List of show business families

This is a list of contemporary (20th or 21st-century) show business families.

For the extensive list of connections in the Indian film industry see List of Indian film clans.

Families

A

Adams-Beaver
Aday
  • 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 Aday and actress Amanda Aday.
Affleck
Alba/Warren
Alda
Aldridge
Allen
Allen/Rashād
Allman
Aniston-Theroux
Appleton
Arden-Osbourne
  • Music manager and agent Don Arden was the father of Sharon Osbourne (see 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 is an actress and singer and Jack is a director and producer.
Arkin
  • Actor/composer Alan Arkin, father of actors Adam, Matthew, and Anthony Arkin.
    • Adam is the father of Molly Arkin.
Armendáriz-Marín

Arnold-Jones

Arquette-Cox
Asher
Asher-Bulifant
Astin/Duke
Auberjonois

B

Baio
  • Actor-brothers Jimmy and Joey Baio are the cousins of actor-director Scott Baio.
Baker
Balcon/Day-Lewis
Baldwin

Note: Actor Adam Baldwin is not related to the preceding Baldwins.

Ball-Arnaz-Luckinbill
Banai
  • Yossi, Gavri, Ya'akov and Haim Banai were Israeli brothers who were all singers and actors.
    • Among Ya'akov's children was singer-songwriter Ehud Banai.
    • Among Yossi's children was Yuval Banai, lead singer of rock band Mashina. Yuval was formerly married to singer and actress Orly Silbersatz Banai.
      • One of Yuval and Orly's children is singer and musician Elisha Banai.
    • Another brother, Yitzhak, a judge, had among his children singer-songwriters Meir and Eviatar Banai, and actress Orna Banai.
Banquells-Pinal-Pasquel-Alatriste-Guzman-Salas
Bannon-Benaderet
Bardem-Cruz
Barry
Barrymore-Costello
Bateman-Anka
Beatty-MacLaine-Bening
Beery
  • Actors, Wallace, Noah, and William Beery are brothers.
    • Noah's son Noah Beery, Jr. became a film and television star.
    • Wallace was married to actress, Gloria Swanson.
      • Gloria's daughter from another marriage, Gloria Swanson Somborn, is also an actress.
Begley
Bellisario
  • Producer and screenwriter, Donald P. Bellisario, was married four times. His children include:
    • Television producers, David and Julie Bellisario Watson (by his first wife, Margaret Schaffran).
    • Actor, Michael Bellisario (by second wife, Lynn Halpern).
    • Actress, Troian Bellisario (by third wife, actress and producer, Deborah Pratt). Troian is married to actor Patrick J. Adams.
    • Two stepsons — actor, Sean Murray, and producer, Chad W. Murray — from his current wife, Vivienne's, first marriage.
Bergen
Berggren
Bettany
Bilson
Blocker
Bono
  • Actor, singer, producer, and politician Sonny Bono was married to singer, director, producer, and actress Cher and are the parents of actor and activist Chaz Bono.
Booth
Booth
  • Actor, Antony Booth, married four times with eight children. He is the father of Cherie Booth of the Queen's Counsel with first wife and actress, Gale Howard (née Joyce Smith). With another partner he is the father of Lauren Booth, an English broadcaster and journalist. The second of his four wiveswas the actress, Pat Phoenix.
    • Pat was first married to actor, Peter Marsh, and later married actor, Alan Browning, until his death.

Booth families are unrelated.

Boreanaz (Roberts)
Bracco
Braga
Bridges
Bridgewater/Moses
Broadus-Norwood
Broderick
Brolin
Brooks-Bancroft
Brosnan-Harris
Bulifant
Burnett-Hamilton
Busey
  • Gary Busey is the father of Jake Busey. (Their legal names are William Gareth Jacob Busey, Sr. and William Gareth Jacob Busey, Jr., respectively.)
Butterworth

C

Caan
Cameron
Capra
  • Film director Frank Capra was the father of movie studio executive Frank Capra, Jr.
    • Frank, Jr. was in turn father to film director Frank Capra III.
Carey-Baskauskas
Carradine/Bowen/Plimpton
Carpio
Carter-Cash
Casadesus
  • Patriarch, Luis Casadesus and matriarch, Mathilde Senechal, began the prominent French family. They are the parents of composer, Francis Casadesus.
Cassavetes
Cassidy-Jones
Chambers
Chan
Chaney
Chapin
Chaplin
Chong
Cheng
Chuckle-Patton
Cleese
Clooney-Ferrer-Boone
Note: Actor Mel Ferrer is unrelated to this family
Clunes
Coen-McDormand
Cole
Compton-Pelissier-Reed
Connery
Conte
Conti
Contostavlos
Coppola-Shire-Schwartzman-Vogelsang-Cage
Corbett
Coren
Corfixen
Corr
Costello
Crosby-Edwards
Crosby-Raymond
Cruise-Mapother
Cruttwell
Culkin
Cumberbatch-Ventham
Curtis-Leigh-Guest
Cusack (Ireland)
Cusack (USA)
  • Dick Cusack took to acting late in life. He is the father of actors, John, Joan, Ann, Bill and Susie Cusack.
Cyrus
  • Politician Ron Cyrus is the father of singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus.
    • Billy Ray was first married to songwriter, Cindy Smith. He is the father of singer and actress Miley Cyrus. Billy Ray's adopted son and Miley's half-brother, Trace Cyrus, is a member of pop band, Metro Station. The youngest member of the family, Noah, is an actress.

