Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sean at Oz Comic Con media coverage

Adelaide now did a wonderful article on Sean.

"I get asked some bizarre questions by the fans," Astin said. "But in the convention environment, you really get an opportunity to reminisce and expand on your thoughts." 
He said Twitter had given him the chance to share his thoughts on his roles and field thousands of questions about the The Lord of the Rings franchise. 
"Twitter is an amazing thing," he said. "I think a lot more about all of the movies I've made from the 1980s and '90s than I have in the 20 years since, because people see these films and ask me about them  on Twitter.
"Aside from the hundreds of Lord of the Rings questions, I feel like even the movies from my past, like Toy Soldiers, Rudy and The Goonies, have become a part of my life again because of social media."
Sean guards his Tim Tams zealously!

Sean will autograph almost anything!

Sean was briefly interviewed by Adelaide ABC News:

Sean in Adelaide Day 2

Saturday was the first day of Oz Comic Con, and if the Twitter and Facebook comments are any indication, Sean wowed the attendees! He did a panel, signed autographs and did a photo session.

Sean spoke before a packed audience.
This was taken an hour before the session by @adelaidetweet.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Sean in Adelaide Day 1

Sean arrived in Adelaide for the Oz Comic Con on Friday, local time, and wasted no time in tweeting pics! Unless otherwise noticed, these were tweeted by him.

Posted by @kelts82

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sean on Adelaide Radio

Sean Astin did a brief interview on Adelaide Radio today. Sean is heading to Adelaide, South Australia to attend Oz Comic Con March 31-April 1.

Listen here.

Video of Sean on The Doctors with Clay Beabout

(Now mobile device friendly!)

More videos of Clay on The Doctors begin here. You can purchase Deep Blue Breath from the Make a Film Foundation by donating $20 through their web site.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sean Astin & Clay Beabout featured on "The Doctors"

Clay Beabout and Sean Astin will be featured on The Doctor's tomorrow, March 28, speaking about the short film "Deep Blue Breath," the Make A Film Foundation and Clay's disease, VATER's Syndrome.

Deep Blue Breath is a sweet and touching story about where Clay's thoughts go while he is in surgery, and costars Sean as his father.

Please check your local listings and tune in!

Sean's schedule at Oz Comic Con

Sean's schedule of panels, signings and photo ops for Oz Comic Con this weekend has been posted.

10:30am-11:30am Photos
11:30am-noon, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 4pm-5pm Autographs
1pm Panel

10am -11am, 1:30pm-3:30pm, 4:30pm-5pm Autographs
11am-noon Photos
5 pm VIP Panel (Platinum and VIP ticket holders only)


Adopting Terror stills & DVD release info

"Adopting Terror" which premieres on April 7 on the Lifetime Channel, will see its DVD and Blu-ray release on September 11. A special making of featurette will be included. It reportedly will also have a limited theatrical release.

Now on to the production stills by Sean Patrick Watkins. Open images in new window for supersize!

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He's buying a gun!

Gun play! :-O

Sources here and here

Monday, March 26, 2012

Special Agent Oso/Handy Manny crossover!

How cute! Disney Junior will be airing a “Special Agent Oso” and “Handy Manny” crossover episode on March 30, 2012 called “The Manny With The Golden Bear.” Here’s a description of the half-hour episode:

“In the first-ever Disney Junior crossover episode, Handy Manny and his tools pay a visit to Special Agent Oso and help him fix a broken bike.”

Be sure to tune in and watch from 12-12:30pm ET/PT on March 30, 2012. We can’t wait to hear Sean Astin and Wilmer Valderrama’s voices on the same show! Will you be tuning in?


#Run3rd hat ordering info

April 23: All hats have shipped. You should have received email confirmation with tracking number. If you did not, please contact ASAP!

April 18: Sean autographed the hats today!

April 15: We are waiting for Sean to return from Chicago and autograph the first 60 hats.

April 3: The deadline for ordering hats has passed, and the order has been placed with the vendor. We will update you when hats begin shipping to customers. 

Sean is offering a one-time opportunity for friends and fans to order a #Run3rd hat identical to the one he wore in the LA Marathon, made by T-Shirts Haven in Los Angeles.

The hats will be sold at cost. The price for a single hat is $18 with US shipping.

