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This is a list of show business families. It is contemporary (in the sense that a professional offshoot should still be working in the 20th or 21st-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, and so on. Following families are brothers and sisters who are recognizable as celebrity siblings (and who may be listed within families as well).

The list of family connections in the Indian film industry is so extensive that it has its own article—see List of Indian film clans.

Families[edit]

A[edit]

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
Alda
  • Actor Robert Alda was the father of actor/director Alan Alda and actor Anthony Alda.
    • Alan is in turn the father of actresses Beatrice and Elizabeth Alda, and grandfather to actors Emilia Alda and Scott Coffey.
Allen/Rashād
Altman-Sarafian
Aniston
Appleton
Arden-Osbourne
  • Music manager and agent Don Arden was 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 is an actress and singer and Jack is a director and producer.
Arkin
Armendáriz-Marín
Arquette-Cox
Asher
Astin/Duke
Auberjonois

B[edit]

Bachchan
Baio
Balcon/Day-Lewis
Baldwin
Ball-Arnaz-Luckinbill
Banquells-Pinal-Pasquel-Alatriste-Guzman-Salas
Bannon-Benaderet
Bardem-Cruz
Barry
Barrymore-Costello
Bateman
Beatty-MacLaine-Bening
Beery
Begley
Bellisario
  • Producer and screenwriter Donald P. Bellisario was married four times. His children include television producers David Bellisario 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). He has two stepsons — actor Sean Murray and producer Chad W. Murray — from his current wife Vivienne's first marriage.
Bergen
Berggren
Bettany
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
Boreanaz (Roberts)
Bracco
Braga
Bridges
Bridgewater/Moses
Broderick
Brolin
Brooks-Bancroft
Brosnan-Harris
Burnett-Hamilton
Busey
Butterworth

C[edit]

Caan
Cameron-Noble-Bure
Capra
Carey-Baskauskas
Carradine/Bowen/Plimpton
Carpio
Carter/Cash/Lowe/Crowell
Cassavetes
Cassidy-Jones
Chambers
Chan
Chaney
Chapin
Chaplin
Main article: Chaplin family
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
Conrad
  • Actor Robert Conrad is the father of actors Christian, Nancy and Shane Conrad, and producer Joan Conrad, from his first marriage to Joan Kenlay. From his second marriage to actress LaVelda Fann, he is the father of Camille, Kaja and Chelsea Conrad.
Conte
Conti
Contostavlos
Coppola-Shire-Schwartzman-Vogelsang-Cage
Corbett
Coren
Corr
Costello
Crosby-Edwards
Crosby-Raymond
Cruise-Kidman-Mapother
Cruttwell
Culkin
Cumberbatch-Ventham
Curtis-Leigh-Guest
Cusack (Ireland)
Cusack (USA)
Cyrus

D[edit]

d'Abo
  • Actresses Olivia and Maryam d'Abo are first cousins once removed; Olivia's father (Maryam's first cousin) is composer/singer/songwriter Mike d'Abo.
Daly
Davis (Robert)
Davis (Sammy)
Davison-Dickinson-Moffett
Day-Lewis
DeGeneres
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
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[edit]

Eastwood
Ebsen
Edmondson
Elfman
Elliott
  • Bob and Ray writer Raymond Knight died in 1953. In 1954, Bob Elliott married Knight's widow, Lee, creating a comedic lineage that spans three centuries and four generations, from Raymond Knight and Bob Elliott to Chris Elliott and his daughter, Abby Elliott, who has sometimes performed with her younger sister Bridey. They have been called "the Barrymores of comedy".
Elwes
Emmanuel
Escovedo
  • Pete Escovedo, an Afro-Latin American musician, father of Sheila Escovedo aka Sheila E and brother of Coke and Alejandro Escovedo
  • Sheila Escovedo (b. December 12, 1957), better known as Sheila E.
  • Alejandro Escovedo, a Mexican-American musician, brother of Pete and Coke Escovedo.
  • Coke Escovedo, born Thomas Escovedo, a percussionist who played with Carlos Santana in the seventies. Brother of Pete and Alejandro.
Estevez

F[edit]

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
Frith
Fisher-Reynolds-Taylor
Fleeshman
Fleischer
Flynn
Followill
Fonda
Ford
Fox-Harris
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
Froese
Frye-Peluce-Goldberg

G[edit]

Gaillard-Gaye
Garcia
Garland-Minnelli
Geldof/Yates
George-De Mornay-O'Neal
George-White
Gibb
Gibbs-Garrett
Gilbert
Gish
Gallagher
Glass
Gleason-Miller
Glenister
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 Billboard chart-topping 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
  • Actor Alexander Gould plays the leading young role on Showtime's television series Weeds and had provided the voice of "Nemo" in Pixar's Finding Nemo.
  • Actress Emma Gould is the younger sister of Alexander Gould.
  • Actress Kelly Gould is the youngest sister of Alexander Gould. She played the leading young role in the HBO television show Lucky Louie.
Gray
Grey
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 screen writer 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[edit]

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-Doherty-Everhart
Hammerstein
Hanks-Wilson
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

Actor Cedric Hardwicke was the father of actor Edward Hardwicke

Hargitay/Mansfield
Harmon
Harrison
Hart
  • This Canadian professional wrestling family 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 a wrestler.
    • 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.
    • Alison's former husband is wrestler Ben Bassarab.
    • 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
  • see Warner-Hauser-Sperling
Hawks
Hawkes
Hawn-Russell-Hudson
Haworth
Hawtrey
Hemingway
Hemsworth
Henson (I)
Note: No relation to Henson (II)
Henson (II)
Herbert
Hester
Hewlett
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
Hsu
  • Actress and singer Barbie Hsu is the sister of Dee Hsu in which they had a notable pop career together.
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[edit]

