Friday, August 31, 2012

Sean Astin in Nissan Heisman House Ad

ESPN and Nissan teamed up with Heisman House greats for a series of six 30-second ads. Sean was there with Heisman Trophy winner and former Notre Dame player Tim Brown for the Rudy-themed commercial!

Click here for more on the Nissan Heisman House and the other ads!

Sean to attend RingCon in Germany

Sean will be a guest at the RingCon convention in Bonn, Germany October 5-7, 2012. So that's three cons in three weekends in October: RingCon, New York Comic Con and Dallas Fan Days!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Adopting Terror available for pre-order

Adopting Terror, starring Sean Astin, Samaire Armstrong, Monet Mazur and Brendan Fehr is now available for pre-order on DVD or Blu-ray. The movie will be released on September 11 in the US, September 4 in Canada.

"Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl. But when the baby's biological father starts stalking them, their world turns upside down: through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to take his daughter back."

Blu-ray at
Blu-ray at
HD or SD on iTunes

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sean featured in Nissan Heisman House Special

Sean will be featured in the 2012 Nissan Heisman House Special airing on ESPNU this evening (Tuesday August 28) at 7:30pm. Other air times listed here. Also featured are Heisman Trophy winners Marcus Allen, Tim Brown, Eddie George and Matt Leinart.

Sean with @MattLeinartQB during filming last May

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sean on Schmoes Know Movies

Sean made a guest appearance this morning on "Schmoes Know Movies" on He talked about his movie famous movies: The Goonies, Rudy and The Lord of the Rings, including such tidbits as his idea for a Goonies sequel!

Watch or listen here.

Sean Astin and the hosts of Schmoes Know Movies

The show is also available for download on iTunes.

Video: Sean on Face Off

Watch Sean Astin in the 3rd season premiere of SyFy's Face Off with host McKenzie Westmore.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Face Off reminder!

Don't forget Sean is a guest judge on tomorrow's third season premiere of "Face Off" on Syfy. That's Tuesday, August 21, 9pm ET.

Host McKenzie Westmore and Sean Astin

Screening of "Little Boy"

There will reportedly be a screening of the feature film "Little Boy" on Monday, August 20, 7:30pm at the AMC Block 30 in Orange County, CA. [Update: Additional confirmation here.]

The WWII movie, filmed last fall in Mexico and directed by Alejandro Monteverde, is about a little boy who tries with all his might to achieve the impossible: bringing his father home from war.

Sean plays the role of Carl.

Little Boy Facebook page.

More information and behind the scenes photos.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Trailer for Amazing Love

Here is the official trailer for "Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea," a Christian film starring Sean Astin, Erin Bethea, Savannah Jayde, Sammi Hanratty, Kenton Duty, Terrence Hardy and Creagen Dow, and featuring a guest appearance by Patty Duke. For information on how to bring this movie to your church, visit the Amazing Love movie web site.

Here are some screen shots from the trailer:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sean to Run Disney!

Sean is signed for two upcoming runDisney races: the Disneyland Half Marathon in Anaheim CA on September 2, and the 20th Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando FL on January 13. Actor/comedian Drew Carey, who ran the Disneyland Half last year, is also signed up for the WDW Marathon. Source

Sean's first runDisney event was the Tinker Bell Half Marathon last January.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sean's Carlsbad Lagoon race day report

Sean and pal Lincoln the bearded lizard
Read Sean's report of the Carlsbad Lagoon Race here.

You don't want to miss the photo of Sean with a boa (snake, not scarf!)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Interview by Marvel at C2E2

"In the latest installment of This Week in Marvel, actor and director Sean Astin of "The Goonies," "Rudy," the Lord of the Rings trilogy and more joins Ryan and Blake for an in-depth discussion about the Fantastic Four and more."  Source

This was recorded at C2E2 in Chicago in April. Sean talks about #run3rd, being an action figure and tells stories he's never told before!

Listen here.

Friday, August 10, 2012

More behind the scenes on Christine

Sean Astin, Eric Balfour and Corey Stoll talk about the effects of the Internet on their field while on the set of the web series "Christine."

Watch Sean's episode here.

See all episodes here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sean to be in running magazine

Sean did a photo shoot yesterday for  Competitor Magazine, an online and print magazine for runners. Keep an eye out for it in the September issue!

Photo by Associate Editor Cielestia Calbay, @ccalbay

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sean in season premiere of Face Off

Sean Astin will be a guest judge on the third season premiere of "Face Off," airing Tuesday, August 21, 9pm ET on the SyFy Channel. The episode is called "A Force To Be Challenged With."
"Sean Astin greets the contestants, who are challenged to create original aliens for the "Star Wars" cantina scene in the Season 3 opener." 
Sean and Face Off host McKenzie Westmore

Sean examines a contestant's work.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sean on HBO's Newsroom Rudy reference

Two episodes ago, The Newsroom used the jersey speech from Rudy in an episode of the HBO drama. Today [August 3] Rudy himself was at the Television Critics Association press tour with a new animated show. Sean Astin provides a voice in Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, so after his panel we asked him what he thought of the Rudy reference on The Newsroom. 
“Loved it, thought it was great,” Astin said. “The funny thing is that that scene that they’re depicting in it is actually one of the pieces in the movie that is a dramatic license, but it’s got that emotional resonance. Aaron Sorkin is my favorite television and film writer/producer/creator ever and he’s always been really nice to me. We’ve had interactions together, but the show is exactly what you want to have now to look critically at that business which has such an impact on American culture. So to see him do that show and have another huge success is not surprising, but gratifying. Then to see them use Rudy to help make an emotional point, I felt it humanized Jeff [Daniels]’s character and that made me happy.”

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sean to guest on Schmoes Know Movies

Sean continues to make the rounds on sister shows on, guesting on "Schmoes Know Movies" on Wednesday August 22, 8-10am PT. You may remember Sean first became acquainted with the network when he appeared on "2 Guys and a Mic" in February, and just visited "About Last Night…" earlier this week.
"Schmoes Know Movies is the hilarious and insightful podcast for lovers of all things cinema. Hosts Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis bring their popular web series to the airwaves with hysterical banter, the latest news and celebrity guests. Join us every Wednesday morning for perhaps the greatest movie show in the galaxy…"