Is Zach Shallcross from The Bachelorette Patrick Warburton’s son?

Is Zach Shallcross from The Bachelorette Patrick Warburton’s son? That’s the million-dollar question on the minds of Bachelor Nation after the shocking preview for next week’s new episode!

Warning: Mild spoilers from The Bachelorette ahead. 

During the Aug. 15 episode of the series, Gabby and Rachel narrowed down their groups ahead of hometowns when they’ll be jetting off across the US to meet the families of their remaining men. Among the lucky men who will get to introduce their family to Rachel next week is Zach Shallcross, who received a hometown rose during a sweet 1:1 in Amsterdam.

While we expected some fun teases during the post-episode sneak peek, we had to do a double take when actor Patrick Warburton showed up on our screens in the preview for next week during Zach’s hometown date.

The moment has many wondering about Zach’s connection to the Family Guy actor, particularly whether he’s the actor’s son.

How is Zach Shallcross from The Bachelorette related to Patrick Warburton?

So it turns out Zach Shallcross is indeed related to actor Patrick Warburton; however, his connection is not likely the one you might be anticipating. Despite speculation that began swirling on Twitter following the release of the hometowns’ teaser, Zach is not Warburton’s son.

While Zach is not Patrick Warburton’s son, he is his nephew which would explain why Warburton makes a surprise appearance during the hometowns. In fact, you can see some shots of Zach and his uncle on social media as it seems the pair share a passion for giving back to one of their favorite charities, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

Patrick Warburton son

Although Zach Shallcross from The Bachelorette is not Patrick Warburton’s son, the actor does indeed have two sons: Talon Patrick Warburton (30) and Shane Warburton (24). Like their father, both Talon and Shane were bitten by the acting bug and are credited actors.