Being a redhead means being different and being prone to name-calling, jokes and taunts. According to statistics, redhead children make up 20 per cent of the reported bullying. Bullied or not, freckles or no freckles, being a ginger did not stop these actors from becoming who they are today. Here are 12 famous celebrity dads who rocked being a ginger:
1. Louis C.K.
Louis C.K. is the stand-up comedian’s stage name, and C.K. is not the initials of his family name, but the pronunciation of his Hungarian surname,Székely.
Apart from being a man of wit and humor with awards like the Emmy and the Peabody, he is also an actor, editor, producer, and director. C.K. married an artist, Alix Bailey, in 1995 and has two beautiful redhead daughters.
2. Ewan McGregor
This accomplished actor was not only successful in mainstream movies, but also in indie films and theater acting. Some of his best roles are Mark Renton, a heroin addict in Trainspotting, the poet Christian in Moulin Rouge and Dr. Alfred Jones in Salmon Fishing inYemen.
Ewan McGregor is also active in doing charity work for UNICEF. He has four daughters with his French wife, Eve Mavrakis, and even has a tattoo his arm with their names on it.
3. Conan O’Brien
Conan O’Brien was on the writing staff of Saturday Night Live and the writer and producer of The Simpsons for two seasons.
He also hosted several late night shows, such as Late Night in 1993 until 2009, succeeding David Letterman, then The Tonight Show for a year and most recently Conan. O’Brien met her wife Ann Powel in 2000, got married in 2002 and had two children, daughter, Neve and son, Becket.
4. Damian Lewis
This famous English actor and producerhas played different roles in many hit TV series, such as Soames Forsyte in the ITV remake of The Forsyte Saga and U.S. Army Major, Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
His portrayal of U.S. Marine Sergeant, Nicholas Brody, in the series, Homeland earned him a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
5. Danny Bonaduce
Danny Bonaduce first appeared on a sitcom series,The Partridge Family where he played the part of a redheaded, wisecracker, bass guitar player of a family pop band during the 1970’s.
Later on, he became a comedian, wrestler, and a radio/TV talk show host. From 2007 to 2011, he spent his career hosting morning talk shows. He also played a part in the movie Charlotte’s Web, too.
6. Jeffrey Jones
Before landing roles in TV series and films, Jeffrey Jones started his career in theaters in Minnesota, and then later on Broadway in London.
Some of the best roles he depicted are Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice, Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus, and Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
7. David Caruso
If you are a fan of the TV series CSI: Miami, then you probably know David Caruso as Lieutenant Horatio Caine through his ginger hair, which is not too obvious due to his age.
He also portrayed Detective John Kelly on NYPD Blue and in movies First Blood, Kiss of Death and Proof of Life.
In his younger years, he worked as a cinema attendant where he got to watch movies every day. During breaks, he and his co-workers would re-enact scenes from the movies.
8. Kevin McKidd
The Scottish actor and director first appeared in the TV series, Anna Karenina as Count Vronsky and in Rome as Lucius Vorenus, before he became part of the hit series,Grey’s Anatomy as Owen Hunt.
He was the voice of John MacTravish in the video game,Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 3.
9. Ron Howard
This famous redheaded American actor gained distinction for his acting when he first appeared in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, which lasted for eight years. He was also in another sitcom later called,Happy Days, for six years.
Some of the movies he played a part in are The Music Man and American Graffiti. He left Happy Days after making his directorial debut for the comedy film, Grand Theft Auto, in 1997.
Some of the best movies he directed are Cocoon, Apollo, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Beautiful Mind, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Director. Ron Howard’s wife is another redhead,which is a guarantee that all their kids will be gingers. One of Howard’s daughters is the lovely redheaded actress, Bryce Dallas Howard.
10. Scott Grimes
In 1987, this American actor dubbed the voice of Pinocchio and was in The Emperor of The Night. The next year, he appeared in a television film, Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis, along with his daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher.
Some of his most famous appearances are in the series Band of Brothers, the animated sitcom American Dad, ER and Party of Five. Scott Grimes is also a well-known singer. In fact one of the songs he co-wrote and performed, Sunset Blvd, made it to the top of the Billboard Music Charts.
11. Paul Bettany
This ginger-topped English actor gained prominence when he appeared in Gangster No.1 in 2000 and A Knight’s Tale the next year.
He appeared in some of the highest grossing films, such as The Da Vinci Code, The Iron Man film series as the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S.,and the latest blockbuster hit The Avengers: Age of Ultron as Vision.
He met his wife, also an actress, Jennifer Connelly in the movie, A Beautiful Mind. They have two children, son Stellan, and daughter, Agnes.
12. Robert Redford
Robert Redford is a multi-awarded American actor and director. In films, he came to prominence in George Roy Hill’s movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting, which earned him a nomination for an Oscar.
As a director, his first film Ordinary People received warm praises from critics and the public. In 2014, he was one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Redford has four children, Scott, Shauna, David and Amy with his ex-wife Lola Van Wagenen.
Did you know that redheads are prone to freckles and sun spots because of their naturally fair skin? The good news is that products like Illuminatural 6i can easily get rid of these freckles and sun spots without the undesirable effects caused by many other similar products.
Many redheaded people wish they had a different color hair, but they should embrace their uniqueness and learn to flaunt their beautiful coloring. Be proud of your red hair and become an example for the younger redheaded gingers, by showing it is great to be a redhead. With all those famous red-haired celebrities out there, you can be sure being a redhead is a good thing, not a bad thing, after all.