Top 50 Athlete Doppelgangers in Sports

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterApril 4, 2013

Top 50 Athlete Doppelgangers in Sports

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    You asked for them and you got them: the best of the best athlete (and coach) doppelgängers in the world of sports.

    The following 50 lookalikes involve everything from athlete mugshots to '90s sitcom stars and beyond. Some of these comparisons are straight up scarily similar, others you might have to squint a bit to see.

    Without further ado, may I now present to you: the top 50 athlete doppelgangers in sports.

50. Mike Rice and Thomas Lennon

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    Give former Rutgers basketball coach some happy pills and maybe a little electroshock therapy to relieve him of his "day-mares" and he'd look and behave a lot like actor Thomas Lennon, who played Lieutenant Dangle on the Comedy Central show Reno 911! . 

49. Darryl Strawberry and J.J. Evans

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    Former New York Mets slugger Darryl Strawberry looks like he could be the father of a young J.J. Evans, who played Jimmie Walker in the '70s sitcom Good Times

48. Andrew Luck and Mose Schrute

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    Two Schrute doppelgangers in one slide show! They said it couldn't be done!

    Alas, when Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck decided to grow out a funky Amish-style beard, he left us with no choice but to observe how very much he looks like Mose Schrute, cousin of Dwight, from the television show The Office.

47. Johnny Damon and Jesus

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    Bless me Father, for I have winned. 

    Former major league slugger Johnny Damon looked a lot like a certain messiah when he decided to let all the hair on his head grow out. 

46. Kelly Olynyk and Jason Mewes

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    Gonzaga's dynamic forward Kelly Olynyk looks like a lot of people, but the most fitting is Jason Mewes' character "Jay," from the Clerks movie series.

45. Yogi Berra and Gollum

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    Yankees great Yogi Berra was a legend on the baseball field, but had things not worked out in the major leagues, he could've lived like a king catching blind fish in the caves with Gollum and Smeagol.

44. Mike Tyson and This Bulldog

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    Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has a long, illustrious rap sheet with the law.

    And this mugshot, taken after Tyson was busted in 2006 for DUI and cocaine possession in Scottsdale, Ariz., shows just how very used to being in the dog pound he is.

43. Lane Kiffin and Daniel Tosh

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    One is paid to be a smug irreproachable jerk on national television. The other is a comedian.

    USC football coach Lane Kiffin and comedian Daniel Tosh look plenty similar, and they both have the ability to make complete strangers laugh, albeit for vastly different reasons. 

42. Desmond Bryant and June Thompson

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    Mmm...Drink it in.

    Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant broke the mold for mugshots after being arrested in February.

    Between his dead eyes and his tongue lolling out, the man looks like a mix between a large mouth bass and June Thompson, the mother of Honey Boo Boo.

41. Andy Roddick and Seann William Scott

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    All it takes is a little fuzz on the chin and quarter pound of hair gel to turn tennis star Andy Roddick into an believable lookalike of Stiffler from the American Pie movies, played by actor Sean William Scott. 

40. Michael Carter-Williams and Michael B. Jordan

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    Syracuse's sophomore combo guard may be a first-round pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

    He also has quite the resemblance to actor Michael. B. Jordan. I'm sure Carter-Williams would prefer it if that "B" was dropped. 

39. Prince Fielder and Bubb Rubb

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    Big men with dreads who like to make people go "Woooooh!"

    Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder and Oakland whistle-tip enthusiast Bubb Rubb love bringing the noise, and look enough alike to be cousins. 

38. Brett Sutter and Edward Norton

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    After punching out a cab driver in 2010, Calgary Flames forward Brett Sutter gave officers his best Edward Norton Fight Club impression.

37. Ricky Rubio and Ringo Starr

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    Both are soft-spoken. Both just want everyone to relax and be happy

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio looks like the modern day version of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, and he's certainly got the kind attitude to prove it.


