Famous Cousins!

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“ Cousin of actress Ever Carradine

Cousin of actress Martha Plimpton.
 ” - gattonero975
Gordon Pinsent
Gordon Edward Pinsent was born on July 12, 1930 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, to Florence (Cooper) and Stephen Arthur Pinsent. Gordon was known as "Porky" as a child, and dreamed of performing as early as he can remember. He served with the Royal Canadian Regiment from 1948-51. Gordon received an L.L.D...
“ Third cousin of actress Laura Vandervoort. ” - gattonero975
Richard Belzer
A social misfit, was kicked out of every school he ever attended, due to his uncontrollable wit. His mother (Frances) died of breast cancer when Richard was 18. His father (Charles) committed suicide when he was 22. A dedication is written to him in Richard Belzer's "UFO's, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Believe" (Ballantine Books, 1999).
“ Cousin to actor Henry Winkler ” - gattonero975
Henry Winkler
Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, were Jewish immigrants who avoided the German Holocaust, moving to the US in 1939. His father was the president of an international lumber company while his mother worked alongside his father...
“ Cousin to actor Richard Belzer ” - gattonero975
Kathleen Marshall
Kathleen Marshall is a graduate of Northwestern University who made her New York theatre debut in the Off-Broadway production of 'Wrong Turn at Lungfish' at the Promenade Theatre. Other stage credits include the LA premiere of 'Life Beneath the Roses', 'The Odyssey', 'Medea', 'Antigone', and 'Pastorale'...
“ Cousin of actress Tracy Reiner, assistant editor Penny Lee Hallin, production coordinator Judy Hallin and production assistant Wendy S. Hallin. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Lori Marshall, actress Kathleen Marshall, actor Scott Marshall, assistant editor Lee Hallin, production coordinator Judy Hallin & production assistant Wendy S. Hallin ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of actress Mary Treen ” - gattonero975
James Best
American character actor and teacher. Born Jewel Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, on July 26, 1926, he was orphaned at three and adopted by Armen and Essa Best, who re-named him James K. Best and raised him in Corydon, Indiana. Following high school he worked briefly as a metalworker before joining the Army during World War II in July 1944...
“ Cousin to The Everly Brothers: Singers Don & Phil Everly ” - gattonero975
Don Everly
Soundtrack, Bluebird
“ Cousin of late actor James Best ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of late actor James Best ” - gattonero975
Rip Torn
Rip Torn was born Elmore Rual Torn, Jr. on February 6, 1931 in Temple, Texas. "Rip" is a family name, taken by generations of Torn men and bestowed on Elmore by his father, who was also called "Rip". Torn attended Texas A & M and the University of Texas, where he majored in animal husbandry. Extremely naïf when he was young...
“ Cousin of actress Sissy Spacek. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin to Director Tanya Wexler ” - gattonero975
Sissy Spacek
Actress, Carrie
As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin. Sissy attended Quitman High School and was homecoming queen...
“ Cousin of actor Rip Torn ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Sound-Mixer Jeff Wexler and Producer/ Director Mark Wexler ” - gattonero975
Gregory Abbott
Soundtrack, Are We Done Yet?
Platinum recording artist, songwriter and producer Gregory Abbott's roots stem from Venezuela (his mother) and the Island of Antigua (his father). Raised in New York City, he is a dual citizen of the USA and Antigua. In college he majored in psychology and minored in music and dramatic arts. He holds...
