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John Astin

John Astin


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Born: March 30, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: Cast ...


Made stage debut in a revival of "The Threepenny Opera" at the Theatre de Lys in New York City
Made Broadway stage debut in a revival of "Major Barbara" at the Martin Beck Theatre
Feature film debut, "West Side Story"
First TV series: Played role of Harry Dickens on the ABC sitcom, "I'm Dickens...He's Fenster"
Played best-known TV role as Gomez Addams on the ABC sitcom, "The Addams Family"
Played the recurring role of cousin Rudy on the ABC sitcom, "The Pruitts of Southampton" (series name changed to the "The Phyllis Diller Show" midway during its run)
Produced and directed a short film, "Prelude", which received an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Subject
First TV-movie, "Two on a Bench"
Earliest TV directing credits, helming episodes of "McMillan and Wife" and "Night Gallery"
Last feature film for over a decade, "Freaky Friday"
Reprised role of Gomez Addams for the TV-movie, "The Addams Family"
Starred as Captain Matthew Sherman on the ABC sitcom, "Operation Petticoat", based on the 1959 hit movie; also directed some episodes
Played role of Ed LaSalle on the CBS sitcom, "Mary"
Played recurring role of Buddy Ryan on the NBC sitcom, "Night Court"
Returned to feature film work with roles in "Teen Wolf Too" and "Body Slam"
First created the role of Professor Gangrene for the spoof feature, "Return of the Killer Tomatoes"
Played role of Radford on the short-lived NBC fantasy series, "Eerie, Indiana"
Provided the voice of Gomez Addams for the ABC animated children's series, "The Addams Family"
Played recurring role of Professor Wickwire on the Fox Network's comedy-Western series, "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr."
Toured in one-man show "Edgar Allen Poe: Once Upon a Midnight"

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