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11/10/2010 1:00 PM PST BY Johnny Lopez

The 80-year-old resurfaced at some event in New Jersey last month, looking kooky.

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John is the father of actors Mackenzie Astin and "Lord of the Rings" star Sean Astin.

Astin is now a Buddhist.

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cornflakegirl    

Okay, am I the only one who thought he was dead?

1253 days ago
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urbusted    

Cornflakegirl,
No, you are not the only one, I could of sworn I read of his death years ago. I was stunned to see this.

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gutsygirl    

He was married to Patty Duke and the actors are their sons.

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Susan    

Raul Julia who played Gomez Addams in the movie is the one that died.

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blstheone    

Number 3 - there was always a question as to whether Sean and McKenzie were really John Astin's sons.........

1253 days ago
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Mark    

I thought for sure he was dead! Nice holloween teeth though.

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Judy    

I saw him do a one man play about Edgar Allen Poe about 5 years ago and he was brilliant!

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justsaying    

LOL. no.1. I'm with you.

1253 days ago
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Joey    

1.
Okay, am I the only one who thought he was dead?

Posted at 11:39 AM on Nov 10, 2010 by cornflakegirl

That would be Raul Julis who did teh movie version

1253 days ago
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dan     

to joey no, i also swear i remember reading that he passed away a few years ago, so ur not the only one

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moonmaid    

John is alive, well, and, fabulous! He is visiting professor of theater at Johns Hopkins University. Kudos to you, John!

1253 days ago
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kp    

"But I'm feeling much better now!"

Night Court

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gutsygirl    

Re to #5.

Had forgotten about that. William Tell was actually Sean's biological father but Astin adopted him. Mackenzie was theirs together.

1253 days ago
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angie    

Wow, I Thought he died like 20 years ago.

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Taylor Dadson    

Holy cow.. I didn't know he was still alive. He was a handsome man in his day.

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