“ Cousin of actress Diahnne Abbott. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of actors Anne Lockhart, Matthew Taylor ” - gattonero975
Billy Campbell
Actor, Dracula
American actor Billy Campbell was born on July 7, 1959 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He came to prominence playing Luke Fuller on Dynasty, the gay lover of character Steven Carrington, on what was then the top-rated TV show in America. He followed this up playing Detective Joey Indelli on Crime Story...
“ Second cousin to actors Bruce Cambell & Don Campbell ” - gattonero975
Bruce Campbell
In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, The Evil Dead, in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983...
“ Second cousin to actor Billy Campbell ” - gattonero975
“ 2nd Cousin to actor Billy Campbell ” - gattonero975
“  Cousin of actresses Martha Plimpton, Tom Carradine and Kansas Carradine. ” - gattonero975
Caitlin Cassidy
Makeup Department, The Cursed Man
“ Cousin of actress Katie Cassidy ” - gattonero975
Christopher Coppola
Director, Deadfall
Christopher Coppola, President of PlasterCITY Productions Inc., has been a champion of and leader in digital media for over a decade. Since 1987, he has directed ten feature films, numerous television shows and developed and produced content for alternative distribution and interactive platforms. He has spoken at CES...
“ Cousin of Gian-Carlo Coppola, Roman Coppola, Sofia Coppola and Jason Schwartzman, Robert Schwartzman, connected through marriage to Spike Jonze. ” - gattonero975
“ First cousin of Jason Schwartzman, Robert Schwartzman, Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola and Gian-Carlo Coppola ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of actors Nicolas Cage, Marc Coppola and director Christopher Coppola, and actors Jason Schwartzman & Robert Schwartzman. ” - gattonero975
Mary Crosby
Mary Crosby was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Bing Crosby and Kathryn Grant. She received her Actor's Equity card, at the age of four, and made her first professional appearances, in the company of her siblings, in her father's popular Christmas-season TV specials of the 60s and 70s. After graduating from high school at age 15...
“ Cousin to actors Chris Crosby and Cathy Crosby ” - gattonero975
Liane Curtis
Daughter of Jack Curtis and Paulette Rubinstein was born in NYC on July 11, 1965. She made her debut on the pilot of Sesame Street at the ripe age of 4. Liane went to the Lycee Francais de New York and then to the Rudolf Steiner School. She studied acting with Anthony Mannino and Bill Alderson...
“ 2nd cousin of magician Roy Benson. ” - gattonero975
George Duke
Music Department, Malcolm & Eddie
“ Cousin of Singer/actress Dianne Reeves. ” - gattonero975
Robert Hegyes
Robert Hegyes was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to an Hungarian-American father, Stephen, and an Italian-American mother, Marie Dominica (Cocozza). He is the eldest of their children. The others are: Mark Hegyes, MD - Billings, Montana, Ms. Stephanie Hegyes - Princeton, New Jersey, and Ms. Elizabeth Cocozza - Los Angeles, California...
“ Cousin of Jon Bon Jovi & Mario Lanza. ” - gattonero975
Richard Herd
Actor, Get Out
Utilitarian character actor Richard Herd is one of those stern familiar faces you've seen countless times on film and TV but can't quite place the name. The stage-trained actor who shares a striking resemblance to actor Karl Malden never found the one role that would make him a household name, but he has made up for it with a number of rich and rewarding stage...
“ Irish distant cousin of actress Anne Lockhart. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of the actor Ronald Howard, ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of actors Nastassja Kinski, Nikolai Kinski and Pola Kinski.

