Mainstream moviegoers will recognize White as Ned Schneebly from "School of Rock," while indie fans might know him as Buck from "Chuck & Buck."
"The Amazing Race," which has won six consecutive reality series Emmys, will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET with Phil Keoghan returning to greet the teams at the mat.
This will be the first time that the "Race" has traveled to Siberia and Romania, on a jaunt that will span 40,000 miles and nine countries over 22 days.
"Heading into our 14th season, I wanted to pull out all the stops. We have extreme climates, intense roadblocks and less time in airports, which adds up to an exhausting course for the Racers. Whether you're a screen writer, a Harvard graduate, a jockey or a carpenter, this Race will test your stamina, your heart and your will to win," said Bertram van Munster, executive producer/co-creator of "The Amazing Race."
In addition to the father-and-son White team, the Race will include a team of stuntment, a team of former NFL cheerleaders and the race's first deaf contestant. There's also a more familiar assortment of pairings including the familiar couple where the woman wants a ring, but the dude isn't ready to commit, plus the strong women eager to prove that an all-female team can actually win.
A complete list of contestants:
Names: Mark Munoz and Michael Munoz
Ages: 48, 51
Names: Tammy Jih and Victor Jih
Ages: 26, 35
Relationship: Siblings and Harvard Law grads
Names: Lakisha Hoffman and Jennifer Hoffman
Ages: 28, 24
Occupations: Programming coordinator, Marketing assistant
Relationship: Siblings and former collegiate athletes
Names: Christie Volkmer and Jodi Wincheski
Ages: 37, 40
Occupations: Flight attendants
Names: Cara Rosenthal and Jaime Edmondson
Ages: 26, 29
Occupations: Law student, former police officer
Relationship: Former Miami Dolphins' cheerleaders
Names: Brad and Victoria Hunt
Ages: 52, 47
Occupations: Distribution dispatcher, Tax manager
Names: Mel White and Mike White
Ages: 68, 38
Occupations: Writer/clergyman, Writer/producer/actor
Names: Linda and Steve Cole
Ages: 52, 43
Occupations: Customer service supervisor, Carpenter
Names: Jennifer Hopka and Preston McCamy
Ages: 26, 28
Occupations: Student, Software Engineer
Names: Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klincka
Ages: 23, 24
Occupations: Student, Sales representative
Names: Margie Adams and Luke Adams
Ages: 51, 23
Occupations: Clinical research associate, College graduate