#YellowstoneTV star Cole Hauser has a very famous family

COLE HAUSER is known for his role as Rip Wheeler in the Western melodrama series, Yellowstone. He comes from a family of famous faces - who is the Rip Wheeler star related to?

PUBLISHED: 15:19, Thu, Nov 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:20, Thu, Nov 26, 2020

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Cole Hauser is best known for his role in Paramount Network's Yellowstone, as the devoted ranch hand, Rip Wheeler. His character is a fan-favourite on the series, and actor Hauser has recently been named the Sexiest Man Alive. Fans may be interested to hear he comes from a family of esteemed actors and entertainment moguls, and Express.co.uk has all you need to know.

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Who is the Rip Wheeler star related to? Wings Hauser - Father

Gerald Dwight Hauser is Cole's father, and he is an actor and director who is known by the alias 'Wings'.

The 72-year-old is an award-winning actor who has previously starred in Tough Guys Don't Dance, The Young and The Restless, Kingpin and Tales from the Hood.

Born in , he was destined to become a star in the world of entertainment, as his parents were well-known in the acting business.

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He got the name 'Wings' after he released an album called Your Love Keeps Me Off the Streets in 1975, and he used the name Wings Livinryte.

Zeus Brothers Entertainment dedicated a vlog to the star following more than 50 years of acting, and they said: "He's still going strong today. The man has 114 IMDb credits and more are being added every day."

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Cole Hauser family tree: Cole and WingsCole Hauser family tree: Cole's father is Wings Hauser (Image: Getty)

Cole Hauser family tree: Cole Hauser plays Rip Wheeler on YellowstoneCole Hauser family tree: The Rip Wheeler actor from Yellowstone (Image: Getty)

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Dwight Hauser - Grandfather

Dwight Hauser was an esteemed screenwriter and producer who was Cole's paternal grandfather, and he was born in 1911.

The actor and producer won numerous accolades in his time, including an Academy Award, before his death in 1969 - aged 57.

He was good friends with actors George Reeves and Robert Preston, and he mixed with plenty of high-flyers of his time.

Dwight wrote for series including Lassie, Quick Brown Fox and Ama Girls, for which he helped win Walt Disney an Academy Award.

He also helped write scripts for The Legend of Lobo and Lapland, and he narrated Nikki, Wild Dog of the North.

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