Double Takes: 10 Pairs of TV Doppelgangers

A couple months ago, while watching March Madness, it occurred to me that Steve Carell bares an uncanny resemblance to Coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke. Like, if there is ever a Coach K biopic, Carell could play the starring role. And a couple weeks ago, 30 Rock pointed out that there's some major twinnage happening between Elizabeth Banks and Chelsea Handler.

As it turns out, there are a ton of look-alikes in the celebrity world (Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem, for example, share one body)—and many to take note of in the realm of television. Here are ten current pairs:

10. Accidentally on Purpose's Jon Foster (with Nicolas Wright) and How to Make It in America's Bryan Greenberg (with Victor Rasuk)
Who knew these two could pull off the Timberlake curl and five o'clock shadow so well—and with their dark-haired BFFs in tow?

9. Kiersten Warren (shown here on Desperate Housewives) and Weeds' Mary-Louise Parker
Kiersten Warren has also appeared on Dirty Sexy Money, Nip/Tuck, and Fringe—and all this time I thought MLP was just working overtime.

8. Lost's Nestor Carbonell and The New Adventures of Old Christine's Eric McCormack
Has Will Truman been on the island all along?

7. House's Lisa Edelstein and Rena Sofer (shown here on Bones)
We could have sworn it was Cuddy hitting on Booth (David Boreanaz) earlier this month in Bones's "The Predator in the Pool" and working with Agent Gibbs and company on NCIS.

6. V's Scott Wolf and Michael J. Fox (shown here on Rescue Me)
Oddly enough, Wolf also resembles a young Tom Cruise. And I mean that in the best possible way.

5. Supernatural's Jensen Ackles (with Jared Padalecki) and One Tree Hill's James Lafferty (with Chad Michael Murray)
Both boys are seen here with their slightly-taller, more-attractive TV brothers.

4. House's Olivia Wilde and Chuck's Yvonne Strahovski
Besides the cheekbones and the eyes, these two ladies also have "playing a huge nerd" in common.

3. Human Target's Mark Valley (with Chi McBride) and V's Joel Gretsch (with Morris Chestnut)
Sandy blonde hair? Check. Strong jawline? Check. Beefy black goatee'd sidekick? Check.

2. Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford and The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder
And Zac Efron could be their little brother.

1. V's Elizabeth Mitchell and FlashForward's Sonya Walger
Both of them were supposedly on Lost, but I don't buy it. THEY'RE THE SAME PERSON.

Which TV stars do you think look alike?


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By the way Timothy Oliphant (Justified) I really confuse with Josh Duhamel (a date with Ted Hamilton). and no, Jensen Ackels and James Lafferty look absolutely nothing alike, too far fetched
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oh u missed Austin Nichols (Julien Baker One Tree Hill) and Brian Green- i think. (Anyways, the guy that married Megan Fox), I actually thought it was the same person.
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I think Sonya Walger from FLASHFORWARD looks more like Jessica Capshaw from GREY'S ANATOMY.
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I didn't know that many of these actors were not the same person. Thanks for the clarification (although I didn't even know it was needed).
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How about the typecasting for CSI-series: http://flic.kr/p/S8cj
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Anyone else think Caterina Scorsone from Private Practice and Rena Sofer??
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Mark Valley, Joel Gretsch AND Colin Ferguson (From Eureka). Triplets! Very handsome, but very similar in looks.
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u left out one major look a like..serena from Gossip Girl and Olivia from FRINGE
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I see Olivia Wilde more like Lauren German from Happy Town, although I think the best pair to Lauren is Milla Jovovich
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Only disussed this last night, Greys Anaotomy's Jessica Capshaw (Dr. Arizona Robbins) and Sasha Alexander (House S06e10 The Low Down)... obscure, but there you go :)
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i so agree with n2
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# 3 ,10 very very alike
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#1 are both Losties!!!!
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The best was 1,2,3,6,7,8!!Amazing!!
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So the girl from V is not the one from Flashforward? I thought she was the same person doing double duty on two ABC shows. And how dare you compare beautiful Jensen Ackles to that guy in One Tree Hill?
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HA Jensen is hotter than Jared :P
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wow, that was quite the eye-opening-mind-boggler!
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I totally agree with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem! I thought it was just me! and crawford and somerhalder too
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I think Nestor Carbonell (Lost) looks more like Joseph Fiennes (FlashForward)
and Timothy Olyphant (Justified) looks like Craig Horner (Legend of the Seeker)
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Some of them are pretty creepy especially Chace Crawford and Ian Somerhalder...

