OK, he’s got the ultimate nutcase–Patty Duke–for a mother. He came into existence when she married some guy she just met, got knocked up, and got the marriage annulled two weeks later.
His adoptive father and namesake is John “Gomez Addams” Astin. Who seems like a nice and stable enough guy, except that he’s a vegetarian Buddhist.
In any case, has Sean ever “told all” about what it’s like having Patty as a mom? Does he have a relationship with his biological father, whose name is publicly known?
Enquiring minds want to know.
Bonus question: I heard that Patty Duke had a total meltdown at the Oscars one year, but I’ve never been able to find a video or transcript of the speech. It’s also rather hard to google, as Patty has won an Oscar herself. Let me know if you have any clues.
(BTW, the OP is a little mean-spirited, I know. Patty was apparently pretty much tortured as a kid. That hasn’t changed the fact, though, that she has in fact been a total nut over the years, and surely Sean has some “interesting” memories. I grew up with a mentally ill father (massive depression), and I find it hard sometimes to sympathize with psychotics. However “ill” they are, however much it’s “not their fault,” they have an almost psychic ability to push people’s buttons and make others’ lives into living hells. And they will, in my experience, use the “it’s not my fault” thing to do further damage to themselves and others.)