• Sean Astin was born in Santa Monica, California in 1971
• His mother was the famous actress Patty Duke
• Sean Astin is best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Goonies
• He has received numerous awards for his work in Hollywood
• He is an active social media user, with over 1 million followers across platforms

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Short Info

Net Worth$40 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 25, 1971
SpouseChristine Harrell
FactHis biological father is actually Michael Tell, whom Patty Duke was married to for less than a month in 1970. Sean was adopted at age 3 by John Astin, but considers both men to be his father.

Who’s actor Actor Sean Astin?

Born Sean Patrick Duke on the 25th February 1971, in Santa Monica, California USA, he is best recognized from playing Samwise Gamgee in the epic-fantasy drama film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” (2001-2003), also as Mikey in the comedy film “The Goonies” back in 1985, and most recently as Bob Newby in the sci-fi action series “Stranger Things” in 2017, among many other portrayals.

Parents, Early Life, and Education

Sean is the son of the famous actress Patty Duke, and Michael Tell – a writer, music promoter and The Las Vegas Israelite publisher. However, it was believed that Sean’s biological father was Desi Arnaz Jr., but after an accidental DNA test, the results showed that Tell was his real father, to whom she married for 13 days in 1970. At the time, Patty was also involved with Desi and John Astin, an actor, who she married in 1972 after two years of relationship, and divorced in 1985, from which union Sean has a half-brother Mackenzie Astin, who is also an actor. Sean’s finding out about his real father was quite accidental; believing that Arnaz was his father, the two developed a close friendship, despite John Astin’s adoption of Sean. Then Sean met a relative of Michael Tell who told him that he and Sean were relatives, so he pursued further the information and eventually underwent a DNA test with Tell.
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#HappyMothersDay #1971 Love you Mom.

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Sean went to Crossroads High School for the Arts, and later finished master classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory in Los Angeles. Sean has also BA degree in History and English (American literature and culture) from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Career Beginnings

Sean became a child actor when he was 10 years old, portraying Brian Reynolds in the television film “Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom”, in which he starred next to his mother, Patty Duke. The following year, Sean featured in another television film “The Rules of Marriage”, while in 1985 Sean made his feature debut, playing Mikey in the adventure comedy film “The Goonies”, co-starring Josh Brolin and Jeff Cohen. Sean’s career started to develop and his name became more popular in Hollywood, which resulted in more leading and co-leading roles in popular films. In 1987, Sean co-starred in the drama film “White Water Summer”, and in 1989 he co-starred with Stockard Channing in the comedy-drama film “Staying Together”. He started the ‘90s with the lead role in the action drama film “Toy Soldiers” (1991), while two years later he played Rudy in the biopic about Daniel E. ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger, “Rudy”, both which helped him earn recognition from casting producers and directors, as well as boosting his net worth. He enjoyed success throughout the ‘90s, starring in the comedy film “Encino Man” in 1992, and in 1996 had a role in the action mystery film “Courage Under Fire”, starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, and Lou Diamond Phillips.

Rise to Prominence

Although he starred in a number of successful films throughout the first two decades of his career, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that Sean got his breakthrough – you guessed it, it was the part of Samwise Gamgee in the epic fantasy drama film trilogy “Lord of the Rings”, from 2001 to 2003. His performance was praised by both public and critics which manifested in several nominations and awards. Sean appeared in all three films, during the filming of which he became close friends with Elijah Wood, among other co-stars of the film, including Ian McKellen.

The role of Samwise Gamgee propelled him to stardom, and he was now ready for greater achievements in the entertainment industry. In 2004, he starred in the comedy film “50 First Dates”, and the next year co-starred with Mika Boorem and Yi Ding in the drama film “Smile”. Sean’s next appearance was in the comedy film “Click” in 2006, next to Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale, but then made some wrong moves and his career started to decline. After years of sporadic appearances in B moves, Sean starred in the crime film “The Freemason” in 2013, and in 2014 was chosen for the part of Jim Kent in the TV horror series “The Strain” (2014-2015), and most recently portrayed Bob Newby in the fantasy horror drama series “Stranger Things” in 2017. He has several other projects on which he worked, but those films never received critical acclaim.

