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Celebrities and Their Famous Parents

Rick and I were talking about movies the other day.  It’s one of the things we talk about all the time.  We were talking about the new Star Trek movie and about Chris Pine.  He mentioned in passing about Chris’ dad Robert.  I had no idea and I never put two and two together.  So I started thinking about what other actors have famous parents.

Some of these may be obvious, some not so obvious.

Robert and Chris Pine

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Robert is most famous for his role on the TV show “CHiPs” where he played Sgt. Joseph Getraer .  He’s one of those character actors that show up in different shows on TV.  You know the face but maybe not the name.

Chris Pine

Is best known for playing Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek movies

Blythe Danner and Gwenyth Paltrow

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Blythe Danner is best know for her work these days in the Meet the Parents triology.  She also played Will’s mom and Will and Grace.

Gweynth Paltrow

Academy Award Winner, People’s Most Beautiful Woman, Pepper, Tony Stark’s Love interest in the Iron Man movies.  Blogger, mother, wife.

Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Ben Stiller

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Jerry Stiller is best known for playing  George Constanza’s dad on Seinfeld.  He played Carrie’s dad on the series King of Queens. He and his son Ben have shared the big screen a few times.  He an his wife Anne were a huge comedy duo in the 60′s.

Anne Meara is  known for her work on All My Children, Alf, King of Queens.  She appeared on several episodes of Sex in the City as Miranda’s mother-in-law.  She’s made several guest appearances on many TV shows and appeared in a few movies with her son.

Ben Stiller

Best known Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Night at the Museum.  Your kids would know him as Alex the Lion from Madagascar.  He also did a short stint on SNL in the late 80′s.  I’ll always remember him as the yuppy lawyer from Reality Bites.

Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard

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Ron Howard

Is most famous for being a director and directing great movies to many to name, but find the list here.   He was Opie on the Andy Griffith Show and Richie on Happy Days.

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce is best know for playing the catty Hilly Holbrook on The Help.  She was cast as the vengful Victoria on The Twilight Series: Eclipse.  She got her breaking role in the M. Night Shyamalan movie The Village.

You would be amazed at how many children followed in their parents footsteps.

Tom and Colin Hanks

Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Rumour Willis

Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight

Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson

This list could go on and on, but these celebrities are the ones that took me by surprise that they were related.

 

 

 

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