36. Corey Graham and Chris Tucker

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    Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham looks too much like actor Chris Tucker to ignore.

35. Josh Reddick and Cousin It

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    Josh Reddick has said it before and he'll said it again: he does NOT plan on shaving his beard.

    No matter how much it makes him look like Cousin It from The Adam's Family.

34. Laurence Maroney and Pippi Longstocking

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    After being pulled over for possession of firearms while under the influence, former New England Patriot Laurence Maroney was arrested and carted off to jail where he would take this immaculate Pippi Longstocking mugshot.

33. Andy Murray and Rob Huebel

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    Uncle and nephew?

    Tennis star Andy Murray is all about serious business compared to his doppelganger, comedian Rob Huebel.

32. Gregory Echenique and Uncle Phil

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    Behold: Uncle Phil back when he was at playing weight.

    From the beard to the chrome dome and on down, Creighton's Gregory Echenique resembles actor James Avery, who played Uncle Phil in the 90s television show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

31. Marshawn Lynch and the Predator

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    He has the death stare, he just needs the cloaking device.

    I'm not sure if the Predator's dreads have an actual functional use, but I know they make for a great lookalike comparison with Marshawn Lynch's mugshot.

30. Brian Scalabrine and Michael Rapaport

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    From their blue-green eyes to the bonfire hair, former NBA bench-star Brian Scalabrine and actor Michael Rapaport are almost interchangeable.

29. Joe Flacco and Bert from Sesame Street

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    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has some bushy brows, and he could probably make a fine living as a muppet if he ever gets tired of getting tackled by huge men.

28. Sidney Crosby and Andy Samberg

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    Alright, so Sidney Crosby and Andy Samberg aren't exactly identical twins, but in a certain light they both have some kindred features that one can't help but notice.

27. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Chris Rock

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    Michigan shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. looks more related to comedian Chris Rock than he does to his dear old dad, Tim Sr.

26. Aaron Craft and Ryan Merriman

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    Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft is known for his smothering defense on the court.

    He also looks like Kyle Johnson, a character played by Ryan Merriman in the Disney movie The Luck of the Irish. 

25. Kerri Strug and Jeremy Irvine

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    Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug made America weep with happiness when she overcame injury and landed a one-legged vault routine to win the gold in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. 

    Actor Jeremy Irvine brought viewers to tears with his performance in the movie War Horse.

    And both of them look a lot alike when pictured next to one another in their most memorable performances.

24. Dan McLaughlin and Chris Farley

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    St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin gave the camera his best Chris Farley impression after being arrested after drunkenly crashing his automobile in Chesterfield, Mo., in September 2011.

    It’s unclear whether or not the automobile was a van he lived indown by the river.

23. Stan Van Gundy and Ron Jeremy

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    It's not pretty, but it's the truth.

    If Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy ever gets tired of dealing with the critics in the NBA, he could always find work as a body double for adult film star Ron Jeremy.

    You know, for all the stunts he probably does.

22. Booker T. and Steve Urkel

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    Before he was a member of WWE, wrestler Booker T. was arrested in 1987 for committing several armed robberies at Wendy’s restaurants in Houston.

    And judging by the look he had during his mugshot, we can only assume he had been asking the police questions about his crime, specifically concerning whether or not he did “that.”

21. Gabby Douglas and Gabrielle Union

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    Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglass and actress Gabrielle Union share more than few similar features, the foremost being a giant, infectious smile.


20. Steve Blake and Alex Smith

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    Lose Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith look like identical twins who were separated at birth. 

19. Andre Iguodala and Corey Parker Robinson

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    Denver Nuggets swingman Andre Iguodala is what would happen if actor Corey Parker Robinson decided to play hoops instead of trying out for the HBO series The Wire.

18. Anquan Boldin and RZA

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    Is that San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin? Or the RZA from the Wu Tang Clan?

    It can be difficult to tell sometimes.

