Everyone seems to have a doppelganger or long-lost twin whether they are a celebrity or not but not many can say that they resemble a cartoon character. In animation films and on TV, the characters are often modeled on their celebrity voice overs, but in some rare cases, they look like completely random celebrities.
They might have completely different personalities, but their looks are suspiciously similar. From hair and eye colors to chiseled jaws and curvy assets, these stars bear a striking resemblance to cartoon characters.
Scar and Jason Momoa
Any person who has seen The Lion King will have a disdain for Scar after he killed Mufasa in cold blood. While Jason Momoa has often portrayed a brutal killer and aggressor in many films and TV shows, he is truly a softie at heart who adores his wife and children more than anything in the world.
It just so happens that Scar and Jason share the same long locks and a ferocious look to them. There’s a reason why Momoa is considered the manliest man out there.
He-Man and Tom Brady
Tom Brady is one of the biggest hunks in the NFL, standing at 6 foot four and winning plenty of Super Bowl titles, he is one of the best. Together with wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, they are one of the hottest Hollywood couples.
His chiseled looks bizarrely resemble the 1980’s Master of the Universe He-man. With his alter-ego being Prince Adam and a muscular physique, he is not a bad animated figure to be compared to. Their strong jawlines, large stature and overall strength make them a match.
Ned Flanders and Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston is known for playing Walter White in award winning TV show Breaking Bad while Ned Flanders is known as the Simpson’s annoying and very friendly neighbor on The Simpsons.
While their characters could not be more different, the same can’t be said for their looks and there is an uncanny resemblance between them. While Ned Flanders spends his time helping others and at church, Walter can be seen spending hours in his lab creating a very powerful substance.
Lion-O and Carrot Top
Carrot Top was once a successful comedian and he got his ironic name when he was in high school. Instead of succumbing to the redhead comments, he ran with it and would often make fun of himself and include it in his skits.
While there is only one carrot top, the character Lion-O bears a striking resemblance to the comedian. Appearing in the 1980s cartoon, Thundercats, he is based on a ferocious lion, something Carrot Top couldn’t be further from!
Ursula and Mama June
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch Mama June has always been known as a stage mom on TLC’s reality series, Toddlers and Tiaras, but later starred in her own show Mama June From Not To Hot.
When it comes to her animated doppelganger it is none other than Disney’s villain Ursula from 1989’s, The Little Mermaid. Their looks aren’t the only thing they have in common as they both like to dress up and both have very big personalities.
Carl Fredrickson and Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese is one of the most successful and decorated directors of all time, directing films including Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and The Wolf Of Wall Street. While Scorsese is a true film icon, he bears a great resemblance to Carl Fredrickson from Pixar’s 2009 film Up.
The lonely and cranky Carl is forever mourning the loss of his wife and soulmate Ellie but everything changed when he meets young wilderness explorer Russell. While their characters probably aren’t the same, their looks sure are.
Chuckie Finster and Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran has sold over 150 million records worldwide with hits including Shape of You, Thinking Out Loud and Perfect smashing it on the Billboard charts. As one of the most recognizable redheads in the world, Ed has been compared to many people in the industry who have the same hair color, but it seems that Chuckie from Rugrats is his animated twin.
The Nickelodeon show was a favorite for 90s kids and Chuckie was the adorable toddler with glasses and freckles.
Mr. Potato Head and Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey isn’t just a comedian, he is also a TV host, producer, author and radio personality and is the host of Celebrity Family Feud, Little Big Shots, and The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Steve became very well known for his pearly white teeth and his perfectly groomed mustache.
Someone else who has a famous mustache is none other than Toy Story’s Mr Potato Head. While their faces kind of look the same, that’s it for what they have in common.
Lois Griffin and Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson plays Dana Scully on The X Files who is a strong, smart and capable woman who sticks to her word. While her personality can’t be compared to Lois Griffin from award winning show Family Guy, her look sure can.
Lois isn’t the most squeaky clean of housewives and mothers and has found herself in some questionable situations on the Fox sitcom. Nonetheless, their hair, striking eyes and rosy lips are definitely similar in both Lois and Gillian.
Mother Gothel and Lisa Edelstein
Lisa Edelstein is best known for playing Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the Fox series House as well as starring on Girlfriends Guide to Divorce. On the other hand, Mother Gothel is Rapunzel’s foster mother in Disney’s Tangled and she uses Rapunzel’s magical blonde locks to keep youthful and immortal, not wanting to reveal her true appearance.
As Mother Gothel trapped Rapunzel, we can’t exactly compare her to Edelstein, but their long dark curls and piercing blue eyes are almost identical.
