List of show business families
This is a list of
show businessfamilies, compare it to List of U.S. political families. It is contemporary (in the sense that a professional offshoot should still be working in the twentieth or twenty-first centuries) and should be expanded. The guideline is that at least one of the relationships in the clan should be by blood — siblings, parents, children, cousins, etc. Following families are brothers and sisters who are recognizable as celebrity siblings (and who may also be listed within families).
Don Adamswas the father of actress Cecily Adamsand TV executive Stacey Adams. Cecily's widower is actor Jim Beaver.
** Musician and part-time actor Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday), better known by his stage name of
Meat Loaf, is the father of singer Pearl Adayand actress Amanda Aday.
Robert Aldawas the father of actor/director Alan Aldaand actor Antony Alda.
*** Alan is in turn the father of actresses Beatrice and
John Anistonis the father of Jennifer Aniston.
** Music manager and agent
Don Ardenwas the father of Sharon Osbourne, the wife and manager of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne. Sharon would enter the public consciousness for the first time with the success of the reality TV show " The Osbournes".
*** The oldest of Ozzy and Sharon's children,
Aimee Osbourne, chose not to appear on "The Osbournes"; she is an actress, singer, and writer. Her two younger siblings did appear on the show; Kelly Osbournewent on to a music career and Jack Osbournewent on to star in his own reality series, "".
Louis John Osbourneis Ozzy's son by his first wife, Thelma Riley.
Alan Arkinfather of actors Adam, Matthew, Anthony Arkin and grandfather to third generation actor Molly Arkin(daughter of Adam Arkin)
** Late actor/comedian/pianist/songwriter
Cliff Arquettewas the father of late actor Lewis Arquette.
*** Lewis was the father of five actors:
Patricia Arquette(formerly married to actor Nicolas Cage); Rosanna Arquette(formerly married to film composer James Newton Howard; she also lived with, but never married, musician Peter Gabriel); Alexis Arquette; David Arquette(who is married to Courteney Cox); and Richmond Arquette.
** Actors and ex-spouses
John Astinand Patty Dukeare the parents of actors Sean and Mackenzie Astin.
** Actor-brothers Jimmy and
Joey Baioare the cousins of actor-director Scott Baio.
Michael Balcon, film producer, is the father of Jill Balcon, actress, married to Cecil Day-Lewis, poet, parents of Tamasin Day-Lewis, documentary maker, and Daniel Day-Lewis, actor who is married to Rebecca Miller, writer daughter of Arthur Miller, playwright.
** Brothers and actors
Alec Baldwin, William Baldwin, Stephen Baldwinand Daniel Baldwin; Alec formerly married to actress Kim Basinger, and William currently married to singer Chynna Phillips.
** Actress and producer
Drew Barrymoreis descended from a renowned acting family: Her parents are actress and manager Jaid Barrymoreand actor John Drew Barrymore, who was the son of renowned classical actor and playboy John Barrymore. She is also the great-niece of Ethel Barrymoreand Lionel Barrymore.
Jason Batemanis the brother of actress Justine Bateman; their father is producer Kent Bateman. Jason Bateman is married to the daughter of Paul Anka. Televangelist Dr. (Rev.) Miles Bateman is a distant cousin.
Warren Beatty, brother of Shirley MacLaineand husband of Annette Bening
Edgar Bergenand his wife, model and actress Frances Bergen, were the parents of actress Candice Bergen.
Lloyd Bridgeswas father of actors Jeff Bridgesand Beau Bridges. Beau is father of actor Jordan Bridges.
Matthew Broderick's father, James Broderick, starred as the Lawrence patriarch on Aaron Spelling's popular drama "Family." Matthew is married to actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
Carol Burnettand her one-time husband, TV producer Joe Hamilton, are the parents of actress Carrie Hamilton.
Gary Buseyis the father of Jake Busey. (Their full real names are "William Gareth Jacob Busey Senior" and "Junior," respectively.)
James Caanis the father of fellow actor Scott Caan.
Kirk Cameronand Candace Cameron Bure are brother and sister. Kirk's wife is actress Chelsea Noble, and Candace's husband is hockey player Valeri Bure.
** Film director
Frank Caprawas the father of movie studio executive Frank Capra, Jr.
*** Frank, Jr. was in turn father to film director
Frank Capra III.
Macdonald Careywas the father of singer and actress Lynn Carey.
*** Another daughter of his, Theresa, is the mother of personality
John Carradinewas the father of actors David, Keith, and Robert Carradine.
*** Keith is the father of actress
*** Robert is the father of actress
** Asian singing star
Teresa Carpio, herself from a musical family, is the mother of actress and singer T.V. Carpio
** The original Carter Family, a seminal
country musicgroup, consisted of A. P. Carter, his wife Sara Carter, and his sister-in-law and Sara's cousin Maybelle Carter.
*** Two of A. P. and Sara's children, Joe Carter and
Janette Carter, followed in their parents' footsteps.
*** Maybelle had three daughters who also entered the country music business, and performed with her for a time—
Anita Carter, June Carter Cash, and Helen Carter.
**** June and her first husband, country singer
Carl Smith, were the parents of country singer Carlene Carter.
**** June was also the mother of late country singer-songwriter
Rosie Nix Adamsby her second husband, Edwin "Rip" Nix.
**** June's third husband was late country legend
Johnny Cash. They were the parents of singer, songwriter, and producer John Carter Cash.
**** Johnny was also the father of country singer
Rosanne Cashfrom his first marriage to Vivian Liberto.
Katherine Cassaveteswas the mother of director John Cassavetes.
*** John and his wife, actress
Gena Rowlands, were parents to filmmakers Nick Cassavetesdirector of " The Notebook", Zoe Cassavetesdirector of "Broken English", and Alexandra Cassavetes.
Jack Cassidywas the father of singer/actor David Cassidyby his first wife, actress Evelyn Ward. He and his second wife, singer and actress Shirley Jones, had three sons—singer/actor Shaun Cassidyand actors Patrick and Ryan Cassidy.
*** David's first wife was actress
Kay Lenz. He is the father of actress and singer Katie Cassidyfrom a relationship with model Sherry Benedon.
*** Shaun was formerly married to model Ann Pennington and actress
Susan Diol. His current wife is producer Tracey Turner.
Lon Chaneyis the father of actor Lon Chaney Jr.
** Jazz drummer
Jim Chapinis the father of musicians Harry, Tom, and Steve Chapin.
*** Harry was the father of singer
*** Tom is the father of Abigail and Lily Chapin, two-thirds of the
Chapin Sistersfolk music group. He is also stepfather to the third member, Jessica Craven, the daughter of film director Wes Craven.
Keith Chegwinis the twin of Jeffrey Chegwin and brother of Janice Long.
Cornelia Guest, of " Falcon Crest" fame, is the daughter of Winston Churchill's cousin.
** News anchor and politician
Nick Clooneyis the father of actor/producer/director George Clooney; George was married to actress Talia Balsam, daughter of Joyce Van Pattenand Martin Balsam.
** Nick's sister is singer
Rosemary Clooney; she was married to late actor José Ferrer, who in turn was previously married to actress/acting teacher Uta Hagen. Clooney and Ferrer were the parents of actor Miguel Ferrerand Gabriel Ferrer.
*** Gabriel married singer/actress
Debby Boone; their twin daughters are Dustin Ferrerand artist Gabi Ferrer.
*** Debby is a member of the
Boone Sisterssinging group. The girls are the cousins of actor Randy Booneand the daughters of singer Pat Boone.
** Note: Actor
Mel Ferreris unrelated to this family.
** Late actor
Lee J. Cobbis the father of fellow actress Julie Cobb.
