People often assume that once two people have the same last name, they’re related in some way. This is common among fans of Hollywood celebrities because of the number of actual family relations that pervade Hollywood. There are the Hemsworth brothers, the Olsen sisters and even the Deschanel siblings. Therefore, it is not out of place to wonder if Brad Pitt and Michael Pitt are related. Do they share any blood ties?
No, Brad Pitt and Michael Pitt are not related in any way. Although they share the same last name, they are not members of the same family, both nuclear and (or) extended. In this article, we’ll point out the similarities between both celebrities and how they differ. Keep reading to find out.
How They Differ
To confirm the absence of any family link between both individuals, let’s go through some obvious differences which would not exist if they were related.
For starters, both actors have different parents and known siblings. Brad Pitt’s parents are William Alvin Pitt and Jane Etta (née Hillhouse) who were the proprietor of a trucking company and a school counselor respectively. Brad Pitt’s known siblings are Douglas Mitchell and Julie Neal. Michael Pitt, on the other hand, has as his parents Donald B. Pitt and Eleanor C. Pitt (nee DeMaio). His dad worked as an interior decorator and also took workmanship classes while his mom worked as a medical caretaker. Michael Pitt has three older siblings namely, Allison, Stacey and Brian.
Besides their different parenthood, both celebrities are natives of different states. While Brad Pitt is from Springfield, Missouri, and was born in Shawnee Oklahoma, Michael Pitt is a native of West Orange, New Jersey where he was also born.
Again, with respect to ethnicity, Brad Pitt is of mixed Irish, Scottish and English descent with his parents having English, Scottish, Irish and German ancestors. Michael Pitt, on the other hand, is of English, Irish and Italian descent.
Similarities Between Brad Pitt and Michael Pitt
Other than the fact that both celebrities share the same surname, are there any other similarities between the pair?
Physically, both men share a number of similarities which may have influenced fans to thinking they may be related. For instance, both actors have the same eye color, that is, blue. They also share (or have shared) the same brown hair color. Again, they are of the same height with both actors standing at approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall. Added to this is their individual attractiveness proven by the fact that Brad has been voted sexiext man alive twice by People and Michael has modelled for a number of fashion houses and was even named as the face of Italian brand, Prada in 2012. From these similarities in physical appearance, it is not shocking to find that people would assume that both stars are related. While they do not look strikingly alike, there is definitely some semblance. You can compare their looks from the posts below.
Other than the similarities in their physical appearance, both actors have been known to engage in singing, though at different levels. Michael is a member of the band Pagoda where he sings and plays the guitar. The band released an eponymous debut album sometime in 2007. Brad’s singing, on the other hand, isn’t on a professional level but he’s done some notable singing. For instance as the character Johnny Suede in the 1991 movie Johnny Suede, on the stage of the 2015 Palmsprings International Film Festival while presenting an award to David Oyelowo and finally, yodelling with Late-Night show host, Jimmy Fallon.
Despite their similarities and differences and the fact that Brad Pitt and Michael Pitt are not related, they’re obviously good at what they do and that is all that matters. Perhaps, their relationship stems from them being incredible actors.