Legendary actor John Astin is celebrating his 91st birthday and fans of it The Addams family star participate on social media. Astin was known around the world as the first man to bring the role of Gomez Addams to life in the 1960s and is especially popular with fans of the classic sitcom. Hoping that the actor has a great day celebrating turning 91, fans wish him all the best on his special day.
“Happy birthday to you John Astin, who played Gomez Addams in 1964 Addams Family television series, “tweets an Astin fan.” I hope you have a great day! “
“Happy 91st for John Astin, aka Gomez Addams,” says another fan, adding a photo of Astin’s Gomez that looks rather soft.
A tweet from the Pop Culture Leftovers podcast reads, “Happy 91st birthday to the original Gomez Addams played by John Astin. * Snap * * snap *”
Astin’s fans love him more than just Gomez Addams. Post a photo of the actor playing the Riddler on the classic Batman TV series, another fan says, “Happy 91st birthday from John Astin.”
Another fan tweet says, “Happy birthday John Astin, born March 30, 1930 in Baltimore. He will always be Gomez, but he’s also fun in the very silly and too short-lived ‘The Adventures of Brisco County Jr’ with Bruce Campbell, “Evil Roy Slade” and more. Have fun, John! “
Including the relevant screenshots, another tweet posted by Horror Seen says, “Happy 91st birthday to legend John Astin, born March 30, 1930. Here he is as Gomez in the Addams Family, The Judge in The Frighteners, Radford in Creepy Indiana and Professor Gangrene in Return of the Killer Tomatoes
After starring as Gomez The Addams family in the 1960s, Astin returned to the role of the TV movie Halloween with the New Addams Family in 1977. Many years later, he revisited Gomez by voicing the patriarch of the Addams family in the early 1990s animated series adaptation. While Raul Julia would give his own iconic performance of Gomez in the live action movies, Astin is still loved by Addams Family fans everywhere who also appreciate the original series.
Astin has also been in several movies, including West Side Story Crazy Friday National Lampoon’s European Vacation Teen Wolf too, and The FrightenersThe actor had a recurring role on Attack of the Killer Tomatoes movie series like Professor Mortimer Gangreen, another very memorable character. He would also appear in the 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch as a janitor, and when Gizmo sees Astin, the Mogwai even pronounces ‘Gomez’ to refer The Addams family
On the small screen, Astin’s dozens of roles appear in shows such as The Twilight Zone Batman Welcome back, Kotter Nachthof Stories from the crypt, and Creepy IndianaHe has also done a lot of voice work for various animated programs, such as Duckman Recess, and Pinky and the brainFrom now on, Astin’s last role was the voice of Uncle Dudley in the animated series Justice League Action in 2017. Although he chooses to celebrate, let’s also wish John Astin a very happy 91st birthday!
Topics: The Addams Family, Birthdays