Many famous actors from the movies and television are fathers of twins. In addition to the famous fathers of twins featured below, there are many others that you might recognize. How about Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Tony Curtis, Jimmy Stewart, Lee Majors, John Wayne, Ron Howard, Chuck Norris or Donald Sutherland? Did you know they are all dads of twins? Stars from television such as Patrick Dempsey and Charlie Sheen join moviestars Dennis Quaid and Matthew Broderick as famous fathers of twins.
Patrick Dempsey has enjoyed success on the big screen as well as television. Starting his career as a teen heart-throb in the late 80's, he became best known as "Dr. McDreamy" on the popular tv drama, "Grey's Anatomy." He and his wife, Jill Fink, have three children, including twin sons twin sons Darby Galen and Sullivan Patrick, born in 2007. Dempsey is an avid race car driver. He described his boys as very active on the talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, saying “Boys are completely different than girls for obvious reasons, but physically they’re so much more active!” You cannot turn your back [because] there’s always an injury, there’s always something going on.”
Actor Denzel Washington and his wife Paulette Pearson are the parents of boy/girl twins, Malcolm and Olivia, born in 1991. They also have two older children. The actor and director has had a long run of success across several decades. He even played the role of a TV doctor like fellow dad of twins, Patrick Dempsey, when he was on St. Elsewhere in the 1980's. He won a supporting actor Oscar in 1989 and has continued to enjoy respect for his work on films such as Philadelphia, Remember the Titans, American Gangster and The Taking of Pelham 123.
Matthew Broderick's twin girls were born on June 22, 2009, delivered by a surrogate mother. Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge carry their father -- actor Matthew Broderick's -- last name, while their middle names reflect their mother's (actress Sarah Jessica Parker's) heritage. The couple had been married for twelve years when their darling daughter duo was born, and have a son, James, who was six years old when his sisters arrived. Matthew Broderick is know for comedic roles on stage and on screen, my favorite of which is the 80's classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off and has lent his voice talents to several animated features.
Respected actor Michael J. Fox is the father of four children, including twin girls born in 1995, Aquinnah Kathleen Fox and Schuyler Frances Fox. His wife is actress Tracy Pollan. In addition to movie blockbusters like the Back to the Future trilogy, he enjoyed success as the star of television series Family Ties and Spin City. In 1998, he revealed that he was battling Parkinson's Disease and established a foundation devoted to supporting research about the condition.
Jerry O'Connell's twins were born on December 28, 2008. They babies were named Dolly and Charlie. There's just one thing; the twins are both girls! Their full names are Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip. Jerry O'Connell has played various roles on television series, including Crossing Jordan, Las Vegas and Carpoolers, and made appearances in several forgettable films. His wife, Rebecca Romijn, is best known for her swimsuit photoshoots for Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret, as well as her roles as Mystique in the X-Men movies and Alexis Meade on the television program Ugly Betty.
6. Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid's twin babies made the news, not just because of their celebrity parents, but because of a serious medical error that almost cost them their lives. The babies, born November 8, 2007 via a surrogate mother, were given an overdose of Heparin, a blood-thinning drug used to treat a staph infection. The boy/girl twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace, recovered from the incident by Quaid remains an activist against medical errors. Dennis Quaid is married to Kimberly Buffington, and has starred in many movies, such as The Parent Trap and The Rookie.
7. Ray Romano
Ray Romano is a dad of twins and he also played one on tv! The actor, best known for the comedy series Everyone Loves Raymond, is a dad of four children, including twin sons Matthew and Gregory born in 1993. In the series pilot for Everyone Loves Raymond, the character's twin sons were also named Matthew and Gregory, but the actor felt it was too weird to have his tv kids have the same name as his real-life kids, and the names were alterered in future episods. Romano is an avid golfer and poker player.
Oh Charlie. So much talent, and yet so many drug and legal problems, the latest of which will likely earn him a jail sentence. Sheen and second wife, Brooke Mueller, have twin sons. Bob and Max were born March 14, 2009. Later that year, he was arrested on charges of domestic violence against Brooke. Sheen starred in numerous movies, but had his greatest success as the highly-paid star of the television show, Two and a Half Men, earning a reported $1.78 million per episode.
9. Brad Pitt
Twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline are the youngest two of the six children that Brad Pitt parents with partner Angelina Jolie. They were born to the celebrity couple on July 12, 2008 in Nice, France. A picture of the infant twins was sold to a magazine for $14 million dollars, which he Jolie-Pitts donated to the charity foundation that bears their name. Brad Pitt's career as an actor and producer has associated him with numerous movies, including the Ocean's Trilogy (Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen), Fight Club, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
10. Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson has brothers who are twins (Daniel and Christopher) as well as twin sons (Edward and Christian). The twin boys were born in 1982, and are two of Gibson's eight total children. He started acting in the 1970's and has enjoyed an illustrious career over many decades. Some of his best known films are Mad Max, Lethal Weapon, Braveheart and The Patriot.