YMMV A father and son played by a father and son. When two or more characters in a show are played by actors who have some form of real-life relationship, be it familial or romantic, off-screen. The relationship is likely to be replicated on-screen: Another use of this trope is flashback scenes, having the regular actor's child or sibling play a younger version of them, ensuring a level of resemblance.
Can lead to some very interesting scenarios, including Actor Allusions , or may lead to more Reality Subtext issues than the production was actually looking for. In films, this element can often be played up by the promotional machine. For a more Squick version there is Cast Incest , where the actors of characters who are blood related go out in real life. The even squickier inversion is Incestuous Casting , where actors who play romantic partners on screen are blood related in real life.
It is also not unheard for a couple to be on opposite sides of an on-screen divide, making for some interesting Foe Yay scenes. For cases where actors start a real-life relationship after being cast as characters with an on-screen relationship, see Romance on the Set. Aaron also voiced a young Yusuke for a brief scene that showed him as a kid. Chris and Greg Ayres. Speed Grapher , Full Metal Panic! They're not a couple seeing as Ruri is a Little Miss Snarker and Akito's pretty much in his late teens; instead, he treats her more like a little sister specially in the episode about her Dark and Troubled Past.
While they weren't married yet at the time, they were in a relationship, and they find this just as funny as the rest of us do. Japanese voice actors Kenichi Suzumura and Maaya Sakamoto are married, which makes their playing Shinn Asuka and Lunamaria Hawke in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny all the more interesting retroactively, considering the two characters end up in a relationship. In the English dub of the Cardfight!! The English dub of the original Oh My Goddess! They were dating in real life at the time the show was being recorded, and that arguably helped with their vocal chemistry.
Though they were not in a relationship when working on the series, Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn began dating in , effectively mirroring their roles in Cowboy Bebop as Spike and Julia. The couple is currently engaged as of early In the first movie, Strip's wife is voiced by Richard's late wife Lynda, a station wagon that brought the Petty family to the races in the s.
In Cars 3 , following Strip's retirement from racing, he has become crew chief to his nephew Cal, who is voiced by Richard Petty's son Kyle Petty. Sylvester Stallone 's son Sage played him in 's Rocky V. Speaking of Frank Stallone, he contributed to the soundtrack to Stayin Alive which Sly directed , performed the theme song to Rambo: Apparently Smith is a fair dad and wanted to give both his kids a movie.
His two sons made cameo appearance in Men in Black II as two boys being neuralyzed in a climatic flying car chase scene. All of the many movies that have starred real-life husband and wife Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss.
Their characters are also unrelated, the former being a warlord in post-apocalyptic walled-off Scotland, and the latter the British prime minister of the remainder of the country who doesn't leave London. Well, that just puts a whole new spin on the ending, now doesn't it? Manos was an extremely low-budget movie made by a community theatre group, so pretty much everyone in it is at least a friend, if not actually a relative, of everyone else.
The Chronicles of Narnia. Luke also appears with his other brother, Andrew, in Idiocracy. Andrew is Beef Supreme, one of the "corrections personnel" trying to kill Joe Luke in "Rehabilitation". In the movie Eegah! There were probably some awkward moments on that set. The British war film, The Captive Heart , featured Michael Redgrave as a prisoner of war who has to fake his identity.
His real-life wife, Rachel Kempson, played the widow of the dead soldier whose identity he steals. In Kickboxing Academy , characters played by a real-life brother and sister Christopher Khayman Lee and Chyler Leigh , despite the spelling kiss.
Awkwardness not avoided for viewers who know about this. This would not be the siblings' only onscreen kiss, leading to some speculations about those two Martin Sheen and his sons Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen often appear in film together, though not always as relatives.
In Young Guns , Emilio's character is even more or less responsible for the death of Charlie's. A very memorable scene from Hot Shots!
Part Deux featured Charlie's character writing a journal as a nod to his role in Platoon , which then fades into Martin Sheen parodying a monologue from Apocalypse Now.
