Doppelgänger of the Day: Vol. 13

June 14, 2012

I was watching the Mariners play the Padres (real exciting baseball, I know), and as I was watching I noticed UNC Alum Dustin Ackley had a very nice beard going on.  Then, upon further inspection, I noticed that he looked awfully familiar.  After racking my brain for a minute, I realized that Dustin Ackley has been posing as a movie star for the past few years.  Take a look.

Ryan Gosling - Dustin Ackley

Left: A heartthrob on the movie screen. Right: A heartthrob on my fantasy team.

I don’t know why you would take time off from starring in movies with Emma Stone.  She’s a saucy little minx.  But maybe mixing a baseball career with an acting career works for Ryan Gosling/Dustin Ackley.



Doppelgänger of the Day: Vol. 12

March 11, 2012

Every Tuesday I tune into FX at 10 PM to watch my favorite United States Marshall chase down crazy pill-popping meth addicts, drug dealers, and organ harvesters.  Timothy Olyphabulous, who stars as protagonist Raylan Givens, was initially the reason I started tuning in each week.  However, I quickly gravitated to another character on the show, Arlo Givens, Raylan’s criminally insane father.  Why did I connect with this character?  Because he’s played by Presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Presidential candidate Ron Paul looks an awful lot like a racist, drug peddling abusive father from Harlan County.

Give your friends a nickel if you show them this picture and they can pick out Ron Paul.

Ron Paul doesn’t really play Arlo Givens.  It’s actually Raymond J. Barry, who’s also starred in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Walk Hard’.  But if you tune in every week, imagine the Presidential hopeful making decisions for Boyd and the gang and it’ll make the show much more enjoyable.

Doppelgänger of the Day: Vol. 11

August 26, 2011

One of the many benefits of having summers off is that it affords plenty of time to watch History Channel documentaries.  The other day I was channel surfing and quickly found myself engrossed in a History Channel original docudrama titled ‘After Armageddon‘.  This show chronicled the journey of the Johnson family who were trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic United States.

Well worth an hour and a half of your time.

One of the things that immediately struck me about the show was how it starred an incredibly young Ray Romano.  Once I heard the guy talk, however, I knew he was no Manny the Mastodon.  Nope.  It was just television documentary regular Rob Hartz.

Boy, you catch that Rob Hartz guy in the appropriate lighting and he immediately looks like a family-friendly comedian. With better hair.

Doppelgänger of the Day: Vol. 10

April 24, 2011

It’s been a long time since I’ve found some celebrity look-a-likes.  Well, I didn’t need to look much farther than my least favorite coach in the NFL, Bill Belichick.  His twin is long-time actor R.D. Call, who you may remember as “Enforcer” in the critically acclaimed Kevin Costner hit Waterworld.  He also appeared in a few episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger, just like the better half of my last doppelgänger counterparts, Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

There are a couple of leathery, old faces. Does Belichick ever not look disappointed?

Doppelgänger of the Day: Vol. 9

September 29, 2010

Javier Bardem is an Oscar winning actor.  The other is Jeffrey Dean Morgan.  Jeffrey Dean Morgan is not an Oscar winning actor.  However he was on an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger back in 2000.  Go look it up.

Left: Javier Bardem. Right: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, best known for his role as Jake Horbart on Walker, Texas Ranger, episode #9.9, Child of Hope.

Doppelgänger of the Day: Vol. 8

September 4, 2010

One of the most influential pieces of art this side of ‘Saved by the Bell’ has to be the highly esteemed drama ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘.  A little known fact about that show is that before he became a premier running back in the NFL, Washington Redskins rusher Clinton Portis starred on that show as the Tom-Jones-loving Carlton Banks.  If you don’t believe me, check it out below.

Left: Clinton Portis. Right: Alfonso Ribeiro, the real Carlton Banks. What do they have in common? Both love pastels.

Doppelgänger of the Day: Vol. 7

August 10, 2010

Kent Hovind is a crazy, conservative Southern creationist, who thinks that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a dinosaur.  He currently resides in a Federal Corrections Institute in South Carolina.  Kenneth Parcell is a crazy, conservative Southern creationist who thinks that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a dinosaur and can be seen on NBC’s ’30 Rock’.

Left: Kent Hovind. A really creepy looking guy. Right: Kenneth Parcell. A really creepy looking guy.

“In five years we’ll all either be working for him, or be dead by his hand.” – Jack Donaghy