Pete Davidson's Film, 'The King of Staten Island,' Is Largely a Tribute to His Parents

Who are Pete Davidson's parents? Behind the two people who raised comedian and 'SNL' star, Pete Davidson, in Staten Island, New York.

Lizzy Rosenberg - Author

Feb. 17 2021, Updated 11:33 a.m. ET

Pete Davidson's new film, The King of Staten Island, is a semi-autobiographical film that delves into the SNL actor's past. The film was co-written and produced by Judd Apatow, and it largely focuses on Pete, who plays a slightly younger version of himself as he deals with real-life family issues, as well as the struggles that come with rising to fame in the New York City comedy scene.

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The King of Staten Island demonstrates how much Pete Davidson's parents and family life have molded who he is today, so stay tuned for more regarding the duo that raised the Staten Island comedian. But first, check out the movie trailer below to get the gist of his latest creation.

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Pete Davidson and his mom, Amy Waters, are roommates and best friends.

50-year-old Amy Waters gave birth to Pete Davidson back in 1993 in Staten Island, New York, and according to Heavy, she's always been one of Pete's biggest supporters in the New York comedy scene. She used to drive him to all of his shows in Manhattan, (and still attends many of them!). She has also appeared on SNL a few times

Amy suffered the loss of her ex-husband, Scott Davidson, in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and she still considers the loss to be extremely "raw." She keeps her dating life relatively private, but at one point, Pete brought her onto SNL in hopes of setting her up with Jon Hamm. We aren't sure if Pete's wingman skills were successful, but we're sure his efforts were appreciated nonetheless.

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These days, Amy and Pete are "roommates" — Pete bought a $1.3 million house in Staten Island for himself and his mom to live in, according to Page Six, and although living with his mom is great, he says that fans sometimes send weed to the house as a joke, according to High Snobiety, to which the now-sober comedian announced "please do not [bring weed to my mom's house]. Because I will sell it.” 

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Pete's dad, Scott Davidson, was a passionate dad, teacher, athlete, and firefighter.

Before Scott Davidson passed away, he was a dedicated firefighter and a well-respected school teacher. When Pete was growing up, Scott coached his football and baseball teams, and also played on a baseball league of his own. He had been an MVP on his high school's basketball team, and played for four years in college, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in history from the College of Staten Island. 

Although Scott and Amy divorced a few years prior to 9/11, he was still extremely connected with his two kids. Pete was 8 years old when he passed away, and his daughter Casey, had only been 4 years old at the time. Scott loved playing sports with Pete and Casey, and thoroughly enjoyed watched them fulfill their passions outside of sports. Needless to say, his loss was truly devastating for the family. 

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Pete seems to be an important figure in his sister's life.

Casey, Pete's younger sister, is now 21 years old, and recently graduated from Marist College in May 2019. There, she played college basketball, and still seems to be incredibly passionate about the sport, which she definitely inherited from her dad. She has almost 20,000 followers on Instagram, and seems to enjoy spending time with friends, as well as her family. 

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Pete and Casey seem to have a solid sibling relationship, and she often gives him shout-outs on social media, despite the fact he no longer has an Instagram account. Although growing up alongside Pete was probably somewhat of a wild ride, we're sure it was entertaining nonetheless.

SI LIVE calls The King of Staten Island  Pete's "love letter to his family and his hometown," and needless to say, it seems like he and his family are certainly close. 

Watch The King of Staten Island now on Amazon Prime and On-Demand. 

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