Some famous faces are now such a part of our cultural landscape that it’s like we never knew life without them. But these stars all came from somewhere, and for many of them they weren’t even the first showbiz folks in their families. In fact, there are many surprising celebrities out there who come from very famous fathers. Here, then, we take a look at 20 actors who happen to have very successful papas.
20. Jennifer Aniston and John Aniston
Friends superstar and movie star Jennifer Aniston has been famous for such a long time that it’s hard to imagine she also has a famous dad. But it’s true! Aniston’s father, John Aniston, is a longtime soap actor on Days of Our Lives. He plays patriarch Victor Kiriakis on the show and has done so for almost 2,500 episodes.
19. Blake Lively and Ernie Lively
Former Gossip Girl star Blake Lively also has a famous pops. Her father, Ernie Lively, portrayed Longstreet B. Davenport on the ’80s TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. In a rather sweet twist, he also played her dad in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.