John Astin

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John Astin
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Birth Name John Allen Astin
Date of Birth March 30, 1930
Spouse(s) Suzanne Hahn (1956-1972)
Patty Duke (1972-1985)
Valerie Ann Sandobal (1989-present)
Series The Addams Family
The Addams Family (animated 1992)
The New Addams Family
Movie Halloween with the New Addams Family
Role(s) Gomez Addams (1964-1966, 1972, 1977, and 1992-1993)
Grandpapa Addams (1998-1999)

John Astin (born March 30, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a veteran TV and film actor and comedian. His film and television career spans seven decades.

He starred in many of the most memorable television series of the 1960s and 1970s including I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, The Flying Nun, Gunsmoke, Night Gallery, Operation Petticoat and Batman. He also had a recurring role on the NBC-TV sitcom series Night Court in the 1980's, where he appeared as Buddy Ryan, Jugde Harry Stone's biological father.

On film, he is best-known for his roles in West Side Story, Freaky Friday, European Vacation and The Frighteners.


Astin originated the long-running role of Gomez Addams in The Addams Family. He reprised the role in The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode "Wednesday Is Missing", the television special Halloween with the New Addams Family and the 1992 animated series.

Additionally, on The New Addams Family, Astin played Grandpapa Addams.