Cast Incest: Find Out Which Stars Dated On-Screen Family Member


Lauren Graham and Peter Krause

Cast members get very close as most people do that work together every day. Most of us have heard the rather crass expression “Don’t sh*t where you eat”, but it’s pretty good advice.

Is it creepy for actors and actresses that play family member on television or on film to date? Not when you really think about it but actors refer to it as “cast incest”. Let’s check out the stars that have dated a “relative”!

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter

“Dexter” star Michael C. Hall was previously married to Jennifer Carpenter from 2008 to 2011. Jennifer played the adoptive sister of Hall’s character Dexter Morgan, Debra Morgan.

John Travolta and Diana Hyland

John Travolta fell in love with movie mom

John Travolta met actress Diana Hyland on the set of their television movie “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble”, where Diana played his mother. John was 18 years her junior.

Hyland was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977, and underwent a mastectomy. But her cancer continued to spread. Hyland and Travolta remained together until her death on March 27, 1977. She died in Travolta’s arms.

The two remained together until Hyland passed away from breast cancer in 1977.

Lauren Graham and Peter Krause

Lauren Graham and Peter Krause

Lauren Graham, who plays Sarah Braverman on “Parenthood”, is in a real-life relationship with her on-screen brother Peter Krause (who plays Adam Braverman). They’ve been together since 2010.

Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere & Milo Ventimiglia

Hayden Penettiere and Milo Ventimiglia began dating when they starred together on the television series “Heroes”. She played Claire Bennet and Milo played Peter Petrelli, her uncle on the show.

John Hensley and Joely Richardson

John Hensley & Joely Richardson

On the first season of “Nip/Tuck”< John Hensley, 25, was cast as the 16-year-old son of actress Joely Richardson. They may have been mother and son on the show, but the two began dating (despite a 13-year age gap).

Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson

Carrie Preston & Michael Emerson

Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson got married in 1998 and actually played family members on “Lost” in 2007. They didn’t actually share screen time, but Carrie played Ben’s mother in flashbacks on the show.


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