D

d'Abo
Daly
Davis (Robert)
Davis (Sammy)
Davison–Dickinson–Moffett
Day-Lewis
DeGeneres
del Toro
DeLuise
De Laurentiis
  • Motion picture-producer Dino De Laurentiis is the brother of 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. Dino's daughter, Veronica is an author and actress; Veronica's daughter, Dino's granddaughter, is Giada De Laurentiis, a celebrity chef, author, and television personality.
De Llano–Macedo
de Mille
Demme
Dennehy
Depardieu
Dern
Deschanel
Dickens–Napier–Raine–Forster
Dillon–Raymond
Disney
Dolenz–Johnson–Juste–Trimble
Dosamantes–Rubio
Dotrice
Douglas
Dragon–Tennille
Draper–Wolff–Mulligan
  • Actress/writer Polly Draper was the star of ABC's television series Thirtysomething. She served as creator, executive producer, writer and director of Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band TV show, starring her singer-songwriting/musician sons Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff. Her husband and the siblings' father is jazz pianist/recording artist Michael Wolff, who was the bandleader for The Arsenio Hall Show. He was cast in the Nickelodeon series.
    • Actress Jesse Draper was a star on The Naked Brothers Band and is the producer and host of the web series The Valley Girl Show. She is the daughter of venture capitalist Tim Draper, a recurring star and consulting producer for The Naked Brothers Band. Her aunt is Polly Draper and her cousins are Nat and Alex Wolff.
    • Jesse Draper's brothers, Billy and Adam, are recurring stars on The Naked Brothers Band.
    • Coulter Mulligan, a recurring star on The Naked Brothers Band, is a nephew of Polly Draper, and cousin of Jesse, Billy and Adam Draper, and Nat and Alex Wolff.
Drucker
Duclon–Johnson
Dulfer
Dunne–Didion
Durcal–Morales
Duvitski–Bentall
Dylan
  • Musician Bob Dylan and his first wife, former model Sara Dylan, are the parents of film director Jesse Dylan and musician Jakob Dylan. Jesse's wife Susan Traylor and Jakob's wife Paige Dylan are both actresses.

E

Eastwood
Ebsen
Ecclestone
Edmondson
Einstein
Eisley
Elfman
Elliott
Elwes
Emmanuel
Escovedo
Estevez

F

Fabray/Fabares-Farrell
Fairbanks
Fan
  • Actor Louis Fan is the son of Fan Mei-Sheng, a martial arts actor of the 1970s.
Farnum
Farrow-Previn-Allen
Fields
Fields/Lander
Fiennes
Figueroa/Sebastian
Fisher-Reynolds-Taylor
Fitzalan-Howard
Fleeshman
Fleischer
Flynn
  • Actor Errol Flynn was the father of actor/journalist Sean Leslie Flynn and grandfather of actor Sean Flynn (born Sean Rio Amir) through his daughter, Rory Flynn.
Fogerty
Followill
Fonda
Ford
Fox
Foxworth
  • Actor, Robert Foxworth, is the son of Erna Beth (née Seaman), a writer. Robert was married to Marilyn McCormick, who had son and actor, Bo Foxworth and daughter, actress, Kristyn Foxworth. Robert was then married to actress, Elizabeth Montgomery (see Montgomery).
Francis-Frakes
Francks
Franklin
  • Musician Aretha Franklin often recorded her music with her two sisters Erma Franklin and Carolyn Franklin, who were solo singers in their own right, brother Cecil Franklin was a singer as was their father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin.
Freud
Frith
Froese
Frye-Peluce-Goldberg