Janice The Muppet and Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace is one of the most relevant and praised fashion designers today and took over as the chief creative officer of Versace, founded by her late brother Gianni. Donatella is one of the most recognized designers in the world with her platinum blonde hair, tiny physique and big, luscious lips.
It turns out that these characteristics are also seen on Janice the Muppet from The Muppet Show. The talented Muppet has a passion for music and is always trying out new looks, just like Donatella.
Cleveland Brown and Jesse Jackson
Civil rights activist, Baptist minister and politician Jesse Jackson served as a shadow US Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991-1997 and is still a trusted political commentator. Jesse’s animated doppelganger is none other than the hilarious Cleveland Brown from Family Guy.
His famous mustache and insightful outlook on life made him one of the favorite regulars on the animated sitcom. However, their similarities stop there as Cleveland was an accomplished minor-league baseball player before becoming a postal worker.
Hades and Gary Busey
Gary Busey has appeared in over 150 films including Lethal Weapon, Fear and loathing in Las Vegas, but the actor has not had an easy life. Busey was involved in a near fatal accident and had a substance addiction before kicking it and turning to Christianity.
While their personalities might be completely different, Gary looks a lot like Hades from Disney’s Hercules. Hades is calm and cool most of the time, but when he blows, his fiery hair seems to grow and his personality dramatically changes.
Rapunzel and Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried is a decorated actress who has appeared in films including Mama Mia, Les Miserables and Mean Girls. With her blonde hair, porcelain skin and green eyes, Amanda is truly one of the most beautiful actresses and she looks a lot like Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled.
With her huge emerald eyes and magical blonde hair, she is a woman of perseverance and integrity. Of all the characters to be compared to, it’s not upsetting to be likened to a gorgeous Disney princess!
Jessica Rabbit and Christina Hendricks
Redhead bombshell Christina Hendricks is known for her roles on Madmen and Good Girls, btu she is also known for her striking looks. An animated character who is also known for their striking looks is Jessica Rabbit from the award winning movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Both Christina and Jessica have voluptuous curves and know how to turn on the charm. With their structured dresses and flowing red hair you can’t deny the similarities.
Joe Swanson and Kevin James
Comedian and actor Kevin James is best known for his roles in movies including Mall Cop, Grown Ups and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Kevin really knows how to bring the laughs and comes across as a genuine and kind person when off-screen. But when you watch Family Guy, you will notice the resemblance to Joe Swanson.
His big upper body, prominent chin and brown hair is very similar to that of Kevin. As for their personalities, Joe is a policeman and Kevin can only resonate with this from his role in Mall Cop.
Milhouse Van Hooten and Josh Saviano
John Saviano played Paul on the much loved sitcom The Wonder Years and he was the nerdy best friend of Kevin Arnold. Paul was known to excel in pretty much everything he set his mind to, all while being the right hand man of Kevin.
Not only does his personality match that of of Milhouse Van Hooten from the Simpsons, but so do his looks. The resemblance doesn’t stop there and Milhouse’s relationship with Bart Simpson is very similar to that of Paul and Kevin.
Prince Charming and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is best known for his role as Jaime Lannister on HBO’s hugely successful series Game Of Thrones. Fans of the show fell in love with his striking good looks, flowing blonde locks and his chiseled jawline.
Ironically, one other character who possesses many of these attributes is Prince Charming from Shrek. However, this Charming is anything but that and together with the evil fairy godmother he tried to have Shrek killed. In the end, they were both bad boys.
Captain Hook and Russell Brand
The controversial British comedian has never been one to hold back his thoughts which has often landed him in deep water, something that his animated doppelganger Captain Hook is very much accustomed to sailing on. Brand has starred in successful movies including Get Him To The Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Arthur to name a few.
Aside from acting, the funny man was married to popstar Katy Perry but they were divorced after a mere 14-months. His mysterious look, black hair and pale skin is extremely similar to the Peter Pan villain Captain Hook and Hook’s manipulative and sinister nature has got him into some rather embarrassing situations, which Brand could sometimes relate to.
Merida and Lily Cole
British redhead model Lily Cole is known for her striking looks, from her fiery hair to her pale skin and blue eyes, she is a true beauty. Cole has appeared on the covers of notable magazines including Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue and has also graced the runways of high fashion designers including Chanel, Hermes, Topshop, Longchamp, and Moschino.
Cole bears an uncanny resemblance to Disney princess Merida in the Pixar film Brave. As the first female lead in a Pixar movie, there wasn’t a better character to take on the role. Other than their similar looks, they are both strong, independent women.
