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Dads are not all that different from anyone else, childishly dreaming of fame, fortune, and following their dreams. But sometimes, even famous dads are eclipsed by their much more successful children. And while they’re certainly proud that their kids did so well, it's still got to sting a little. Here are some celebrities who turned out just a little bit more famous than their sort-of-famous parents.

1. Bryan Cranston’s dad, Joe Cranston.

Cranston men only play characters who wear goofy hats.
Cranston men only play characters who wear goofy hats.

Before he became one of the most awarded TV actors ever for Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston was a gigging actor, happy to work for whoever would have him. He appeared in commercials, soap operas, Seinfeld, you name it. His father, Joe Cranston, was also a day player, but he never got the breakthrough his son did. His credits include guest spots on Betty White’s first sitcom Life With Elizabeth, as well as Dragnet, Highway Patrol, Father Knows Best, and My Three Sons.