G

Gaillard-Gaye
Gainsbourg
Garcia
Garland-Minnelli
Gastineau
Gauguin
  • Sculptor, Paul Gauguin, is the father of footballer, Emil Gauguin, artist, Jean Gauguin, and painter, Pola Gauguin.
    • Jean's second wife was cartoonist Sys Poulsen. Their daughter is television writer and author, Lulu Gauguin.
      • Lulu was married to jazz pianist, Adrian Bentzon. With him she is the mother of jazz musician, Aske Bentzon. She is also the mother of singer, Alberte Winding (see Winding) with actor, Thomas Winding.
        • Alberte was married to musician, Jan Rørdam. She is now married to musician, Andreas Fuglebæk.
    • Pola is the father of painter, Paul Rene Gauguin.
      • Paul's second wife was actress, Bonne Winther-Hjelm Jelstrup.
Geldof-Yates
Gélin
George-De Mornay-O'Neal
George-White
Gibb
Gibbs-Garrett
Gilbert
Girard
Gish
Gallagher
Glass
Gleason-Miller
Gleeson
Glenister
Gold
  • Actor-turned-talent agent Harry Gold is the father of actresses Tracey, Missy, Brandy and Jessie Gold.
Gold-Nixon
Goldwyn (Howard-Goldwyn)
Gomez
Gooding
Gordy-Ross-Naess
  • Music producer and Motown founder Berry Gordy is the younger brother of songwriter and composer Anna Gordy Gaye, the first wife of singer Marvin Gaye. He is the father of musician Kennedy Gordy, better known as Rockwell, from a relationship with Margaret Norton, and actress Rhonda Ross Kendrick from another relationship with singer Diana Ross, and rapper/musician Stefan Gordy (Redfoo) from a relationship with writer-producer Nancy Leiviska.
  • Ross is the mother of actress Tracee Ellis Ross from her marriage to Robert Ellis Silberstein, and actor Evan Ross
  • Næss was the father of singer-songwriter Leona Naess from his previous marriage to Filippa Kumlin D'Orey.
Gould
Gray
Griffin-Haid
Grimes
Gunn
  • James Gunn, film director, screenwriter, and novelist is brothers with actor Sean, screen and television writer Brian, political entertainer Matt, and film executive Patrick Gunn. They are cousins with television and screenwriter Mark Gunn. In 2000, James Gunn married actress Jenna Fischer; the couple later divorced.
Note the family is not related to television personality Tim Gunn
Guthrie-Irion
Gyllenhaal-Foner

H

Hagen
  • Scriptwriter Hans Hagen (also known as Hans Oliva), and actress Eva-Maria Hagen are the parents of punk rock singer Nina Hagen. Eva-Maria was later married to Wolf Biermann, a singer/songwriter.
Hale
Hall
  • Sir Peter Hall is a theatre and film director. His children are Emma Hall (from his fourth marriage to theatre publicist Nichola Frei); actress Rebecca (from his third marriage to opera singer Maria Ewing), director Edward and theatre designer Lucy Hall (both from his second marriage to his assistant Jacqueline Taylor); producer Christopher and painter/actress/singer-songwriter Jennifer (both from his first marriage to actress Leslie Caron; Caron was previously married to musician Geordie Hormel and subsequently to American producer/director Michael Laughlin).
    • Edward is married to comedian Issy van Randwyck
    • Jennifer is married to producer and screenwriter Glenn Wilhide
    • Christopher is married to Hon. Jane Studd, formerly a third assistant director, and their son Freddie Hall is a second assistant director while his younger brother Ben Hall is training to become an actor.
Hallyday/Smet-Vartan-Scotti
Hamilton-Stewart
Hammerstein
Hanks-Wilson
  • Actor, Tom Hanks's son by his first marriage, to actress Samantha Lewes†, is actor Colin Hanks. Tom Hanks's second wife is actress and producer, Rita Wilson.
Hanley
Hanson
  • Hanson is an American pop-rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma formed by brothers Isaac (guitar, piano, vocals), Taylor (keyboards, piano, guitar, drums, vocals), and Zac Hanson (drums, piano, guitar, vocals).
Hardin
Hardwicke
Hargitay/Mansfield
Harmon
Harper-Schaal
Harrison
Harrison
Hart
  • This Canadian professional wrestling family was founded by wrestler, trainer, and promoter Stu Hart and his wife, promoter Helen Hart. They had 12 children; Smith, Bruce, Keith, Wayne, Dean, Ellie, Georgia, Bret, Alison, Ross, Diana, and Owen. All of their sons were mainly wrestlers except for Wayne, who was mainly a referee.
    • Smith has two son whom are pro wrestlers, Mike and Matt.
    • Bruce also has two sons whom have wrestled at some point, Torrin and Bruce Jr.
    • Keith has a son named Conor whom pursued amateur wrestling in high school.
    • Ellie and her former husband, wrestler Jim Neidhart, have three daughters. One of them, Nattie Neidhart, is a wrestler and is married to wrestler TJ Wilson.
    • Georgia and her husband, wrestler B.J. Annis, have four children. One of them, Teddy Annis, wrestles as Teddy Hart.
    • Bret's former sister-in-law was married to wrestler Tom Billington, better known as Dynamite Kid. Billington was also the first cousin of Davey Boy Smith.
    • Alison's former husband is wrestler Ben Bassarab. One of their daughters, Brook, is married to pro wrestler Pete Wilson. Their other daughter, Lindsay has dated wrestler Randy Myers and does make up for the wrestling reality show Total Divas.
    • Diana and her former husband Davey Boy Smith, Dynamite Kid's cousin and a wrestler, had two children. One of them, Harry Smith, is a wrestler as well.
Hauser
Hawks
Hawkes
Hawn-Russell-Hudson
Haworth
  • Joseph Haworth 19th century actor and William Haworth (19th-20th century writer, actor, director): Ted Haworth (son of William Haworth), production designer/art director; Sean Haworth (son Ted Haworth), art director; Martha Haworth (daughter William Howarth), married to actor Wallace Ford.
Hawtrey
Hemingway
Hemsworth
Henson (I)
Note: No relation to Henson (II)
Henson (II)
Hester
Hewlett
Hepburn-Ferrer
Hilton
Ho (Tai-Loy)
  • Impresario Don Ho was the father of fellow singer-musician Hoku (full name: Hoku Christianne Tai-Loy).
Holland
Holloway
Houghton-Hepburn-Grant
Houston-Drinkard-Warwick-Brown
Howard (Horowitz)
Howard
Howes
Hulbert
Humperdinck-Hues
Huston
Hutton
  • Timothy Hutton is the son of actor Jim Hutton, who was popular during the 1960s and 1970s. His first wife was actress Debra Winger, with whom he has one son, Noah. His second wife was Aurore Giscard d'Estaing, niece of former president of the French Republic Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and with whom he has one son, Milo.

