The son of Patty Duke who was, herself, a child star, Sean Astin began acting at a young age. Fans probably remember his most for playing the asthmatic Mikey in the 1985 cult classic The Goonies. He brought the inspirational story of Notre Dame walk-on Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger to life in the 1993 film Rudy.
He further expanded his fan base in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Additionally, he had a role in 50 First Dates, Number the Stars, and The Boys of Abu Ghraib, to name a few. Most recently, Astin joined the cast of Stranger Things.