Ethan Coenand Joel Coen; Joel married actress Frances McDormand
Fay Compton(whose brother was the writer Sir Compton Mackenzie) married the producer H.G.Pelissier; their son was producer/director Anthony Pelissierwho married actor Penelope Dudley Ward; their daughter being actor Tracy Reed who adopted the surname Reed following her mother's second marriage - to film director Sir Carol Reed, Tracy married actor Edward Fox (see "Fox acting family" below)
Sir Sean Conneryis the brother of fellow actor Neil Connery; Sean's son is actor Jason Connery, who was married to Mia Sara.
Carmine Coppolawas father of director Francis Ford Coppolaand actress Talia Shire; Talia's first husband was composer David Shire; she is mother of actor/musicians Jason Schwartzmann& Robert Carmine; Francis is father of director Sofia Coppolaand Roman Coppola; Sofia was once married to director Spike Jonze; Talia and Francis are aunt and uncle to actor Nicolas Cage.
Maurice Costelloand daughters Dolores Costelloand Helene Costello. Great-granddaughter Drew Barrymore(granddaughter of Dolores).
Bing Crosbywas the father of: Gary; Dennis; Philip;Harry; Lindsay; Mary and Nathaniel. Dennis was also the father of actress Denise Crosby, who was married to Blake Edwards' son Geoff. Geoff's sister is actress Jennifer Edwards.
Floyd Crosbywas the father of David Crosbyof The Byrdsand CSNY fame.
*** David is also part of the jazz-rock band CPR with his biological son James Raymond.
** Bonnie Bedelia Culkin is the sister of
Kit Culkinwho is the father of actors, Macaulay Culkin, Kieran Culkin, Dakota Culkin, Rory Culkin, Shane Culkin, Christian Culkinand Quinn Culkin.
Tony Curtisand Janet Leighare the parents of actresses Jamie Lee and Kelly Curtis; the girls' half-sister is actress Allegra Curtis. Jamie Lee's husband is comedian and actor Christopher Guest.
* Cusack (USA)
John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Ann Cusack("The Jeff FoxworthyShow"), Bill Cusack, and Susie Cusack are all siblings; their father Dick Cusack also took to acting late in life.
** Singer and actor
Billy Ray Cyrusand his daughter Miley Cyrusstar together in " Hannah Montana". Billy Ray's adopted son and Miley's half-brother Trace Cyrusis a member of pop band Metro Station.
** Actresses Olivia and
Maryam d'Aboare cousins; Olivia's father (Maryam's uncle) is composer/singer/songwriter Mike d'Abo.
** Actor James Daly was father of actress
Tyne Dalyand actor Tim Daly. Tyne was married to actor/director Georg Stanford Brownand one of their daughters, Kathryne Dora, is also an actress. Tim is married to actress Amy Van Nostrand, their son Sam is also an actor.
* Davis (Robert)
Jasper Carrott(born Robert Davis) is the father of actress Lucy Davis.
* Davis (Sammy)
** Vaudeville dancers
Sammy Davis, Sr.and Elvera Sánchez were the parents of entertainment multihyphenate Sammy Davis, Jr.
Peter Davison, his ex-wife Sandra Dickinson, and their daughter Georgia Moffett
* De Laurentiis
** Motion picture-producer
Dino De Laurentiisis the brother of late fellow producer Luigi De Laurentiis, whose son (Dino's nephew) is fellow producer Aurelio De Laurentiis. Dino's son and daughters are fellow producers Federico, Francesca and Rafaella De Laurentiis.
** Film director
Jonathan Demmewas the uncle of late fellow director Ted Demme.
Brian Dennehyis the father of actresses Elizabeth Dennehyand Kathleen Dennehy
Caleb Deschanel, father of actresses Zooey Deschaneland Emily Deschanel
Charles Dickenswas the great-grandfather of actor Alan Napier, who was the cousin of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Alan's daughter, late actress Jennifer Raine, was the mother of actor and race-driver/instructor Brian Forster.
** Actors Matt and
Kevin Dillonare the great-nephews of late cartoonist Alex Raymond, who created Flash Gordon.
** Animation pioneer
Walt Disneywas brother of Roy O. Disney; the two founded The Walt Disney Company, Roy's son Roy E. Disneywas once head of Walt Disney Feature Animationbefore resigning
Micky Dolenz(Born "George Michael Dolenz Jr.") is the father of actress Ami Dolenz, who is married to kickboxer-actor Jerry Trimble. Micky's father was Italian-born Slovenian film actor George Dolenz, and his mother was stage actress and singer, Janelle Johnson.
Steve Dorffis the father of actors Stephen Dorffand Andrew Dorff.
Roy Dotriceis the father of actresses Karen Dotriceand Michele Dotrice, the latter being married to actor Edward Woodward.
Kirk Douglasis the father of actor Michael Douglasand producer Joel Douglasby his first wife, actress Diana Dill; and of producer Peter Douglasand late comic and actor Eric Douglasby his second wife, actress Anne Buydens.
*** Michael is the father of actor
Cameron Douglasby his first wife, Diandra Luker, and is currently married to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Carmen Dragonis the father of composer-musician Daryl "the Captain" Dragon, who is married to singer Toni Tennille.
Cherie Johnson, who starred on " Punky Brewster", is the niece of that show's creator/producer David W. Dulcon.
Hans Dulferis the father of fellow saxophonist Candy Dulfer.
John Gregory Dunnewas husband of writer Joan Didionand brother of journalist Dominick Dunne; Dominick is father to actor-director Griffin Dunneand the murdered actress Dominique Dunne
Bob Dylanand his first wife, former model Sara Dylan, are the parents of film director Jesse Dylanand musician Jakob Dylan. Bob Dylan is now married to his longtime backup singer Carolyn Dennis. Jesse's wife Susan Traylor and Jakob's wife Paige Dylan are both actresses.
Clint Eastwoodis the father of: actress/director Alison Eastwood; actor/jazz musician Kyle Eastwood.
** Late actor-dancer
Buddy Ebsen, who performed with his sister, Vilma Ebsen, was the father of actress Bonnie Ebsen.
Danny Elfman, musician and film composer, married to actress Bridget Fonda(see below, "Fonda acting family"); brother of film director Richard Elfman, Richard is father of actor Bodhi Elfman, who married actress Jenna Elfman; Jenna is niece of singer Tony Butalaof The Lettermen
** Australian guitar master
Tommy Emmanuelhas a brother Phil Emmanuelwho often plays with him on-stage.
Nanette Fabrayis the aunt of fellow actress Shelley Fabares(Fabares is the actual family name). Shelley is the wife of actor Mike Farrell.
Douglas Fairbanksmarried actress Mary Pickford; father of actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
John Farrowand actress Maureen O'Sullivanare the parents of actresses Mia and Tisa Farrowand film producer Prudence Farrow.
*** Mia was at one time married to musician
André Previn. After their divorce, she was in a long-term relationship with entertainment multihyphenate Woody Allenthat ended when Allen became romantically involved with (and would ultimately marry) Soon-Yi Previn, Mia's adoptive daughter with Previn.
Chip Fieldsis the mother of actresses Kim Fieldsand Alexis Fields.
Mark Fiennesis married to Jennifer Lash, together they have six children, actors Ralph and Joseph, film-makers Martha and Sophie, composer Magnus, Jacob a conservation manager, and a foster son, Michael Emery, an archaeologist. Mark is also the cousin of Ranulph Fiennes
** Singer Eddie Fisher married actress and singer
Debbie Reynolds, by whom he fathered actress and writer Carrie Fisherand also a son, producer Todd Fisher; he later married actress Elizabeth Taylor, and later still singer Connie Stevens, which marriage produced actress Joely Fisher.
Richard Fleeshmanis the son of actor David Fleeshman and actress Sue Jenkins
** Late cartoonists Dave and
Max Fleischerwere brothers; Max's son was late director Richard Fleischer.
Errol Flynnwas the father of late actor/journalist Sean Leslie Flynnand grandfather of actor Sean Flynn (born Sean Rio Amir) through his daughter Rory Flynn.