I

Ifans
Iglesias
Inoue
Irons
Irving
Irving
Isley
Iwamatsu
  • Actor, Mako, and his sister, Momo Yashima, an actress, 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 Iwamatsu, are actresses.

J

Jackson
  • Joseph Jackson, who had a brief and unsuccessful music career, and his wife Katherine Jackson founded an extremely successful musical family.
    • Their first five sons (respectively their second, third, fourth, sixth, and eighth children in all)—Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon & Michael—formed the singing group The Jackson 5. Michael went on to even greater success as a solo artist, and was briefly married to Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of musical icon Elvis Presley. Jermaine is linked to the Gordy family through his former marriage to Hazel Gordy, the daughter of Motown founder Berry Gordy.
      • Jackie is the father of rapper DealZ.
      • The R&B vocal group 3T is made up of Tito's three sons (Tariano "Taj", Taryll, and Tito Joe "TJ" Jackson).
      • Michael's son Prince Jackson began an acting career in 2013.
    • Their oldest child, Rebbie Jackson, had a moderately successful career as a solo artist.
      • Rebbie is the mother of singer Austin Brown.
      • Marlon is the father of rapper Chye beats.
    • Their fifth child and second daughter, La Toya Jackson, had modest success as a recording artist who received major publicity in 1988 when she landed a nude layout in Playboy.
    • Their last son, Randy, replaced Jermaine in the Jackson 5 when it became The Jacksons.
    • Their third son, Jermaine Jackson, was a solo artist at Motown.
    • Their youngest child, Janet, began as a child actress and went on to a hugely successful career as a recording artist.
Jarre
Jiminez-McCann-Brown
  • Mexican voice artist Celia Jiminez was the mother of movie extra Celia McCann and film editor David McCann. David McCann is married to actress Leonell McCann
    • Celia McCann is the mother of screenwriter Paul Brown and actress/comedian/singer, Julie Brown.
Johnson-Griffith
Jonas
Jones
  • British rock icon David Bowie (born David Jones) was the father of British film director/producer Duncan Jones, with his first wife Angela Bowie.
    • Duncan Jones and his wife, photographer Rodene Ronquillo, have an infant son.
    • David Bowie also fathered a daughter, Lexi, with his second wife, Somali supermodel and activist Iman.
    • Iman was formerly married to NBA basketball player Spencer Haywood; they have a daughter, Zulekha Haywood
    • Angela Bowie also has a daughter, Stacia Larranna Celeste Lipka, from her relationship with musician Drew Blood (real name Andrew Lipka)
Jones-Gretzky
Jones-Lipton
Judd

K

Kaplan-Kaye-Starr
Kardashian-Jenner
Kasem
  • TV presenter and voice actor Casey Kasem is the father of TV presenter and voice actor Mike and television and radio hostess Kerri.
Katz-Grey
Keaton

Not related to actress, Diane Keaton (the stage name for Diane Hall).

