John Astin

John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and studied mathematics. However he discovered a passion for the theater and began performing in minor plays and doing voice-over work for commercials. He appeared in several films before being cast as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family.

Known For


Cast Credits

Becker (1998)
Guest starring as Richard Wilson
Rebel Highway (1994)
Guest starring as Fred / Minute Man
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993)
Guest starring as Prof. Albert Wickwire (7 episodes)
Charles in Charge (1984)
Guest starring as Uncle Joe
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Guest starring as Harry Pierce (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Ross Hayley
The Love Boat (1977)
Guest starring as David P. Crothers (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Michael Sawyer (2 episodes)
McMillan & Wife (1971)
Starring as Sykes
The Odd Couple (1970)
Guest starring as Beau Buffingham
The Addams Family (1964)
Starring as Gomez Addams (64 episodes)
The Twilight Zone (1959)
Guest starring as Charlie

Crew Credits

Mr. Merlin (1981)
Episode crew as Director
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Oct 7, 1981)