Henry Fondawas father of actress Jane Fondaand actor Peter Fonda; Jane is formerly wife of, director Roger Vadim, political activist Tom Hayden, and media mogul Ted Turner; she and Hayden are parents of actor Troy Garity; Peter Fonda is father of actress Bridget Fonda, who married musician Danny Elfman(see above, "Elfman acting-composing family")
Glenn Fordwas married to Eleanor Powelluntil her death; the father of actor Peter Ford.
Robert Forsteris the father of fellow actress Katherine Forster.
John Forsytheis the father of fellow actresses Brooke and Page Forsythe.
**Actors Edward Fox and
James Foxand producer Robert Foxare brothers, sons of theatrical agent Robin Fox. Edward was married to Tracy Reed and is now married to Joanna David; their daughter is Emilia Fox, who is married to actor Jared Harrisa son of actor Richard Harris. Robert was married to Natasha Richardson.
Jonathan Frakesis married to soap operastar Genie Francis, who is the daughter of Ivor Francis.
** Actor and musician
Don Francksand wife Lili Francksare the parents of actress Cree Summerand actor Rainbow Sun Francks.
Aretha Franklinoften recorded her music with her two sisters Erma Franklinand Carolyn Franklin, who were solo singers in their own right, brother Cecil Franklin was also a singer as well as their father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin.
Edgar Froeseis the father of fellow performer Jerome Froese, who works with him as part of Tangerine Dream.
Virgil Fryeis the father of actors Sean Fryeand Soleil Moon Frye(the latter married TV producer Jason Goldberg) and stepfather of actor Meeno Peluce, whose mother Sondra Peluce Londyis Sean and Soleil's mother.
Judy Garland(born Frances Ethel Gumm) married film director Vincente Minnellias her second husband, and they were the parents of actress Liza Minnelli; Garland's third husband was producer Sidney Luft, and by him was mother of cabaret singer Lorna Luft
Edward Garris the father of actress Teri Garr.
Marvin Gaye, whose brother was singer Frankie Gaye, married singer-actress Janis Gaye, who was the daughter of Cuban jazzmusician Slim Gaillard; who gave birth to Marvin's daughter, singer and actress Nona Gaye
** Late TV host
Wally Georgewas the father of actress Rebecca DeMornay, who is married to Ryan O'Neal's son Patrick.
** Late "
Rat Patrol" star Christopher Georgewas the uncle of "Wheel of Fortune" co-hostess Vanna White.
Bee Geeswere brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. Their younger brother Andy Gibbwas a successful recording artist in his own right.
*** Barry's son
Steve Gibbis a rock guitarist and singer.
** Late actor
Jackie Gleason's daughter Linda married late actor Jason Miller; their son, Jackie's grandson, is actor Jason Patric(full name: "Jason Patrick Miller Junior").
John Glenisteris the father of actors Philip Glenisterand Robert Glenister
* Goldwyn (Howard-Goldwyn)
Samuel Goldwyn's son, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., was married to Jennifer Howard(daughter of Sidney Howard). Sam Jr. and Jennifer's sons are actors John and Tony Goldwyn.
** Singer Cuba Gooding is father of actors
Cuba Gooding, Jr.and Omar Gooding
** Music producer and
Motownfounder Berry Gordyis the father of musician Kennedy Gordy, better known as Rockwell, from a relationship with Margaret Norton, and actress Rhonda Ross Kendrickfrom another relationship with singer Diana Ross.
** Ross is also the mother of actress
Tracee Ellis Rossfrom her marriage to Robert Ellis Silberstein, and actor Evan Rossfrom her later marriage to late Norwegian businessman and mountaineer Arne Næss, Jr.
** Næss was also the father of singer-songwriter
Leona Naessfrom his previous marriage to Filippa Kumlin D'Orey.
Beatrice Graywas the mother of " Father Knows Best" star (and motorcyclist) Billy Gray.
Charles Haidand late talk show-host and TV producer Merv Griffinare cousins.
Paul Guezis the father of actor David Charvet.
** James Gunn, film director, screenwriter, and novelist is brothers with actor
Sean Gunn, screen and television writer Brian Gunn, political entertainer Matt Gunn, and film executive Patrick Gunn. They are cousins with television and screen writer Mark Gunn. In 2000, James Gunn married actress Jenna Fischer.
Maggie Gyllenhaaland Jake Gyllenhaalare the children of director Stephen Gyllenhaaland writer Naomi Foner.
** Scriptwriter Hans Hagen (also known as Hans Oliva), and actress Eva-Maria Hagen, parents of Punk Rock singer
Nina Hagen. Eva-Maria was later married to Wolf Biermann, a singer/songwriter. Nina's daughter Cosma Shiva Hagenis an actress.
** French singer and actor Jean-Philippe Smet, better known by his stage name of
Johnny Hallyday, and his first wife, French singer Sylvie Vartan, are the parents of singer David Hallyday(born David Smet). Johnny is also the father of actress Laura Smetfrom a later relationship with actress Nathalie Baye.
*** David was formerly married to French supermodel
** Sylvie's current husband is American actor and music producer
Tony Scotti, cofounder of Scotti Brothers Recordswith his brother, former NFL player Ben Scotti.
** Sylvie's brother Eddie Vartan, a music producer, is the father of French-American actor
George Hamiltonand Alana Stewartare the parents of fellow actor Ashley Hamilton, who was married to actress Shannen Doherty. Alana Stewartwas married to rock singer Rod Stewartand is the mother of model Kimberly Stewart.
Tom Hanksmarried actress Rita Wilson; actor Colin Hanksis Tom's son from his first marriage to actress Samantha Lewes.
Jerry Hardinis the father of fellow actress Melora Hardin.
Mickey Hargitayand late wife Jayne Mansfieldwere the parents of actress Mariska Hargitay, who's married to actor Peter Hermann. Actor Eddie Hargitayis Mickey Hargitay's nephew.
Mark Harmonis the son of actor and football player Tom Harmonand actress Elyse Knox. Sister Kelly Harmonis the Tic-Tac model. Oldest sister is Kristin Harmon, painter and ex-wife of Ricky Nelson. That makes him the uncle of musicians Matthew Nelsonand Gunnar Nelsonof the band Nelson, musician Sam Nelsonof the band H is Orange, and the actress Tracy Nelson. Harmon is also married to actress Pam Dawber.
** Late Beatle
George Harrisonis the father of musician Dhani Harrison.
** This Canadian
professional wrestlingfamily was founded by wrestler, trainer, and promoter Stu Hart. He and his wife Helen had 12 children—Smith, Bruce, Keith, Wayne, Dean, Ellie, Georgia, Bret, Alison, Ross, Diana, and Owen. All of the sons were wrestlers except for Wayne, who was a referee.
*** Ellie and her former husband, wrestler
Jim Neidhart, have three daughters. One of them, Nattie Neidhart, is also a wrestler.
*** Georgia and her husband, wrestler B.J. Annis, have four children. One of them, Teddy Annis, wrestles as
*** Bret's former sister-in-law was married to wrestler Tom Billington, better known as
*** Alison's former husband is wrestler
*** Diana and her former husband
Davey Boy Smith, also a wrestler, had two children. One of them, Harry Smith, is a wrestler as well.
Howard Hawks's first wife, Athole Shearer, was a sister of actress Norma Shearer, wife of producer Irving Thalberg. Hawks's second wife, Slim Keith, later married theatrical producer Leland Hayward. Hawks's third wife, Dee Hartford, had a sister, Eden Hartfordwho married Groucho Marxof the Marx Brothers. Hawks's brother, Kenneth Neil Hawks, was the first husband of actress Mary Astor. Howard Hawks's daughter, Kitty Hawks, was the former wife of Ned Tanen.
