“The Lord of the Rings” Actor Sean Astin Owns $20 Million Net Worth
The 2002 MTV Movie Award winner Sean Astin rose to fame after portraying Samwise Gamgee in the Academy Award-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Ever since the American-born actor has been a magnet to lucrative Hollywood opportunities.
Turned professional in 1980 since the age of 8, the California native’s acting prominence earned him huge applause as well as pretty sum. As of September 2019, Sean owns $20 million net worth.
Having appeared in movies like 50 First Dates (2004) and Click (2006) alongside Adam Sandler, Sean Astin also made a notable appearance in the sci-fiction series Stranger Things.
Currently, he does the voice-over in the animated series The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (2018- Present).
Venture To Million Dollars Shower: How Astin Became Rich?
According to Celebrity Net Worth and The Richest, Astin has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of September 2020.No doubt that his career breakthrough from The Lord Of The Rings movies (trilogy) blessed him with a hefty sum.
Moreover, his prominence as a voice actor, director & producer acquired him additional revenue.
Well, the gross collection from three The Lord Of The Rings films featuring Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, and Ian McKellen is reported to be $2.917 billion.
Reportedly, the Saturn Award winner received a paycheck of $250,000 for the first installment of the movie, followed by an undisclosed but drastic rise for the other 2 installments.
Even though Sean Astin didn’t receive royalties for The Lord of The Rings franchise, he did make cuts through merchandise sales and promotion of its 3rd (the last) installment.
As for a fact, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) won 11 Oscars (Academy Award) at the 76th Academy Awards, being the first-ever film to record so.
Did you know? The short-film “Kangaroo Court”, directed & co-produced by Astin in 1994, received Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film.
Initial Career Until “The Lord of The Rings” Cast
Born with a silver spoon to actress Patty Duke, Sean became familiar with Hollywood industry since childhood & even more, appeared in the 1981 TV series Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom.
By the time, Astin turned 13, he made his film debut through The Goonies (1985).
Having appeared in the Disney TV-movie The B.R.A.T. Patrol (1986), the American actor later featured in movies: Like Father Like Son (1987), White Water Summer (1987) featuring Kevin Bacon, Encino Man (1992) featuring Brendan Fraser and Rudy (1993).
How Much Did Sean Receive As His Salary For “The Lord of The Rings?”
Sean appeared in The Lord of The Rings as a child and the movies proved to be a huge success for all the cast along with him.
For his role in the movie, he received a decent salary. Although the exact salary for his role in the movie is not revealed, it is estimated to be somewhere nearby a million dollar since he had a lead role in the film.
One of his co-star in the movie Elijah Wood was paid $1 million for 2 minutes appearance.
Career Update: What Does Sean Astin Do Now?
The American actor’s post-The Lord of The Rings career seems to have gained him a firm stand in Hollywood, all thanks to the epic-fantasy film trilogy.
From 2017 to 2019, Sean Astin played Bob Newby in Stranger Things alongside casts like Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and Winona Ryder. There, he earned $30,000 per episode, which turns out $300,000 for his total of 10 episodes role-play.
Since 2018, the actor narrates in the animated web series The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants.
Some notable TV appearances of the Hobbit of The Lord Of The Rings are:
- Jeremiah (2003-2004)
- Meerkat Manor (2005-2007)
- Law & Order (2008)
- Special Agent Oso (2009-2012)- Voiced Agent Oso
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012–2017)- Voiced Raphael
- Justice League Action (2016-2018)- Voice-over of Shazaam
Moreover, Sean starred in some commercially successful movies 50 First Dates (2004) and Click (2006).
Most recently, Astin worked in the 2018 movie Gloria Bell and his upcoming movie Adverse is under-production.
Movie Box Office Collection & Budgets
|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)||$93 million||$871.5 million|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)||$94 million||$926 million|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)||$94 million||$1.12 billion|
|50 First Dates (2004)||$75 million||$196.3 million|
|Click (2006)||$82.5 million||$237.7 million|
Endorsements Revenue & Charity Involvement
The Stranger Things actor endorses SiriusXM, though is yet to reveal his other sponsorship deal. An avid user of Instagram & Twitter, Astin has over 477K followers & 403K followers respectively as of September 2019.
Online sources claim that if he endorses via Instagram, his per sponsored post can command $1,423 to $2,372.
