List of Show Business Families - Families - D


  • Actresses Olivia and Maryam d'Abo are cousins; Olivia's father (Maryam's uncle) is composer/singer/songwriter Mike d'Abo.
  • Actor James Daly was father of actress Tyne Daly and actor Tim Daly. Tyne was married to actor/director Georg Stanford Brown and one of their daughters, Kathryne Dora, is an actress. Tim is married to actress Amy Van Nostrand, their son Sam is an actor.
Davis (Robert)
  • Jasper Carrott (born Robert Davis) is the father of actress Lucy Davis.
Davis (Sammy)
  • Vaudeville dancers Sammy Davis, Sr. and Elvera Sánchez were the parents of entertainment multihyphenate Sammy Davis, Jr. He was married to actress May Britt.
  • English actor Peter Davison and his ex-wife, American actress Sandra Dickinson, are the parents of English actress Georgia Moffett. Notably, both Davison and his daughter have played Time Lords in Doctor Who—Davison played the Fifth Doctor, and Moffett plays Jenny, the cloned daughter of the Tenth Doctor.
  • Actor Dominick "Dom" DeLuise is the father of actors Peter DeLuise, David DeLuise, and Michael DeLuise.
De Laurentiis
  • Motion picture-producer Dino De Laurentiis is the brother of late fellow producer Luigi De Laurentiis, whose son (Dino's nephew) is fellow producer Aurelio De Laurentiis. Dino's son and daughters are fellow producers Federico, Francesca and Rafaella De Laurentiis.
De Llano-Macedo
  • Actors Luis de Llano Palmer and Rita Macedo were the parents of actress and singer Julissa and telenovela producer Luis de Llano Macedo. Julissa was once married to fellow musician Benny Ibarra.
  • Film director Jonathan Demme was the uncle of fellow director Ted Demme.
  • Brian Dennehy is the father of actresses Elizabeth Dennehy and Kathleen Dennehy
  • Gérard Depardieu and Élisabeth Depardieu are the parents of actors Guillaume Depardieu and Julie Depardieu.
  • Actor Director Bruce Dern and actress Diane Ladd are the parents of actress Laura Dern
  • Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and his wife, actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), are the father and mother of actresses Zooey and Emily Deschanel
  • Author Charles Dickens was the great-great-great-grandfather of actors Harry Lloyd and Gerald Dickens. Dickens' great-granddaughter Aileen Dickens Hawksley, who went by Gypsy, was the wife of British actor Alan Napier. Alan's daughter, late actress Jennifer Raine, was the mother of actor Brian Forster.
  • Actors Matt and Kevin Dillon are the great-nephews of late cartoonist Alex Raymond, who created Flash Gordon.
  • Animation pioneer Walt Disney was brother of Roy O. Disney; the two founded The Walt Disney Company, Roy's son Roy E. Disney was once head of Walt Disney Feature Animation before resigning
  • Italian-born Slovenian film actor George Dolenz and his wife, stage actress and singer Janelle Johnson, were the parents of musician and actor Micky Dolenz, best known as a member of The Monkees.
    • Micky and his former wife, British model and TV presenter Samantha Juste, are the parents of actress Ami Dolenz, who is married to kickboxer-actor Jerry Trimble.
  • Actress Susana Dosamantes and her late husband, Enrique Rubio, have been the parents of actress/singer Paulina Rubio.
  • Actor Roy Dotrice is the father of actresses Karen Dotrice and Michele Dotrice, the latter being married to actor Edward Woodward.
  • Actor Kirk Douglas is the father of actor Michael Douglas and producer Joel Douglas by his first wife, actress Diana Dill; and of producer Peter Douglas and late comic and actor Eric Douglas by his second wife, actress Anne Buydens.
    • Michael is the father of actor Cameron Douglas by his first wife, Diandra Luker, and is currently married to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.
  • Composer Carmen Dragon is the father of composer/musician Daryl "the Captain" Dragon, who is married to singer Toni Tennille.
  • Actress/writer Polly Draper was the star of ABC's television series Thirtysomething. She served as creator, executive producer, writer and director of Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band TV show, starring her singer-songwriting/musician sons Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff. Her husband and the siblings' father is jazz pianist/recording artist Michael Wolff, who was the bandleader for The Arsenio Hall Show. He was cast in the Nickelodeon series.
  • Actress Jesse Draper was a star on The Naked Brothers Band and is the producer and host of the web series The Valley Girl Show. She is the daughter of venture capitalist Tim Draper, a recurring star and consulting producer for The Naked Brothers Band. Her aunt is Polly Draper and her cousins are Nat and Alex Wolff.
  • Billy Draper and Adam Draper are brothers and recurring stars on The Naked Brothers Band. They are Polly Draper's nephews and Jesse Draper's brothers.
  • Coulter Mulligan, a recurring star on The Naked Brothers Band, is the nephew of Polly Draper and cousin of Jesse Draper and Nat and Alex Wolff.
  • The husband-and-wife classical clarinetists Stanley and Naomi Drucker are the parents of rockabilly double bassist Leon Drucker, better known as Lee Rocker, and alt-country singer-songwriter Rosanne Drucker.
  • Actress Cherie Johnson, who starred on Punky Brewster, is the niece of that show's creator/producer David W. Duclon.
  • Saxophonist Hans Dulfer is the father of fellow saxophonist Candy Dulfer.
  • Writer John Gregory Dunne was husband of writer Joan Didion and brother of journalist Dominick Dunne; Dominick is father to actor-director Griffin Dunne and the murdered actress Dominique Dunne
  • Junior Morales, the late Rocio Durcal and their daughter Shaila Durcal are singers.
  • Actress Janine Duvitski is the mother of actress Ruby Bentall.
  • Musician Bob Dylan and his first wife, former model Sara Dylan, are the parents of film director Jesse Dylan and musician Jakob Dylan. Jesse's wife Susan Traylor and Jakob's wife Paige Dylan are both actresses.

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