Goldie Hawnand longtime partner Kurt Russell; from her first marriage to Hudson Brothers's William Hudson, Goldie is mother of actors Kate Hudson, who was married to Black Crowes' frontman Chris Robinson, and Oliver Hudson, who is married to actress Erinn Bartlett; Kurt Russell was formerly married to actress Season Hubley, whose brother is actor Whip Hubley. William Hudson was also married to actress Cindy Williams
** Sir Charles Hawtrey was the father of actor/director Anthony Hawtrey. Other theatrical members are actress Marjorie Hawtrey,
Nicholas Hawtrey, and Kay Hawtreywho was married to actor/director John Clark.
Henry Hawtreywas an athlete, and Sir Ralph Hawtrey a noted economist.
**Comic actor Charles Hawtrey, born George Frederick Joffre Hartree, took his stage name from the actor Charles Hawtrey, but was not related
Ernest Hemingwaywas the grandfather of actresses Mariel Hemingwayand Margaux Hemingway.
Muppetscreator Jim Hensonwas the father of filmmakers Brian, Cheryl, Heather, and Lisa Henson.
** Late "Dune" creator
Frank Herbertwas the father of fellow novelist Brian Herbert.
Benny Hesteris the father of film and television composer Eric Hester.
David Hewlettis the brother of actress Kate Hewlett. David was formerly married to actress Soo Garay.
**Hilton Hotel Chain founder
Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Sr, is the father of William Barron Hilton, high-end property real-estate broker, married to Kathy Hiltonand father of socialites and celebutantes Paris Hiltonand Nicky Hilton. Kathy Hilton's half-sisters Kim Richardsand Kyle Richards, are also actresses.
* Ho (Tai-Loy)
Don Howas the father of fellow singer-musician Hoku(full name: "Hoku Christianne Tai-Loy").
Katharine Hepburnwas the aunt of actress Katharine Houghton, who was the aunt of actress Schuyler Grant.
Cissy Houstonand Lee Drinkard (members of the Drinkard Singers), aunts of singers Dionne Warwick& Dee Dee Warwick, Cissy's daughter is pop diva Whitney Houston, who married singer Bobby Brown
Rance Howardand wife, actress Jean Speegle; actor-director Ron Howardand character actor Clint Howardare their children; Ron's daughter, actress Bryce Dallas Howardis married to actor Seth Gabel.
** Comedian, actor, singer and variety star
Bobby Howesand actress/singer Patricia Maloneare the parents of actor Sally Ann Howesand clarinettist Peter Howes.
Claude Hulbertand Jack Hulbertwere brothers. Jack Hulbert was married to actress Cicely Courtneidgefor 62 years.
** Martial arts-actor
Matthias Huesis the great-grandson of opera-composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who authored (among others) " Hansel & Gretel".
Walter Hustonwas the father of actor and director John Huston; John Huston was the father of actress Anjelica Hustonand actor and director Danny Huston. Danny was previously married to Virginia Madsen, sister of Michael Madsen
Julio Iglesiasis the father of singers Julio Iglesias, Jr.and Enrique Iglesias.
** Musicians and singers
O'Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley& brother-in-law Chris Jasperwere the members of legendary singing group The Isley Brothers; some members of the family still perform under that name.
**Actor Mako and his sister,
Momo Yashima, also an actor, are children of artist/author parents Taro Yashima(Jun Atsushi Iwamatsu) and Mitsu Yashima; Mako was married to actress Shizuko Hoshi; their daughters Mimosa and Sala Iwamatsuare both actors.
** Singers and musicians
Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson& Michael Jackson(members of the legendary singing group The Jackson 5) and featuring other singing siblings including sisters Rebbie Jackson, La Toya Jackson& Janet Jacksonand baby brother Randy Jackson. Tito's three sons and the others' nephews formed the singing group 3T.
Maurice Jarreis the father of screenwriter Kevin Jarreand musician Jean Michel Jarre. The latter was formerly married to actress Charlotte Rampling- their son is the magician David Jarre- and is now married to actress Anne Parillaud.
** Musician and producer
Quincy Joneswith ex-wife actress Peggy Liptonhad a daughters, actress Rashida Jones, stylist Kidada Jones.
** The country music vocal duo
The Juddswere made up of mother Naomi Juddand daughter Wynonna Judd. Naomi is also the mother of actress Ashley Judd, whose husband is auto racer Dario Franchitti.
** Actor and musician Martin Kemp, is the brother of
Gary Kemp(both members of Spandau Ballet), and the husband of Shirlie Holliman, one half of Pepsi & Shirlie
** Late actor-manager
Geoffrey Kendalwas the father of actresses Jennifer Kendaland Felicity Kendal.
** Actor Bruce Kirby is the father of late actor
Bruno Kirby. (Their real names are Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Sr. and Jr.)
** Comedy writer Buz Kohan and novelist Rhea Kohan are the parents of TV writer-producers
Jenji Kohanand David Kohan. Jenji Cohan is married to Christopher Noxon, a non-show-business writer; his sister is Marti Noxon, another TV writer-producer
** Ninjitsu master-actor
Sho Kosugiis the father of fellow martial arts-actors Kane and Shane Kosugi.
** Filmmaker and TV news producer
Sy Kravitzand actress Roxie Rokerwere the parents of musician Lenny Kravitz.
*** Lenny and his former wife
Lisa Bonetare the parents of actress Zoe Kravitz.
** Late screenwriter-producer-director
Stanley Kubrickwas the father of composer-filmmaker Vivian Kubrick, who scored his movie " Full Metal Jacket" under the pseudonym Abigail Mead. Moreover, Christianne Harlan-Kubrick (Stanley's widow and Vivian's mother) is the sister of Jan Harlan, who co-produced most of Kubrick's later films.
** Late actor
Ronald Laceywas the father of fellow actors Jonathan and Rebecca Lacey.
Fernando Lamasand Arlene Dahlare the parents of fellow actor (and martial artist) Lorenzo Lamas.
Martin Landauand Barbara Bainare the parents of fellow actress Juliet Landau, and of producer Susan Finch.
Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, and Andrew Lawrence are all brothers.
** Cantonese opera singer and actor
Lee Hoi-Chuenwas the father of late actor and martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
*** Bruce was the father of fellow actors Brandon and
soap operaactress Dame Anna Leewas the adopted daughter of late Sherlock Holmescreator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
**Anna's children are fellow actors
Tim Stafford(AKA Jeffrey Byron) and Venetia Stevenson, the latter of whom was married to singer Don Everly.
**Venetia and Don have three children: Stacy, Erin and
DonovanLeitch, Sr. is the father of actors Donovan Leitch, Jr. and Ione Skye(Leitch). Skye's first husband was Adam Horovitzof the Beastie Boys.
John Lennonwas the father of musician Julian Lennonby his first marriage, and musician Sean Lennonby his second marriage to artist/singer Yoko Ono.
Dianne Lennon, Peggy Lennon, Kathy Lennonand Janet Lennonwere featured performers on " The Lawrence Welk Show".
Tommy Leonettiand Cindy Robbinsare the parents of actress Kimberly Beck, who was married to hotel-heir William Barron Hilton, Junior. (Kim's current husband, since 1988, is producer and fellow actor Jason Clark.)
** Sarah and
Arthur Lithgoware the parents of actor John Lithgow, who is the father of actor Ian Lithgow.
* Lloyd (Pack)
Charles Lloyd Pack, actor is the father of Roger Lloyd Pack, actor who is the father of Emily Lloyd, actress
* Lloyd Webber
William Lloyd Webberis the father of Andrew Lloyd WebberEnglish composer of musical theatre and Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist; Andrew is the father of Imogen Lloyd Webber, English theatre producer. Andrew Lloyd Webber was formerly married to singer/actress Sarah Brightman.
** Actors Gene and
Kathleen Lockhartare the parents of fellow actress June Lockhart, who is the mother of fellow actress Anne Lockhart.
Dave Logginsand Kenny Logginsare cousins.
*** Kenny is the father of singer
Rob Loweis the brother of Chad Lowe, who was married to fellow actress Hilary Swank.
**Shane, Keavy, Edele, Naomi, and Tara Lynch are siblings who have all had singing careers, some more successful than others.
