Jackie Gleason used his surroundings from his childhood to create the characters that he portrayed on screen. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and was known for his bold and verbal comedy, which was exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in the series “The Honeymooners.” He also created “The Jackie Gleason Show,” which ran from the mid-50s to the 70s and maintained high ratings throughout the time that it aired.
His grandson Jason Patric from his daughter also made a mark in the show biz industry and is most famously known for his roles in “Sleepers” from 1996 and “The Lost Boys” from 1987. Besides Patric inheriting his grandpappy’s acting skills, he definitely got gifted some of his facial features.
Ali Astin: Granddaughter of Patty Duke
Patty Duke is an iconic star who has had her family follow her into show business. Sean Astin, the son of Patty, got in on the business really early with movies such as "Encino Man" and "The Goonies."
Sean is the father of Patty’s granddaughter, Ali Astin. Ali’s career in the movie industry is likely helped a lot by the looks she inherited from her grandmother, especially her hair color and nose. When Ali shared a photo of her beside the Duke, it was hard for anyone to argue with the resemblance.
Ever Carradine: Granddaughter of John Carradine
John Carradine was considered one of the best character actors of all time back in his day. Some of his most notable work includes 1944's "House of Frankenstein," 1945's "House of Dracula," and 1966's "Billy the Kid Versus Dracula," in which he portrayed Count Dracula. In the second part of his career, he starred in mostly low-budget B-movies but has a hefty 351 television and film credits to his name. This makes him one of the most prolific actors of all time.
Having had a total of four wives throughout his lifetime, it's no wonder he had at least some grandkids who would follow in his acting footsteps. His granddaughter Ever Carradine is one of his offspring who took after his career and has created quite a name for herself with productions like "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Runways." It's not difficult to see the resemblance between these two Carradines.
Abby Elliott: Granddaughter of Bob Elliott
Bob Elliott was a famous actor and comedian back in his day. He started out as a DJ, but when he met Ray Goulding in the mid-40s, everything about his career changed almost instantly. The two fellas got instant rapport thanks to their improvisation talents. Their comedy duo "Bob and Ray" ran for five decades, from 1946 to 1988, appearing on CBS, NBS, WHDH, and many more New York Stations.
Abby Elliot, the granddaughter of Bob and daughter of Chris (who also happens to be an actor), also made a name for herself in the world of acting. She played a few roles in SNL from 2008 to 2012, and most recently, she acted in the award-winning series "The Bear." It's safe to say that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree since it seems like Abby got her grandfather's looks as well as his talent for acting.
Hutch Dano: Grandson of Royal Dano
Royal Dano's acting career spanned over 46 years. His roles as villains and cowboys in western and mystery films were perhaps what he was most well known for, as well as Abraham Lincoln in "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln " from 1964's Walt Disney. Another notable character that Royal played was his role as Sherlock Holmes.
His grandson, Hutch Dano, definitely got some of his grandfather's acting talents and is best known for his roles in "Ramona and Beezus," in which he starred alongside Selena Gomez. Besides his grandad's acting skills, he also got some of his looks, which are clear to see in the eyes and eyebrows. When Hutch isn't pursuing acting roles, he likes to create abstract paintings and sculpt plastic art.