Animals exposed to significant stress express multi-modal responses to buffer negative impacts. Trans-generational impacts have been mainly studied in maternal lines, with paternal lines having received less attention. Here, we assessed paternal generational effects using irradiated male crickets ( Acheta domesticus), and their F1 offspring (irradiated males mated to unirradiated females). Paternal transmission of radiation impacts emerged in multiple life history traits when compared to controls. Irradiated males and their F1 offspring expressed hormetic responses in survivorship and median longevity at mid-range doses. For F0 males, 7 Gy & 10 Gy doses extended F0 longevity by 39% and 34.2% respectively. F1 offspring of 7 Gy and 10 Gy sires had median lifespans 71.3% and 110.9% longer, respectively. Survivorship for both F0 7 Gy (p < 0.0001) and 10 Gy (p = 0.0055) males and F1 7 Gy and 10 Gy (p < 0.0001) offspring significantly surpassed that of controls. Irradiated F0 males and F1 offspring had significantly reduced growth rates. For F0 males, significant reductions were evident in 4Gy-12 Gy males and F1 offspring in 4 Gy (p < 0.0001), 7 Gy (p < 0.0001), and 10 Gy (p = 0.017). Our results indicate paternal effects; that irradiation directly impacted males but also mediated diverse alterations in the life history features (particularly longevity and survivorship) of F1 offspring.