Talk:Sean Astin

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Reworded the opening[edit]

I rewrote the opening it was unclear that Sean was not John's biological son. Sean was only raised as John Astin's kid but he was not in fact his biological son. By putting he is John's son it will be assumed he was his biological child. This was unclear to the average reader so I rewrote it to make sure it was clear who Sean's real parents were. (talk) 16:33, 9 July 2008 (UTC)eric

Sean's biological father[edit]

"although his biological father is Michael Tell, a music promoter of Jewish heritage"

Is there a cite for this? Just yesterday I was reading Patty Duke's book "A Brilliant Madness" in which she says that she was pregnant with Sean as a result of an affair with John Astin *before* she married Michael. That's why they got married - because she was freaked out about being unmarried and pregnant. She later goes on to say that the 13-day marriage was never consummated. Unless someone has a cite where Sean or his mother say that Michael was the father, I think this line should be eliminated. 19:21, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

It cited a Sean Astin Q&A where he said, "My biological father is Jewish and I never really knew him until I was 25 [...]". I've updated it to cite a Guardian interview instead, which specifically names Michael Tell. --Mrwojo 00:26, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Patty Duke's entry in Wikipedia says that Sean Astin "underwent biological testing" in 1994 which proved that Michael Tell was his father. I guess Patty was a bit confused when she wrote her autobiography! - Manuel Gosano, 21 September 2010 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:07, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Roman Catholic Entertainer?[edit]

Wouldn't he fit with that? I mean, his biological father was Jewish, however, his mother who raised him was Irish Roman Catholic. I'm just curious, and a bit confused as well. IronCrow 04:05, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Fixed that. According to Halakha (Jewish law), he is emphatically not Jewish. It does not matter whether his biological father was Jewish, since the status of being a Jew is passed on through the mother or gained through conversion.


If Sean Astin is not a Jew, then what religion is he in, if any? Is he a Christian? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:03, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

An unsourced edit in November 2008 claimed Astin as a practicing Christian, though that text was removed based on some cited quotes by Astin in a 2003 interview. If anyone has more current reliable information on this, it can be included. —ADavidB 09:33, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
He is Christian, or was raised one anyway.. a Roman Catholic to be exact. --Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 22:36, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

(year - year)[edit]

The reason I remove the (year - year) is it gets somewhat confusing. It may means the year they born and the year they died; it may also means the years active. Wikipedian 13:02, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Las Vegas Appearance[edit]

It is a minor spot, but he plaid a man on the NBC show Las Vegas. I can't remember exactly what was his story, but in one scene he was intoxicated and had taken some ED Medication when the main characters busted into his room. Again, minor, but he was there.--Ambartur 19:25, 3 December 2007 (UTC)