Second cousin of actress Sonja Kinski. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Spike Lee, Joie Lee, Cinqué Lee, and David Lee. ” - gattonero975
Anne Lockhart
Actress, Tangled
Anne Lockhart was born Anne Kathleen Maloney on September 6, 1953 in and grew up in Brentwood, California, USA. Anne Lockhart is one of very few actresses who can look back 100 years to trace her roots. Born in New York City to one of the theatre's leading families, Anne is the fourth generation of performers to carry the Lockhart name...
“ Distant cousin of actors Richard Herd and Lois Maxwell.

Cousin to actors Allyson and Jeb Stuart Adams ” - gattonero975
Steve Lord
Actor, Bull
Steve Lord is an American actor raised in Olde Manalapan, New Jersey. He was first introduced to acting while attending Our Lady of Hungary Catholic school. Following graduation from high school he joined the Marine Corps at age 17 and served his country for 4 years in the infantry before being honorably discharged...
“ Cousin to Marilyn McCoo of the "Fifth Dimension.". ” - gattonero975
William Marshall
Actor, Blacula
American actor of African and Cherokee heritage, known for his rich bass voice and classically-trained style, and for his impressive performances on stage and television as William Shakespeare's Othello. Marshall was born in Gary, Indiana, the son of Thelma (née Edwards) and Vereen Marshall, a dentist. After graduation from Governors State University...
“ Cousin of actor Paul Winfield ” - gattonero975
Lois Maxwell
Actress, Goldfinger
Lois Maxwell has lived in Canada having moved from England. While still acting in the Bond films during the 80s Lois also became a regular columnist for the Toronto Sun newspaper. She purchased a cottage in northern Ontario and would often share stories about her experiences on the movie set, her co-stars...
“ Distant cousin of actress Anne Lockhart ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin to actress Radha Mitchell. ” - gattonero975
“ 1st cousin of actress Gwyneth Paltrow & Director Jake Paltrow and actress Hillary Danner ” - gattonero975
Jeff Nimoy
Miscellaneous Crew, Digimon: The Movie
Emmy Award winner Jeff Nimoy adapted, voice directed, and served as story editor for the top rated Fox Kids show Digimon: Digital Monsters (he also voiced many characters). He also adapted and voice directed the theatrically released 20th Century Fox animated feature Digimon: The Movie, and the television sequel...
“ He is a second cousin once removed to Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek (1966)'s Mr. Spock. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Producer Conal O'Herlihy ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Producer Conal O'Herlihy ” - gattonero975
Martha Plimpton
Actress, Raising Hope
She has show biz in her blood. Martha Plimpton was born November 16, 1970, in New York City to two actors: Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. Martha began her career at age 8, when her mom had a friend of hers, composer Elizabeth Swados, enroll her in an actors' workshop. At age 10, she got a small part in Rollover, and also made a series of Calvin Klein commercials...
“ Cousin of actresses Ever Carradine and Kansas Carradine. ” - gattonero975
George Pogatsia
George Pogatsia honed his craft appearing in over twenty arthouse films. Some of his credits include Bookies, which premiered at London's Rainfest, Closers by Herb Wood, and Your Honor. Pogatsia has twice guest starred on television's Law and Order, The Sopranos and was featured on a Hollywood Squares special highlighting up and coming actors...
“ Cousin of the late, Golden Globe nominated actor Gregory Rozakis. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of actor Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock ” - gattonero975
Tammy Luthi Retzlaff
Actress, Flight
Tammy Luthi-Retzlaff is an American Actress, Producer, Writer, Model, Adventurer, Explorer. Tammy is the youngest of their four children, born in Georgia but raised in Europe. Her mother's ancestry is Scottish/Cherokee Native American and her father's ancestry is Swiss-German/French. Her father played guitar and was a singer so from an early age she aspired to be an entertainer...
“ Cousin to Late Country Music Singer Johnny Cash. ” - gattonero975
Robert Rodriguez
Producer, Grindhouse
Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent. Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York, none were as captivated as the 12-year-old Rodriguez...
“ 2nd Cousin to actor Danny Trejo ” - gattonero975
“  1st cousin to late Israeli diplomat, author, scholar , writer AbbaEban. ” - gattonero975
Robert Schwartzman
Robert Schwartzman was born on 24th December 1982 to parents, actress Talia Shire and producer Jack Schwartzman, in Los Angeles California. He was born into one of the film industry's most famous families, including uncle Francis Ford Coppola, cousin Nicolas Cage, cousin Sofia Coppola, (former) cousin-in-law Spike Jonze and brother Jason Schwartzman...
“ Cousin of Marc Coppola, Christopher Coppola, Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola and Roman Coppola. ” - gattonero975
Alexander Siddig
Born in Sudan, Siddig was raised in Britain and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) where he studied acting and theater. Immediately after leaving LAMDA, Sid did a season of theater in Manchester, in addition to performing in various shows in pubs and small theaters. Later, Siddig worked as a director in a small theater in London...
“ Cousin to actress Lilly McDowell and Director/Actor Charlie McDoWell ” - gattonero975
“ 1st cousin of Director/producer/writer/actor Stan Lee ” - gattonero975
Matthew Taylor
For the past 20 years, Matt has been one of most sought after stuntmen in the film business. He has doubled some of the biggest stars in Hollywood from Brad Pitt to Kiefer Sutherland to Gary Sinise just to name a few. In 2005, Matt won an Emmy for his Outstanding Stunt Coordination on the hit show "24"...
“ Cousin of actors Allyson Adams and Jeb Stuart Adams ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Nicholas Turturro, John Turturro, Ralph Turturro and second cousin of Amedeo Turturro and Diego Turturro. ” - gattonero975
Laura Vandervoort
Actress, Smallville
Laura Vandervoort is a Canadian actress, writer and producer whom has become well known worldwide from her roles as Indigo on 'Supergirl', Kara (Supergirl) on 'Smallville,' Lisa on the series 'V,' the lead of the series 'Bitten' Elena along with many other films and television series. She has a second degree black belt in karate and often does her own stunts...
“ Third cousin to celebrated Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Editor J.D. Ligier, Actor Brandon Hall and Writer Teresa Crocker. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Editor J.D. Ligier, Actor Brandon Hall and Writer Teresa Crocker. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of actor Peter Weller ” - gattonero975
Paul Winfield
Signifying intelligence, eloquence, versatility and quiet intensity, one of the more important, critically acclaimed black actors to gain a Hollywood foothold in the 1970s was Paul Winfield. Born in 1939 in Los Angeles, he lived there in his early years before moving with his family to Los Angeles' Watts district...
“ Cousin of actor William Marshall, also known as Blacula (1972).

