We’ve probably done this before, but I don’t really care.
I was watching the HBO series Enlightened for the first time last night, and I noticed that Laura Dern’s mother on the show was being played by Diane Ladd, who is Laura Dern’s mother in real life.
This put me in mind of Get a Life, in which Chris Elliot’s dad was played by his real-life dad, Bob Elliot.
In what other shows and movies have real-life relatives played characters who were relatives? (Bonus points if the characters are related in a different way from the actors IRL. E.g., real-life brothers playing cousins in a movie.)
John and Joan Cusack in Grandview, USA, and Say Anything. Well their characters have the same last name, so I’ll assume brother and sister. They are in a number of other movies together, but I’m not sure if their characters are related.
No, neither in the book nor in the movie. Addie’s mother was a good-time gal killed in a car accident, and it was also possible that the local judge (among others) could have been Addie’s father. I don’t remember if that was brought up in the movie, but the book made it clear that there was no way to prove who Addie’s father was.
This is a little different from what the OP asked for but it’s still interesting.
There was an episode of ***Magnum PI ***in which Jose Ferrer plays a judge who’s been nominated for the Supreme Court, while June Lockhart plays the woman he once loved. In flashbacks, their younger selves were played by Jose’s son Gabriel Ferrer and June’s daughter Anne Lockhart.
More on targte, however… when June’s father Gene Lockhart played Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, yougn June played one of the Cratchit kids.