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Sean Astin stars in "Alphas" on Syfy in the recurring role of Roland, an Alpha who has a bizarrely absorptive brain, which allows him to assume the memories of anyone close to him and then replay them like a tape recorder.

Sean Astin is one of Hollywood's most respected young actors with a distinctive list of projects and credits. Most recently he was seen in "And They're Off," "Forever Strong" with Penn Badgley and Gary Cole, "The Final Season" and alongside Tim Curry in the British live action/CGI miniseries "The Colour of Magic," based on Terry Pratchett's fantasy novel. Astin also released his acting memoir entitled "There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale." The book opened at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. 

In 2006 he had a successful run as Lynn McGill in FOX's hit series "24." He followed that with the Steven Spielberg produced TNT miniseries "Into the West," and was also seen as Linus in NBC's four-hour miniseries "Hercules," starring alongside Leelee Sobieski, Timothy Dalton and Paul Tefler. In 2005 Astin starred alongside his mother, Patty Duke, in the romantic comedy "Bigger than the Sky."

Astin is best known for his starring role as the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award-winning "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. The three films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide. In 1994, he received an Academy Award nomination and won a Jury Prize at the Texas Film Festival for his short film "Kangaroo Court," which he co-produced with his wife Christine. Astin is also well known for the title role in "Rudy" and for his feature debut in "The Goonies."

His other film credits include "What Love Is," "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School," which received praise at the Sundance Film Festival, "Click," "Fifty First Dates," "Bulworth," "Smile," "Courage Under Fire," "Memphis Belle," "Encino Man," "Like Father Like Son," "Where the Day Takes You," "Staying Together," "War of the Roses," "Safe Passage," "Deterrence," "Kimberly," "The Last Producer" and "Boy Meets Girl." He received Best Actor honors for his performance in "Low Life" at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival.

Astin directed his first film called "The Long and Short of It," featured at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to this film he also directed an episode of the television hit "Angel," and an HBO episode of "Perversions of Science."

Even with his busy film schedule, Astin makes special time for his passion as a very involved public servant, working with the Creative Coalition, as an animal rights advocate, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army and is an active supporter of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Wildlife Waystation. He earned a degree in History/American Literature and Culture from UCLA. 

He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their three daughters.

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Age: 45 years old
Birthday: February 25, 1971
Height: 5' 7"
Full Name / Real Name: Sean Patrick Duke
Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Wife: Christine Astin (7/11/1992, 3 children)

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