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Iconic Celebrities and Their Sons at the Same Age

Photo Credit: ABC Network / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain and Mark Cuthbert / UK Press / Getty Images
Photo Credit: ABC Network / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain and Mark Cuthbert / UK Press / Getty Images

Images of celebrity faces are plastered everywhere. Even if you haven’t seen their movies or listened to their music, their faces are still recognizable. And sometimes these famous people have children who look exactly like them. Call it deja vu or just call it strong genes, but we can’t help but notice how much these sons look like their famous dads.

George Harrison and Dhani Harrison, in their 20s

Headshots of George Harrison and Dhani Harrison
George Harrison and his son, Dhani Harrison. (Photo Credit: Mark and Colleen Hayward / Redferns / Getty Images and Gareth Davies / Getty Images)

As a Beatle, George Harrison will forever go down as a legend in the music industry. However, once the band called it quits, he became a new father to his son Dhani in 1978. Dhani also took to music growing up, which makes perfect sense considering he is a spitting image of his father.

Christopher Reeve and Will Reeve, in their 20s

Headshots of Christopher Reeve and Will Reeve
Christopher Reeve and his son, Will Reeve. (Photo Credit: Images Press / IMAGES / Getty Images and Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation)

The late Christopher Reeve is remembered as the world’s favorite Superman, and he first became a father in 1979. He would go on to have three children in his life, with his youngest, Will, looking strikingly similar. Like his father, Will enjoys being on camera, working as a news anchor and sports commentator.

Bob Dylan and Jakob Dylan, 33 years old

Bob Dylan holding a guitar, headshot of Jakob Dylan
Bob Dylan and his son, Jakob Dylan. (Photo Credit: R. Diamond / WireImage / Getty Images and James Devaney / WireImage / Getty Images)

Bob Dylan is arguably one of the greatest songwriters to ever live. His musical talents paved him a legacy of gargantuan proportions. It seems only natural that when he became a father in 1969 to his son Jakob, he would pass on his affinity for music. Jakob has been the lead for the Wallflowers for over 30 years, and you might have to blink twice to be sure you’re not watching Bob Dylan himself on stage.

Robert Pine and Chris Pine, 42 years old

Headshots of Robert Pine and Chris Pine.
Robert Pine and his son, Chris Pine. (Photo Credit: MGM Television / NBC / pmv79 / MovieStillsDB and Stephane Cardinale / Corbis / Corbis / Getty Images)

We bet you didn’t know Chris Pine was a nepo baby. His father, Robert Pine, used to star in the American crime drama television series CHiPs, which ran for six seasons between 1977 and 1983. While Chris has gone on to become more of a household name than his father, he is super supportive of his dad’s prolific acting career.

Michael J. Fox and Sam Michael Fox, 24 years old

Headshots of Michael J. Fox and Sam Michael Fox
Michael J. Fox and his son, Sam Michael Fox. (Photo Credit: Fotos International / Getty Images and Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)

One of the biggest heartthrobs of the 1980s was Michael J. Fox, and would you believe he helped create a near replica of himself? Sam Michael Fox was born in 1989. At 24, the two looked more like brothers than father and son.

John Ritter and Jason Ritter, 30 years old

Headshots of John Ritter and Jason Ritter
John Ritter and his son, Jason Ritter. (Photo Credit: Tom Wargacki / WireImage / Getty Images and Araya Doheny / WireImage / Getty Images)

John Ritter got his breakout role in the television sitcom Three’s Company, which aired for eight seasons between 1976 and 1984. He would go on to have an incredible acting career, particularly on television, and first became a father in 1980 to his son, Jason. Jason, too, has followed in his father’s footsteps but enjoys a behind-the-scenes producer position as well as being an on-screen actor.

John Lennon and Sean Lennon, 31 years old

Headshots of John Lennon and Sean Lennon
John Lennon and his son, Sean Lennon. (Photo Credit: Michael Putland / Getty Images and Alexandra Wyman / WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli / Getty Images)

John Lennon became a father for the second time after the Beatles had officially broken up. Sean Lennon was born to John and his wife, Yoko Ono, in 1975, and has taken a strong affinity to music, just like his dad.

Bill Pullman and Lewis Pullman, in their 30s

Headshots of Bill Pullman and Lewis Pullman
Bill Pullman and his son, Lewis Pullman. (Photo Credit: Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection / Getty Images and Matt Winkelmeyer / FilmMagic / Getty Images)

Bill Pullman got his first true claim to fame in the 1987 spoof film Space Balls alongside John Candy and Rick Moranis. His son, Lewis, was born in 1993, and is an apple that certainly didn’t fall far from his father’s tree. He also pursued a career in acting. In fact, he even starred in a film with his dad in 2017, called The Ballad of Lefty Brown.

Mel Gibson and Milo Gibson, 28 years old

Headshots of Mel Gibson and Milo Gibson.
Mel Gibson and his son, Milo Gibson. (Photo Credit: Murray Close / Getty Images and Mike Marsland / Mike Marsland / WireImage / Getty Images)

While Mel Gibson has had a turbulent career in Hollywood recently, when he was younger, the ladies loved his good looks and charm. Although he is a dad to nine children, his son Milo seems to look the most like his father. And just like his dad, Milo is pursuing a career in acting as well.

Sean Penn and Hopper Penn, in their 20s

Headshots of Sean Penn and Hopper Penn
Sean Penn and his son, Hopper Penn. (Photo Credit: Images / Getty Images and Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)

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People always say that Sean Penn’s attraction is in his eyes, and it seems his son has been gifted with that same look. Born in 1993 to Penn and his then-wife, Robin Wright, Hopper was likely influenced by his father’s success to pursue his own career in acting, and starred in a film called Flag Day alongside his dad in 2021.

Samantha Franco

Samantha Franco is a Freelance Content Writer who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Guelph, and her Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Western Ontario. Her research focused on Victorian, medical, and epidemiological history with a focus on childhood diseases. Stepping away from her academic career, Samantha previously worked as a Heritage Researcher and now writes content for multiple sites covering an array of historical topics.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, knitting, and hanging out with her dog, Chowder!