Celebrity Actor Dads of Twins

Celebrity Actor Dads of Twins

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Many famous actors from the movies and television are fathers of twins. In addition to the famous fathers of twins featured in this slideshow, 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? Actors from favorite television series join big screen movie stars playing the most coveted role of all...dads of twins. 

How many of these hot actor dads do you recognize?

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey is a dad of twins. David Livingston / Getty Images

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.”

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington
Actor Denzel Washington and his wife Paulette Pearson are the parents of twins, Malcolm and Olivia, born in 1991. Photo courtesy of Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images.

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 PhiladelphiaRemember the TitansAmerican Gangster and The Taking of Pelham 123.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth. Pascal le Segretain / Getty Images

Actor Chris Hemsworth had twins in March 2014 when his wife, Elsa Pataky, gave birth to twin boys named Tristan and Sasha. He's best known for his role as the superhero Thor, in the 2011 movie of the same name as well as the in The Avenger. He reprised the role for sequels to both franchises. The Australian actor is also the older brother of Liam Hemsworth.,

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris. Getty Images / Taylor Hill

Neil Patrick Harris has enjoyed success as an actor from a young age. After earning recognition as a teenager in movie and television performances in the 1990's, he has remained a popular entertainer as an adult, starring on stage in Broadway productions, hosting awards shows, and playing the role of Barney Stinson in the television sitcom How I Met Your Mother. His boy/girl twins, Gideon and Harper, were born in 2010. 

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick dad of twins
Actor Matthew Broderick is a dad of twins. Kevin Winter / Getty Images

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'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 known ​for comedic roles on stage and on screen, my favorite of which is the 80's classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox dad of twins
Actor Michael J. Fox is a dad of twins. Jason Merritt / Getty Images

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

Jerry O'Connell dad of twins
Actor Jerry O'Connell is a dad of twins. Bryan Bedder / Getty Images

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 JordanLas Vegas and Carpoolers, and made appearances in several forgettable films. His wife, Rebecca Romijn, is best known for her swimsuit photo shoots 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.

Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid is a father of twins. Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

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.

Ray Romano

Ray Romano
Ray Romano played a father of twins on television, and is also a father of twins in real life. Kevin Winter / Getty Images

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 altered in future episodes. Romano is an avid golfer and poker player.

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen dad of twins
Actor Charlie Sheen is a dad of twins. Ethan Miller / Getty Images

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.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt dad of twins
Actor Brad Pitt is a celebrity father of twins. Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images

Twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline are the youngest two of the six children that Brad Pitt parents with wife 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 ElevenOcean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen), Fight ClubMr. & Mrs. Smith and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson dad of twins
Mel Gibson is a celebrity father of twins. Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

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 MaxLethal WeaponBraveheart and The Patriot

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