Actor Paul Rudd has had numerous roles in his career, from Josh in Clueless to superhero Ant-Man in several films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Beyond his Hollywood credits, however, Rudd also has another role: He’s a father to two, son Jack Sullivan and daughter Darby, with wife Julie Yaeger (via Insider).
In fact, Rudd once referred to himself as “the embarrassing father” to his son and daughter Marie Claire in a 2018 interview with the British edition. “My son is 13 and doesn’t even want me to go to his school. I joke about a series of eye rolls,” the actor revealed. On the other hand, Rudd said, “My daughter’s eight and thinks I’m the bee’s knees” — so at least he has his pros and cons!
Still, there’s little doubt that Paul and Jack are father and son. The two have similar facial features and Jack looks almost exactly like a younger version of his famous father.
Jack Sullivan Rudd inherited his father’s looks
From their similar noses to their double smiles, it’s clear that Jack Sullivan Rudd comes after dad Paul Rudd. As shown above, the two were photographed together at an event in Miami, and it would be easy to double-take. Paul is pictured above with his arm around Jack’s shoulder, Paul’s age and stubble – and his darker, shorter hair – are the few characteristics that set him apart from his son, whose hair is redder.
The resemblance between the two was even more apparent when Paul and Jack celebrated Kansas City’s win over San Francisco during Super Bowl LIV. Speaking of with NFL on Fox After the big game, the pair shared a true father-and-son moment on camera as the look-alikes celebrated the win. “It feels like I’m seeing color for the first time in my life,” Paul said, while Jack – who partied so hard he got nosebleeds – added, “It doesn’t even feel real.”
Surprisingly, Jack seems never to have played the younger version of his father in any of his film or television roles (as of this writing!), but we can’t say we’d be surprised to see that change at some point in the future.
Family time is important to the Rudds
Overall, the Rudds appear to be a close-knit family. Paul Rudd was supported by his wife and children when he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (via Hollywood Life). According to their IMDb page, both Darby Rudd and Jack Rudd received special thanks in the credits of the movie “Fun Mom Dinner,” which was produced and played by their father and written by their mother, who is credited on IMDb as Julie Rudd.
Beyond Super Bowl LIV, Paul and Jack seem to share a love of sports, and they’re not just football fans. The father and son couple were previously photographed courtside to watch the New York Knicks play basketball. This is apparently the Rudds’ home team; The Times Union, a local newspaper in the metropolitan area of New York, reported in 2021 that Paul and his family call Rhinebeck, New York home.