About John Astin
John Astin is a popular and successful actor. He is also one of the richest of them as the total estimate of the current John Astin net worth reaches a sum of 6 million dollars. He has had roles in many movies as well as TV shows. In addition to being an actor, John Astin is a voice artist and TV director and these two careers have also increased the overall amount of John Astin net worth. John Astin can be mostly remembered for his role as Gomez Addams which he played in the production called “The Addams Family”. John Astin is also known for his marriage with actress Patty Duke. In 1968, John Astin appeared as a director for the first time when he worked on the short comedy called “Prelude”. His work was noticed as he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
The actor was born in 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland. His father is Dr. Allen Varley Astin, the director of the National Bureau of Standards. In 1952, John Astin became a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. Also, he was studying at Washington & Jefferson College. In the former institution, he was attending drama lessons, and in the latter one, he studied mathematics.
John Astin started his acting career as a theatre performer and this involvement also began to increase the total amount of John Astin net worth. At first, he was chosen to be an understudy in the Broadway play called “Major Barbara”. At the same time, John Astin was appearing as a voice actor in some TV commercials.
In 1961, the actor started to appear in films, with his first one being “West Side Story”. Then, John Astin appeared as a guest in various TV shows and series, including “The Donna Reed Show”, “Dennis the Menace” and “Harrigan and Son”. In 1961, the actor had a role in the last episode of the series called “The Asphalt Jungle”. In the period of 1962-1963, he was appearing in the sitcom on ABC called “I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster”.
In 1964, he was chosen for his most known role, that being as Gomez Addams in the production called “The Addams Family”. In 1998, John Astin played the part of Grandpapa Addams in the TV show called “The New Addams Family”. His previous part of Gomez Addams was given to Glenn Taranto. Therefore, his work in these productions has also increased the overall amount of John Astin net worth.
In the 1970s, he continued his TV appearances with his role as submarine commander Matthew Sherman in the TV series called “Operation Petticoat”. In addition, the actor got the role of the villainous Sheriff Harry Pierce in the series called “Murder, She Wrote”. Moreover, the actor played a recurring character named Buddy in the TV series called “Night Court”. In the period of 1985-1986, John Astin appeared in the short lived show called “Mary”, in which he played the part of Ed LaSalle. Therefore, all of these appearances have made his name well known and recognized.