But Cruise has music in his future. The 17-year-old deejayed on "Live with Kelly and Michael" Monday, playing music for the audience and the hosts during breaks and admitting he usually doesn't wake up so early.
"Thank you @KellyandMichael! What a great show with such great people!!" Cruise tweeted along with a photo of himself with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan after the show.
Cruise has been traveling the country spinning tunes as a deejay. This summer he deejayed at American Eagle Outfitters' Fall 2012 "Live Your Life" campaign event in Times Square and also at a Comic-Con party in San Diego. His deejay alias is DJ C-Squared.
Check out seven more star kids who are mimicking their parents' or relatives' looks and careers:
Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashiain's baby brother, Rob, the only son of the late Robert Kardashian, O.J. Simpson's lawyer, wants to follow in his father's footsteps and head to law school.
"Going to law school very soon and so excited and can't wait!" the reality star tweeted in August.
After graduating from USC with a degree in business entrepreneurship in May 2009, Kardashian, 25, failed to find a solid career path, which triggered criticism from sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe. In 2010, he helped his famous sisters launch their skincare line, PerfectSkin, and in 2011 he became the face of Rivalspot, a video gaming website. He tried music management in early 2011 when he co-managed the all-girl group, the BG5, which never managed to take off. He also said he was launching his own line of socks.
Robert Kardashian famously led O.J. Simpson's defense team to a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown.
|Tom Hanks and Chester Hanks|
Tom Hanks' son is following the actor's path to stardom, though he's taking a decidedly different route. He's changed his name, and he's rapping.
Chester Hanks, known by the stage name Chet Haze, has slowly been building a rapping career. First, he put out "White and Purple," an ode to his alma mater, Northwestern University. He made the music video "I Do It Better," in which he throws some sunglasses and gold bracelets on and an Ivy League-ish suit and spits such semi-rhymes as "'We hit the floor, you turn it up, we turn it out, we lose control." He also canoodles with a brunette who may or may not have been ripped from the set of "Jersey Shore."
To be fair, Hanks doesn't consider himself the next Eminem. "It's pretty much pop-rap," he told the Huffington Post in 2011. "What I'm trying to do right now is have music that you can hear on the radio, because I'm in a stage where I want to have a good product, a product that will sell, and I want to just push it and push it and push it. So far it's been working."
|Tiger Woods and Cheyenne Woods|
Tiger Woods' niece is a chip off the old block.
Cheyenne Woods inherited her uncle's love of golf. Tiger Woods' half brother is her father. But when the 21-year-old teed off during a practice round for the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Wisconsin in July 2012, she also revealed how much she looks like the famous pro golfer.
She shot a 3-over 75 in the first round of the Open, a score that didn't exactly match the best numbers of Tiger Woods. But Cheyenne, a recent Wake Forest graduate -- this Open was her first -- took the score in stride.
"I feel pretty good about my round overall," she said. "It's a tough course, and I'm just happy to have survived."
She also thanked the people who came to watch her swing, many of whom knew about her connection to the golfing great.
"Everyone out here has been really, really supportive, cheering us on," she said. "I'll give them props for coming out today, because it's definitely hot out there."
|Madonna and Lourdes Leon|
The 16-year-old played dress-up in her mother's famous cone bra while backstage at the pop star's MDNA tour. She then tweeted a picture of her sticking out her tongue while grabbing the cones.
"Lola backstage at MDNA!" the tweet read from the Material Girl clothing line, the mother-daughter joint venture, sold at Macy's.
Later, Madonna took the stage in the very same bra, a Jean Paul Gaultier's recreation of his iconic bustier worn by the pop star during her Blond Ambition tour in 1990.
These days, Lourdes is looking more and more like a chip off the old block. In early 2012, she was seen strutting the streets of New York in a cut-off top and sheer skirt that might've been stolen from the '80s section (or room, heck--it might even have its own zip code) of her mom's closet.
Madonna has expressed concern that her daughter may be growing up too fast.
After the teen was caught smoking a cigarette in New York, Madonna told NBC, "Cigarette smoking I'm not very fond of, for anyone. I don't approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of all my daughter."
|Kim Basinger and Ireland Baldwin|
Alec Baldwin's daughter is beginning to look like the mirror image of her mom, Kim Basinger.
Baldwin stepped out with his 17-year-old daughter Ireland June 21, days after his now-infamous altercation with a newspaper photographer. He and his daughter made headlines in 2007, when an enraged Baldwin left a voice mail for Ireland calling her a "rude, thoughtless little pig."
They're on better terms now. The two went to breakfast days before Baldwin's wedding to Hilaria Thomas, and Ireland was seen wiping away tears and smiling the day of the ceremony. While it's unclear if she's caught the acting bug from her parents, who divorced in 2002, she definitely has the looks to make it in show biz.
|Will and Willow Smith|
Will Smith's rapping days may be behind him (remember "Summertime?") but his daughter is just getting started.
Willow Smith scored herself a hit in 2010 with "Whip My Hair" and got signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label at the tender age of 10. She's since turned into something of a style icon -- she shaved her head and posted a photo of herself with a gem on her tongue, making fans think she'd gotten a tongue piercing (she later clarified that it wasn't a real piercing.)
Willow also has real projects in the works. This month, she debuted a new music video for the ballad "I Am Me," and she's slated to star in an upcoming remake of "Annie."
|Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber|
Gerber, whose father, Randy Gerber, is also a former model, starred alongside Crawford and Crawford's mother in JC Penney's 2012 Mother's Day campaign. The three generations of Crawford beauties were casually dressed in jeans and white tops.
The ad, however, came as a surprise. In February 2012, Crawford abruptly halted Kaia's budding career after the 11-year-old posed for Versace in a leather jacket and short skirt. The photograph made headlines, with some calling it too provocative.
Afterward, Crawford announced to The Daily, "At this point, she's too young to pursue a career. There aren't even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl."
She's given Kaia the green light to follow in her footsteps later on in life: "But if she's 17 and wants to try it, of course, what can I say?"
Crawford said Kaia told her somewhat jokingly, "I might model first because you don't have to know how to do anything, but then I want to be a baby nurse."