Cousin of Gina Loring, Tariq Marshall and Claude Marshall. ” - gattonero975
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a gifted actress, known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Smashed, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination...
“ Distant cousin of actress Ava Gardner. ” - gattonero975
Aaron Woodley
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Aaron began making films at an early age, studying the techniques of animation at the Art Gallery of Ontario. After graduating from York University's Film Production Department, he worked in the industry as a television writer, stop-motion animator and editor, receiving two Screen Award nominations...
“ Cousin of Assistant Director Cassandra Cronenberg, Still Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and Director/Writer Brandon Cronenberg. ” - gattonero975
Suzan Ball
Suzan Ball, a second cousin of Lucille Ball, was born on March 3, 1934, in Jamestown, New York. She came to Hollywood with her family in 1941. She sang with the Mel Baker Orchestra from 1948-1953. Her first part in Hollywood was as a harem girl in Aladdin and His Lamp at Monogram. She got an interview with the talent department of Universal-International and signed a contract...
“ Second cousin of actress Lucille Ball, ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Todd Corman ” - gattonero975
Todd Corman
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Jingle All the Way
“ Cousin of Catherine Corman ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of actors Gwyneth Paltrow & Katherine Moennig and director Jake Paltrow ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Gina Loring, Tariq Marshall and Claude Marshall. ” - gattonero975
“ 2nd Cousin of actress Gwyneth Paltrow & Director Jake Paltrow ” - gattonero975
Joyce Kilmer
Soundtrack, Melody Time
Author and poet ("Trees"), educated at Rutgers College and Columbia University (BA). He was the editorial assistant for the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary, the literary editor of 'The Churchman', the poetry editor of the 'Literary Digest', and a contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine and the Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature...
“ Second cousin twice removed of Val Kilmer. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Ida Lupino ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Richard Lupino. Second cousin of Stanley Lupino, Barry Lupino and Ida Lupino, Rita Lupino, Antoinette Lupino ” - gattonero975
“ Second cousin of actress-director Ida Lupino, Rita Lupino, Antoinette Lupino and Stanley Lupino ,Barry Lupino. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of Lupino Lane and Wallace Lupino. Second cousin of Richard Lupino and Lauri Lupino Lane. ” - gattonero975
“ Second cousin of actress-director Ida Lupino.

First cousin of Stanley Lupino and Barry Lupino.

Cousin of Stanley Lupino, Barry Lupino and Ida Lupino, Rita Lupino, Antoinette Lupino. ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of actor Sam Rockwell ” - gattonero975
“ Cousin of actor George Pogatsia. ” - gattonero975