Keitel
Keith
Kemp
Kendal
Kensit
Kidman
King
  • Pop band, KING is made up of four siblings. It began with five King siblings: Trillion, Marieangela "Queenie", Jazzy, Ruby, and Lucius. Jazzy and Ruby left in 2013 to form band, Blonde Electra, and eventually sister Jemima joined them.
Kinski
  • Actor, Klaus Kinski, was married three times and has a child with each wife:
    • With singer, Gislinde Kühlbeck, he has daughter and actress, Pola Kinski.
    • With actress, Ruth Brigitte Tocki, he has daughter and actress, Nastassja Kinski.
      • Nastassja married Egyptian filmmaker, Ibrahim Moussa, and they have two children together, including daughter, Sonja Kinski, who works as a model and actress. Nastassja then lived with musician, Quincy Jones (see Jones-Lipton), with whom he has a daughter.
    • With Minhoi Geneviève Loanic he has son and actor, Nikolai Kinski.
Kirby
  • Actor Bruce Kirby was father of late actor Bruno Kirby. (Their real names are Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Sr. and Jr.)
Kirkwood
Klemperer
Knowles
Kohan-Noxon
  • Comedy writer Buz Kohan and novelist Rhea Kohan are the parents of television writer/producers Jenji Kohan and David Kohan. Jenji Kohan is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer for Showtime's television series Weeds. She is married to Christopher Noxon, a non-show-business writer. His sister is Marti Noxon, another TV writer/producer.
Kosugi
  • Ninjitsu master-actor Sho Kosugi is the father of fellow martial arts-actors Kane and Shane Kosugi.
Kravitz-Roker-Bonet
Krabbé
Kubrick

L

Lacey
Lachey
  • Singer Nick Lachey is the brother of singer and actor, Drew Lachey.
    • Nick was married to singer, Jessica Simpson (see Simpson). He then married television personality, television host, fashion model, and actress, Vanessa Minnillo.
    • Drew married high school sweetheart and dancer and choreographer, Lea Lachey.
Lai
Lamas
Lamb
Lancaster
Landau-Bain-Finch
Landis
Lawrence
Lawrence
  • Guy and Howard Lawrence are brothers who perform together as Disclosure.
Lee (Chinese)

No relation to musician, Tommy Lee, or to soap opera actress, Anna Lee.

Lee (American)

No relation to martial artist, Lee Hoi-Chuen, or to soap opera actress, Anna Lee.

Lee (American)
Lee (English)

No relation to martial artist, Lee Hoi-Chuen, or to musician, Tommy Lee.

Lee-Field
Leitch
Lennon
Lennon Sisters
Leonetti-Robbins-Beck-Hilton
Lewis-Gilley-Swaggart-Brown
  • Rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis is the brother of singer and pianist Linda Gail Lewis. They are cousins of country musician Mickey Gilley and disgraced televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Another first cousin to the Lewis siblings, J.W. Brown, was the bass guitarist in Lewis' band.
    • Brown's daughter Myra Gale Brown became Jerry Lee's third wife. Their daughter, Phoebe Lewis, is a musician and her father's manager.
Lipton
Lithgow
Lloyd-Pack
Lloyd Webber
Lockhart
Loggins
López
Lowe-Swank
Lupino
Lynch (Shane)

Unrelated to screenwriter, David Lynch.

Lynch (David)

Unrelated to the Irish Lynch musicians.

Lyte

M

MacArthur
MacMillan-Arngrim
Madden
Mailer
Mamet-Crouse
Mansfield-Duane
  • NBC radio personality, Ronnie Mansfield, is the father of actress, Maureen Mansfield.
    • Maureen is the mother of singer-songwriter, Christina Duane, and singer-songwriter, Erik Carlson.
Mantegna
Marin
  • Actor-comedian, Cheech Marin, is the father of actress, Rikki Marin.
Markham
Marley-Hill
Marsh
Marshall
Martin-Halliday-Hagman
  • Actress Mary Martin was the mother of actor Larry Hagman, whose daughter Heidi Hagman is an actress. Martin was married at one time to theatrical director Richard Halliday.
Masekela
Mason
Massey
McCarthy-Wahlberg
McCartney
McGann
McGarrigle
McMahon / McMahon-Levesque
McMillan
McQueen
Mendelssohn-Itzig-Isserles-Meyerbeer
Mercurio
Merivale
Merrill
Michalka
  • Carrie Michalka is a Christian musician and the mother of actresses and singers, Aly Michalka and AJ Michalka.
    • Aly married independent film producer, Stephen Ringer.
Middleton

No relation to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (born Catherine Middleton).

