Sean Astin played Mikey, the leader of the pack. After The Goonies, he starred in Rudy and Encino Man in the 90s, but he is probably most recognizable for his role as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Astin still acts today and also lends his voice to cartoons and video games. He’s been married since 1992 and has three daughters.
Did you know? For years, Astin didn’t know who his biological father was. It was speculated that his father was Dezi Arnaz, Jr. (son of Lucille Ball and Dezi Arnaz). It wasn’t until Astin was in his 20s that he discovered writer and music promotor Michael Tell was his real father. He was adopted by his stepfather John Astin, who you may recognize as Gomez from the original Addam’s Family.