* Lynch (David)
David Lynchis the father of Jennifer, who authored "The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer" to tie in with his hit series " Twin Peaks."
** Thor and
Norma MacMillanare the parents of actors Alison and Stefan Arngrim.
Michael Mailer, Actor Stephen Mailer, and Actor-Screenwriter John Buffalo Mailerare brothers, and all are sons of novelist Norman Mailer. Michael Maileris the son of Norman Mailerand fourth wife, actress Beverly Bentley, John Buffalo Maileris the son of Norman Mailerand sixth wife, Actress-Novelist Norris Church Mailer.
Cheech Marinis the father of Rikki Marin.
Garry Marshallbrother of actress-director Penny Marshallwho was married to Rob Reiner, son of Carl Reiner.
* Mason (Carlisle-Mason)
** Actors Pamela and
James Masonwere the parents of Morgan Mason, who is married to Belinda Carlisleof the Go-Gos.
** See "Wainwright/McGarrigle singing family" below.
** Producer Leopold McKenna James, son of Irish actress Bernadette McKenna and theatre director Peter James.
* McMahon / McMahon-Levesque
** Roderick "Jess" McMahon was co-founder of Capitol Wrestling Corporation, the company that eventually became today's
World Wrestling Entertainment.
*** His son
Vincent J. McMahon, who succeeded Jess as the company's manager in 1953, took over ownership after Jess' death in 1954.
**** WWE is currently run by Vincent J.'s son Vincent K. "Vince" McMahon, whose current title is Chairman. Vince's wife
Linda McMahonis currently CEO.
***** Their son
Shane McMahonis WWE's Executive Vice President for Global Media, as well as being a part-time wrestler. Their daughter, Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, is WWE's Executive Vice-President for Creative Writing. Shane's wife Marissa Mazzola-McMahonis WWE's Director of National Public Relations and also owns a film production company. Stephanie's husband is current star WWE wrestler Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H.
** Late actor
Kenneth McMillanwas the father of actress Alison McMillan.
** Late actor Steve McQueen was the father of actor/martial artist/producer/race driver
Chad McQueen. Chad's son is actor Steven R. McQueen(born "Terence Steven McQueen II").
Bernard Miles, actor, was the father of Sarah Miles, actress, who has twice been the wife of Robert Bolt, playwright
John Millsand his wife, playwright Mary Hayley Bell, are parents of actresses Hayley Millsand Juliet Mills. Sir John's sister is actress Annette Millsand her granddaughter is Susie Blake, another actress.
**Hayley Mills was married to director
Roy Boulting; their son Crispian Millsleads the band Kula Shaker.
** Juliet Mills married to actor
* Mitchum-Van Dien
** Late actors Robert and
Dorothy Mitchumwere the parents of actors James, Chris and Trini Mitchum. Robert's siblings John and Julie Mitchumwere also actors.
**Chris is the father of actors Bentley and
**Carrie was married to actor
Casper Van Dien, who is the great-great-great nephew of Mark Twain. Casper and Carrie's children are actors Cappy (Full name: "Casper Robert Van Dien 3rd") and Grace Van Dien. Van Dien is now married to actress Catherine Oxenburgwho is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia
Ricardo Montalbanand his brother, actor Carlos Montalban; Ricardo Montalban's sisters-in-law, actress Loretta Young, actress Polly Ann Young, and actress Sally Blane
**Robert Montgomery, actor and director, is the father of actress
Elizabeth Montgomery. Elizabeth married producer William Asher, the son of producer E.M. Asher. Rebecca Asher is their daughter. When William Asher later married Joyce Bulifant, he adopted John Mallory Asher, Joyce's son with actor Edward Mallory, as his own. Elizabeth Mongomery last husband was actor Robert Foxworth.
Vic Morrowwas the father of producer Carrie Morrowand her younger sister, actress Jennifer Lee Morrow (better known as Jennifer Jason Leigh).
Bill Mumyis the father of actors Seth and Liliana Mumy.
Bill Murrayand actors John, Joel and Brian Doyle-Murrayare all brothers.
Ozzie Nelsonand singer-actress Harriet Nelson(" The Ozzie and Harriet Show") were the parents of actor-producer David Nelsonand actor-singer Rick(y) Nelson. Rick married artist Kristin Harmon, who is the daughter of footballer- Heisman Trophywinner Tom Harmonand actress Elyse Harmon. Kristin's brother is actor Mark Harmon, who is married to actress Pam Dawber. Rick and Kristin are the parents of actress Tracy Nelson, who was married to actor Bill Moses, twins Gunnar and Matthew Nelson (band Nelson) and actor Sam Nelson.
** The jazz-R&B group
The Neville Brothersoriginally consisted of brothers Art, Aaron, Charles, and Cyril Neville.
Ivan Nevillehas regularly appeared with The Neville Brothers, as well as having his own solo career.
The Nolanswere a successful singing act in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The band's lineup changed through the years, but the members were all sisters. Members were Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette, and Coleen
** Late actor
Daniel O'Herlihywas the brother of television director Michael O'Herlihy.
** Dan's children are: architect
Lorcan O'Herlihy; fellow actors Patricia, Cormac and Gavan O'Herlihy(who is also an accomplished tennisplayer).
** Patricia's children are:
Eilis O'Herlihy; fellow actor Colin O'Herlihy; and artist/director/photographer Micaela O'Herlihy.
** Late screenwriter
Charles O'Nealand his actress-wife Patricia Callaghanwere the parents of actors Ryan and Kevin O'Neal.
** Ryan's children (with fellow actress
Joanna Moore) are fellow actors Griffin and Oscar-winner Tatum O'Neal. Tatum is the former wife of tennis legend John McEnroe, who had a brief foray into television in the early 2000s, hosting a talk show that lasted only five months and a game show that lasted one season.
** Actors/singers/television hosts
Donny Osmondand Marie Osmondare brother and sister. Donny formerly sang with his brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay as The Osmonds; younger brother 'Little' Jimmy Osmondlater joined the group as well as having solo success. Some of the brothers still perform together as "The Osmond Brothers", while Alan's sons perform as "The Osmonds - Second Generation".
Marty Paichis the father of musician-songwriter David Paich, a founding member of Toto.
** Late actor
Jack Palancewas the father of actress Holly Palance.
Bruce Paltrowand his wife, actress Blythe Danner, who is the aunt of " The L Word" actress Katherine Moennig, parents of Gwyneth Paltrow, now wed to Chris Martin
Harry Parke, real name Harry Einstein, and his wife, actress Thelma Leeds, were the parents of actor and comedy writer Bob Einstein, most famous for his character Super Dave Osborne, and entertainment multihyphenate Albert Brooks(born Albert Lawrence Einstein).
** Late actor
Gregory Peckwas the father of actors Cecilia and Tony Peck.
** Late screenwriter-director
Sam Peckinpahwas the uncle of late producer David Peckinpah. (Their real names were "David Edward Samuel Ernest Peckinpah Jr. and III", respectively.)
** British actress
Susan Penhaligonis the mother of fellow actor Truan Munro.
Eileen Ryanand writer-director Leo Pennwere the parents of two actors (Sean and Chris Penn) and a musician ( Michael Penn). Sean was married first to Madonna and later to Robin Wright Penn; Michael is married to musician Aimee Mann.
* Perkins (Berenson-Perkins)
Osgood Perkins(born "James Ripley Osgood Robert Perkins, Sr.") was the father of late actor Anthony Perkins.
**Anthony was the father of actor Osgood 'Oz' Perkins (born "James Ripley Osgood Robert Perkins, Jr.") and musician
Elvis Perkins; their late mother (Anthony's widow) was Berry Berenson...whose sister is actress Marisa Berensonof " Barry Lyndon" fame.