Ordering information:
• Please send an email to with the number of hats and shipping address, and she will provide total cost and payment instructions.
• Paypal will be the only accepted method for payment. All payments must be in US dollars.
 The deadline for orders is Noon ET, Sunday, April 1. Payment must be made by that time for your order to be processed!
• Only one order will be placed with T-Shirts Haven. We cannot guarantee another opportunity to buy hats!
• Hats will be shipped by US Priority Flat Rate Parcel (2-3 day delivery) or First Class International Parcel (6-10 day delivery).
• NO profit is being made from this venture. All proceeds go to cover the cost of the hats and shipping.

Here are prices for a single hat to various countries.
Please email for complete pricing and payment information, or with any other questions you may have.

#Run3rd for hats!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Inspiring Stories at LA Marathon

Hollywood actor and long distance runner Sean Astin, who is famous for his epic roles in “The Goonies” and “Lord of the Rings,” ran the LA Marathon in support of the Achilles Freedom Team (and other charities) and even wore a hat supporting his base organization #Run3rd. 
“There is a sense of achievement and community as well as the sexiness when competing in the LA Marathon,” said Astin the day before the race. “Nobody was handing out water in Mordor. 
Heading in to the race, Astin said he was wishing for “a little heat blast from around First street and Grand right near Disney Hall,” even though he admitted to enjoying running in the “cool weather.” 
The 41-year-old Astin completed the LA Marathon with a time of 4:26:31 and was 593 in his age division successfully beating his 2010 time of 5:16:02. 
Astin competed in two prior LA Marathons, and even limped out his last race “fighting with every heart, nerve, and sinew” to break four hours after injuring his calf muscle training in the week prior to the LA Marathon in 2010.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror

Sean heads Down Under!

Sean Patrick Astin will be a last minute guest at next weekend's Oz Comic Con in Adelaide, substituting for Sean Patrick Flanery, who is unable to attend due to a last minute movie commitment. At least the signage changes can be minimized. ;-)

Sean will do a panel session, sign autographs and pose with attendees for photographs. You can even sign up to have dinner with him!

Comic Con runs March 31-April 1 at the Goyder Pavilion in Adelaide, South Australia. More details on ticket prices and scheduling can be found on their website, Facebook page and Twitter.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Amazing Love DVD cover

Coming soon to DVD and Blu-ray! With Sean Astin, Erin Bethea, Savannah Jayde, Sammi Hanratty, Kenton Duty, Terrence Hardy Jr, Creagen Dow and Patty Duke!

Order your #Run3rd hat now!

Sean is offering a one-time opportunity for friends and fans to order a #Run3rd hat identical to the one he wore in the LA Marathon, made by T-Shirts Haven in Los Angeles. The deadline for orders is noon ET, Sunday April 1. No fooling! :-)

Full ordering details here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Adopting Terror premieres April 7 on Lifetime

The Lifetime movie "Adopting Terror" premieres Saturday, April 7, 8pm ET, with additional airings scheduled for April 8 at midnight and April 14, 6pm. Check your local listings for details.

The movie stars Sean Astin as and Samaire Armstrong as adoptive parents Tim and Cheryl Bradford, with Michael Gross, Kristen Quintrall, Monet Mazur, Shiloh Nelson and Joe Bohn.
A couple adopts a baby and feels their life is happy and complete until the baby's natural father wants his child back. He starts to stalk the family - never crossing the line to anything illegal but upsetting the couple. Their only ally is their adoption case-worker who may have sinister motives of her own. When the child falls twice, the accidents are reported as abuse and, with the adoption in jeopardy, the couple starts to doubt their abilities as parents.
Sean and Shiloh behind the scenes

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sean running the LA Marathon

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sean on NCIS guest spot

Entertainment Weekly has an article about Sean's guest stint as Tyler Elliot on tonight's episode of NCIS.
“NCIS is legendary for having a very close-knit, family-style, hard-working, professional team,” the former Lord of the Rings star says. “So being able to step in and participate with them, it makes you feel a little less like a free agent for a minute. It makes you feel like you’re a part of something.”
Though he is set to return for at least one more episode this season, Astin says he’s also in the thick of pilot season, plotting his next move. Though he’s enjoyed the dramatic fare that’s come his way in the past few years (and he’ll always lobby for wielding a gun, when appropriate!), he’s actually hoping his next TV gig is a half-hour comedy. “I’m watching my kids growing up and our favorite times are when we’re all laughing together,” he says. “That would really be a dream. Comedy is hard but fun.”
Read full article here.

"Ribbit" teaser poster

This is the same image of Ribbit as used for Sean's birthday greeting!

