Jason Ritter’s breakout role was in the films “Joan of Arcadia” and “Parenthood”. Jason definitely looks like his father and his country music singing grandfather, Tex Ritter. Tex Ritter was born in 1905, in Texas. Although he went to Law school, he later decided that a career in show business was his calling.
He started off as a singer and later switched to acting in Western films during the 30s. He had two children, Tom and John. After finding out that Tom had Cerebral Palsy, he started a nonprofit organization called United Cerebral Palsy. Jason seems to have acquired his grandfather’s big smile and distinctive nose.
Drew Barrymore: Granddaughter of John Barrymore
Drew Barrymore comes from a big family of actors, and as a result, she has been in the public eye since she was a baby. Her first acting gig was when she was just 11 months old when she appeared in a dog food commercial. She had her breakout role in 'ET' in 1982 and has since made a name for herself as one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood.
Drew’s grandfather, John Barrymore, is considered to be the most acclaimed actor in the family. Although of different genders, John and Drew Barrymore’s looks are strikingly similar. John’s dependence on alcohol eventually led him to his death in 1942, at the age of 60. Drew’s father, John Jr., was also to die of complications with his dependence years later, in 2004.
Anjelica Huston: Granddaughter of Walter Huston
The Hustons are considered royalty in the show business world, with three generations of family members winning an Academy Award. Both Anjelica, her father John, and John’s father, Walter, have won the award. In fact, John and Walter won an award at the same ceremony! Anjelica has acted in "The Grifters and Enemies: A Love Story", "The Addams Family", and many more.
Clearly, Walter has passed down his acting genes to his successors. But, he’s also passed down some physical traits as well. Despite being of opposite genders and two generations apart, it’s clear that Walter has passed on his high cheekbones to his granddaughter.
Viva Vadim: Grandaughter of Jane Fonda
The beauty that is Jane Fonda has had a very successful career consisting of acting, writing, producing, and modeling. After a few decades of very prosperous acting, she released her first workout video called "Jane Fonda’s Workout", and it became the highest-selling VHS of all time. She released another 22 workout videos that sold over 17 million copies.
Fonda's youthful appearance really brings out the similarities between her and her granddaughter, Viva Vadim. Viva, like her grandmother, is stunning. She was born in 2002 to Vanessa Vadim, Jane’s daughter, and her husband, Paul Waggoner. Maybe Viva will follow in her grandmother’s footsteps and become an actress as well!
Steve R. McQueen: Grandson of Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen was born in Indiana in 1930, and he rose to fame after appearing on the NBC western series, "Tales of Wells Fargo". Nicknamed “The King of Cool”, he became a huge movie star in the 1960s and 1970s, acting in "The Sand Pebbles", "The Great Escape', 'The Getaway', and "The Magnificent Seven". Sadly, McQueen died young at the age of 50, in Mexico.
His death was said to have been caused by mesothelioma after he was exposed to asbestos on movie sets. Fortunately for his legacy, he has two grandchildren. You could say that his grandson, Steve R. McQueen has some pretty big shoes to fill if he ever plans on becoming an actor, especially with a name like that.