Mackenzie Astin

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Mackenzie Astin
Born Mackenzie Alexander Astin
(1973-05-12) May 12, 1973 (age 41)
Los Angeles, California U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Abbott Astin

Mackenzie Alexander Astin (born May 12, 1973) is an American actor.

Biography[edit]

Astin was born on May 12, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Patty Duke and actor John Astin. His elder half-brother is actor Sean Astin. He attended Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School and University High School in Los Angeles. He is married to Jennifer Abbott Astin (née Bautz).

Career[edit]

Mackenzie made his acting debut at age 9 in the TV movie Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal, but is probably best remembered for his television role as Andy Moffitt over four seasons from 1985 to 1988 on the popular sitcom The Facts of Life. He has made guest appearances on Lost, House, Psych, Grey's Anatomy, and NCIS.

Astin has appeared in motion pictures including Iron Will, Wyatt Earp with Kevin Costner, The Evening Star with Shirley MacLaine, and Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco. During filming of The Evening Star, Mackenzie lost the top edge of his right ear in a car accident. In order to match scenes previously filmed, he was fitted with a prosthetic attachment to his ear for the remainder of the production.[1] From 2005 to 2010, he worked with his father, the Director of the Program in Theatre Arts and Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Other notes
1987 The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Dodger
1994 Iron Will Will Stoneman
Wyatt Earp Young Man on Boat
1996 Dream for an Insomniac David Shrader
The Evening Star Teddy Horton
In Love and War Henry Villard
1998 The Last Days of Disco Jimmy Steinway
1999 The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human The Male (Billy)
2000 Stranger Than Fiction Jared Roth
2001 The Zeros Joe
2002 Welcome 2 Ibiza Nick
The Month of August Nick
2003 Two Days Stephen Bell
How to Deal Lewis Gibson Warsher II
2004 Off the Lip Brad
2006 Duncan Removed Duncan Short film
Military Intelligence and You! Major Mitch Dunning
2007 The Final Season Chip Dolan
2008 The Four Children of Tander Welch William Dane post-production
2012 Hell and Mr. Fudge Edward Fudge
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1982 Lou Gibbs and the Love Canal Tony Belinski CBS TV-Movie
1984 Finder of Lost Loves Jeremy Warren Episode: Old Friends
1985 Hail to the Chief Dwight Stryker Episode: 1.7
I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later T.J. Nelson NBC TV-Movie
Hotel Josh Erikson
Ben
Episode: New Beginnings
Episode: Cry Wolf
1985–1988 The Facts of Life Andy Moffatt Stickle 65 episodes
1987 The Facts of Life Down Under Andy Moffatt NBC TV-Movie
1992 A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story Dennis Sherwood NBC TV-Movie
1992, 1993 Brooklyn Bridge Charlie Gallagher Episode: Rockette to the Moon
Episode: In a Family Way
1995 Harrison Bergeron Golf Champion Uncredited Role
TV-Movie
1996 Widow's Kiss Sean Sager HBO TV-Movie
1998 The Long Island Incident Kevin McCarthy NBC TV-Movie
1999 Selma, Lord, Selma Jonathan Daniels ABC TV-Movie
2000 The Outer Limits Patrick Tarloff Episode: The Beholder
2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Lucus Brickman Showtime TV-Movie
First Years Warren Harrison Episode: Touched by a Reindeer
Episode: There's No Place Like Homo
Everything But the Girl Bennett Unsold TV-Pilot
2003 Without a Trace Charles Beckworth Episode: There Goes the Bride
2004 Love's Enduring Promise Grant Thomas The Hallmark Channel TV-Movie
2005 Lost Tom Brennan Episode: Born to Run
2006 House Alan Episode: All In
In from the Night Rob Miller CBS TV-Movie
Pepper Dennis Ken Alston Episode: Pepper Dennis Behind Bars – Film at Eleven
Justice Robert Jones Episode: Shark Week
2009 Psych Jason Cunningham Episode: Tuesday the 17th
2010 The Defenders Paparazzo Episode: Las Vegas vs. Johnson
2011 Grey's Anatomy Danny Wilson Episode: Free Falling
Episode: She's Gone
Prime Suspect Malcolm Ward Episode: Bitch
2012 NCIS Michael Rose Episode: Life Before His Eyes
Criminal Minds Dylan Kohler Episode: Divining Rod
90210 Doctor Episode: Til Death Do Us Part
2013 Bones Dr. Ivan Jacobs Episode: The Pathos in the Pathogens

Awards[edit]

CAMIE Awards

  • 2005: Won, "Character and Morality in Entertainment" – Love's Enduring Promise (shared w/producers, co-stars)

Young Artist Awards

  • 1986: Won, "Best Young Supporting Actor in a Television Series" – The Facts of Life

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Evening Star Trivia at the Internet Movie Database

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