From Hong Kong Film & Television Market expo this week.
A clip of Ribbit is playing on the monitor.

Monday, March 19, 2012

LA Marathon wrapup

Here is a full accounting of Sean's times and placing in the 2012 LA Marathon:

And now for the pics!

Sean to be guest at EyeCon

Update 10/1/12: This event has been canceled.

Sean has been announced as a guest for the EyeCon Lord of the Rings convention in Orlando, FL, November 30-December 2, 2012.

Tickets go on sale April 6. More information here.

(Don't forget he'll be at the Fandom Fest in Louisville June 29-July 1!)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sean's official 2012 LA Marathon times

10K  0:59:42
20K  1:58:36
30K  3:00:28
40K  4:12:05
26.2mi  4:25:47

Congratulations, Sean! We are all proud of you!

More pics will be posted tomorrow.

Sean finishes LA Marathon in under 4:30!

His unofficial time is 4:25:56. More details will be posted later!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Runner's World, Blythe RAW & hats!

Sean had an eventful day yesterday, so settle down to read and watch!

First, an interview with Runner's World, the premiere magazine for runners, made the front page of their web site with a story titled: I'm a Runner: Sean Astin.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sean on the BlytheRAW Live show

Sean continues to make the rounds promoting his #run3rd project and a healthy life style. Tomorrow, Friday March 16, he will be on the BlytheRAW Live show hosted by Blythe Metz at 12 noon PT (3pm ET).

Watch it here

From the site: "To me, RAW means being healthy and natural in what we eat, what we put on our body and how we treat the world."

The video will be online at the site later in case you miss it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sean on Good Day LA this morning

Sean talks about Run3rd and the LA Marathon, of course, but we also see video of Sean in the cockpit of the Blue Angles F/A-18 Hornet!

(Updated for non-flash compatibility)

Sean at Google+ Hangout

Sean did a Google+ Hangout today with some friends from KTTV-11, My Fox LA. Alas I missed the chat, but he undoubtably talked about Run3rd and the upcoming Marathon. Here are some pics from it.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sean and TMNT costars

Sean has been in the studio recording Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this week.

Rob Paulsen as Donetello, Greg Cipes as Michaelangelo,
Jason Biggs as Leonardo and Sean Astin as Raphael
Blurry pic posted by Sean on Twitter
Posted by Rob Paulsen on Twitter

Sean on Make A Film Foundation

Sean played the Father in Clay Beabout's Deep Blue Breath, a Make a Film Foundation project. Deep Blue Breath has been shown at various film festivals around the country.

Armor Games interviews Sean about run3rd and gaming

Armor Games interviewed Sean about his passions for gaming, running and his #Run3rd project.
It’s just a hash tag like the millions of others, but I am infusing it with sustained passion and intention. The longer it goes on, the more I reflect about why it is able to grow. I wonder how many of the people that make dedications have ever done that before. I like to think that in many cases my invitation unlocks a little something…causing the person to consider for a moment…it is that moment of reflecting on what is important enough to make a public statement about that is the beauty of #run3rd..sure the internet might feel like a safe place to throw out a thought, but the truth is that for most of the people who post a #run3rd dedication, they feel incredibly deeply about their loved ones or cause. The stream of these things moves people, in many cases to tears…
Read the full interview here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sean talks about #run3rd on Access Hollywood

Sean appeared on Access Hollywood this morning to talk about his #Run3rd project.
Sean Astin tells how much running has meant to him in his life, but it’s mostly been a solitary sport for him. Plus, how is he using the Twitter hashtag #Run3rd to help various causes during the upcoming LA Marathon? Plus, check out Sean’s guest spot on “NCIS” on March 20 at 8/7c on CBS.

Watch here on mobile devices.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Teaser for "Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea"

"Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea" stars Sean Astin, Erin Bethea, Savannah Jayde, Sammi Hanratty, Kenton Duty, Terrence Hardy Jr, and Creagen Dow with special appearance by Patty Duke!

More info coming soon!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

First images of Sean as Tyler Elliot in NCIS

Sean Astin, Michael Weatherly, Mark Harmom
Mark, Michael and Sean, with Jamie Lee Curtis and Cote de Pablo in background

Sean and Michael


Sean joins cast of December Dilemma

Sean is joining the cast of the independent movie "December Dilemma" the story of two families, one Methodist, one Jewish, who struggle with the competing interests of tradition and family.