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Voice Actor

Sean has also had success as a voice actor, primarily for lending his voice to the character of Samwise Gamgee in the “Lord of The Rings” video games, but also as Raphael in the animated TV series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2012-2017), and as Special Agent Oso in the animated series “Special Agent Oso”, from 2009 until 2012.

Do You Know How Rich Sean Astin is?

Sean was only 10 years old when he started his career, but with hard work and devotion, he has earned a name for himself in the world of entertainment. Now in his late 40s, Sean can boast of 140 film and TV titles in which he has showcased his acting skills, which have benefited his net worth which is, according to authoritative sources, estimated at over $20 million as of mid-2018. Some of his most luxurious possessions include Toyota Mirai sports car that runs solely on Hydrogen, and a 4,061-square-foot home in Beverly Hills, Calabasas, California. There is no doubt that Sean’s wealth will increase further as he continues his career. He is presently working on two films “eHero”, and “Gloria”, both scheduled for release late in 2018.

Sean Astin Awards

Sean won a number of prestigious awards during his career, which include an Oscar Award nomination for the film “Kangaroo Court” on which he worked as a director, then a Saturn Award for the film “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, plus several awards which he won for the role of Samwise Gamgee.

Life Behind the Scene

Since 1992, Sean has been married to Christine Harrell; the couple has three daughters. Sam is a Democrat and has supported Hillary Clinton and John Kerry in their campaigns, both Senate and presidential elections. Also, back in 2011 Sean was Democrat Dan Adler’s campaign manager, for California’s 36th congressional district special election – Dan is a businessman friend in the entertainment industry.

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There's only one thing missing. Our oldest daughter Ali is slogging away at Harvard. But, this scene, seconds after I completed the Ironman Championship Triathlon In Kona Hawaii. I finally heard the words, I refused to say or listen to in the run up to the event. Mike Riley bellowed his patented victory phrase, "Sean Astin… YOU ARE AN IRONMAN… It was just as sweet and just as emotional as I knew it would be. But, I kept it together, because I wanted to project an image of strength. My feet were on fire with wicked big blisters, but I swiveled my head to see my wife, Christine and our Daughters Elizabeth (13) and Bella (10). The look of pride and excitement on their faces was an instant life memory snap shot. When I'm at the end of my days, I'll close my eyes and cherish the way they viewed me at that moment. Finally, I wasn't just Dad… For a few minutes I was SUPER DAD. They made signs and cheered and waited. It was just as exhausting a day for them as it was for me. But, they never gave up. The gave me hugs and kisses coming out of T-2 or the transition from the 112 mile bike ride to the 26.2 mile run. I joked that I didn't want to go!!! I smiled and ran off…half thinking, wait, this is gonna hurt, maybe I really don't want to go. The truth is that they sacrificed a lot for me to get here. There were so many events, nights, moments that we didn't share together. As I said, our oldest, Ali, is at college. We know all to well how fast the sands of time drain… So why? why would I exchange thousands of moments with my babies (including my wife…even though she says I'm the big baby)…to train…to suffer the exhaustion and fear and self doubt. I'm sure I'll write more as I learn to process the feelings. But, right here…the love and support of my family, I embrace as a divine gift. I never forget what it means that they are healthy and happy and learning and growing. I thank God for this moment.

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The Lord of the Rings Tattoo

Sean tattooed the word nine which is written in Tengwar script, in reference to his role in the “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” film. He is not the only one with the tattoo since seven other actors have the same – Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, and Dominic Monaghan.

Internet Popularity

Sean is quite active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, accumulating a total following of more than one million. His official Twitter account has more than 320,000 followers, with whom he has shared his most recent endeavors, including his 13 marathon tour. His Instagram feed is full of pictures of him on his journeys, with one of the most popular being his support for a man named Chester, who is diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Sean is no stranger to Facebook, as his official page has more than 330,000 followers. So, if you are not of one of the fans of a beloved character of epic-fantasy films, then this is a great opportunity for you to get connected.

