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Mindhole Blowers: 14 Actors You Might Not Have Known Have Grown Offspring Who Are Actors Too

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | July 14, 2014 |


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Falling down this particular rabbit hole began when I saw a certain actor’s son was making his film debut in Palo Alto alongside Emma Roberts, and I couldn’t quite believe his boy was all grown up — and acting. You already know about Colin Hanks, Kate Hudson, Mamie and Grace Gummar, Eva Amurri, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams, Zoe Kravitz, Rashida Jones, Scott Eastwood, Max Irons, Dakota Johnson, Connor Cruise, Bryce Dallas Howard, Max Winkler, Sosie Bacon…but you may not have run into the next batch of famous actors’ kids.


1. Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley: Jack Kilmer


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Where you may have seen him: Jack made his acting debut in festival darling, Palo Alto; next up he’ll appear alongside Juno Temple, Rhys Ifans and Katherine Hann in Len and Company (2015).

2. Robin Williams: Zelda Williams

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Where you may have seen her: Zelda’s worked in both television (Teen Wolf, Checked Out), and film (Never, Were the World Mine).

3. Jim Belushi: Robert Belushi

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Where you may have seen him: Rob’s appeared in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and How I Met Your Mother; I knew the face, but not the name.

4. Jean-Claude Van Damme: Bianca Bree

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Where you may have seen her: Six Bullets, Assassination Games; she’s in Alexander Wraith’s (Vasily, Orange Is the New Black) upcoming debut, Paranormal Activity Security Squad (yeah, don’t ask me).

5. Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid: Jack Quaid

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Where you may have seen him: The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. I haven’t seen him anywhere, but his resemblance to both parents is freaking uncanny. Jack must really have the acting bug; he’s got quite the list of films in the hopper.

6. Jane Seymour: Katherine Flynn

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Where you may have seen her: Dr. Quinn’s daughter is all grown up, and starring in horror movies (Stormhouse), and The Office, too.

7. Chad McQueen: Steven R. McQueen (grandson of Steve McQueen)

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Where you may have seen him: The Vampire Diaries (Jeremy), Everwood, Piranha 3D.

8. Lisa Marie Presley/Elvis Presley: Riley Keough

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Technically, Lisa Marie has only “acted” as herself, but Keough is also the granddaughter of Elvis, so…I’m going with it.
Where you may have seen her: Magic Mike, The Good Doctor, The Runaways, and she’ll appear alongside Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road.

9. Stephen Peck: Ethan Peck (grandson of Gregory Peck)

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Another technicality here; Stephen’s credits are as himself (documentaries), and Ethan is Gregory’s grandson.

Where you may have seen him: In Time, Gossip Girl, 10 Things I Hate About You.

10. & 11. Kelsey Grammer: Spencer Grammer and Greer Grammer

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Where you may have seen Spencer: Greek, Ironside, Rick and Morty.

Where you may have seen Greer: Awkward, Almost Kings

12. David Cassidy: Katie Cassidy (granddaughter of Jack Cassidy)

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Where you may have seen her: Katie plays Laurel Lance on Arrow, and has done the rounds on Gossip Girl, Melrose Place and Supernatural.

13. Kiefer Sutherland: Sarah Sutherland

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Where you may have seen her: Veep: Sarah plays Selina’s daughter, Catherine Meyer.

14. Jack Nicholson: Lorraine Nicholson

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Where you may have seen her: Soul Surfer, Click, Something’s Gotta Give.


Cindy Davis, (Twitter) awaits the next generation of Spaders.


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