We admit, like a lot of the Internet we were a bit slow in realizing that the actor who plays Ricky Jerret on The Rock‘s HBO show ‘Ballers,’ John David Washington, is actually Denzel Washington’s son.
Yep — we totally see it now.
John David is also a Morehouse College graduate who played briefly in the NFL, for the St. Louis Rams in the 2006-07 season. His past credits include appearing in Malcolm X, as well as co-producing his dad’s 2010 film “The Book of Eli.
We’re just glad we’re not the only ones who didn’t make the connection at first.
I didn't know the guy from Ballers is Denzel's son
— Myrrd ? (@DukeElliot) September 5, 2015
Rickey Jared is Denzel son damn that's a shock lol
— shem (@TheBluffShem) September 5, 2015
Yo Ricky from Ballers is Denzel Washington's son?!
— Dream Big. (@JuiceWilliams17) September 5, 2015
Everyone just found out Denzel's son is fooooooine.
— jasmin (@jazzyrani) September 5, 2015
Ricki Jarrett is Denzel Washington's son???
— ? (@DeLanes24) September 5, 2015
Denzel Washington son so fine ?
— Cj (@CierraBetter) September 5, 2015
Wayment. Fine ass Ricky from Ballers on HBO is Denzel's son?! Had no idea!!
— Mo (@MoMiriam) September 5, 2015
OMG! Marc, I had no idea Ricky was Denzel Washington's son.
— Sheryl Sheppard (@sheppard_sheryl) September 5, 2015
I had no idea that was Denzel's son.
— Miss Esthetician to YOU (@CruzanChoklate) September 5, 2015
Wait a damn minute, Ricky from @BallersHBO, is Denzel's son?! ?????
— Kelly Roberts (@KellyCat90) September 5, 2015