Mackenzie Astin is the son of actress Patty Duke and actor/writer/director John Astin of The Addams Family fame. His older brother, Sean Astin, starred in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Mackenzie began acting when he was eight and visited the set of a movie-of-the-week with…more
MacKenzie is a loyal Dodgers fan and even plays with brother Sean in Hollywood Stars Celebrity Softball Games at Dodger field.
Mackenzie lists Kurt Vonnegut and J.D. Salinger as his favorite authors.
Mackenzie dropped out of Johns Hopkins University, where he majored in history.
Dominic Monaghan was Mackenzie's roommate for a while. Mackenzie later made a guest appearance on Dominic's TV show, "Lost".
Brother of Sean Astin.
Starred in the Garbage Pail Kids Movie as Dodger
Mackenzie Astin: There was a period when I became disillusioned with the politics of what goes on in show business. My mom had missed a lot of her childhood, so I figured it would be a good time to hang up my acting shoes...I was probably reading too much J.D. Salinger at the time.