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'Star Trek' stud Chris Pine: A chip off the old, er, tree?

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Chrispineroberttrek_l I happened to catch Star Trek‘s Chris Pine on Letterman the other night and during his amiable segment, he mentioned that he comes from a showbiz family: Both of his parents were actors, as was his grandmother — who, apparently, was hot enough to be painted on the fuselage of at least one WWII bomber. In passing, he mentioned that his dad was on CHiPs, and then it clicked: Chris’ dad was Robert Pine, Jon and Ponch’s stalwart sergeant, Joseph Getraer.

If this family is good for nothing else, they turn out men who look damned good in a uniform.

Am I the only one who didn’t know this already?

addCredit(“Robert Pine: Everett Collection”)