Friends and acquaintances who remind us of someone famous

November 13, 2017 No Comments

Here’s a fun test for you. Every couple days we’re going to add photos of famous people you should know and alongside these famous people we’ll add the people who we believe to be almost dead ringers or the people who often hear, “Golly, has anyone ever told you, you look like so and so? We’re going to try our best to find all of these lookalikes and if you have someone to add to our listing, please send it along to us. The more the merrier.


 

We’ve all said it: “You know who you remind me of?” And then hopefully we get a response that’s positive rather than the fatal, “Buddy, you’re losing it. You are so off base. I think someone needs to get their eyes checked. Well, here’s our latest attempt to get more positives than negatives. What we’ll do is sprinkle in a few doppelgangers from the Internet just to placate the most vociferous of critics.

The first of our lookalikes is Andrea Medina one of the very best USA Amateur Boxers who in April of 2010 when the movie Kick Ass was released, started to get all these telephone calls from her family and friends to tell her how much she resembled the star of the movie, child actor Chloe Grace Moretz. What we did here is mix in several photos of Ms. Moretz to see if you are in agreement.

With our second entry, you just have to agree the homerun hitter for the Baltimore Orioles, 3rd baseman Manny Machado could easily be mistaken for our compadre/local undefeated boxer Adrian Vargas (13-0-1) from The Arena.

The co-owner of Muay Thai America in North Hollywood, David Huey (r) agrees with our assessment and told us of a great many times when strangers would come up to him and ask are you that famous Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan?

Actor Woody Harrelson and lifeguard Chris “Bam Bam” Pharo are both athletes, both are the same height and weight, and when it comes to temperament, facial expressions, smile and sense of humor, it’s almost uncanny.

Question: Which of these gentlemen is the celebrated actor, director, musician, singer, comedian, and author Hugh Laurie who from 2004 until 2012 played Dr. Gregory House on the popular TV medical drama, House? Too easy? The cane gives him away, plus the other gentleman appears to be on an airport shuttle and wearing a shirt and badge worn by United Airlines employees.

If you don’t know these two gentlemen than you’ve been living under a rock. (left) You have the 13th President of the United States, Millard Fillmore, who was labeled the most forgettable president of all time. Fillmore, born in New York, switched political parties and went from the Whigs to the Know Nothing Party. To his credit, he did open Japan to the outside world while his successor Donald Trump appears to be headed in a different direction with North Korea. Up until fellow New Yorker, Donald John Trump was elected President, Fillmore was considered the most lampooned president of all time. (right) Alec Baldwin, his lookalike, is a comedic actor, who currently is having fun lampooning the current President Donald Trump on the popular TV Show, Saturday Night Live. Wow! Far too many coincidences.

No caption needed for a beloved sitting President (left). The other guy has everyone chuckling on Saturday nights.

The man who needs no introduction – Cameron Thomson from the California Mixed Martial Arts Club of Los Angeles who is trained by Bellator standout Chad George. Oh, and the guy who bears a resemblance to Mr. Thomson, actor Will Ferrell who desperately needs to have his face planted all over the Internet because it’s not enough for him to be on TV and in three to four movies a year.

Photos, top row: actor William DeMeo, bottom two rows: boxer Gamaliel Diaz. Bottom right photo is the most up-to-date photo we could find of the 36-year-old former Super Featherweight Champion of the world.

After losing back to back title fights in 2008 and 2009, Mexican fighter Gamaliel Diaz was thought to be washed up. Instead, he went on to win 13 straight fights. Then, in early September of 2012, he got a call about this golden opportunity to fight for the WBC World Title against its champion, southpaw Takahiro Ao in his hometown of Tokyo, Japan. With this being Ao’s fourth defense of his title, Diaz was thought to be a huge underdog. But the money was too good to pass up. This boxing scribe just happened to watch that October 27th fight and was amazed at how Diaz completely shut down the Japanese champion to win this 12 round unanimous decision victory. After that against all odds performance, this boxing writer kept tabs on his career. Then, a friend from Philadelphia told me about this writer/actor William DeMeo from the Bronx who was starring in a movie he wrote called Back in the Day. The movie, set in Philadelphia, was about a young boxer who was taken under the wing of a mob boss after his Mother died and his Father was run out of town for being an abusive alcoholic. So, I made a point of watching this movie and low and behold, the actor/writer is the spitting image of Gamaliel Diaz. Watch the movie and you will agree.

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