Father's Day: Bill Clinton, Jay-Z and other famous dads with Hudson Valley ties
A look at celebrity fathers with connections to the Hudson Valley.
Celebrity dad: Bill Clinton
Children: Chelsea Clinton
Local connection: Former President Clinton lives in Chappaqua.
Fun fact: Clinton called walking Chelsea down the aisle during her Rhinebeck wedding "the most important job" he's ever had.
Celebrity dad: Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter
Children: Blue Ivy Carter (1)
Local connection: Jay-Z and Beyonce picked up their marriage license in Scarsdale in 2008.
Fun fact: Blue Ivy was already a recording star before she was even a week old. Jay-Z's song "Glory" features her making noises in a recording made right after her birth.
Celebrity dad: Denzel Washington
Children: John David Washington, Malcolm Washington, Olivia Washington and Katia Washington
Local connection: The actor grew up in Mount Vernon.
Fun fact: Washington named his son, Malcolm, in honor of Malcolm X, whom he played onscreen the year after his son’s birth. Malcolm Washington graduated from the University of Pennsylvania last month.
Celebrity dad: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Children: Robert III, Kathleen, Conor, Kyra, William and Aiden.
Local connection: Kennedy lives in Bedford.
Fun fact: In February, Kennedy and son Conor were among 48 environmental activists arrested outside the White House during a protest of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Celebrity dad: Ben Stiller
Children: Ella Olivia Stiller, 11, and Quinlin Dempsey Stiller, 7
Local connection: Stiller owns a home in Chappaqua.
Fun fact: Ella and Quinlin both had a part in the movie "Megamind." Quinn also had a voice part in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa."
Celebrity dad: Eddie Murphy
Children: Bria Murphy, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, Shayne Audra Murphy, Zola Ivy Murphy, Miles Mitchell Murphy, Bella Zahra Murphy, Christian Murphy and Eric Murphy
Local connection: The actor and comedian is a former Poughquag resident.
Fun fact: Murphy has eight children with four different women, including one with former Spice Girl Mel B.
Celebrity dad: David Letterman
Children: Harry Joseph Letterman, 9
Local connection: The "Late Show" host is a resident of North Salem.
Fun fact: Letterman's son, Harry, is named after his father, Harry Joseph Letterman.
Celebrity dad: David Bowie
Children: Duncan Jones and Alexandria Jones
Local connection: The musician owns a home in Woodstock.
Fun fact: Bowie's son, Duncan, who was known as Zowie Bowie in his youth, is a film director who made his directorial debut with 2009's critically acclaimed "Moon."
Celebrity dad: Donald Trump
Children: Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump and Barron Trump
Local connection: Trump graduated from the New York Military Academy in Cornwall, and owns Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor.
Fun fact: Trump’s first grandchild, from his son Donald, Jr., was born just a year after Trump’s third wife, Melania, gave birth to his fifth child, son Barron.
Celebrity dad: Bruce Jenner
Children: Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Brody Jenner, Brandon Jenner, Casey Jenner and Burt Jenner, and four stepchildren, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Robert Kardashian
Local connection: The former Olympian was born in Mount Kisco.
Fun fact: Jenner appears in a number of reality television shows with his children, including "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."
Celebrity dad: Carl Reiner
Children: Rob Reiner, Anne Reiner and Lucas Reiner
Local connection: Reiner lived in New Rochelle.
Fun fact: Reiner created the classic TV comedy "The Dick Van Dyke Show," and set the show in New Rochelle.
Celebrity dad: Ang Lee
Children: Haan Lee and Mason Lee
Local connection: Lee is a former resident of Larchmont.
Fun fact: Lee's son Mason had a small part in "The Hangover Part II."
Celebrity dad: Michael Douglas
Children: Cameron, 34, Dylan, 12, and Carys Zeta, 10
Local connection: Douglas is a Bedford resident.
Fun fact: Cameron appeared in "It Runs in the Family" with his father, grandfather Kirk Douglas and grandmother Diana Dill.
Celebrity dad: Bob Dylan
Children: Jakob Dylan, Jesse Dylan, Maria Dylan, Anna Dylan, Sam Dylan and Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan
Local connection: The singer is a former Woodstock resident.
Fun fact: Dylan's son Jakob is the lead singer of the rock band The Wallflowers.
Celebrity dad: Billy Joel
Children: Alexa Ray Joel
Local connection: Joel is a former resident of Highland Falls.
Fun fact: Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray, is also a singer and pianist.