Butthead and Benedict Cumberbatch
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for his roles in 12 Years A Slave, Star Trek and most recently as Dr. Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In all of his roles, he is adored by fans and has one of the biggest fan bases around the world.
While we can clearly see the resemblance between him and Butthead from the MTV animated series Beavis and Butthead, the similarities stop there. The cartoon character spends his days watching TV, eating junk food and making immature jokes, a far cry from the distinguished actor.
Peter Griffin and Michael Moore
Michael Moore is a documentary filmmaker and author who is most celebrated for his expose’s on capitalism and globalization. Aside from this, he has also co-written eight non-fiction books and is extremely vocal when it comes to political activism.
The same however cannot be said for his cartoon doppelganger, Peter Griffin. The Family Guy patriarch is known for his brash comments, drunken antics and general ridiculous behavior. He has a very low IQ and considers his favorite pastime to be watching TV.
Droopy and Vincent Schiavelli
Italian American actor Vincent Schiavelli is best known for his stage acting which began in the 1960s. Some of his most celebrated roles include One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest, The People vs Larry Flint and Man on the Moon. Aside from this, he is also a respected food writer and has written three cookbooks along with being features in cooking and restaurant magazines.
His nickname is “the man with the sad eyes” and this is the reason why he has been compared to cartoon character Droopy. Droopy is an anthropomorphic dog with a droopy face, he speaks and moves slowly but he is always able to outwit his enemies.
Princess Jasmine and Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger got her start as the lead singer in the Pussycat Dolls and later went on to go solo, selling millions of records worldwide and then became a TV personality. Nicole preaches for the empowerment of women and embodies and strong and independent individual so it is not just her looks that can be compared to Disney princess Princess Jasmine.
Princess Jasmine falls for Aladdin in the famous animated movie and in the live-action remake, she got an even bigger role in the form of a solo track with lyrics expressing her refusal to be silenced.
Bob Belcher and Tom Selleck
After his role as a California Army National Guard veteran, Tom Selleck went on to become an actor and film producer, best known for starring as the private investigator, Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum P.I. He has also starred as Peter Mitchell in Three Men and a Baby and as NYPD Commissioner, Frank Regan in Blue Bloods.
He later got a role in Friends, starring as Monica’s ex-boyfriend. It turns out that the decorated actor looks just like Bob Belcher from Bob’s Burgers. Bob has a passion for his restaurant and adores his family, but he can be stubborn and difficult at the best of times.
Nocturna and Aubrey Plaza
Aubrey Plaza is best known for her work on award-winning TV show Parks and Recreation. Aside from being an actress, she is also a comedian and producer, proving she can do it all. She is not one to shy away from the spotlight having performed at The Laugh Factory and The Improv, but her animated doppelganger doesn’t resemble her personality at all.
Nocturna is a light blue goth fish who only wears a purple and black dress, a black metal bracelet, and a fishbone necklace. Her eyes however are the biggest giveaway for the similarities to Plaza.
Roger Klotz and Macklemore
Macklemore is one of the biggest artists in the world, recording hits including “Can’t Hold Us”, “Downtown”, “I Don’t Belong In This Club” and the worldwide smash hit “Thrift Shop”. Together with Ryan Lewis, they are one of the most unstoppable duos in music, selling millions of records worldwide.
Macklemore’s animated doppelganger is none other than Roger Klotz in the Nickelodeon series Doug. Roger is Doug Funnie’s enemy who often bullies him or ridicules him in front of his crush. While Macklemore is known to be an incredibly kind and caring individual, we can’t help but notice the resemblance, even down to their love of a leather jacket.
Yzma and Eartha Kitt
Singer, actress, dancer, comedian, activist, author, and songwriter, Eartha Kitt began her career back in 1942 and her distinctive powerhouse voice could be recognized by anyone. Some of her most famous tracks include “C’est si Bon” and the Christmas smash hit, “Santa Baby,” which is still played everywhere during the Christmas season today.
Kitt lent her voice to Yzma in Disney’s animated movie The Emperor’s New Groove and it seems that the animators used Kitt as inspiration for creating Yzma’s appearance!
John Smith and Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth plays the hunky and heroic Thor in Marvel’s Avengers franchise. Chris is one of the best looking guys in Hollywood, if not the world, so it is not a surprise that his animated twin is the gorgeous Captain John Smith who captures the heart of Disney princess Pocahuntas.
John has long, flowing blonde locks, a chiseled face and is incredibly strong. Well, if you watched Chris Hemsworth’s Instagram stories you would understand just how strong and muscular he is.
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