Miles
Miller (Arthur)

No relation to actors, Brian Miller or Jason Miller.

Miller (Brian)

No relation to writer, Arthur Miller, or actor, Jason Miller.

Miller (Jason)

No relation to actor, Brian Miller, or playwright, Arthur Miller.

Miller (hip hop)
Mills
Mitchum-Van Dien
Mitte-Carriere
  • Actor, RJ Mitte, is the brother of fellow actress, Lacianne Carriere.
Miyazaki
Moffatt
  • Scott, Dave, Clint, and Bob Moffatt were a successful boy band from the 1990s to 2001
Morahan
Montalban-Young
Montgomery
Moore
Morales-Zerecero-Pierce
  • Mexican actor Ruben Morales was married for most of the 1980s to actress/comedian Aida Pierce. Their son is actor Ruben Morales Zerecero (Zerecero is the family's actual name on his mother's side). Actress Lucia Zerecero is a relative of Pierce and Morales Zerecero.
Morrow
  • Actor-director Vic Morrow was the father of producer Carrie Morrow and her younger sister, actress Jennifer Lee Morrow (better known as Jennifer Jason Leigh). Jennifer was formerly married to director and filmmaker Noah Baumbach.
Mortimer
Mumy
Muñoz
  • Spanish flamenco guitarist Juan Muñoz is the father of Pilar, Lola, and Lucía Muñoz, the founding three members of the vocal group Las Ketchup; and Rocío Muñoz, who has later joined her sisters in the group.
Murray

N

Narz-Kennedy
Neame-Close
  • Late actress Ivy Close and her first husband photographer Elwin Neame had two sons: producer and screenwriter Ronald Neame and author Derek Neame
Nelson
Neville
Newman
  • Film composers Alfred, Emil, and Lionel Newman were brothers.
    • Alfred's sons David and Thomas Newman are highly prolific film composers, and his daughter Maria Newman is a musician and composer.
    • Randy Newman, a prolific film composer who is better known as a popular singer and songwriter, is the son of another Newman brother, Irving Newman.
      • Joey Newman, a prolific film composer, is the son of Lionel's daughter Jenifer Newman, a classical ballerina, and Joe Frank Carollo, a bass guitarist best known as a member of Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds.
Nolan
  • The Nolans were 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
Norris
  • Martial arts-actor/producer Chuck Norris is the brother of producer-director Aaron Norris. Chuck's sons are actors Eric and Mike Norris; he has a daughter, Dina, who is mother to actress Gabi Di Ciolli.
Norwood

O

O'Herlihy
O'Neal
Olivier
Olsen
Origliasso
Orowitz-O'Neill-Landon
  • American actor and movie theater manager Eli Orowitz and his wife, American actress and comedian Peggy O'Neill, were the parents of Eugene Orowitz, who would achieve television fame under his stage name of Michael Landon.
    • Michael had children in show business from each of his three marriages. Michael adopted the son of his first wife, who went on to become (late) actor Mark Landon. TV multihyphenate Michael Landon, Jr. and television screenwriter Christopher B. Landon are Michael's sons from his second marriage. Actress Jennifer Landon is from Michael's final marriage.
Ortiz de Pinedo
  • Actor Oscar Ortiz de Pinedo was the father of actor/comedian/producer/director Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo and comedian/writer Oscar Ortiz de Pinedo. Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo's second wife was producer Luigina Tuccio, and Jorge's eldest son, Pedro, is also a producer.
Osbourne
Osment
Osmond
  • Actors/singers/television hosts Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond are brother and sister. Donny formerly sang with his brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay as The Osmonds; younger brother 'Little' Jimmy Osmond later 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."
    • Those sons include: Michael Alan, Nathan George, Douglas Kenneth, David Levi, Scott Merrill, Jonathon Pinegar, Alexander Thomas, and Tyler James.
    • Marie's daughter, Rachael Blosil, married Gabriel Krueger, a fashion designer.
Oswalt
  • Comedian, Patton Oswalt was married to writer, Michelle Eileen McNamara, until her death in 2016. His brother is YouTube comedy writer, Matthew Oswalt.
Owens-Haggard-Alan
  • Country singers Buck Owens and Bonnie Owens were the parents of another country singer, Alvis Alan Owens, professionally known as Buddy Alan. After Buck and Bonnie divorced while their son was growing up, she married another country singer, Merle Haggard; Alan stayed with his mother..