Celebrity dad: Alan Arkin
Children: Adam Arkin, Matthew Arkin and Anthony Arkin
Local connection: Arkin is a former Chappaqua resident.
Fun fact: All three of Arkin’s sons have had acting careers of their own.
Celebrity dad: Al Pacino
Children: Julie Marie Tarrant, 24, and Anton James D’Angelo and Olivia Rose D’Angelo, both 13
Local connection: The actor has a house in Palisades.
Fun fact: Anton James and Olivia Rose are twins.
Celebrity dad: Wesley Snipes
Children: He has five children, Jelani Asar, Iset Jua-T, Alimayu Moa-T, Alaafia Jehu-T and Akhenaten.
Local connection: Wesley attended State University of New York at Purchase College in Westchester.
Fun fact: Snipes asked a federal judge to delay the start of his 3-year court sentence in 2010 to the new year so he could spend Christmas with his children. The request was denied.
Celebrity dad: Sean "Diddy" Combs
Children: Justin Dior, Christian Casey, Jessie James Combs, Chance, and D'Lila Star
Local connection: Combs was raised in Mount Vernon.
Fun fact: Justin Combs graduated from Iona Prep in New Rochelle, and in 2012 was awarded a four-year football scholarship from UCLA.
Celebrity dad: Mel Gibson
Children: Eight children, Hannah, Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo, Thomas and Lucia.
Local connection: Gibson was born in Peekskill.
Fun fact: Christian and Edward are twins.
Celeb dad: Richard Gere
Children: Homer James Jigme (13)
Local connection: Gere owns a home in Bedford, and owns the Bedford Post Inn.
Fun Fact: Homer is named after Richard Gere's father and also has a Tibetan name, Jigme.
Celebrity dad: Ron Howard
Children: Bryce Dallas, Reed Cross, Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige Carlyle
Local connection: Howard owns a home in Armonk.
Fun Fact: Actress Bryce Dallas made her screen debut in her father's film "Parenthood."
Celebrity dad: Jon Voight
Children: Angelina Jolie and James Haven
Local connection: The "Midnight Cowboy" star was born in Yonkers.
Fun fact: Jolie made her film debut as a child alongside her father in 1982's "Lookin' to Get Out."
Celebrity dad: Stephen Baldwin
Children: Alaia and Hailey Rhode
Local connection: Baldwin owns a home in Upper Grandview.
Fun fact: In 2012, Baldwin and his daughters joined forces with the So Lucky To B Me clothing line to help raise funds for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, a nonprofit started by Baldwin's mother.
Celebrity dad: Steven Tyler
Children: Liv, Mia, Chelsea and Taj
Local connection: The Aerosmith frontman was raised in Yonkers.
Fun fact: Liv Tyler appeared in the Aerosmith music video "Crazy," a role that helped launch her acting career.
Celebrity dad: Max Greenfield
Children: Lilly, 3
Local connection: Greenfield was born in Dobbs Ferry.
Fun fact: Greenfield told Anderson Cooper on "Anderson Live" that Lilly and all of her friends danced to "Gangnam Style" at her third birthday party in January.
Celebrity dad: Loudon Wainwright III
Children: Rufus, Martha, Lucy and Alexandra. Local connection: The folk singer was raised in Bedford and has written songs about growing up in the area.
Fun fact: Rufus, Martha and Lucy are all singers, who occasionally perform together and with their father.
Celebrity dad: Liam Neeson
Children: Daniel and Michael
Local connection: Neeson owned a home in Millbrook.
Fun fact: Neeson has said he has encouraged his teenage sons not to pursue acting. "If you’re the son or daughter of successful actors and actresses, it’s a double pressure," he told the Daily Mail in 2012.
Celebrity dad: Jason Bateman
Children: Francesca Nora, 6, and Maple Sylvie, 1
Local connection: The actor was born and raised in Rye.
Fun fact: Bateman admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that he will scroll through pictures of his kids and imagine bad things happening to them to make himself cry in a scene.
Longtime "shock jock" Howard Stern hosts a show on Sirius-XM Radio and is a judge on "America's Got Talent."
Celebrity dad: Henry Winkler
Children: Zoe and Max
Local connection: The "Happy Days" star is a former Mahopac resident.
Fun fact: Max played the younger version of Winkler's character, Barry Zuckerkorn, in season 4 of "Arrested Development."
Celebrity dad: Ethan Hawke
Children: Maya, Levon, Clementine and Indiana
Local connection: The "Before Sunrise" star owned a home in Woodstock
Fun fact: Maya and Levon's mom is Hawke's ex-wife, actress Uma Thurman.