General Info

Full NameSean Astin
Net Worth$40 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 25, 1971
Height1.7 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Television Director
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles


SpouseChristine Harrell
ChildrenAlexandra Astin, Elizabeth Louise Astin, Isabella Louise Astin
ParentsJohn Astin, Michael Tell, Patty Duke
SiblingsMackenzie Astin, Tom Astin, David Astin, Kevin Pearce, Allen Astin


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action)
MoviesThe Goonies, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Rudy, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 50 First Dates, Woodlawn, Moms' Night Out, Toy Soldiers, Encino Man, Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero, Memphis Belle, The Final Season, Staying Toget...
TV ShowsSpecial Agent Oso, Meerkat Manor, Into the West, Jeremiah, The Strain, Justice League Action, American Men

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1I have a very eclectic kind of upbringing in regards to religiosity or religion. You know, my mom was sort of a Catholic and then a lapsed Catholic and then an ex-communicated Catholic and then a brought-back-into-the-fold Catholic and then a kind of Shirley Maclaine New Age kind of something-or-other (laughter). And then my dad was very secular, raised by a school-teacher as a mom and a scientist as a father and then I was in Catholic school for three years as a kid; there was a confirmation process and I wanted to be confirmed, I had never been baptized. And so I asked if I could be baptized and he said no, not until I was 18. And then he discovered Buddhism a few years later and he wanted me to be a Buddhist, and so I kinda practiced Buddhism for a little while, and my older brother was sort of a swinging singles guy who discovered a guy named Swami Vivekananda and like shaved his head and went to India when I was like 10 or 11. And he was someone who I always admired, so I kind of got to see that strain. My biological father is Jewish and I never really knew him until I was 25 but then I did so he's kind of an interesting and wonderful man who I've gotten to know over the last few years, so there's kind of that strand.
2[on Rudy (1993)] I loved this movie because it shows that if you work hard, you can achieve anything.
3The sidekick business has been good to me.
4[2/12/04, on souvenirs from Middle-earth] I got Sam's backpack, which began to feel like a second skin, albeit a very uncomfortable skin. I also got to keep Sam's sword, as well as some Hobbit feet and ears. I can take them out and make the whole family smile!
5[2/12/04] I remember, before we started principal photography on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Peter Jackson screened Braveheart (1995) and The Thin Red Line (1998) for the cast. He said, "This is the tone I want to strike with the Ring movies. I want to see the grime on their faces, the dirt on the ground, and I want that level of gritty emotionalism and intensity." I think his idea was that you can enjoy the fantasy more if you really believe it.
6[2/12/04] I don't care if I'm 5'7" and pretty heavy, weight-wise, in the film [the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy]. I still see myself as Errol Flynn. Even when I was a little boy, playing war games in the back yard, I pictured myself as the hero.
7[12/14/03, on his character Sam Gamgee] I spent the film doing lots of things, but the crying is what lived. He [Peter Jackson] tricks you into thinking you're going to get to do all these brave, heroic things most of the time, and you have to cry once in a while . . . and then he cuts out the heroic moments and you're left thinking, "I look like a big baby".
8[12/18/03, about the scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) in which Sam helps Frodo up Mount Doom] It was an incredible acting experience, being on the side of a volcano with that language. That language is so beautiful: "It'll be springtime soon, and they'll be sowing barley on the fields." When Peter [Peter Jackson] came up to tell me to lower my arm, something like that, tears were streaming down his face, and to see him that emotional just forced me into it . . . It [finally seeing the last three reels of the film] was a huge cry. It was all of the tension and stress and pressure of having a wife and children, having a career, the investment of these movies. I was sobbing and heaving, I could barely breathe, and the movie facilitated that. It was just a huge release.
9I'd never heard of the "Lord of the Rings", actually. So I went to the bookstore and there it was, three shelves of books about Tolkien and Middle-earth, and I was like, "Holy cow, what else am I missing out on?"
10[refuting the remarks of cast and crew that he IS Samwise Gamgee] But I'm not really Sam . . . nobody could be that good, that noble. He's just better than the rest of us. I'm a lot more Hollywood than Sam would ever be.
11I was told I had to gain a lot of weight because Hobbits are very portly. Peter [Peter Jackson] is forever suggesting I have more food: "A little more food for Mr. Astin."