P

Paich
Palance
Palmer
Paltrow
Patterson
Patton
  • see Chuckle-Patton
Peck
Peckinpah
  • Screenwriter-director, Sam Peckinpah, was the uncle of producer, David Peckinpah. (Their real names were David Edward Samuel Ernest Peckinpah Jr. and III, respectively.)
Penhaligon-Munro
Penn
Penry-Jones
Perkins (Berenson-Perkins)
Perry
  • The Band Perry consists of three siblings: Kimberly, Neil, and Reid Perry. They are the niece and nephews of baseball author and journalist, Dayn Perry.
Pertwee
Phillips
Phoenix
Pine
Pleasence
Plummer-Grimes
Poole
Porcaro
Potts
  • La Tanya Potts is fourth generation American film pedigree. Nyanza Potts Sr., Nyanza Potts Jr.("Little Colonel"), Arvert Pott(s)("Title Big Shot"), Mahlon Potts("King Kong"), Malcolm Potts("Uncle Toms Cabin") Potts, serves as cinema historian, exhibitor, and the administrator of the Potts family motion picture legacy. Potts family legacy in cinema began in 1929. Potts has dedicated 20 years behind the scenes in casting and producing. Potts is the Executive Chair of Go2 Studios West.
Presley
Prinze-Gellar
Pryor

Q

Quaid
  • Brothers Dennis Quaid and Randy Quaid. Dennis was formerly married to actress Meg Ryan. Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan are the parents of fellow actor Jack Quaid.
Quinn
Quintanilla-Pérez

R

Reddy
  • Australian actor, Max Reddy, is the father of singer, Helen Reddy. Helen's nephew is musical theater performer Tony Sheldon.
Redford
Redgrave-Richardson-Nero
Refn
Reiner
Richie
Ritchie
Ring
  • James H. Ring, was a leading comedian of the Boston Museum company.
    • Blanche Ring, his granddaughter, was an American singer and actress in Broadway theatre productions. Four generations of her ancestors were Shakespearean actors. She married an American stage and film actor, Charles Winninger.
Riperton-Rudolph-Marie
Ritter
Robards
Robert
  • Actor, Yves Robert, was first married to actress, Rosy Varte, and with her has son and actor, Jean-Denis Robert. He then married actress, Danièle Delorme (born Gabrielle Danièle Marguerite Andrée Girard) (see Girard.
    • Rosy later married actor and director, Pierre Badel.
Roberts
Robinson
Robinson-Clark
  • We the Kings lead singer and YouTube personality Travis Robinson-Clark is married to actress and model Jenny Robinson-Clark. Travis's brother, musician Taylor Clark, is the former We the Kings drummer.
Rocco
Rodgers-Guettel
Ronson-Jones
Ross-Gordy-Naess
Rossellini-Lindström-Bergman
Rosson

S

Sagal
Salkind
Samuel
Santiago-Casanova
Sarafian
Sariñana
  • Film director Fernando Sariñana is the father of actress/singer Ximena Sariñana.
Savage
Savage-Youngs
  • Actor John Savage (born John Youngs) is the brother of fellow actors Jim and Gail Youngs. John's daughter is actress Jennifer Youngs.
Savalas-Adams-Sheridan
  • Brothers Telly and George Savalas were actors. Telly was married to actress Sally Adams (whose stage names were Dani Sheridan and Sally Sheridan).
    • Telly's daughter, Candace Savalas, and his stepdaughter, Nicolette Sheridan, are actresses.
Sawalha
Schneider-King
  • Actor and comedian Rob Schneider, is the brother of producer John Schneider.
    • Rob was once married to and has a daughter with former model London King, musician Elle King (born Tanner Elle Schneider). He later married television producer Patricia Azarcoya Arce.
Scott
  • Directors/producers Ridley and Tony were brothers.
Scott-Dewhurst
Seals-Duncan
Sellers
Selznick
Seymour
Shakur
Shankar-Jones
Shatner-Gretsch
Shaughnessy
Shaw
Shaw brothers
Shu
  • Actress and singer Barbie Shu is the sister of Dee Shu in which they had a notable pop career together.
Shue
Sheen
Shrapnel
Siemaszko
Simon
Simon-Brickell
Simpson
Sinatra
Sinden
  • Actor, Sir Donald Sinden, whose younger brother is the actor Leon Sinden (whose partner was the actor Walter Carr), was married to the late actress Diana Mahony. They had two children: actor Jeremy Sinden (who was married to the actress Delia Lindsay) and actor and film director Marc Sinden who was married to the film producer Jo Gilbert. The Edwardian actress Topsy Sinden (1878–1950) and her brother actor Bert Sinden (1879–1911), were cousins.
Singer
Skarsgård
Slezak
Smallbone-Fink
  • Contemporary Christian singer, Rebecca Smallbone, better known by her stage name, Rebecca St. James, is the older sister of fellow contemporary Christian artists, Joel and Luke Smallbone, who perform as the band, For King & Country. In addition, she is the wife of Jacob Fink, bass guitarist of Foster the People.
Smith
Smollett
Sorvino
Spacek-Fisk
Spall
Spelling
Spielberg-Capshaw
Sprouse
Stallone
Standing
Starkey/Starr
Stauffer
Stefani
Stephens
Sterling/Sothern/Jeffries
Stewart
Stiller
Stills
Stockwell
Stoppard
Streisand-Gould-Brolin
Streep-Gummer
Sturges-Close-Merrill-Robertson
  • Director Preston Sturges married 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 late Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson.
Sumner
Sutherland
Sutherland
Swift