Iglesias
Irons
Irving
Irving
Isley
Iwamatsu

J[edit]

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/comedienne/singer Julie Brown.
Jones-Gretzky
Jones-Lipton
Judd
Jonas

K[edit]

Keitel
Kasem
  • TV presenter and voice actor Casey Kasem is father to TV presenter and voice actor Mike and television and radio hostess Kerri
Kemp
Kendal
Kensit
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
Kravitz-Roker-Bonet
Krabbé
Kubrick

L[edit]

Lacey
Lachey
Lai
Lamas
Lamb
Landau-Bain-Finch
Lawrence
Lawrence
  • Guy and Howard Lawrence are brothers who perform together as Disclosure.
Lee
Lee-Doyle-Stafford-Everly
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.
Lithgow
Lloyd Pack
Lloyd Webber
Lockhart
Loggins
López
Lowe-Swank
Lupino
Lynch
Lynch (David)

M[edit]

MacMillan-Arngrim
Mailer
Mamet-Crouse
Mansfield-Duane
Mantegna
Marin
Markham
Marley-Hill
Marsh
Marshall
Martin-Halliday-Hagman
Masekela
Mason (Carlisle-Mason)
Massey
McCartney
McGann
McGarrigle
  • See "Wainwright/McGarrigle singing family" below.
McMahon / McMahon-Levesque
McMillan
McQueen
Mercurio
Merrill
Middleton-Seawright
Miles
Miller (Brian)
Miller (Jason)
Mills
Mitchum-Van Dien
Miyazaki
Moffatt
  • Scott, Dave, Clint, and Bob Moffatt were a successful boy band from the 1990s to 2001
Morahan
Montalban-Young
Montgomery-Asher
Moore
Morales-Zerecero-Pierce
Morrow
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[edit]

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
Norwood

O[edit]

Olsen
O'Herlihy
O'Neal
  • Actors Ryan O'Neal and Kevin O'Neal are brothers. Ryan is the father of actress and oscar-winner Tatum O'Neal by his first wife actress Joanna Moore. He and his second wife actress Farrah Fawcett had five sons—fellow actor Griffin O'Neal, Patrick and actor/director Robert O'Neal.
    • Tatum is the former wife of tennis player turned commentator John McEnroe, who had a bref foray into non-tennis television in the early 2000s (decade), hosting a talk show that only lasted five months and a game show that lasted one season.
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".
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[edit]

Paich
Palance
Palmer
Paltrow-Danner-Moennig-Martin
Parke-Leeds-Einstein-Brooks
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)
Pertwee
Phillips
Phoenix
Pine
Pleasence
Plummer-Grimes
Poole
Porcaro
Presley
Prinze-Gellar
Pryor

Q[edit]

Quaid
Quinn
Quintanilla-Pérez

R[edit]

Reddy
Redford
Redgrave-Richardson-Nero
Reiner
Richie
Riperton-Rudolph-Marie
Ritter
Robards-Bacall
Roberts
Robinson
Rocco
Rodgers-Guettel
Ronson-Jones
Ross-Gordy-Naess
Rossellini-Lindström-Bergman
Rosson

S[edit]

Sagal
Salkind
Santiago-Casanova
Sariñana
Savage
Savage-Youngs
Sawalha
Scott
  • Directors/producers Ridley and Tony were brothers.
Scott-Dewhurst
Seals-Duncan
Sellers
Selznick-Mayer
Shankar-Jones
Shatner-Gretsch
Shaughnessy
Shaw
Shaw brothers
Shue
Sheen
  • see Estévez
Shrapnel
Siemaszko
Simon-Taylor
Simon-Brickell
  • Singer-songwriter Paul Simon is the father of fellow singer-songwriter Harper Simon by his first marriage to photographer Peggy Harper.
  • His second marriage was to actress and author Carrie Fisher, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.
  • His third and current marriage is to former New Bohemians lead singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. They have three children Adrian, Lulu and Gabriel. Edie and stepson Harper have a band called The Heavy Circles. Paul's brother Eddie is also his business manager/agent.
Simpson
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 of 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 with Foster the People.
Smith (Anna Nicole)
Smith (Will)
Sorvino
Spacek-Fisk
Spall
Spelling
Spielberg-Capshaw
Stallone
Standing
Starkey/Starr
Stefani-Rossdale
Stephens
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.
Sutherland
Swift

T[edit]

Talmadge
Thicke
Thomas-Donahue
Thompson-Tilbury
Thompson
Tom
Travolta
Troughton
Troup
Tsang
Tse
Tyler

V[edit]

Vale
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[edit]

Wainwright/McGarrigle/Roche
Wahlberg
Walker
Walker-Jones
Wanamaker
Warner-Hauser-Sperling
Warren-Alba
Waterman
Waterston
Watling
Way
Wayans
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.
Wong
Woodward
NOTE: The family is unrelated to American actress Joanne Woodward
Wynn-Williams

Y[edit]

York-Wells
Yuen

Z[edit]

Zane
Zappa-Sloatman-Robinson
Zimbalist
Zucker

Celebrity brothers[edit]

Celebrity sisters[edit]

Celebrity siblings[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Bernstein (September 27, 2005). "Actor Don Adams Dies at 82; Starred in 'Get Smart' in '60s". Washington Post. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ AP (5 March 2004). "Cecily Adams". p. 2. Retrieved June 23, 2011.