17. Kevin Ware and Andre 3000

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    We wish Kevin Ware the best as he recovers from the grisly injury he sustained playing Duke in the Elite Eight on Sunday, and we certainly hope he can add his doppelgänger Andre 3000 to list of notable celebrities who have reached out to the Louisville guard in his time of need.

16. Jim Harbaugh and Beavis

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    49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh isn't a clown like Beavis, but he's certainly capable of cooking up some strangely intense "Cornholio" looks.*

    They make ridiculous facial expressions and have jawlines capable of carving a roast.

    *NSFW warning: Video may contain offensive language 

15. B.J. Upton and T.I.

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    From the angles of the face down to thin mustache, Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton has all the facial features of hip hop artist and actor T.I. 

14. Mason Plumlee and the Blue Monstar from Space Jam

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    Plumlee catch ball. Plumlee dunk. Good Plumlee.

    Duke's Mason Plumlee is an outstanding basketball player and perhaps the most NBA-ready big in college. And he can't help that he looks like the blue monstar from Space Jam.

13. Gary Payton and DMX

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    Former Seattle Supersonic great Gary Payton is rap star DMX. Minus the pension for pointless arrests that X has, however. 

12. Phil Mickelson and Hugh Grant

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    This one's been around for a long time, but there's no denying that American pro golfer Phil Mickelson and British actor Hugh Grant could pass as brothers or at least cousins.

    I'll say this—Mickelson would've killed in Notting Hill, as in, he would've destroyed that movie.

11. Tom Crean and Rainn Wilson

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    Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean and Dwight Schrute (played by Rainn Wilson) share a hair cut and an intensity few men could ever could handle (or want to).

10. Mark Sanchez and Mitch Buchannon

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    The Hoff!

    GQ wasn't far off at all when they tried to portray New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez as Baywatch's Mitch Buchannon, played by actor David Hasselhoff.

9. Lou Holtz and Daisy May Moses

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    I always thought former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz looked familiar, but I just now realized it's because I grew up watching re-runs of him on the Beverly Hillbillies. 


8. Rick Carlisle and Jim Carrey

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    Besides their same shiny domes and remarkably similar bone structure, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and comedian Jim Carrey probably don't share too much in common in terms of attitude.

    I could see them both teeing off on a basketball, like Carlisle did during a game against the Oklahoma Thunder in 2012.

7. Lennox Lewis and Vernon Davis

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    When he had his long dreads, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis was a mirror image of a heavyweight boxing champ Lennox Lewis.

6. Marshall Henderson and Sid from Toy Story

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    The haircut, the attitude and the crazy facial expressions.

    All signs indicate that Sid from Toy Story climbed out of the movie screen in 1995, picked up basketball and changed his name to Marshall Henderson.

5. Robert Griffin III and Kel Mitchell

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    Dreads and a gap-tooth smile.

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is the NFL version of Kel Mitchell from the movie Good Burger—far less scatter-brained, and one hundred percent less likely to end up swimming in a smoothie machine.

4. Kyle Korver and Ashton Kutcher

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    One shoots three-pointers, the other shoots lurker-pictures in Nikon commercials.

    Atlanta Hawks dead-eye shooter Kyle Korver and actor Ashton Kutcher have the same hair and boy-ish good looks, and Kutcher probably hates getting confused by young women for Kyle Korver all the time.


3. Ryan Howard and Mr. Cooper

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    Oh yes, we have a Mr. Cooper sighting, my friends.

    Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard is a dead ringer for actor Mark Curry, star of the '90s television series Hangin' With Mr. Cooper. 

2. Pelé and Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    The piercing eyes, the slightly hooked nose and pouty lips. 

    I haven't been able to prove it, but based on these pictures, I would bet a fat goose that Brazilian soccer legend Pelé is related to actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo and This Fan

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    No images need to be cut together for this one, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has a real-life doppelganger.

    The striker ran into his lookalike while stopping to take photos with fans. Needless to say, things got a little weird.