Sean Patrick Duke,
known professionally as Sean Astin
is an American actor, voice actor, director, and producer who is best known for his roles as Samwise Gamgee
in the Lord of the Rings
film trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies
, the titular character
, Doug in 50 First Dates
, Twoflower in Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic,
Jim Kent in the first season of The Strain
, and Bob Newby in the second season of Stranger Things
. He also voiced Raphael
in the 2012
series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
in Balto III: Wings of Change
For Disney, he voiced Hercules in Kingdom Hearts, (replacing Tate Donovan), the titular character in the Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior original series Special Agent Oso, and Blaze in Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. He also played Dave Morgan in Encino Man. He is now starring in the new Netflix sitcom No Good Nick alongside Melissa Joan Hart.
He is the adopted son of John Astin
Sean Astin speaks at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Sean Astin speaks at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.
Sean Astin visiting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in November 2017.