Father-son actors

Jerry and Ben Stiller 

This hilarious duo has made audiences laugh for years, starring together in five films: The Heartbreak Kid, Zoolander, Zoolander 2, Heavyweights, and Hot Pursuit.

Jeff, Lloyd, and Beau Bridges 

One of Hollywood’s most famous acting families, this critically acclaimed trio has amassed countless acting awards between the three of them and brought us unforgettable characters. 

Will and Jaden Smith 

Both veteran actors in their own right, Will and Jaden Smith have made acting a family affair, having starred in two films together over the years. 

Clint and Scott Eastwood

Following in Clint Eastwood’s footsteps are large boots to fill, which is why — following a few early appearances in his father’s films — Scott Eastwood decided not to use his famous last name, instead adopting his mother’s maiden name for a number of years. He has since embraced his roots and gone on to appear in a string of blockbusters including Pacific Rim 2, Suicide Squad, and The Fate of the Furious

Peter and Henry Fonda 

From Henry Fonda’s appearances in 12 Angry Men and The Grapes of Wrath, to Peter’s roles in films like Easy Rider and 3:10 to Yuma, this father and son duo is not stranger to great Hollywood projects. 

Tom and Colin Hanks 

There was a period of time when Tom Hanks’ other son, rapper Chet Haze, was stealing most of the spotlight — and not necessarily for the best reasons. But Colin’s roles on Drunk History and Fargo, among others, have him back on top. 

Arnold and Patrick Schwarzenegger

After small roles in both film and television throughout the years, Patrick proved he was a leading man in his own right this year when he starred in Midnight Sun alongside Bella Thorne. After proving that he can play a romantic lead, only one question remains — will be follow in his father’s footsteps and add action star to his resume? 

Josh and James Brolin 

How do you oneup a dad with a 56-year acting career and a 20-year marriage with Barbra Streisand? You become a full-fledged movie star like Josh Brolin with a list of enviable acting credits including Avengers: Infinity War, Milk, and most recently, Deadpool 2

Carl and Rob Reiner

The Reiners have kept acting All in the Family with decades in the industry. 

O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Ice Cube

As the spitting image of his father Ice Cube, it’s no surprise that O’Shea Jackson Jr. made is big screen debut paying his father in the 2015 N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. Since the film, Jackson has appeared in a steady string of films, but the young actor has his work cut out for him if he hopes to catch up to his father’s 48 acting credits. 

Donald and Kiefer Sutherland

While the two appeared together in Max Dugan Returns and A Time to Kill the pair did not share screen time or play father and son until 2016 Western Forsaken

Jake and Gary Busey

While he has yet to star in films as popular as Point Break or Lethal Weapon, like his father, Jake Busey has maintained a consistent acting career, appearing in television shows From Dusk Till Dawn, Ray Donovan, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Next, he will lend his talents to season 3 of Stranger Things

Stellan and Alexander Skarsgård

Like father, like son seems to rule the Skarsgård family lives by. Patriarch Stellan Skarsgård has an astounding 141 acting credits to his name and it’s clear his children were watching. Four of his eight children are actors. His most famous offspring, Alexander, rose to fame on the popular HBO vampire series True Blood and has since gone on to star in high-profile projects such as The Legend of Tarzan and Big Little Lies which earned the actor several awards including an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor. 

Proving that Hollywood loves hansome brothers, Alexander’s younger brother Bill Skarsgård terrified a new generation as Pennywise in It and will reprise the role again in It 2

Kirk and Michael Douglas

Kirk Dounglas is one of the last surviving movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age at 101 years old and his son Michael rose to fame as Wall Street shark Gordon Gekko and continues to appear on screen in projects such as Ant-Man and the upcoming Chuck Lorre Netflix series The Kominsky Method. The two have left a lasting impression on the industry. 

James and Scott Caan

From mobster to elite Hawaiian police officer, James and Scott Caan always play memorable characters. 

Max and Jeremy Irons

While Max Irons has proudly followed in his parents’ footsteps, the actor admitted that the prospect of working with his father is his worst nightmare.  

Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, and Emilio Estevez

One’s a controversial former sitcom star. One’s a former member of the 80’s Brat Pack. One’s played both a US president and Uncle Ben. But they all have left a lasting impact on Hollywood. 

Jason and John Ritter

Both Jason and John Ritter have had successful careers in television. While John appeared in beloved shows such as 8 Simple Rules and Three’s Company, Jason has starred on shows such as ParenthoodKevin (Probably) Saves the World, and Joan of Arcadia

Damon Wayans Jr. and Damon Wayans

Within a family of entertainers too big to count, are Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. From Happy Endings, to New Girl, to Lethal Weapon, the father and son duo have been making audiences laugh for years and will no doubt continue for years to come. 

Adam and Alan Arkin

While Alan Arkin has followed in his father’s footsteps, it seems he is just as passionate about a career behind the camera, directing episodes of Masters of Sex, Billions, and Fargo to name a few. 

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