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

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?

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  • Fais

    So did not know this but am now even more impressed by Chris Pine. Definitely remember Robert Pine who in my opinion was the sexiest man on CHiPs (my apologies to Erik Estrada).

  • harry

    I found out a month ago.

  • Anonymous

    He was in my class at Berkeley. Think is Mom is an agent or something.

  • Mr. Peabody

    Yes, you are.
    Additionally, Robert Pine has a history of portraying “The Alien of The Week” on various versions of the Star Trek TV series.

  • orville

    I had no idea. But then again, you could have said the name and I wouldn’t have had any idea until I saw the picture. Chris is much more adorable.

  • Scifichick

    I actually did know about this. I found out when it was announced that Chris would be playing Kirk and I went to check his bio/filmography on IMDB. I wasn’t surprised at all because you can totally see the physical resemblance. :)

  • Laura Mae Harmon

    We saw the new Star Trek movie sunday. Wow it was great! The cast was amazing. Can’t wait for more episodes! I recongnized Capt. Kirk but couldn’t remember where I had seen him. Then it dawned on me, Princess Diaries 2. Chris Pine was great in that movie. He had such chemistry with Ann Hathaway. He made an excellent Capt. Kirk.

  • Jason

    Star Trek is Amazing-go see it. I will be going again.

  • Jean Guy Levesque

    Chris Pine’s mom must be really hot, because his father is quite ugly. Vive la Quebec!!!!!!!!

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