TV Heartbeat Interview! Sean Astin talks about The Strain! Vampire Autopsy! Jim’s Big Death! Life on The Strain Set! Childhood Jobs! #RIPJim! The Lovely Erica September 7, 2014 Interviews, The Lovely Erica, TV Heartbeat As The Strain continues to spread across fictional New York, the Master claimed his first major victim – Jim Kent aka Sean Astin. I had a chance to chat with Sean about his time on The Strain, growing up and what’s up next for the Goonie Hobbit!