Who Is Sean Astin's Real Father? His Family & Personal Life Info

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Who Is Sean Astin's Real Father? His Family & Personal Life Info

American actor Sean Astin debuted in 1985 with Steven Spielberg's movie, The Goonies, in which he played a character named Mikey.

Following that, the actor has appeared in a variety of roles in movies like Rudy (1993) and the Academy Award-winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). 

Age, Parents Details 

The actor was born as Sean Patrick Duke on 25th February 1971 in Santa Monica, California, USA. His mother is actress Patty Duke.

The identity of his biological father was a mystery at the time of his birth. 

Patty had just annulled her marriage with Michael Tell and come out of a relationship with Desi Arnaz Jr.; so, the question of who actually was the father of her child remained unanswered. 

However, the actress finally cleared the confusion by revealing an affair with John Astin and stating that Sean was indeed his child. John Astin was married at that time, but he divorced his wife and married Patty eventually. He then gave his surname to the child. 

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But, when Sean was fourteen years old, his mother confessed that Desi was the birth father. This led Sean to meet Desi, and the two bonded very well. 

It was not until when Sean met Michael Tell's relative that he found out about his biological father. Michael's relative suggested that they were related, and Sean's curiosity led him to go for a DNA paternity test. 

The paternity test revealed that Michael was the biological father of Sean. 

In 2001, the actor had this to say to PEOPLE

If you want to know who I am, John Astin is my father, Michael Tell is my biological father.

Finally, Sean has maintained a good relationship with all three men: Michael, John, and Desi. 

Sean Astin's Personal Life Details

Sean has been married to Christine Astin since 11th July 1992.


Sean Astin poses with wife Christine Astin at their wedding day on 11th July 1992 (Photo: Ali Astin's Instagram)

The two first met when Christine began to work at a talent and production agency called Lava Entertainment in Los Angeles, which Sean founded. 

Further, Sean and Christine exchanged their wedding vows on 11th July 1992 at his mom's Idaho farm.

The couple is blessed with three daughters: Ali Astin- born on 27th November 1996, Elizabeth Louise Astin- born on 6th August 2002, and Isabella Louise Astin- born on 22nd July 2005. 

Who Is Christine Astin?

Sean's wife, Christine, is Miss Teen Indiana (1984). She is most recognized for her work as an Academy Award-nominated producer of Kangaroo Court (1994). Christine is also well known for her position as Vice President and CFO of Lava Entertainment.

She was born as Christine Louise Harrell on 12th September 1967 to Nancy Miller and Frank Harrell in Indiana, USA. 

Facts About Sean Astin Including Net Worth, Height

  • Sean enjoys a net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth
  • His height extends to 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters).
  • He attended UCLA and graduated from there with a BA in History and a BA in English in 1997. 
  • His eldest daughter, Ali Astin, is also an actress. 
  • He published a memoir titled There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale in 2004. 
  • Sean was cast as Bob Newby in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things (2017 - 2019).
  • His Zodiac sign is Pisces.