The two then stand up and give each other the thumbs up as their boats pass, both saying "I loved you in Wall Street " another film they both starred in, where they played father and son. They're not related in the film, however. Estevez and Sheen also share screentime together in Loaded Weapon 1.
Another movie Martin and Emilio star together as father and son is The Way. Apparently director Stanley Kubrick wanted a real couple for the scenes together. He had thought about a different famous actor couple before; Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. We all know how that ended up.
In the lucha movie La Venganza de la Momia The Vengeance of the Mummy , El Santo adopts a young boy after the monster of the title kills the boy's grandfather. The boy is played by one of Santo's sons.
Near the end of the last The Lord of the Rings movie, there's a scene with Sam, Rosie, and their two children. Donnie Darko , where the sister of the eponymous character played by Jake Gyllenhaal is played by Maggie Gyllenhaal , Jake's sister. Jake also wound up co-starring with his eventual brother-in-law Peter Sarsgaard in Jarhead. Siblings John and Joan Cusack frequently appear together. In High Fidelity , they play siblings yet again, and their real life mother appears as the mother of their characters.
Since you have Susie, Joan, Ann, John, and Bill Cusack, just to name the acting members of the family, all of whom enjoy working together, it is a safe bet that if a Cusack has a substantial role in a film, one or more of the others has a minor role somewhere in the film.
It's more the norm than the exception with this family. Jerry Stiller and his son Ben Stiller: Zoolander is written by, directed by, and stars Ben Stiller. No wonder, then, that his father, Jerry Stiller, also gets a prominent role. His mother, Anne Meara, also features in a cameo. Not to mention his wife, Christine Taylor, playing his love interest.
Also both star together in Heavyweights and The Heartbreak Kid In Run, Lola, Run , the blind woman who gives Manny a phone card is his mother in real life. In the comedy Blades of Glory , Will Arnett and Amy Poehler then married in real life play a pairs team of brother and sister.
Towards the end of the movie, their real-life relationship is replicated, with disturbing results. In the movie Mortal Thoughts , Bruce Willis played a vicious wife-beater who constantly sexually harassed his wife's best friend, played by his then-wife Demi Moore.
Made all the more complicated when the two filmed a violent attempted rape scene. Bruce's character starts the plot by hiring assassins to kill Demi's character. Bruce Willis and Rumer Willis can be seen together in Hostage. In Bandits , Willis dines with a kidnapped bank manager's family. Said manager's daughters are Willis' oldest Rumer and youngest Tallulah , with the former delivering an amazing belch. Bruce's three daughters appeared in The Whole Nine Yards as the kids who run between Jimmy and Oz when they are standing next to the flower cart.
Dylan is one of the protagonists, while Megan is the other sister. They have no apparent relationship to Dan Haggerty's character. All three siblings also share names with their actor counterparts. Smith's wife also appears as one of the villainous jewel thieves, who noticeably takes no part in the gang's big scene as she's getting the van ready. She comments to the others, "The fat one is creeping me out. Smith's daughter also appears in Clerks II as the little girl who waves at Dante from her dining room window before the donkey show.
In addition, Harley plays an extra in Jersey Girl. Now a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment. And a couple of other things. No one knew that porn stars Amber Lynn and Buck Adams were brother and sister until they were cast in the same film and were scheduled to have sex with each other. They put a stop to that pretty damned quick by revealing their relationship to one another.
Not that there's any irony in that. Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward appeared in ten films together. He also acted opposite his son Scott in The Towering Inferno. They've appeared in quite a few martial arts films as a couple, most notably Kung Fu Hustle. His justification for using his own kids is that he doesn't like child actors and would rather not have to work with them.
Wings is not the only place where Amy Yasbeck and John Ritter have been on screen together. They also appear in both Problem Child movies, though Yasbeck inexplicably plays two different characters. They were also on an episode of The Cosby Show as an expecting couple whose baby is being delivered by Dr.
Though, strangely enough, this was years and years before they were even dating.