Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sean Astin guest at con in Dubai UAE

Sean Astin will be a guest at the Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on April 5-6, 2013.

For more information, visit their web site and Facebook page.

Sean's schedule:
Friday: Autographs 3pm, Photo op 7:30pm
Saturday: Autographs 1pm, Photo op 3pm, Q&A 4:45-5:45pm

Remember, he will also be in Tokyo in May!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sean at last year's Miles for Melanoma 5K

Here is some recently posted video from the Miles for Melanoma 5K held at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, on May 6, 2012. Sean can be seen running at 1:14, and handing out awards with fellow Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Jason Biggs ("Leo") at 1:37.

You can read Sean's report of the race on the Run3rd blog.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sean Astin runs 2013 LA Marathon

Sean ran his 4th LA Marathon on March 17, 2013, finishing with a time of 4:42:31.  Here are many photos from the day.

Sean with Betty Wong and Robert Hitchcock

 Sean's St. Patrick's Day and #run3rd themed race gear:

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Possible animated film "The Riddles"

Sean Astin and fellow Turtle Rob Paulsen are both attached to an animated film project "The Riddles Show."

"It is Jimmy Neutron meets Sherlock Holmes with a steam punk
twist. Tinkersville is a steam punk style town made up of toys. Every year, Ed Tinker, toy maker and founder, unveils a new toy for the town's museum. When the toy is stolen, everyone panics to find it and calls upon the help of the Riddle family. Aside his wacky parents, Mike Riddle puts his Sherlock Holmes mind to the test to find the missing toy. Using Tinker's time machine, Mike travels back through time to find clues and discovers something dark and leads him and his friends down a path of danger and mystery. Join the Riddles as they embark on wacky adventures, get chased by badly tempered monsters, travel through time, and all on a school night. Fan-Tinker-Tastic!"

It is not determined at this time what role Sean would voice.

For more information, visit the Riddles Facebook page, and their several fundraising sites:

Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Surgeon General" behind the scenes photos

Here are the first behind-the-scenes photos from the CBS pilot "Surgeon General," now filming in Atlanta GA. Sean plays Alan Fischer, "a short, neurotic psychiatrist with a gentle soul" on the US Surgeon General's staff. More details here.

Sean passes the offices of @Sons&Sons in mid-town Atlanta. The Coke truck is a dead giveaway for location!

Sean in wardrobe with Judith Chang

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sean Astin at Toronto Comic Con Day 2

The second day at Comic Con featured a few Close Encounters of the Star Trek: The Next Generation kind. [Unless otherwise noted by copyright marks or credits, photos by me.]

Gates McFadden ("Dr. Beverly Crusher") stopped by and talked about her theater company, Ensemble Studio Theatre of LA. She was excited to have her photo taken with Sean!

Getting a photo of Patrick Stewart ("Captain John Luc Picard") was harder. He was surrounded by handlers and guards protecting him from stray cameras. I did manage to get a shot when he stopped by Sean's table to say "hello!"

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sean Astin at Toronto Comic Con Day 1

As aways at the cons, Sean signed autographs, and hugged, chatted and posed with fans. Many photos ensued!

Sean Astin to attend Japanese Convention

Sean Astin will be a guest at the 2nd Hollywood Collectors Convention at the Hotel Grand Palace in Tokyo, Japan on May 5-6. Also appearing will be Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger of the Nightmare on Elm Street series). Admission to the event is free; there will be autograph signings and photo ops.

More information coming soon!

The official web site (Japanese) and Google translation.

Article about event (Japanese) and Google translation.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sean Astin to co-star in "Surgeon General"

From Deadline:
The Lord Of The Rings' Sean Astin has joined Jason Issacs [Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter] and Kathryn Morris [Lilly Rush in Cold Case] in CBS’ drama pilot Surgeon General. Written by Samuel Baum and produced by CBS TV Studios, the project centers on Dr. John Sherman (Isaacs), the most powerful doctor in the nation, the Surgeon General, who has 315 million patients. Astin, repped by Innovative, LuberRoklin and Dave Feldman, will play Dr. Fischer, a psychiatrist, a member of Dr. Sherman’s team, overseeing the nation’s mental health. He will next be seen in The Call.
Futon Critic reports Sean will "play Alan Fischer, a short, neurotic psychiatrist with a gentle soul."

From IMDB:
[The story] centers on Dr. John Sherman the most powerful doctor in the nation, the Surgeon General, who has 315 million patients. As America's doctor, Sherman and his team battle the powerful forces of politics and business, fighting to protect the health of everyday Americans. 
The director will be Rod Lurie, who Sean worked with on the 1999 political thriller "Deterrence." The pilot is being filmed in Atlanta and casting calls [here and here] have gone out in the city.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

More videos from Toronto Comic Con

Here are a few more videos from the Toronto Comic Con. This is Sean's own video of the Q&A audience doing the Harlem Shake!

Another view of the Harlem Shake incident via

"Merlyn Took" made a Hufflepuff scarf for Sean because she though Sam would be a Hufflepuff:

Videos of Sean Astin at Toronto Comic Con

Here are some of the videos of Sean I took at the Toronto Comic Con on March 9-10, 2013.

The first one is a portion of Sean's Q&A session. He talks about his upcoming roles in The Call and Santa Switch, how he got a part as an elf in The Witches of Oz with Billy Boyd, Billy's band Beecake, and does a silent pass for his Harlem Shake video attempt!

Sean leaves a video message for sleeping Lillian, who is a big fan of Special Agent Oso.

Sean tries to answer the question about how much Sam's backpack weighed.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sean Astin radio interview on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Here is an interview Sean did on Magic 105 KMVR in Las Cruces, New Mexico on March 1. Sean talks about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

[The book came out 9 years ago, LOL!]

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sean Astin interviewed following Princess Half

Sean Astin is interviewed by after completing the Disney Princess Half Marathon on February 24, 2013.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sean Astin's schedule at Toronto Comic Con

Sean Astin will be a guest at the Toronto Comic Con on March 9-10. His schedule is:

1:00pm Q&A Session
2:15pm Photo Op

3:00 pm Photo Op

He will be signing autographs most of the rest of the time when not on breaks. Visit the web site for details on tickets, etc.

Sean Astin at Disney Princess Half Marathon 3/3

On Sunday, February 24, Sean ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon. His finishing time was 2:20:25, about 6 minutes faster than his time for the Tinker Bell the month before. Here are some pics and videos from the day!

Part 1 | Part 2

Sean and fellow runner Jeff Galloway, photo by Mariah B. Spengler

Sean really wants his photo taken! This one was posted by @bhamblondd.

Sean Astin at Disney Princess Half Marathon 2/3

For fans who weren't able to get into the Friday morning meet-up, Sean hung out at the Expo both Friday and Saturday morning. He also ran the Royal Family 5K on Saturday.  Part 1 | Part 3

Sean with Miss Chiquita Banana @Chiquita

Sean Astin at Disney Princess Half Marathon 1/3

Last weekend, Sean Astin traveled to Florida to participate in the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, running in both the Royal Family 5K and the Half Marathon, as well as attending the official runDisney Meet-up and the Expo. Here is part 1 of 3 with many photos from the events, plus a video or two!  Part 2 | Part 3

Friday, February 22, runDisney Meet-up

Early Friday morning, a lucky few runners got to experience an early morning 2 mile run through the Disney Park, breakfast and talks by Sean and other running celebrities.

Stacey Conticello pins a #run3rd sign on Sean's back.

Sean with Kris and Mindy, aka @RaceEveryStep