Who have you been told you look like?

Asked by Josh Board

July 1, 2009

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Bill Trost

From Oceanside (Video Game Designer)

I used to hear Dan Aykroyd when I was younger. Now that I’m bald, I hear Billy Joel a lot. When we went to see him in concert at the Pond in Anaheim, I had a lot of people coming up to me and telling me that. And they always say it like it’s a compliment. But I don’t find him particularly good looking.

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Jack Moore

From San Diego (Musician)

After every gig, I hear I look like Tony Iommi, the guitarist for Black Sabbath. I’m in a Sabbath tribute band, so I’m going for that look. I also hear I look like Frank Zappa a lot because of this goatee. Usually it’s drummers that tell me that. If I didn’t have the goatee, I’m guessing I’d never hear that comparison.

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Kyle Andrews

From Carlsbad (Accountant)

I often get told I look like Scott Ian of Anthrax, even though my goatee isn’t nearly as long as his. In fact, I get told I look like a lot of bass players from heavy-metal bands. Someone will sometimes come up and not even be sure which band. They’ll just say, “You look like a bass player.” I ask them which bassist, and they’ll say, “I don’t know. All of them.” I’m not sure, but maybe a lot of bass players are bald.

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Anne Carazzo

From Clairemont (Entrepreneur)

Well, you just told me I looked like Courtney Cox. I don’t usually hear that. I’ve heard Sandra Bullock, which I don’t see. She has brown eyes. I used to get Jennifer…oh, what’s her name…Jennifer Connelly. I got that one often. I’m lucky because those are attractive women. Sometimes when people say you look like someone else it’s not a good thing.

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Elisha Arden

From Rancho Mission (Caregiver)

I used to get told Barbra Streisand a lot. Over the years, I’ve probably heard that about 20 times. It doesn’t bother me. Her and Cher are my idols, so it was always nice to hear.

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Robert Swan

From Leucadia (Charter Pilot)

I get told every now and then that I look like Michael J. Fox. That’s when I shave my face. And, I don’t think they really mean that I look like Michael J. Fox as much as they think I look like [his character in] Teen Wolf. You probably can’t see it now, but it’s the one celebrity I hear.


SDaniels July 13, 2009 @ 10:05 a.m.

When younger with shorter hair, I used to most consistently get Isabella Rossellini, especially from Asian exchange students. My favorite: One of my oldest friends once said I looked like a cross between Pocahontas and Jackie O.


Joe Poutous July 15, 2009 @ 6:09 a.m.

Wow SD, you must be a knockout... Isabella Rossellini!


magicsfive July 15, 2009 @ 6:10 a.m.

she is...there was a man that couldn't stop staring at her one night Lol...try as he might to get her attention...FAIL...


SDaniels July 15, 2009 @ 11:12 a.m.

Well, the Rossellini comparisons were a long time ago--and magics, didn't you think that guy at the bar was a bit freakish? Speaking of Isabella Rossellini, anyone seen her strange 30-second "Green Porno" spots on Sundance? Paper mache mammal and insect 'junk;' gotta love it!


magicsfive July 15, 2009 @ 11:36 a.m.

oh yes definitely freakish...but poor guy tried SO hard to get your attention lol...well at least he had good taste :) i haven't seen her 30 second spots, but i thought she was incredibly sexy in 'death becomes her'.


antigeekess July 13, 2009 @ 7:27 p.m.

Helen Hunt (when blonde).

Mary Lou Retton (when brunette).

Kathy Najimy (when fat).

I've actually just heard those once each. What I usually get is, "I know you from somewhere," which they never do.


SDaniels July 14, 2009 @ 11:45 p.m.

I think you're a Helen Huntish type. Do you ever have one of those days where you go out and EVERYONE looks familiar? A term for that exists...you probably know it, anti.


David Dodd July 15, 2009 @ 12:19 p.m.

SD is a VERY attractive lady, and quite classy. I can see the Rossellini comparison, but I think she's even more attractive than Rossellini.

Magics, you remind me a lot of Drew Barrymore.

When I was a bit younger, people insisted I was Eric Clapton. Weird.


SDaniels July 15, 2009 @ 12:38 p.m.

Blush. Aw shucks, guys. As long as we are in this lovefest, I'll add that one can see the Drew B. comparison with magics. Firestarter, with those big sad peepers and pouty lips. 'Oops, so sorry, sir, was that your heart I just set ablaze?' Gringo does have the Clapton air about him, a studious look, but more humor in the eyes than EC.


magicsfive July 15, 2009 @ 12:40 p.m.

i see it too. and i can also see the reference to eric clapton.

i have heard that all my life, refried, about drew, and take it as a compliment. during my 16th and 17th year, i always heard brooke shields...if only i could still look like that lol..


Joe Poutous July 15, 2009 @ 1:18 p.m.

I never get compared to anyone...

What do you guys think? I'm the skinny one in the Johnny Cash tee.. http://marauderscarclub.com/images/BowlingMarauders.jpg

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magicsfive July 15, 2009 @ 1:38 p.m.

damn tiki...you're smokin hot...what were you saying?


Joe Poutous July 15, 2009 @ 2:30 p.m.


Thanks magicsfive.. you just made my day!

  • Joe

SDaniels July 15, 2009 @ 7:32 p.m.

Joe: A young Gregory Peck, with large soul patch.


Josh Board July 15, 2009 @ 10:27 p.m.

refried...did they say you looked like Clapton over Tequilla? I just finished reading Claptons book, and he was quite the alcohol back in the day. But yeah...I do see the similarities.

I saw those Isabella spots. They were so bizarre. Just hearing her voice was awkward enough. I used to think her accent was so cute (see Cousins for proof of that). But in those spots, it was just...creepy.

What about her part in Blue Velvet? Yikes!


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