**Oz has one son, James Ripley Osgood Robert Perkins III.
** John Phillips, most famous as a member of
The Mamas & the Papas, was the father of actress Mackenzie Phillipsby his first wife Susan Adams; singer Chynna Phillipsby his bandmate and second wife, Michelle Phillips; and actress and model Bijou Phillipsby his third wife, actress Geneviève Waïte. Chynna is currently the wife of actor William Baldwin.
Robert Pineis the father of fellow actor Chris Pine.
** Late actor Sir
Donald Pleasencewas the father of fellow actresses Miranda, Polly Jo and Angela Pleasence.
Christopher Plummerand actress Tammy Grimesare the parents of actress Amanda Plummer.
** Rock ‘n Roll singer
Elvis Presleyand wife Priscilla Presleywere parents of pop singer Lisa Marie Presley; she is the former wife of pop star Michael Jacksonand actor Nicolas Cage
** Comedian and actor
Freddie Prinzewas father of actor Freddie Prinze, Jr.who married actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.
** Late comic actor
Richard Pryorwas the father of actress Rain Pryor.
Dennis Quaidand Randy Quaid. Dennis formerly married to Meg Ryan.
** Musician and producer
A. B. Quintanillais the older brother of slain Tejano musicsuperstar Selena. Selena's widower Chris Pérezis a Grammy-winning guitarist.
** Australian actor
Max Reddywas the father of singer Helen Reddy.
Roy Redgravewas the father of Sir Michael Redgrave.
*** Sir Michael was the father of siblings Vanessa, Lynn and
****Vanessa was married to director
Tony Richardson. Their daughters are Natasha and Joely Richardson.
*****Natasha was married to producer
Robert Fox; she is now married to actor Liam Neeson.
*****Joely has been married to producer
Tim Bevan; she is the half sister of director Carlo Nero, whose father is actor Franco Nerowho is now married to Vanessa.
****Lynn was married to actor/director John Clark.
****Corin's wife is actress
Kika Markhamand his daughter is actress Jemma Redgrave.
Carl Reineris the father of actor/director Rob Reinerwho was married to Penny Marshall, sister of Garry Marshall
** R&B and soul singer
Lionel Richie, the adoptive father of Nicole Richie.
** Late country singer
Tex Ritterwas the father of late actor John Ritter.
*** John and his first wife, actress
Nancy Morgan, are the parents of actor Jason Ritter. John's widow is actress Amy Yasbeck.
** Jason Robards, Jr., son of actor
Jason Robards, Sr.; once married to Lauren Bacall, who was formerly wife of Humphrey Bogart; Robards was the father of actors Sam Robards(with Bacall) and Jason Robards III(with his third wife, Lois O'Connor).
Julia Robertsand Lisa Robertsare sisters of actor Eric Roberts, who is the father of actress Emma Roberts.
** Late actor
Matt Robinsonwas the father of fellow actress Holly Robinson. Holly is married to former football player Rodney Peete
Alex Roccois the father of motion picture-director Marc Rocco.
** Late producer
Alexander Salkindwas the father of fellow producer Ilya Salkind.
George C. Scottand actress Colleen Dewhurstare the parents of actor Campbell Scott.
** Musicians Jim Seals, of
Seals and Crofts, and Dan Seals, of England Dan & John Ford Coleyand his own solo career, are brothers. They are cousins to country singer, guitarist, and songwriter Troy Seals, who in turn is the uncle of country singer Brady Seals( Little Texasand Hot Apple Pie). Another country artist, Johnny Duncan, was also cousin to Jim and Dan.
Britt Eklandand Peter Sellersare the parents of actress Victoria Sellers.
Lewis J. Selznick, father of David O. Selznick, who married Irene Mayer, daughter of Louis B. Mayer
William Shatneris the father of fellow actress Melanie Shatner, who is married to fellow actor Joel Gretsch.
Alfred Shaughnessyis the father of actor Charles Shaughnessy.
Martin Sheen(born Ramón Estevez) married to actress Janet Templetonwith four children, all actors: Charlie Sheen(born Carlos Estevez), Emilio Estevez, Ramon Estevez, Jr., Renée Estevez
** Late actor
Jay Silverheelsis the father of Jay Silverheels, Jr.
** Jazz writer and musician
George T. Simonwas the uncle of singer-songwriter Carly Simon.
*** Carly's first husband, singer-songwriter
James Taylor, has four musical siblings with recorded albums—Alex, Livingston, Hugh, and Kate.
**** James and Carly are the parents of musicians Ben and Sally Taylor.
** Besides being the offspring of late musician
Jacques Singer, actors Marc and Lori Singerare the cousins of motion picture-director Bryan Singer.
** Late opera legend
Leo Slezakwas the father of late actor Walter Slezak, whose daughter is actress Erika Slezak.
* Smith (Anna Nicole)
Anna Nicole Smithwas the mother of late actor/producer Daniel Wayne Smith.
* Smith (Will)
Will Smithis the father of actor Trey Smithby his first wife, actress Sheree Zampino, and actors Jaden and Willow Smithby his second and current wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith.
Paul Sorvinois the father of Oscar-winning fellow actress Mira Sorvino.
Sissy Spacekis the mother of fellow actress Schuyler Fisk.
Steven Spielberg, married first to actress Amy Irving, is now husband of actress Kate Capshaw; her daughter is actress Jessica Capshaw
Anne Mearaand husband Jerry Stiller, parents to son Ben Stillerand daughter Amy Stiller, Ben married actress Christine Taylor.
** American rock musician
Stephen Stillsand his former wife, French singer-songwriter Véronique Sanson, are the parents of musician Chris Stills.
Nina Olivetteand Harry Stockwellwere the parents of actors Dean and Guy Stockwell.
Meryl Streepis married to sculptor Don Gummer, with whom she has four children: Henry Gummer (musician), Mamie Gummer(actress), Grace Gummer and Louisa Gummer.
Preston Sturgesmarried Eleanor Post Close, the daughter of Edward Bennett Close and Marjorie Meriwether Post. Edward Bennett Close, by his second wife, became the grandfather of actress Glenn Close. Marjorie Post, by her second husband, was the mother of actress Dina Merrill, whose second husband was Cliff Robertson.
Donald Sutherlandis the father of actor Kiefer Sutherlandby his second wife Shirley Douglasand of actor Rossif Sutherlandby his third wife Francine Racette.
Clive Swiftis the brother of actor David Swift. Clive is also the father of TV gardener Joe Swift, and his mother is Margaret Drabble. Margaret is the sister of writer A. S. Byatt. David is the father of Julia Swift
Alan Thickeis the brother of fellow composer Todd Thicke; Alan's sons are actor Brennan Thickeand singer Robin Thicke. Alan used to be married to singer Gloria Loring.
**Late comic actor
Danny Thomaswas the father of actress Marlo Thomas, film producer Tony Thomas, and former actress Terre Thomas. Marlo has been the wife of talk-show host Phil Donahuesince 1980.
Eric Thompsonis married to actress Phyllida Law, they have two daughters Emma Thompson, who was married to Kenneth Branagh, and later to Greg Wise, and Sophie Thompson, who is married to actor Richard Lumsden
Patrick Troughtonwas the father of actors David and Michael Troughton; Pat was also the grandfather of actor Sam Troughtonand cricketer Jim Troughton.
** Late actors
Bobby Troupand Julie Londonwere the parents of fellow actresses Cynnie, Ronne and Kelly Troup.
Playboymodel Bebe Buelland partner Todd Rundgrenraised Liv Tyler, who later found that Steven Tylerof Aerosmithwas her real father. He's also the father of model Mia Tyler. Liv married Royston Langdon.
* Van Dyke
** Actors Dick and
Jerry Van Dykeare brothers. Dick's son Barry Van Dykeand grandson Carey Van Dyke are also actors.
* Van Patten-Balsam
** Actors Dick, Joyce and
Timothy Van Pattenare siblings; Dick is the father of actors James and Vince Van Patten.
**Joyce was married to late actor
Martin Balsam; their daughter is actress Talia Balsam.
