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Chris O'Donnell: the Real Family Guy

You might have first crushed on actor Chris O'Donnell when he starred as a prep-school student in 1992's Scent of a Woman or when he turned superhero in 1997's Batman & Robin. Whether it was his long list of popular film roles or his current role as the mysterious and multilingual G. Callen on NCIS: Los Angeles, this former boy-next-door is one hot celeb dad.

The father of five (ages 5 to 13) talked with mom.me via email about his most memorable Father's Day, the ways he and his kids give back to the community, and how he spends "us" time with wife Caroline.

Father's Day is almost here. What was your most memorable Father's Day?

Spending time with my family, but also playing golf without a trace of guilt.

What was the most unforgettable Father's Day gift you received?

Homemade cards—my kids putting their feelings into words.

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You're working with ConAgra Foods' Hunger-Free Summer program. What brought you to that?

I was shocked to learn that one in five children in the U.S. face food insecurity—and that the situation only becomes more worrisome during the summer months. It can be an invisible issue, so as a father of five, I want to do something to help.

That’s why I’m working with ConAgra Foods, to spread a message of hope and provide a simple way for others to get involved in the fight against child hunger.

As a father yourself, how do you inspire your kids to have a sense of giving back to the community?

I try to keep things in perspective about the real world. We have done things such as cleanups at beaches together.

And, finally, since we're a moms' site, I have to ask about your wife. With five kids, how do you help your wife indulge in a little me-time?

She’s good at it on her own, but once the youngest is in school full time, it (will be) easier for mom. Also, “us” time is important—date night or a quick glass of wine together.

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