Meet Skip Panettiere Hayden Panettiere’s Father

Skip Panettiere is the father of the famous American actress Hayden Panettiere. He worked as a firefighter in New York City, United States of America. Skip also does a little bit of acting and starred in the 2010 movie Behind the Secrets Of Jonathan Sperry.

Skip’s marriage with Lesley Vogel, Hayden’s mom, ended in 2008, following a domestic violence incident. Their union produced two children before it ended, namely Hayden Lesley Panettiere and Jansen Panettiere. Learn more about him here.

Summary Of Skip Panettiere’s Biography

  • Full Name: Alan Lee Panettiere
  • Nickname: Skippy
  • Gender: Male
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Education: Graduate
  • School: The City University Of New York – College of Staten Island
  • Occupation: Fire Department Lieutenant, Actor, and Realtor
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse: Lesley Vogel(m.1987), Mekdem(m.2017)
  • Children: Hayden Panettiere, Jansen Panettiere
  • Grandchild: Kaya Klitschko
  • Current Residence: New York City, United States
  • Eyes color: Brown
  • Hair color: Blonde
  • Famous For: Being Hayden Panettiere’s father
  • Skip’s Instagram: @skippanettiere
  • LinkedIn: Alan Skip Panettiere
  • Facebook: @Skip Panettiere

Skip Panettiere was Born in America

Skip Panettiere, born Alan Lee Panettiere, is a native of America. He was born and raised in New York City, United States. Presently, information like his date of birth, the number of siblings he has, and his biological parents are many important details of his childhood hidden from the public space.

Skip has disclosed much information about his early education to the public. However, he revealed on his LinkedIn profile that he is a graduate of the prestigious City University Of New York – College of Staten Island. However, his course of study wasn’t included in the information he shared on his profile.

What Does Hayden Panettiere’s Father Do For A Living?

Over the years, Skip Panettiere has changed his career path several times. The father of two started his career as a firefighter. In December 1980, he joined the fire department of New York City, United States. He retired in January 2001 after serving for over 20 years. Furthermore, in 2010 Skip became Advertising Manager for Ring Plus, Inc, where he served for another 10 years.

Later on, in 2020, Skip ventured into the real estate sector. He is presently working as a real estate salesperson at Rand Commercials, New York City, United States. He has also recorded some level of success in this new career, with several properties sold out by him.

Skip Panettiere Got Married in 1987 to Lesley Vogel, and They Have Two Kids

Skip got married to the American actress Lesley Vogel on May 25, 1987. The two had dated for several years before finally getting married. Their wedding took place in Palisades, New York City, and was witnessed by both family and friends.

Their union produced two amazing children, Handey Lesley Panettiere and Jansen Panettiere, before they separated. The family resided in Palisades, New York City, and both of their children were born and raised there. 

Hayden was born two years into their marriage. She was born on August 21, 1989. She is presently the most famous person in the Panettiere family. She first featured in a movie when she was just 11 months old and fully started her acting career when she was still a minor. She is also thriving in her career as a singer and model.

Hayden has been nominated for several awards, including the Grammy Awards, from 1998 till now. She has won several of them, like the Teens Choice Awards, Young Star Awards, and the likes.

On September 25, 1994, Skip and Lesley gave birth to their son Jansen Panettiere, who is presently pursuing a career in arts and entertainment. Jansen is an artist and actor. He is excellent at both paths. His father, Skip Panettiere, frequently shares his canvas on his Instagram page. In 2010, Jansen and his father both featured in the movie  Behind the Secrets of Jonathan Sperry.

Meet Skip Panettiere Hayden Panettiere's Father

Why Did Skip Panettiere Divorce His Wife, Lesley Vogel?

The blissful union between Skip Panettiere and Lesley Vogel didn’t last forever, as the two of them decided to call it quits in 2008. The couple decided to end their 21-year-old marriage after Skip struck the face of his wife, Lesley. This incident was the “last straw that broke the camel’s back” of their union, as Lesley reported in her divorce papers that they were breaking up due to their “irreconcilable differences.”

The legal process for dissolving their union lasted for about eight years, it ended around April 2016. This divorce process left Skip Panettiere in debt as he was commanded by the Court to pay a spousal support monthly fee of $5000 until his ex-wife remarried. This left Skip no other option than to seek the financial support of $100,000 from his daughter, Hayden. Which he promised to pay back after a given period.

At the time Skip and Lesley broke up, Hayden was just 19 years old. She was at the prime of her acting and modeling career, which started fully when she was just 5 years old. Her mother was her manager throughout her early stage of acting. When Hayden clocked 18, a short period before the divorce, she was signed under a professional agency.

Who is Skip Panettiere’s Ex-wife: Lesley Vogel?

Lesley was born on the 16th of April, 1956, in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. As of 2022, Lesley is 66 years old. Just like her ex-husband Skip, she has not disclosed much information about her early years to the public. However, she has made it clear that she is American.

Hayden Panettiere’s mother, Lesley, is also in the entertainment industry. She is a movie producer and was formerly an actress. Lesley became popular for her role in Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss series. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss series was a romantic- comedy soap opera that was aired in America some years ago.

Did Skip Panettiere Remarry? 

Skip, who has refused to let go of love, tied the knot again on June 4, 2017, with his Ethiopian heartthrob Mekdem. They had been dating since 2015 and finally took their relationship to the next level two years later. Their wedding took place at the Palisades Presbyterian Church, New York City, United States. It was witnessed by family and friends. Later on, the couple moved to Venice to have their honeymoon.

As of 2022, Skip and Mekdem do not have children together. The couple is a frequent user of social media, particularly Instagram, where they share lovely pictures of their fun moments around the world.

Alan “Skip” Panettiere has been a very supportive father to his kids in their career paths. He and his ex-wife also became popular through their daughter Hayden Panettiere. Skip Panettiere is the proud father of the successful actress Hayden Panettiere.


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