John Astin

by ethnic on February 7, 2011

Birth Name: John Allen Astin

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Date of Birth: March 30, 1930

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish

John Astin is an American actor. With his ex-wife, actress Patty Duke, he is the father of actors Sean Astin and Mackenzie Astin. Sean is John’s adopted son.

John’s paternal grandfather was John Andrew Astin (the son of Joseph Astin and Martha Glackin). John’s grandfather John was born in Pennsylvania. Joseph was English, from Lancashire, and was the son of Henry Astin/Ashton and Elizabeth Fielding. Martha was Scottish, and was born in Coathbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland, to Irish parents, Hugh Glackin and Jane Scott.

John’s paternal grandmother was Catherine Varley (the daughter of William Varley and Mary Ellen MacDuff). Catherine was born in Utah, to English parents, from Nottinghamshire, her father from Brinsley. William was the son of Abraham Varley and Maria Baker.

John’s maternal grandparents were Alexander Gillanders Mackenzie and Edith Ann Midgley.

Sources: Family history of John Astin –

Genealogy of John Astin (focusing on his father’s side) –

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