Family Business: Father and Son Acting Duos

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  • Will Smith, Jaden Smith
  • Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans, Jr.
  • Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen
  • Melvin Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles
  • Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee
  • Gordon Parks, Gordon Parks, Jr.
  • Tom Cruise, Connor Cruise
  • Romeo, Master P
  • Tom Hanks, Colin Hanks
  • Michael Jackson, Prince Jackson

Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.

Though his famous name would have opened a lot of doors for Damon Wayans Jr., the actor-writer-comedian wanted to break into the industry on his own chops. So  Wayans started off doing stand-up under the name Kyle Green to deflect attention from his famous father, In Living Color star Damon Wayans. He eventually embraced his Hollywood pedigree, of course, and went on to become a legitimate star in his own right.

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