What famous person have you been told you look like?

Asked by Josh Board

April 2, 2008

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Andrew Lucas

From South Park (Real Estate)

I get told I look like Jeff Bridges every day. And, I saw him at MoPA with his photo exhibit. He was surrounded by women. I’ve been told I look like Bill Maher. When I met him, he had a blonde on each arm. I told him people say I look like him, and he said, “Sorry to hear that.” I used to hear Nick Nolte in his old days, not his recent mug shots. I’ve heard Richard Gere. But it’s Bridges most often. At a bar in Chicago, they let me drink for free, and the paper mentioned the next day that Jeff Bridges had stopped in, when it was me.

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Harold Moore

From Tierrasanta (Life Insurance Underwriter)

Most recently…well, when I was in college, I used to hear James Van Der Beek. Back in high school, I used to hear Chris O’Donnell. Now, I don’t usually get told that a lot. Someone might say a name of somebody you look like, but it’s never the same name consistently, like it was back in college and high school.

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John Dibble

From La Mesa (Regional Sales Manager)

I hear Greg Kinnear a lot. Probably a few times a week. This guy over here just said I look like Mike Reno, the singer from Loverboy. That’s not something you want to hear.

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Christian Dorko

From Santa Fe, New Mexico (Construction)

I get mistaken for someone else often. Not necessarily famous people. In Vegas, at the Hard Rock, this guy came up. He said, “Hey, man, that was a great show.” He kept going on and didn’t believe I wasn’t who he thought I was. He thought I just didn’t want to be recognized. Since a lot of people don’t have dreads, when they see me, they just think they’ve met me somewhere before. Or they think I can sell them some weed.

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Tom Steiner

From Encinitas (Entertainer)

have people come up to me every day and say, “You know who you look like?” They’re surprised when I respond, “Gene Wilder.” They think they’re the first person to think of this. I look at myself in the mirror, and don’t really see it. Everyone else does, though. I even sent a letter to his agent once, with my picture. I said if he ever needs a younger brother in a movie, they should call me. My wife’s car got mistaken for a famous person’s car. We went to see Wayne Brady, and the personalized plate is an abbreviated version of “Laugh maker.” There were so many notes left on the windshield.

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Dick Spenneberge

From Ocean Beach (Comedian)

Yeah, the Gerber baby. And, who else? Ah, the Sta-Puf Marshmallow Man. Sometimes Bob’s Big Boy. It used to bother me, but then I started using it in my act, and it got a few laughs.


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