They may play shady characters but these TV stars are model dads

  • Susan Jose, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 21, 2015 14:50 IST

These Hollywood TV actors may play characters that range from serious and tactical, to sharp and conniving, but in real life, they are adorable, hands-on fathers. On Father’s Day today (June 21), we take a look at some popular television stars, who dote on their children to the core.

1. Gabriel Macht

In the legal drama, Suits, Gabriel Macht plays the character of Harvey Spectre, who is considered to be one of the best lawyers in New York City, USA. In the TV show, Macht struggles to keep up with his personal relationships because of his professional commitments. In reality, he is happily married to actor Jacinda Barrett, and the couple has a daughter called Satine, and son, Luca. He is often spotted taking a leisurely stroll with his kids. His daughter often accompanies him on the red carpet.

2. Damian Lewis

The actor plays the role of marine sergeant Nicholas Brody in espionage thriller Homeland. He is often seen on daddy-duty either for son Gulliver or daughter Manon that he has with wife Helen McCrory, who is also an actor. It is said that the actor wanted a normal upbringing for his children, so much so that he put a blanket ban on fans clicking him when he is out with family.

3. Simon Baker

The actor plays a witty investigator in crime drama, The Mentalist. He is often seen solving complex cases with his observational skills and sharp memory. Off-screen, Baker is married to Rebecca Rigg, and is father to two sons — Harry and Claude, and daughter, Stella. The family is often spotted at exotic locations enjoying vacations.

4. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

This actor plays the complex and violent character of Jaime Lannister, a knight and a kingsguard, on the period drama, Game of Thrones. In real life, he is very close to his two daughters — Safina and Filippa — which he has with wife Nukâka Motzfeldt. It is reported that since the actor travels a lot for work he makes an added effort to spend quality time with his family, which includes trips to Greenland, which is where his wife hails from.

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