producer of Prelude. He appears as a voice actor on such shows as Tazmania, Duckman and The Killer Tomatoes. More recently he toured as Edgar Allan Poe in the solo show, Once Upon Midnight.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
John Astin Facts
|Birthday||March 30, 1930 (89)|
|Birthplace||Baltimore, Maryland, USA|