Sean plays Teddy Hammond, wayward son of Paul (Tony Dow, "Leave it to Beaver") and Gloria Hammond (Bevery Washburn, "Shane"), still living at home in the basement - single, jobless, and with no real future. (Talk about casting against type!) Billed as a family comedy, the movie also stars Richard Benjamin and will be filmed in the San Francisco Bay area.

You can read a great deal more about December Dilemma on the movie web site and Facebook page.

More on Sean and the Blue Angels

Here is more of the interview with Sean after his ride in the F/A-18 Hornet with Lt. Tedrow, audio only. Source.

Several of the screen caps are reproduced below:

Sean flying high: video & interview

The Blue Angels are in El Centro CA for the NAF El Centro Air Show on March 10, and Sean Astin got the opportunity to fly in Lt. Mark Tedrow's F/A-18 Hornet. They flew at near Mach 1 (~760 miles/hour) and experienced G forces up to 7.2 times the pull of gravity!

KYMA TV's Rachel Elzufon was there when Sean landed, and wrote this interview.
Lieutenant Tedrow flew Astin all over the Desert Southwest, showing him all kind of stunts, twists and turns. 
"We were high altitude for the first half," Astin said. "Then we talked politics for the second half." 
Astin says this experience makes him even more proud to be an American. 
"This is America. I don't know what other fighting forces are like in the world. But the fact that in ours you can go and serve our country in war time … and then come back and show your skills to citizens. 
Astin says he was amazed by the beauty of the Desert Southwest, both on the ground and in the air. 
Astin was actually invited to fly with the Blue Angels on his twitter page.
Astin tells News 11 he was asking followers to suggest causes for him to run for during an upcoming marathon. One of the responses was from a Lieutenant [Mike Smith] offering Astin the chance of a lifetime to fly with the Blue Angels.

Video Source

To get an idea of what Sean experienced in flight, check out this story and video of KYMA's 
Rachel Elzufon taking a ride.

And here are some pics from the experience:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

LA Marathon Race Day info

Official times:
10K  0:59:42
20K  1:58:36
30K  3:00:28
40K  4:12:05
26.2mi  4:25:47

Update 9:50am PT: Timing alerts do not seem to be working, but Sean was spotted at mile 10 and photographed a short time later.
This post will be updated before, during and after the race with the latest info. A tab at the top of the page provides easy access.

Sean's bib number is 8296. Race start time is approximately 7:24am PT (10:24am ET).

Sign up for race day tracking to have messages sent to you via Twitter, Facebook, email or text as your favorite runner crosses certain checkpoints along the course.

Sean will do a pre-race interview with AM 570 Radio. The station/website provide full live streaming coverage of the race, weather, traffic, etc., from 5am to 10am PT. Tweet your questions on race day to @LAMarathonINFO and they will answer on radio or via Twitter. "Veteran LA radio host Leo Quinones joins the radio broadcast team this year to handle interviews of celebrity Honda LA Marathoners including actor Sean Astin." Source

#Run3rd will be the focus of a feature on KLTA TV Sunday morning. Their LA Marathon coverage schedule:

Check race day weather. Weather has cleared, partly sunny and upper 40s at 9am, warming to low 50s.

Final results will be here.

Official photos will be posted here.

Updated March 18, 2012

Interviews with Sean's Funny or Die costars

In early December, Sean filmed a comedy short for Two of his costars, Arlan Godthaab and Shelly Martinez, each talked with me via telephone about their experiences working with Sean.
Arlan Godthaab and Sean Astin. Photo courtesy of Jack Hamilton.
Arlan came to acting about four years ago after a successful 25-year career as a film editor.

What can you tell me about the film?

"It has a lot of sight gag elements in it. It plays off of the typical male enjoyment of frontal anatomy and the extremes of male fantasies in a very dramatic, high special effects context. I've already seen some of the special effects, and they are top theatrical quality in terms of how they look and sound and feel."

Sean Astin in Funny or Die short!

Sean portrays plastic surgeon Takin Mastuhmik (say it a few times, you'll get it!) in the Funny or Die short "Boobathon."

Watch here if your browser doesn't display the video player.

Now you can check out my interview with two of Sean's costars in the production, Arlan Godthaab and Shelly Martinez and see the full movie poster!

Dr. Takin Mastuhmik

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sean on the Matthew Aaron Show today

Sean explained Twitter to his hosts, talked about run3rd, told a Corey Feldman anecdote, and mentioned his latest audition was for a musical!
Sean comes in about 25 minutes into the program.
Listen here
Or download from iTunes here.