Actor Sean Astin
The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture presents actor, director, and producer Sean Astin in a free virtual event on Zoom on Thursday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. Astin is best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, the title character in Rudy, and Bob Newby in Stranger Things. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller There and Back Again, a memoir – co-written with Joe Layden – of his film career with emphasis on his experiences with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A vocal advocate for literacy, mental health awareness, and civic engagement, Astin is an energetic, passionate speaker who promotes a culture of volunteerism to all audiences.
This is a free virtual performance; registration is required via the MIAC website.