Friday, May 20 2022

HHW Guest Reveal – Sean Astin!

We are very excited to announce the next guest scheduled to appear at HorrorHound Weekend: Indianapolis – September 8-10th – at the Marriott Conference Center @ Indy Marriott East ... SEAN ASTIN!

Sean Astin is an American film actor, director, voice artist, and producer best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, and the title character of the Notre Dame football film, Rudy. In television, he appeared as Lynn McGill in the fifth season of 24, was in the inaugural season of Guilermo del Toro's THE STRAIN, and currently voices Raphael in the 2012 Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series.

The child actor made his feature film debut at age 13. He portrayed Mikey in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster hit The Goonies (1985). After The Goonies, the young performer appeared in several more films, including the Disney made-for-TV movie, The B.R.A.T. Patrol, opposite Nia Long, Tim Thomerson and Brian Keith; Like Father Like Son with Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron (1987); White Water Summer with Kevin Bacon (1987), The War of the Roses (1989); and the lauded World War II epic film Memphis Belle (1990). He successfully navigated the transition from child actor to young adult in the films Toy Soldiers (1991) and Encino Man (1992). Astin scored a career defining, triumphant success in the inspirational and universally applauded college football biopic Rudy (1993), about the life-changing struggles and rewards of the title character, Daniel Ruettiger. He followed his success in Rudy by starring in films throughout the 1990s, including the Showtime science fiction film Harrison Bergeron (1995), the Gulf War film Courage Under Fire (1996), the Warren Beatty political satire Bulworth (1996). and the romantic comedy Boy Meets Girl (1997). Since The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, released in 2001, 2002 and 2003, Astin has consistently worked in film and television. His film roles have included the Adam Sandler comedies 50 First Dates and Click.

HorrorHounds looking to spotlight Sean's genre cred can look at his most recent turn on the FX vampiric television series The Strain. He voiced "Chester" in the 2016 run of Bunnicula. In 2014 he appeared in Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero. And going back to 1990, Sean starred in the horror anthology feature The Willies. Sean Astin appears this fall as a central character in the second season of Netflix' STRANGER THINGS!

This marks Sean Astin's first-ever appearance at a HHW event. This appearance will be a Saturday/Sunday appearance ONLY. And Sean will be part of the line cut options for VIPs attending the show!

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