Christopher Allen Hackman: Insight Into The Life of Gene Hackman’s Son

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Christopher Allen Hackman: Insight Into The Life of Gene Hackman’s Son

Christopher Allen Hackman is an American personality who is prominent as the son of the Hollywood star Gene Hackman and his late former wife Faye Maltese. His father is a  popular name in the industry notable for the movies like Night Moves (1975), Superman (1978), and Unforgiven (1992) to name some.

Despite being born in a celebrated family, he happened to keep himself away from the limelight. Thus, questions about not only his professional but also his personal life seem to be unexplored. Well, is he married to a wife? What about his past affairs & girlfriends?

Well, in this article, we will find out answers to all the questions concerning Gene Hackman’s only son, Christopher Allen Hackman.

Gene Hackman’s Son Christopher Allen Hackman Bio

Christopher Allen Hackman was born in the US, in 1960, making him 62 years old in 2022. Though he hasn’t opened up his exact date of birth, many tabloids suggest that he celebrates his birthday on 1st Jan.

Christopher is the eldest kid and the only son of Gene Hackman and Faye Maltese, among their three children. The celebrity child grew up with his siblings and had a fine childhood. Since his dad was always busy with his work back then, he spent most of his time with his late mom, Faye. Also, when he was grown up, his parents divorced despite a marriage of 30 years.

Even though the star kid didn’t get much time to spend with his dad in his early days, the father and son are on good terms now. Likewise, Christopher is also close to his stepmom Betsy Arakawa. On the other hand, despite being the son of a legendary Hollywood actor and novelist, Christopher likes to keep his life low-key.

Moreover, the celebrity child is an American citizen and belongs to a Caucasian ethnic background.

Christopher Allen Hackman Is The Son Of Gene Hackman And Faye Maltese

The 62-years-old is one of the three children of Gene Hackman. His father is a retired American actor and a novelist who has traversed more than sixty years in his career. Furthermore, he is also a recipient of four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, two BAFTTAs, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and one Silver Bear. However, the actor retired from his career in 2004 and is living a healthy life now.

Christopher Hackman's Parents Faye Maltese and Gene Hackman
Christopher Hackman’s mother Faye Maltese and father Gene Hackman; Getty

Talking about his mother, she worked as a secretary in a bank in Rockefeller Center, New York back then. She used to look after him along with his siblings while his father was out at his work for months. Unfortunately, Hackman’s mother is no more with us. Faye took her last breath on 26 April 2017, leaving her children and ex-husband behind. May her departed soul rest in peace.

His Parents Gene Hackman And Faye Maltese Divorced after Three Decades

The star kid’s mom and dad tied knots in 1956 after a love relationship of a year. His mother Faye supported his father Gene during his struggling phase of being an actor. However, his father’s high ambitions later became the reason for the husband’s and wife’s separation.

The former couple eventually ended their three decades of marriage in 1986. Later, his dad after five years of his divorce married his stepmom, Betsy Arakawa, in 1991.

Christopher Allen Hackman Has Two Sisters

Being the eldest child of the family, Christopher has two younger siblings after him; both sisters. After two years of his birth, he got his elder sista Elizabeth Jean Hackman in 1962. Later in the year 1966 the youngest sibling Leslie Anne Hackman was born.

Christopher Allen Hackman's Father Gene Hackman & his Siblings Leslie Anne Hackman and Elizabeth Jean Hackman.
Christopher Hackman’s dad Gene Hackman and sisters; Leslie Anne Hackman and Elizabeth Jean Hackman, Getty

All three siblings were brought up in LA, California by their late mother. Not having much of an age gap between the celebrity kids, they share a  strong bond and still see each other sometimes.

Christopher’s Dad Gene Hackman Couldn’t Be a Good Dad

As we mentioned earlier, Hackman’s high ambitions somehow led to his detachment from his former wife. Well, it not just affected his nuptial but also his relationship with his children.

During the Unforgiven star’s success, he would put all his time and effort into his work. No wonder, how his career flourished making him the winner of multiple accolades but it kind of cost him his family.

The Academy Award Winner couldn’t be there with his son Christopher when he needed his father the most. He would be out for months away from his home without seeing his son and daughters. As a result, his work set up a barrier between Gene Hackman and his children, and also didn’t get to parent them.

The star kid’s dad now realizes he was not there for his son as much as he should have been. In this reference, he told GQ,

“I lost touch with my son in terms of advice early on. Maybe it had to do with being gone so much, doing location films when he was at the age where he needed support and guidance.”

Christopher Allen Often Visits His Dad Gene Hackman Now

Considering the fact that Christopher couldn’t spend much time with his daddy in his early days, he often visits him now. After Superman actor’s retirement from his profession, he started to invite his children to his house. He wanted to reconnect with his kids, Christopher, Leslie, and Elizabeth as he couldn’t do it before.

Christopher Allen Hackman Father Gene Hackman & Step-Mother Betsy Arakawa
Christopher Allen Hackman’s father Gene Hackman with his second wife Betsy Arakawa; Getty

The father of three currently lives in his house in New Mexico with his second spouse, Betsy Arakawa. Though he doesn’t like to meet anyone and likes to stay at his home, he requests Christopher and his siblings to see him. In fact, we can say they are the only people Hackman likes to meet.

Is Christopher Married Or Dating A Girlfriend?

It may sound unusual, but despite being a recognized celebrity, Christopher has managed to keep his personal life away from the media. In fact, the star kid is so secretive that he has not let out single info on whether he is married let alone the name of his wife.

Also, there has been no history of his love affairs and girlfriend. Moreover, his absence from social media platforms has made it far more difficult to track his love life.

For now, since he is reluctant about revealing his love life, it is safe to say that Christopher Allen is single and not dating. That said, we would love to know about his relationship status. Let’s hope someday.

What Does Christopher Allen Hackman Do? His Net Worth

Even though Christopher hasn’t opened up about his profession, he at one time worked as a camera operator and camera assistant. He has worked in movies like Hoosiers (1986), Made in USA (1987), and a documentary, Chris & Don: A Love Story (2007). Other than this, the information about his career and his total assets is still under the wraps.

Having said that, his father Gene Hackman is a millionaire with a net worth of $80 million. Being one of the legendary actors in Hollywood, he has amassed his fortune through his thriving acting career.