(born February 25
) is an American film actor, director, voice artist, and producer best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee
in the Lord of the Rings trilogy
, as well as Raphael
in the Nickelodeon version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
He voiced Hercules in the video game Kingdom Hearts and Special Agent Oso on the Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior original series Special Agent Oso. He also played Dave Morgan in Encino Man. He also voiced the dragon Blaze in Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.
Sean Astin and Greg Cipes
attending IGN/Focus Features Comic-Con Party in July 2013.