1He and his brother Mackenzie both guest starred in Season 9 of N.C.I.S. Mackenzie was in the episode "Life Before His Eyes" and Sean was in "The Tell".
2His biological father, Michael Tell, is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish ancestry. His mother, Patty Duke, was of seven eighths Irish and one eighth German, descent.
3Narrated the American version of Meerkat Manor. The British version was narrated by Bill Nighy, who also preceded him in the role of Sam Gamgee.
4His casting in the fifth season of 24 (2001) came about by sheer luck. One day at his chiropractor's, he discovered that Joel Surnow was also a patient; they had a short meeting and Surnow offered him the role of Lynn McGill.
5Attending Collectormania 7 at Milton Keynes, and... negotiating to appear in a baseball movie if funding can be secured. [May 2005]
6Reshooting scenes for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). [June 2003]
7His brother MacKenzie Astin appeared in the 200th episode of NCIS and a month later, Sean appeared on the same show in episode 204.
8Keith Coogan is the grandson of Jackie Coogan who played Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (1964). Sean Astin is the son of John Astin who played Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (1964). Keith Coogan and Sean Astin played friends in Toy Soldiers (1991).
9Gave the 2008 commencement address at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, along with Kent Stock, Luther alum, whose story Sean depicted in The Final Season (2007).
10Has hit bad guys over the head with a frying pan in two different movies: as Sam Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and also as Billy Tepper in Toy Soldiers (1991).
11Believed that Desi Arnaz Jr. was his biological father until a blood test in 1990 revealed that Michael Tell is his biological father.
12Because Sean's mother was bi-polar, Sean is very active in trying to educate and help the public with identifying and treating mental disorders.
13He and his father, John Astin, have both appeared in a Best Picture winner. Sean appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and John appeared in West Side Story (1961).
14Attended the same elementary school as Camilla Belle, Nicky Hilton Rothschild and Paris Hilton.
15In The Goonies (1985), his character cries out "Holy Mackenzie!" His brother is Mackenzie Astin. He claimed he was allowed to keep the treasure map used in the film. However, the map was lost forever when his mother discovered it several years later, thought it was just a crinkled piece of paper, and threw it in the trash.
16July 22, 2005, welcomed third child, daughter Isabella Louise at 5lb 4oz. She was a month premature.
17He is a Verizon Literacy Champion and the National Center for Family Literacy celebrity spokesperson.
18Nephew of Ray Duke.
19The title of his autobiography, "There and Back Again," is actually the alternate title for "The Hobbit" and, in the story, is the title of Bilbo Baggins' autobiography.
20Is the second actor from a "Lord of the Rings" adaptation to have a relative in an Addams Family adaptation. His father, John Astin, played Gomez on The Addams Family (1964). John Huston, who voiced Gandalf in the animated version of The Return of the King (1980), is the father of Anjelica Huston, who played Morticia in the films.
21September 2004 - Attended the Armaggeddon Pulp Culture Expo Convention in Wellington, New Zealand, as a Lord of the Rings guest.
22Calls four people "Dad": John Astin, Desi Arnaz Jr., Mike Tell and Michael Pearce (his step-father).
23Wanted to direct Fantastic Four (2005) at one point.
24Attended Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, California, with actor/musician Jack Black. Was cast in a school play/film when Black backed out.
25Started his own production company, Lava Entertainment, in the late 1980s.
26Appeared at Wizard World signing autographs on August 9, 2003.
27While filming The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Astin (as Samwise Gamgee) ran into a lake to stop Frodo (Elijah Wood). When he did this, he stepped on a piece of glass and had to be rushed to the hospital. He received many stitches to repair the injury.
28Announced at the Texas Film Festival on 22 February 2003 that he has optioned the book "Issac's Storm" and is planning on shooting an epic film centered around the Galveston Hurricane of 1900.
29In February 2003, Sean was appointed to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
30Had to gain 35 to 40 pounds for his role of Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
31During a break in principal photography from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Astin directed trilogy director Peter Jackson and fellow cast members in a five-minute short film, The Long and Short of It (2003), about camaraderie and friendship within difficult working environments, which mirrored a significant theme of the trilogy. Astin was able to borrow a cutting-edge digital camera from Lucasfilm representatives (who had been demonstrating the camera for Jackson) for a day to make the short. The film was included as a bonus on the DVD release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).
32August 6, 2002, welcomed second child daughter Elizabeth Louise.
33On 4 December 2001, Sean had his image as Samwise Gamgee immortalized on a 90-cent New Zealand postage stamp that he shares with "Lord of the Rings" co-star Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins). However, Sean's last name is spelled incorrectly on the presentation pack of the stamps (Austin instead of Astin).
34Graduated from UCLA with honors & a B.A. in History & English.
35His biological father is actually Michael Tell, whom Patty Duke was married to for less than a month in 1970. Sean was adopted at age 3 by John Astin, but considers both men to be his father.
36Left the room halfway during recording DVD commentary for The Goonies (1985) and never returned. The recording session started late, and Sean had an earlier commitment to introduce friend Joe Pantoliano who was M.C.'ing at a local theatre. Left the recording studio to change clothes, then returned to explain why he had to leave, give a "shout out to Joey Pants," and left an action figure of Sam Gamgee to take his place. However, the departure and explanation were edited out by the DVD producers.
37Son of Michael Tell and actress Patty Duke.
38Has three other half brothers: David, Allen and Tom.
39Older brother of actor Mackenzie Astin.
40Daughter born: Ali Astin. [November 1996]




