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How Supportive Is Your Dad of Your Acting Career?

June 21, 2015

Adam DeVine is a comedian, actor, voice actor, singer, writer, and producer. He both created and starred in the Comedy Central series Workaholics, and Adam DeVine’s House Party. You may recognize him as Bumper Allen in the Pitch Perfect musical films or as the voice of Pizza Steve in Cartoon Central’s Uncle Grandpa. He’s a talented go getter that would make pretty much any dad very proud–that is, except his own! His manly-man father struggles to accept the fact that his son’s career requires him to wear makeup.

Although there are certainly many dads out there who are passionate supporters of their sons’ and daughters’ acting careers, there are likewise countless fathers who discourage the theater arts with their notoriously unpredictable and unstable work conditions; instead, many dads prefer their children chose a career in something seemingly more stable. You know, jobs like writing contracts, accounting, engineering, maybe taking over the family business. But the thought of these kinds of jobs is enough to make many actors dance on the street with a tin cup!

Some Hollywood dads have been strong supporters of their children’s decision to pursue acting. Take, for example, Martin Sheen who bolstered the careers of his sons Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen; Kirk Douglas supporting Michael Douglas; Will Smith encouraging Jaden and Willow Smith; Donald Sutherland supporting Kiefer Sutherland. And director-producer Bruce Paltrow found a way to cast his daughter, Gwyneth, in her acting debut in a TV film he directed. But it doesn’t take a dad in the entertainment industry to support his son or daughter’s acting career. How supportive has your father been of your choice to pursue acting? Please share!

Watch below to see a dad who’s head-over-heals supportive of his son’s singing career.

Happy Father’s Day from Casting Frontier!