Sean Astin shown here with Dan Adler, Torrance Memorial Foundation board members Mike Zislis and Jeff Neu, actress and his mom health advocate Patty Duke.

Sean Astin shown here with Dan Adler, Torrance Memorial Foundation board members Mike Zislis and Jeff Neu, actress and Astin's mom health advocate Patty Duke.

Who is Sean Astin? He answered the professional side of this question on his Twitter page.

To some I will always be Mikey in The Goonies to others I’m Rudy, or Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings.

To some of us Sean Astin will be all three and more.

Many of us have stood in long lines to become a Honorary Goonie, cheered him as Rudy and absolutely adored him (stopping  just short of a stalking restraining order) as Samwise Gamgee.

His wide range of roles have as given him fans of all sorts.

Sean Astin Joins Social Media

Fan friendly Astin has joined  Facebook and Twitter. When you hop on to Facebook or Twitter, to remind Sean Astin of your undying love,  make sure you have THE Sean Astin. Facebook and Twitter
You can also link directly to his accounts from his website.

The another side of Sean Astin is dedication to his  “Passions” Astin has graciously lent his name and support to numerous charitable events.

Recently he has been working with Make A Film Foundation. An organization teaming film industry pros with terminally or critically diagnosed youth to create short film legacies and more.

Red Carpet Premiere “Deep Blue Breath” Starring Sean Astin And Mentored By Elijah Wood At Make A Film Foundation Benefit

The Feature Film Directorial Debut of Sean Astin

Sean Astin directs Number The Stars, based on the Newbery Award winning book by Lois Lowry

Number The Stars, based on the Newbery Award winning book by Lois Lowry

Find out more about “Number the Stars” on their website.

Congress

Fans have asked Astin if he would run for a political office. He is one step closer to throwing his hat in the ring by becoming the  Campaign Manager for Dan Adler for Congress

So, anyone who knows me, knows I absolutely love Politics.  Actually, I love government, but politics is a necessary evil.  I’ve campaigned with Presidential hopefuls and Members of Congress.  I’ve served as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the U.S. Army and as a member of the Presidents Council on Service and Civic Participation.  And now I face the toughest challenge ever in this arena, I am a Campaign Manager for Dan Adler for Congress.  We’ve been friends for 20 years and the members of California’s 36th District would be lucky to get him.  Click on the link if you want to learn more. Regardless, anyone who knows me knows that what I want most is for YOU to get involved.

— Sean Astin, Los Angeles, April 29, 2011

Up Coming Release
“The Witches of Oz” starring Sean Astin and Billy Boyd. Plot line: Sean Astin and Billy Boyd.
“And They’re Off ”  Sean Astin plays Dusty Plot line: A comedy centered on a failed horse trainer who desperately wants to be back in the winner’s circle.
Keep up with his film projects on his website and at  IMDB.com.

Witches of Oz trailer