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The Passing of an Age2004Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Digital2004Video documentary shortHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
McEnroe2004TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2004TV SeriesHimself
Rove Live2004TV SeriesHimself
20/202004TV Series documentaryHimself
E! Special: Famous Last Names2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Film Trix 20042004Documentary shortHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004TV SeriesHimself
The Dating Scene2004Video documentary shortHimself
2004 MTV Movie Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner
California Sea Lions2004DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHimself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Cast of a Motion Picture
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2004TV Series documentary shortHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2004TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Reel Comedy2004TV SeriesHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled2003TV Special documentary shortHimself
4Pop2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Frids film2003TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cameras in Middle-Earth2003Video documentaryHimself
Designing Middle-Earth2003Video documentaryHimself - Sam
J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle-Earth2003Video documentary shortHimself - Sam
The Battle for Helm's Deep Is Over...2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Taming of Sméagol2003Video documentary shortHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentary
The Making of 'The Long and Short of It'2003Video documentary shortHimself
2003 MTV Movie Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
100 Years of Hope and Humor2003TV SpecialHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2003TV SeriesHimself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-2003TV SeriesHimself
Making the Movie2002TV Short documentaryHimself
Return to Middle Earth2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings'2002Video documentaryHimself
A Day in the Life of a Hobbit2002Video documentary shortHimself
Cameras in Middle-Earth2002Video documentaryHimself - Sam
From Book to Script2002Video documentary shortHimself - Sam
J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-Earth2002Video documentary shortSam (uncredited)
Scale2002Video documentarySam
The Fellowship of the Cast2002Video documentary shortHimself - Sam
Weta Workshop2002Video documentary shortHimself - Sam
Dinner for Five2002TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
National Geographic Explorer2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee
Troldspejlet2001TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHimself
A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Quest for the Ring2001TV Short documentaryHimself
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal'2001Video documentaryHimself - L.A. Premiere
SM:TV Live2001TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Profile1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mike & Ben Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Long Way Home1997DocumentaryEarl G. Harrison, Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization (voice)
The 1994 Annual Diversity Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHimself
I'm Telling!1988TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Making of 'The Goonies'1985TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix2017Video GameHercules
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix2013Video GameHercules
Lego the Lord of the Rings: The Video Game2012Video GameSamwise Gamgee
Visionado obligado2012TV SeriesSamwise 'Sam' Gamgee
Edición Especial Coleccionista2010TV SeriesMichael 'Mikey' Walsh
20 to 12010TV Series documentarySam
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesSamwise 'Sam' Gamgee
50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age2004Video GameSamwise 'Sam' Gamgee
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself - Commentator
DNZ: The Real Middle Earth2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002TV Series documentarySam
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002Video GameSamwise 'Sam' Gamgee
Gomorron2001TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2014Filmed in Utah AwardFilmed in Utah AwardsBest Actor: FeatureThe Freemason (2013)
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004VES AwardVisual Effects Society AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male or Female Actor in an Effects FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003VES AwardVisual Effects Society AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in an Effects FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1995President AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film FestivalThe Low Life (1995)
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a Motion PictureStaying Together (1989)
1986Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Starring Performance by a Young Actor - Motion PictureThe Goonies (1985)

Nominated Awards

2016BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Cast in a Television SeriesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
2015BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a New Television SeriesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary (New for DVD)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Film, Live ActionKangaroo Court (1994)
1992Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion PictureToy Soldiers (1991)

2nd Place Awards

2004COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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