Mackenzie Astin

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Mackenzie Astin
Mackenzie Alexander Astin

(1973-05-12) May 12, 1973 (age 48)
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Abbott Astin
RelativesSean Astin (brother)

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


Astin was born on May 12, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Patty Duke and actor John Astin.[1] His 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).


Astin 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 Moffett over four seasons from 1985 to 1988 on the sitcom The Facts of Life. He has had recurring roles on Scandal,[2] The Magicians, and Homeland, and has made guest appearances on LOST, House, Psych, Grey's Anatomy, and NCIS.

Astin has appeared in motion pictures including Iron Will with Kevin Spacey, Wyatt Earp with Kevin Costner, The Evening Star with Shirley MacLaine, and Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco.

In November 2020, Astin was cast in a recurring role on the third season of the Netflix psychological thriller series You.[3]


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 Waterson)
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
2013 Lonely Boy Bob
2015 Moments of Clarity Pastor Paul
2015 Daddy Paul
2016 Do You Take This Man Jacob
2018 Windsor Harry Barnett
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
1985–88 The Facts of Life Andy Moffett Stickle 65 episodes
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
Episode: New Beginnings
Episode: Cry Wolf
1987 The Facts of Life Down Under Andy Moffett NBC TV-Movie
1992 A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story Dennis Sherwood NBC TV-Movie
1992–93 Brooklyn Bridge Charlie Gallagher Episodes: Rockette to the Moon, In a Family Way
1995 Harrison Bergeron Golf Champion TV-Movie; uncredited[citation needed]
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 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
2014–2017 Scandal Noah Baker Episode: Transfer of Power

Episode: Head Games

Episode: Trojan Horse

Episode: Baby, It's Cold Outside

Episode: Even the Devil Deserves a Second Chance

Episode: You Got Served

Episode: Paris Is Burning

Episode: Where the Sun Don't Shine

Episode: An Innocent Man

Episode: The Price of Free and Fair Elections

Episode: Mama Said Knock You Out

2015 Mad Men Cliff Baur Episode: Lost Horizon
2015 Castle Phillip Bartlett Episode: Sleeper
2015–2016 Rosewood Dr. Max Cahn Episode: Have-Nots and Hematomas

Episode: Quadriplegia and Quality Time

Episode: Negative Autopsies and New Partners

2016–2017 The Magicians Richard/Reynard Episode: The Fillorian Candidate

Episode: Do You Like Teeth?

Episode: The Tales of the Seven Keys

Episode: Ramifications

Episode: The Rattening

Episode: Lesser Evils

Episode: Word as Bond

Episode: The Cock Barrens

Episode: Divine Elimination

Episode: Have You Brought Me Little Cakes

Episode: Thirty-Nine Graves

Episode: Remedial Battle Magic

Episode: Homecoming

Episode: The Writing Room

Episode: The Strangled Heart

2018 Homeland Bill Dunn Episode: Clarity

Episode: Useful Idiot

Episode: Lies, Amplifiers, F**king Twitter

Episode: Andante

Episode: Rebel Rebel

Episode: Enemy of the State

Blue Bloods Ryan Bennett Episode: Risk Management
2019 The Orville Lt. Orrin Channing Episode: Blood of Patriots
The Loudest Voice John Moody 5 episodes
2020 Teenage Bounty Hunters Anderson Wesley Recurring role
2021 You Gil Recurring role


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


  1. ^ Turan, Kenneth (March 29, 2016). "L.A. Times film critic: Why I'll never forget Oscar winner Patty Duke". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ Blake, Meredith (March 28, 2014). "'Scandal' recap: One big, happy family... right?". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (November 18, 2020). "'You': Saffron Burrows Upped To Series Regular, Dylan Arnold, Tati Gabrielle Among 12 Cast In Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 19, 2020.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914–1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1988, p. 7.

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