From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Astin Born John Allen Astin March 30, 1930 (age 87) Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Residence Baltimore, Maryland Alma mater Washington & Jefferson College Johns Hopkins University Occupation Actor, voice actor, television director Years active 1957–present Home town Baltimore, Maryland Television The Addams Family Night Court Spouse(s) Suzanne Hahn (m. 1956–1972) Patty Duke (m. 1972–1985) Valerie Ann Sandobal (m. 1989) Children 5, including Mackenzie and Sean Astin Parent(s) Allen V. Astin Margaret Astin Relatives Alexander Astin (brother) John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television series, as well as a television director and voice artist. He is especially remembered for starring as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (1964–1966), reprising the role in the television film Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977) and the animated series The Addams Family (1992–1993). Notable film projects include West Side Story (1961), That Touch of Mink (1962), Move Over Darling (1963), Freaky Friday (1976), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985), Teen Wolf Too (1987) and The Frighteners (1996). His second wife was actress Patty Duke and he is the adoptive father of Duke's son, actor Sean Astin. Astin was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his directorial debut, the comedic short Prelude (1968).