Also, a politically conscious personality, Sean has supported many political figures like John Kerry and Hillary Clinton
Apart from these, the producer cum actor has active participation in charity works. A member of the charity fundraising team MR8, Astin began #Run3rd campaign since 2015 & donates his proceedings from marathon to charitable causes.
He has associations with many non-profit organizations like LEAP Foundation, Make A Film Foundation, Melanoma Research Foundation and Screen Actors Guild Foundation.
Residence Worth $2 Million: Asset Collection, Cars & Lifestyle
The Lord of The Rings actor Sean Astin currently lives in his house in Beverly Hills, Calabasas, California along with wife Christine & 3 children.
As per The Richest, Astin purchased the 4,061-sq. ft. property featuring a swimming pool, in March 2018 for $1.99 million.
Other tabloid sources also cite that the American actor & his wife Christine had bought a 4-bedroom & 5-bathroom property in the same area, Calabasas, in November 2003, for $1.2 million.
The sellers were Paul J Omalley and Sherri Omalley, who took keys of the home in April 2002 for a reported $889,000.
Apart from expenses on real estate, Astin makes huge expenses on expensive rides but also is eco-friendly conscious.
Most often, he flaunts his Toyota Mirai on his social media; the car specializes hydrogen fuel cell.
The Zero-emission car features Michelin’s High-Tech Primacy Tires and a 152 HP that can speed up zero to 50 mph in 9.4 seconds.
He bought the car in 2018 for $58,400.
Also, the list of his expenses ranges from daily life luxury to clothing & travels, that costs him huge bills.
Sean Astin’s Age, Height, Father, Family, Wife, Education & Relationship
Sean was born Sean Patrick Duke on February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, the USA. He holds American nationality & is of mixed ethnicity.
From the separate marriages of his father & mother, the actor has 5 half-siblings, all brothers: Mackenzie, David, Allen, Tom, and Kevin.
He attended Crossroads High School for the Arts and later graduated with a B.A. in History and English from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Moreover, the Los Angeles Valley College alumni became its school’s board of director for Patrons Association and the Arts Council.
Didn’t Know Biological Father Until He Turned 20
Among fans & media, Sean’s early life has been an interesting plus astonishing topic to read about, when it comes about the revelation of his biological father.
Sean Astin was born to actress Patty Duke, though Duke’s cozy relationship with Michael Tell and also with entertainer Desi Arnaz Jr. brought in confusion about Sean’s real father.
Amid of the raging rumors, Michael Tell & Patty married in 1970, though divorced after 13 days.
Later, after many years of many gossips & talks about Sean’s biological father, the actor, in his mid-20 eventually went for genetic tests that concluded Michael Tell as his father.
Well, Sean is Austrian-Jewish and Polish-Jewish on father’s side and is of German and Irish on mother’s side.
For a fact, Astin’s mother had gone many marriages througout her life, resulting in 5-half siblings for Sean Astin.
Check out Sean’s mother Patty Duke’s relationship timeline:
- 1969– Divorced first husband Harry Falk after 4 years of marriage
- 1970– Divorced Michael Tell after 13 days of marriage
- August 5, 1972- Exchanged vows with actor John Astin after 2 years of dating
- 1973- Patty welcomed son Mackenzie Astin with third husband John
- 1985– Patty Duke and John Astin divorced
- 1986- Married with Mike Pearce (fourth husband)
- 1989- Adopted a son Kevin
- 2016– Patty died of Sepsis
How Old Is Sean Astin Now & His Height?
As of September 2019, Astin is 48 years old and has a height of 5 ft. 7 inches (170 cm).
Blissful Married Life: Father Of 3 Children
The Lord of The Rings star is a happily married man and enjoys a blissful relationship with his wife of 27 years, Christine Astin.
As for a fact, Sean’s spouse Christine held the 1984 Miss Indiana Teen USA title.
The duo married on July 11, 1992, & is together ever since without any relationship mishaps.
Together, Sean & Christine shares 3 children, all daughters: Alexandra (born on November 27, 1996), Elizabeth (August 6, 2002), and Isabella (July 22, 2005).
The happy family of 5 currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Interesting Fact: In 2003, Sean’s daughter Alexandra featured as on-screen daughter Elanor Gamgee in the closing scene of The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King.