Cole Hauser plays one of the toughest characters on television in his role as Rip Wheeler on Yellowstone, but is he a tough guy in real life? The actor gave a humorous answer to that question during an interview to promote the show's upcoming new season.

Yellowstone's much-anticipated Season 5 is set to premiere on Paramount Network, and Taste of Country spoke with Hauser when he was in New York as part of a media junket to promote the show in early November. Hauser's character of Yellowstone Dutton Ranch foreman Rip Wheeler is notorious for settling whatever needs to be settled through direct, hands-on force, but Hauser laughed off a question about whether he shares that trait with his famous alter-ego.

In real life, Hauser is part of a multi-generational Hollywood entertainment dynasty, and he's been married to his wife, Cynthia Daniel — a former model and actor who played Elizabeth Wakefield on Sweet Valley High from 1994-1997 — since 2006. The couple have two sons, Ryland and Colt, and a daughter, Steely Rose.

When Taste of Country asked Hauser if he is a tough guy in real life, the actor gave a good-natured smile and rolled his eyes before replying, "Ah ... I don't know. You'd have to ask my wife and my kids."

Season 5 of Yellowstone will premiere on Nov. 13 and serve up an extra-long story arc consisting of 14 episodes. The season will air in two sections of 7 episodes apiece. Seasons 1-4 of the hit Paramount Network show are currently available to stream via Peacock.

As part of Taste of Country's comprehensive coverage of all things Yellowstone, check out our Dutton Rules podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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