But i actually think that Rena Sofer looks like Robin Tunney (Veronica off Prison Break)...take a look

and Jensen Ackles is hotter than Jared!
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That is so awesome I actually found myself thinking about a bunch of the pairs on the list before funny
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Guys, the last two are ridiculous!!

Anyway, how did you leave out 30 Rock's Tina Fey

...and LOST's Dirty Tina Fey!!

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You left off a big one: Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin. Whoever did the casting for the Piano must have been a fortuneteller because between her looks and Southern accent, they look more like mother/daughter now then they did then.
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i don't think any of those people look anything like each other. basically just took people with the same hair styles and a few facial features and said they look alike
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Sofer and Edelstein do it and the pseudo baby hunks for teens from Gossip Girl and I don't know what kinda look like twins from different mothers but the rest of them are farfetched.
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Jared Padalecki might be taller than Jensen Ackles.. But hotter? Not so much ;)
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Brendan Fehr looks like a young David Duchovny
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Milo Ventimiglia from Heroes and Bryan Greenberg (October Road) match up pretty well.
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Can"t see it in any of them.
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I agree.. it's amazing how much they all look alike.. i don't really see no. 5, but the rest.. wow... in some of the Jon Foster scenes (no.10) i really thought this is bryan greenberg and no.2 i don't watch these shows, but from the given pictures are u sure those are two different people ??
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I'd say the only one that's accurate is the one with Cuddy from House.

-V/Lost's Elizabeth Mitchell looks nothing like Penny. She totally looks like Serena's mom on Gossip Girl, Kelly Rutherford: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3186398464/nm0005393

-Ian Somerhalder does have intense eyes like Chace Crawford, but he looks more like actor Drew Fuller: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2664274432/nm0298221

-Jensen Ackles is in a league of his own hotness.

-Will Truman could never compare to Richard Alpert.
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It's easy with any CW cast. I do agree with #1, though
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Zachary Knighton from FlashForward, and Marc Blucas from Buffy
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Lost's Evangeline Lilly (http://www.derok.net/images/entertainment/evangeline%20lily%20lost%203.jpg) and Legend of the Seeker's Bridget Regan (http://dadt.com/lots/images/web/kahlan_amnell.jpg).
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Steve Carell and Taub from House ...
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I have to say, I actually agree with a lot of these. But Jensen Ackles and James Lafferty? Not even close.
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More like Jensen Ackles & Ryan Seacrest!
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Tim DeKay (White Collar) & Matt Letscher (Eli Stone)
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Hey Shankmile, You do realize that they were not comparing the "black" people, right? The #3 entry was comparing the "white" people in the pics. And we all know all "white" people with sandy blonde hair do look alike.
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Your number one is spot-on, definitely, but you clearly have no concept of the structural complexity of Jensen Ackles' face an NO halfway-decent taste in men if you think Sam is more attractive. And I agree with PDXPlayer, Henry Ian Cusick and James Callis are indeed a great look-alike pair. WAY better than Carbonell and McCormack.
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I have a GOOD one! I think that Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond from LOST) and James Callis (Dr. Baltar from Battlestar Galactica) look almost IDENTICAL!
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I don't agree with most of them (number 9, 7, 5 and 4, really ?). But the number 6 is so obvious, I've thought that for years.

And I found that weird that you only give the last show these actors have been on, and not the ones we mostly know them from.
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Abby Elliott (SNL) and Jayma Mayes (Glee)
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Chi McBride & Morris Chestnut? You realise not all black people look alike. Seriously if Charles S Dutton were on tv at the minute, Chi McBride looks like his long lost brother. But Morris Chestnut? To quote Michael Kyle, who by this lists standards also loks like Chi McBride, aaa..nah
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The guy who plays Crosby from Parenthood and Zach Braff from Scrubs could be frikin' brothers. As the lawyer in "My Cousin Vinny" says...I-DENTICAL!
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I guess they resemble each other in a way but I wouldn't describe any of the pairs as being dopplegangers.
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The cheerleader in Heroes and the witch in Vampire Diaries. I know the witch is black, but ignore that and they could be sharing a parent!
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Ian Somerhaler and Rob Lowe!
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Sprague Grayden (24) and Robin Tunney (Mentalist) are doppelgangers!
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I kinda think Tom Welling from Smallville looks a lot like Vampire Diaries Ian Somerhalder!
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