* Van Peebles
** Motion picture-writer/director
Melvin Van Peeblesis the father of fellow director (and actor) Mario Van Peebles.
** Late actor
John Vernonwas the father of actress Kate Vernon.
Jon Voightis the father of actress Angelina Jolie(divorced from actors Jonny Lee Millerand Billy Bob Thorntonand now the partner of actor Brad Pitt) and director James Haven. Voight's brother is songwriter Chip Taylor.
** Professional wrestler and wrestling promoter Jack Adkisson, better known as
Fritz Von Erich, was the father of five sons who followed in his footsteps as wrestlers under the Von Erich name—Kevin, David, Kerry, Mike, and Chris. The family is also famous for its supposed "curse"—although Jack lived until his natural death, his oldest son, Jack Jr., was killed in a freak childhood accident, David died in 1984 under disputed circumstances, and Mike, Chris, and Kerry all committed suicide between 1987 and 1993.
*** Kevin's son Ross and Kerry's daughter Lacey are also wrestlers who perform under the Von Erich name.
Loudon Wainwright III(son of Time magazinecolumnist Loudon Wainwright, Jr.), his sister Sloan Wainwright, son Rufus Wainwrightand daughter Martha Wainwrightare all singer-songwriters. Rufus and Martha are the children of Loudon's former wife Kate McGarrigle, of the singing sisters Kate and Anna McGarrigle; their sister Jane McGarrigleis a composer, while Anna's daughter Lily Lanken(by her husband, journalist Dane Lanken, who has also sung with the McGarrigles) is also a singer. Loudon's second daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche, whose mother is Suzzy Rocheof singing sisters The Roches, is another singer-songwriter.
** Brothers Mark and
Donnie Wahlbergare movie actors.
** Late actor/director
Sam Wanamakerwas the father of actress Zoë Wanamaker.
** Gerard Way is the older brother of Mikey Way. They are in the band My Chemical Romance
Damon Wayans, Dwayne Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Nadia Wayansand Shawn Wayans.
Norbert Weisseris the father of fellow actor Morgan Weisser.
** Late actor
Johnny Weissmulleris the father of Johnny Weissmuller, Jr.
Timothy Westand Prunella Scalesare the parents of actor Samuel West
James Whitmoreis the father of fellow actor James Whitmore, Jr.
Marty Wildeand actress Joyce Smithare the parents of composer-performer-producer Ricki Wildeand singer-actress Kim Wilde.
** Late fencer-actor
Guy Williamswas the father actor/martial artist Guy Williams Jr.and Toni Williams.
Hank Williamswas one of the most legendary figures in country music history.
*** Hank's son Randall Hank, better known as
Hank Williams, Jr., has had an enormously successful country career of his own.
Jett Williams, the posthumously born daughter of Hank and also half-sister to Hank Jr., had modest success in country music.
**** Hank Jr.'s children
Hank Williams III(real first name Shelton) and Holly Williamsare both successful country musicians.
* Williams (John)
John Williamsis the father of Toto's lead singer Joseph Williams, and the brother of percussionist Don Williams, who has performed on many of John's film scores.
Murry Wilson, a musician and record producer, was the father of Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson. The three sons, plus their first cousin Mike Love, were founding members of The Beach Boys.
*** Brian and his first wife, singer
Marilyn Rovell, are the parents of Carnie and Wendy Wilson, singers who formed two-thirds of the vocal group Wilson Phillips.
*** Mike Love's younger brother
Stan Loveis a former NBA player, and Stan's son Kevin is a current NBA player. [Luke Wilson] older brother of Owen wilson.
** David and Dolores Winans, gospel music singers, recorded both together and separately as "Pop" and "Mom" Winans, and became progenitors of a highly prolific musical family. The following musicians can trace their family roots to Pop and Mom Winans:
*** The second through fifth sons of Pop and Mom—Ronald, Marvin, Carvin, and Michael Winans—are best known as the gospel group
The Winans. Marvin's former wife, Vickie Winans, has also had a successful music career, and Michael has recorded with his wife Regina.
*** Daniel Winans, a gospel singer and producer, is Mom and Pop's sixth son.
*** The seventh Winans son, Benjamin "BeBe" Winans, and the eighth child and oldest daughter, Priscilla "CeCe" Winans, have performed both as
BeBe & CeCe Winansand as solo artists.
*** The two youngest of Pop and Mom's children, Angie and Debbie Winans, have also recorded together and as soloists.
**** Marvin Jr., Carvin Jr., Michael Jr., and another son of Carvin Sr., Juan Winans, have recorded together as Winans Phase 2.
Mario Winansis Vickie's son from her prior marriage to Ronald Brown.
Edward Woodwardis the father of actors Tim Woodwardand Peter Woodward, the former of whom co-starred with him in the movie "King David".
** Late actor
Ed Wynnwas the father of late actor Keenan Wynn, whose sons are screenwriters Ned and Tracy Wynn. Keenan's daughter Hilda was married to actor-musician Paul Williams.
Susannah Yorkand her son, Orlando Wells.
** Late composer-musician-producer
Frank Zappawas the father of: actress-author-singer Moon Unit; actor-composer-musician Dweezil; actor-author-musician Ahmet Zappa; actress-photographer Diva Zappa. Frank's niece is actress (and, more recently, costumer) Lala Sloatman, who was married to Black Croweslead singer/co-founder Chris Robinson.
** Composer and violinist
Efrem Zimbalistwas the father of actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
*** Efrem Jr. is in turn the father of actress
*Ben (1972-) and
Nick Carter(1980-) and Aaron Carter(1987-)
*Macaulay (1980-), Kieran (1982-) and
*Duane (1946-1971) and
Gregg Allman(1947-) (members of the The Allman Brothers Band)
Dana Andrews(1909-1992) and Steve Forrest (1924-) (born William Forrest Andrews)
James Arness(1923-) and Peter Graves (1926-) (born James and Peter Aurness)
Aaron Ashmoreand Shawn Ashmore(twins, 1979-)
Baldwin brothers; Alec (1958-), Daniel (1960-), William (1963-), Stephen (1966-)
*John (1949-1982) and
*Timothy (1951-), Joseph (1954-), Sam (1955-), and
*Beau (1941-) and
*Scott (1973-) and
*Gerald (1948-) and
*David (1950-), Shaun (1958-), Patrick (1962-), and
Ryan Cassidy(1966-) (all sons of Jack Cassidy; David by his first wife, the others by his second)
*Harry (1942-1981), Tom (1944-), and
Steve Chapin("fl." 2008)
Joel and Ethan Coen(1954- and 1957-)
*Bing (1903-1977) and
*Cameron (1965-), Andrew (1967-),
*Matt (1964-) and
Bob Einstein(1942-) and Albert Brooks(1947-)
*Nesuhi (1917-1989) and
Richard Fairbrass(members of Right Said Fred)
*Tim (1957-), Andrew (1959-), and
Jon Farriss(1961-) (members of INXS)
*Peter (1956-) and
*Justin (1961-1998) and
*Ralph (1962-) and
*Tim (1952-) and
Neil Finn(1958-) (of Split Enzand later Crowded House)
*Tom (1941-1990) and
John Fogerty(1945-) (of Creedence Clearwater Revival; John later had a successful solo career)
*Daniel (1961-) and
Noel Gallagher(1967-) and Liam Gallagher(1972-)
*Barry (1946-), Robin (1949-),
Maurice Gibb(1949-2003) (members of the Bee Gees) and Andy Gibb(1958-1988)
*James (1929-1998) and
William Goldman(1931-) (writers)
Cuba Gooding, Jr.(1968-) and Omar Gooding(1976-)
Luke Goss(twins, 1968-) (members of the boy band Bros)
*Cedric "K-Ci" (1969-) and
Joel "Jo-Jo" Hailey(1971-) ( K-Ci and JoJo, and also of Jodeci)
*Isaac (1980-), Taylor (1983-) and
Zac Hanson(1985-) (members of the pop rock band Hanson)
*Murray (1946-) and
*Jack (1892-1978) and
Claude Hulbert(1900-1964) (actors)
Nick Jonas(1992-) Joe Jonas(1989-) and Kevin Jonas(1987-) of the Jonas Brothers
*Craig (1970-) and
Dean Lennox Kelly(1975-)
Bryan and Denny Kirkwood(twins, 1975-)
*John Leslie (born Leslie John Stott) (1965-) and
*Joey (1976-), Matthew (1980-) and Andrew Lawrence (1988-)
Jeremy London(twins, 1972-)
Los Lonely Boys– Henry (1978-), Jojo (1980-), and Ringo Garza (1981-)
Joel Madden(twins, 1979-) (members of Good Charlotte)
Marx Brothers(comedians); Chico (1887-1961), Harpo (1888-1964), Groucho (1890-1977), Gummo (1892-1977) and Zeppo (1901-1979). (They also had an older brother, who died as an infant.)
