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Theater named for ‘Addams Family’ star John Astin

- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2011

BALTIMORE (AP) - A renovated theater at Johns Hopkins University has been renamed for "The Addams Family" actor John Astin.

Astin starred as Gomez Addams in the television show from 1964 to 1966. He has taught at the university since 2001 and is credited with revitalizing the school's theater program.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the 104-seat John Astin Theater recently underwent a $210,000 makeover. (

Astin graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1952.

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