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09/27/2013 10:05 am ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

How Benjamin Bratt Is Earning His 'Street Cred On The School Yard'

Benjamin Bratt’s eight-year-old son has just started up school again and the actor says that he’s quite pleased that his “street cred on the school yard is huge.”

“Most dads of eight and eleven-year-olds don’t get any credit whatsoever – they’re to be avoided like the plague,” laughs Bratt. “But when his friends recognize me because of movies like ‘Cloudy 2,’ that’s fun.”

Bratt – who became a celebrated star on the television drama “Law & Order” and who most recently has starred in “Modern Family” and “Despicable Me 2” – is returning to family fare with the sequel to 2009’s “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” He’ll be resuming his role as Manny, a do-it-all  filmmaker whose talents help main characters Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) in their quest to save the world from an epic invasion of oversized living food creatures.

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