Mackenzie Astin portrays broadcast journalist Noah Baker on ABC's Scandal.
Mackenzie Alexander Astin is an American actor, known for The Facts of Life (1979), In Love and War (1996) and Iron Will (1994).
Astin made his acting debut at age 9 in the TV movie Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal, but is probably best remembered for his television role as Andy Moffett over four seasons from 1985 to 1988 on the popular sitcom The Facts of Life. He has made guest appearances on Lost, House, Psych, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and NCIS.
Astin has appeared in motion pictures including Iron Will, Wyatt Earp with Kevin Costner, The Evening Star with Shirley MacLaine, and Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco. During filming of The Evening Star, Mackenzie lost the top edge of his right ear in a car accident. In order to match scenes previously filmed, he was fitted with a prosthetic attachment to his ear for the remainder of the production.
From 2005 to 2010, he worked with his father, the Director of the Program in Theatre Arts and Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.