*James McCourt (1974-) and
*Eddie Montgomery (1963-) of
Montgomery Gentryand John Michael Montgomery(1965-)
*Mark (1950-) and Bob (1952-) and
Jim Mothersbaugh(1956-) (members of Devo)
The Neville Brothers– Art (1937-), Aaron (1941-), Charles ("fl." 2008), and Cyril Neville(1948-)
Nicholas Brothers– Fayard (1914-2006) and Harold Nicholas(1921-2000)
*Jerry (1974-) and
*Michael (1958-), Sean (1960-) and
Mark Polishand Michael Polish
*Jeff (1954-1992), Mike (1955-) and
Steve Porcaro(1957-) (members of Toto)
The Proclaimers: Identical twins Charlie and Craig Reid (1962-)
Ritz Brothers; Al (1901-1965), Jimmy (1904-1985) and Harry (1907-1986)
*Paul (1956-) and
*Fred (1976-) and
*Jim (1941-) and
Anthony Shafferand Peter Shaffer(twins, 1926-2001 and 1926-)
*Sylvester (1946-) and
*George (1975-) and
*Patrick (1952-) and
DeVante Swing(1969-; born Donald DeGrate, Jr.) and Dalvin DeGrate(1971-) (members of Jodeci with another set of brothers, K-Ci and JoJo)
*Dick (1925-) and
Jerry Van Dyke(1931-)
*Alex (1953-) and
Eddie Van Halen(1955-) (members of the rock band Van Halen)
*Ronnie (1948-1977), Donnie (1952-), and
Johnny Van Zant(1959-) (Ronnie was a founder and lead vocalist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Donnie was founder and lead vocalist of 38 Special, and Johnny is the lead vocalist of today's Lynyrd Skynyrd. Donnie and Johnny also perform together as Van Zant.)
*Donnie (1969-) and
*Gerard (1977-) and
Mikey Way(1980-) (members of My Chemical Romance)
Wachowski brothers; Larry (1965-) and Andy (1967-)
*Andrew (1964-), Owen (1968-) and
*Brian (1942-), Dennis (1944-1983) and
Carl Wilson(1946-1998) (members of the Beach Boys)
*Johnny (1944-) and
*George (1947-), Malcolm (1953-),
Angus Young(1955-) (members of the rock band AC/DC)
*David (1947-) and Jerry Zucker (1950-)
*Joel (1942-) and
*Haylie (1985-) and
*Nathalie (1973-) and
Nicole Appleton(1974-) (members of the girl band All Saints and the pop duo Appleton.)
Moya Brennan(1952-) and Enya(1961-) (born Máire and Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin)
*Sinéad (1948-), Sorcha (1949-), Niamh (1959-) and half-sister
Cynthia Daniel(twins, 1976-)
*Marieh (1977-) and
*Emily (1976-) and
*Nora (1941-) and
*Zsa Zsa (1917-) and
Lynx and Lamb Gaede(1992-) (members of the white nationalist folk duo Prussian Blue)
*Melissa Joan (1976-) and
Olivia de Havilland(1916-) and Joan Fontaine(born Joan de Havilland) (1917-)
*Paris (1981-) and
Wynonna Judd(1964-) and half-sister Ashley Judd(1968-)
Shelby Lynne(1968-) and Allison Moorer(1972-)
Martie Maguire(1969-) and Emily Robison(1972-), both members of Dixie Chicks
*Juliet (1941-) and
Ashley Olsen(twins, 1986-)
*Danielle (1987-) and
Michelle Pfeiffer(1957-) and Dedee Pfeiffer(1964-)
*Mackenzie (1959-), Chynna (1968-), and
Bijou Phillips(1980-) (all half-sisters)
Pointer Sisters; Ruth (1946-), Anita (1948-), Bonnie (1950-) and June Pointer (1953-2006)
Vanessa Redgrave(1937-) and Lynn Redgrave(1943-)
Natasha Richardson(1963-) and Joely Richardson(1965-) (daughters of Vanessa Redgrave)
*Nadia (1964-) and
Sister Sledge; Kim, Debbie, Joni and Kathy Sledge
*Jessica (1980-) and
Britney Spears(1981-) and Jamie Lynn Spears(1991-)
Jennifer Tilly(1958-) and Meg Tilly(1960-) (born Jennifer and Margaret Chan)
*Carnie (1968-) and
Wendy Wilson(1969-) (two-thirds of the vocal group Wilson Phillipswith Chynna Phillips)
*John (1939-) and
*Justine (1964-) and
Shirley MacLaine(1934-) and Warren Beatty(1937-) (born Shirley MacLaine and Henry Warren Beaty)
*Jonas (1967-), Malin (1970-), and
Jenny Berggren(1972-), all founding members of Ace of Base
Kirk Cameron(1970- ) and Candace Cameron Bure (1976- )
The Carpenters— Richard (1946-) and Karen Carpenter(1950-1983)
*Joan (1962-) and
Trace Cyrus(1989-) and half-sister Miley Cyrus(1992-)
*Bunny (1955-), Eldra "El" (1961-), James (1963-), Mark and Randy DeBarge, all members of the band
DeBarge, plus five other musical siblings who were not in that band — Robert "Bobby" (1956-1995), Tommy (both members of Switch), Chico (1966-), Darryl, and Carol "Peaches" DeBarge
*Rebekah (1974-), Sebastian (1989-), Peter and Dominic Elmaloglou (all appeared at one point in "
Home and Away".)
*Ilene (1949-) and
*Maggie (1977-) and
*Oliver (1976-) and
*The Jets — originally LeRoy (1965-), Eddie (1966-), Eugene (1967-), Haini (1968-), Rudy (1969-), Kathi (1970-), Elizabeth (1972-), and Moana Wolfgramm (1973-). Six younger Wolfgramm siblings are now members, namely Donnie, EtiVise, Maliana, Mika, Natalia, and Tony. Two other younger siblings, Kelela and Tiare, are in a side project, Against the Season.
*Merald "Bubba" (1942-) and
*Donovan Leitch (1968-) and
*Michael (1958-) and
Shane McMahon(1970-) and Stephanie McMahon-Levesque (1976-)
Tamera Mowry(twins, 1978-) and Tahj Mowry(1986-)
Laila Morse(born Maureen Oldman) (1945-) and Gary Oldman(1958-)
*Tracy Nelson (1963-) and twins Gunnar and
Louis John Osbourne(1975-), half-brother to Aimee (1983-), Kelly (1984-), and Jack Osbourne(1985-)
*Hayden (1989-) and
*Sarah-Jane (1976-) and
*Abraham "A. B." Quintanilla III (1963-) and
*Eric (1956-), Lisa (1965-) and
*Elisabeth (1963-) and
*Heather (1976-), David and
Nicholle Tom(fraternal twins, 1978-)
*Keenen Ivory (1958-), Damon (1960-), Kim (1961-), Shawn (1971-) and
*Lisa (1961-) and
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