Have you ever wondered what it felt like to be Billy Carter? (ahem..that would be Jimmy's Brother).
How about Jeb Bush?
I did a little bit of research on the siblings of a few famous actors and actresses. It seems that MANY of their siblings were ALSO actors and or actresses.
TOM HANKS ... (I just LOVE him. He is definitely in that Top 5 list of my favorite actors that I haven't created yet!). Tom Hanks has a younger brother named Jim. JIM IS AN ACTOR TOO!
Jim Hanks had a role in Forrest Gump. He was a double for Tom when he was running. Jim also is the voice of Tom on various Toy Story and Polar Express video games. Not to mention, he is the voice of Geoffrey on the Toys R Us commercials.
JOHN TRAVOLTA- I was in high school when "Grease" was released. That was when I took down my poster of Henry Winkler and replaced it with John Travolta...wow, I thought he was the coolest of cool.
John Travolta has quite a few brothers and sisters. All actors and actresses. Here is a sampling of their work. His Sister Ann was a member of the wedding party in Urban Cowboy. She was also the pizza girl in Saturday Night Fever. His sister Margaret was "Reporter #1" in the movie Michael.
HARRISON FORD- Just as cool today as he was 25 years ago. When it comes to action flicks, he can get the "begeemas" beaten out of him and still make an incredible come back and save the day.
Harrison Ford has a brother. His name is Terence Ford. He's also an actor. In Wikopedia under his name for Trivia, it says..."Brother of Harrison Ford". You do have to give him credit though. In his list of credentials, there are no Indianna Jones or Star Wars movies.
Beverly Hills 90210- 1 episode- Jack McKay
Dynasty- 1 episode-Guest #1
Falcon Crest- 1 episode
Scarecrow and Mrs King- 1 episode
Knots Landing- 1 episode- cell guard.
BILL MURRAY- I think he is HILARIOUS! He has that quirky sense of humor. You know, the kind that can ONLY be acquired from being a member of the Original Saturday Night Live cast. He had quite a few siblings. All actors and actresses. His brother Brian had roles in Caddyshack and Groundhog Day(hhmmm). Brian and 2 other brothers all had roles in Scrooged. One of them played Bill's brother and the other 2 were guests at the Christmas party.
Julia Roberts- One of the highest paid females in Hollywood. Her older sister Lisa is an actress. She played in..
Mona Lisa Smile as Miss Albini and
Runaway Bride as Elaine from Manhattan.
Are you starting to notice a trend?
Remember the famous brothers Daryl and Daryl? "Hello. I'm Larry. This is my brother Daryl and this is my other brother Daryl". Still need a hint....The Bob Newhart Show.
OK, where is this all going? Monkeys Are Funny......
What made me think of all of this?
Did you all read 2nd Cup of Coffee's excellent interview with Chatty Kelly? Chatty Kelly aspires to AND is well on her way to becoming a known Christian Writer.
1st of all, don't worry, there will no books titled "Growing Up With Chatty Kelly", but I have to chuckle as I picture this....
Flash forward about 5 years and picture the front cover story of the National Enquirer.
"Famous Christian Writer has Monkey For Sister!"
"Famous Christian Writer's Sister Tried to Drown Herself in Bathtub by Sticking Her Hair In The Drain"
"Famous Christian Writer Denies Her Sister Ever Thought She Was A Junebug"
"Famous Christian Writer's Sister Condemns Children Books"
HAHA....Maybe It will be safer for me to write that book after all.....
Congratulations Kelly on your Interview at 2nd Cup and on your stories that are sold and selling.
And if I ever decide that I want to be a writer....well, untuck your shirt and that will be me, hanging onto your shirt tail, getting dragged across the floor....