T

Talmadge

They are not related to Hollywood stuntman, Richard Talmadge.

Tamblyn
Tarbuck
Taurog-Cooper
Taylor
Thicke
Thomas-Donahue
Thompson-Tilbury
Thompson
Tisdale
Tom
Travolta
Trippy
  • YouTube personality and We the Kings band bassist Charles Trippy is son of musician and former Gregg Allman Band (see Allman) percussionist Chaz Trippy. Charles was formerly married to YouTube personality and travel vlogger, Alli Speed. His sister, Melissa Trippy, is also a YouTube personality.
Troughton
Troup
Tsang
Tse
Tyler

V

Vale
  • Actor/comedian/singer Raul Vale was married to actress/singer Angelica Maria from 1974 until 1989.
    • Their daughter, Angelica Vale, is an actress, comedian and singer.
Van Dyke-Nance
  • Actors Dick and Jerry Van Dyke are brothers.
    • Dick's son Barry Van Dyke is an actor and writer as well as a producer. Barry's son Shane is a screenwriter, actor and director.
    • Jerry's daughter Kelly Jean Van Dyke was an adult film actress who was married to actor Jack Nance when she committed suicide.
      • Dick's grandson Carey Van Dyke is an actor.
Van Patten-Balsam-Dugan
Van Peebles
Vernon
Vertue
Vidal
Voight-Jolie-Haven-Taylor
Von Erich
  • 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 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 wrestlers who perform under the Von Erich name.

W

Wagner
Wahlberg
Wainwright-McGarrigle-Roche
Walker
Walker-Jones
Wanamaker
Warner-Hauser-Sperling
Warren-Alba
Waterman

'

Waterston
Watling
Way
Wayans
Wayne
Weinstein
Weisser
Weissmuller
West-Scales
Whitmore
Wilcox
Wilde
Williams (Hank)
  • Hank Williams was a leading figure 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 half-sister to Hank Jr., had modest success in country music.
Williams (John)
Wilson/Love
Wilson (2000s (decade) actors)
Winans
  • 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 had a successful music career, and Michael has recorded with his wife Regina.
      • Four sons of The Winans—Marvin Jr., Carvin Jr., Michael Jr., and another son of Carvin Sr., Juan Winans—have recorded together as Winans Phase 2.
      • Mario Winans is Vickie's son from her prior marriage to Ronald Brown.
    • 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 Winans and as solo artists.
    • The two youngest of Pop and Mom's children, Angie and Debbie Winans, have recorded both together and as soloists.
Winding (Vinding)
  • Author and journalist, Andreas Vinding, with his wife and actress, Agis Winding, he has son and journalist, Ole Vinding.
    • Actor, producer, and author, Thomas Winding, is the son of Ole.
      • Thomas was married five times. With his former wife and cinematographer, Vibeke Winding, he is the father of singer, Kasper Winding, and actress, Sara Winding. With Lulu Gauguin (see Gauguin) he has daughter and singer, Alberte.
        • Vibeke later married film editor and director, Anders Refn (see Refn). They are the parents of director and screenwriter, Nicolas Winding Refn.
        • Kasper was first married to actress, Brigitte Nielsen. Their son is television personality, Julian Winding. He was later married to actress, Simone Bendix. With writer and photographer, Pia Tryde, he has son and screenwriter, Oliver Winding.
        • Alberte was married to singer and composer January Rørdam. She is now married to guitarist Andreas Fuglebæk.
Wong
Woodward
NOTE: The family is unrelated to American actress Joanne Woodward
Wynn-Williams
  • Actor Ed Wynn was the father of actor Keenan Wynn, whose sons are screenwriters Ned and Tracy Wynn. Keenan's daughter Hilda was married to actor-musician Paul Williams.

Y

York-Wells
Young
Yuen

Z

Zane
Zanuck
Zappa-Sloatman-Robinson
Zimbalist
Zucker

Celebrity brothers not listed above

Celebrity sisters

Celebrity siblings

See also

References

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