Five famous father son duos
Happy Father’s Day! We hope you have a great time celebrating with your family and recognizing dad for everything he does. In honor of the holiday, here are 5 of the most famous father-son tandems in modern history. From politics to entertainment, these duos have already left quite a legacy!
George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush
A member of the Bush family has resided in the Oval Office in 12 of the past 25 years. George H.W. served a single term as president from 1989-1993, while George W. was president from 2001-2009. Factor in Jeb Bush, governor of Florida and the younger George’s brother, and it’s no wonder the Bushes are referred to as a modern political dynasty.
Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr.
The Griffeys (Ken Sr. and Ken Jr.) were one of the first father-son tandems to play on the same Major League Baseball team, and were certainly the most famous. The older Griffey was a 3-time all-star who won a pair of World Series rings, while the younger Griffey was a 13-time all-star and American League MVP in 1997. Griffey Jr. is considered one of the greatest players of his generation.
Will Smith and Jaden Smith
An actor and musician, Will Smith has been one of Hollywood’s biggest stars for over a couple decades. He’s appeared in several hit movies and was the lovable protagonist of the show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. His son, Jaden, is an up-and-coming Hollywood star and recording artist. He’s appeared in several movies, including the Pursuit of Happyness, which he starred in with his dad.
Jerry and Ben Stiller
Another Hollywood father-son combo, Jerry and Ben have carried the Stiller name quite far over the last half century. Jerry, the elder Stiller, has starred in some of the greatest TV shows in modern history, from Seinfeld to The King of Queens. Ben has made his mark on the movie industry, starring in hits like Dodgeball, Zoolander, Tropic Thunder and Meet the Parents.
Howie and Chris Long
One of the most feared father-son tandems ever, Howie Long was a superstar on the gridiron and now Chris is following in his footsteps. Howie was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2000 after making 8 Pro Bowls with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. Chris has been a staple on the St. Louis Rams’ defensive line since he was drafted in 2008, compiling over 50 sacks in his career.
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