We know them from somewhere… People and their cartoon doppelgangersBy Iulia P
It is said that everybody on this earth has at least two other people that look exactly like them (doppelgangers). While some may have been lucky enough to find their doppelganger, some still think that their appearance is unique. We hate it to break it up to you, guys, but it’s not! And while this can be a bit scary, the thought of having someone that looks exactly like you and that can be mistaken for you can actually be hilarious.
But what can be more fun than having a doppelganger? Well, having a doppelganger that is a cartoon character and also being recognized for it. Here are 40 + people, both celebs or us regular folk, that looks exactly like cartoon characters.
If you’re a 90’s baby, well, this one might have been one of your favorite Sunday morning cartoons. The cartoons aired for the first time in 1997 on Cartoon Network, it ran for 7 years, and it was a pop culture hit.
Well, guys, it turns out that Jonny Bravo, the gym fanatic, the womanizer and cool dude, who always wears tight clothes and sunglasses, has a twin in real life. Even though we don’t know much about his doppelganger, all we can do is give props to him for reminding us of a 90’s sensation.
Cartman (South Park)
The animated Cartoon Series aired for the first time in 1997. Among the numerous characters in the show, one of them that really stood out was Eric Cartman. He is considered to be the most popular character in South Park despite his arrogant and narcissistic personality.
As you might have already guessed, the character of Eric Cartman has a real-life doppelganger. His twin was spotted on a bus, reading while wearing the same exact clothes as Cartman: the red hoodie, brown pants, and blue and yellow beanie.
Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
Seth MacFarlane created the show, and ever since 1999, the year it first aired, it has been stealing everybody’s hearts. The main character in this animated sitcom is the character of Peter Griffin, the crazy and immature father of three kids.
After a little research on good ol’ Google, we found out that there is a guy who looks exactly like Peter Griffin somewhere out there. From the glasses to the hairstyle, the double chin, and the cleft chin, every little detail of this guy’s appearance reminds us of Peter.
Master Shifu (Kung Fu Panda)
The movie Kung Fu Panda debuted in 2008, and it has three parts. One of the most important characters from the movie, besides Po the panda, was Master Shifu. Master Shifu, the red panda, was the trainer of all the good fighters in China.
We are sure that most of you know the internet sensation cat, the celeb that appeared in thousands of memes: the grumpy cat. While it might not be a person, the Grumpy cat, or it’s real name Tardar Sauce, looks exactly like the character of Master Shifu.
Scar (Lion King)
The Lion King first thrilled audiences in 1994, and everybody who saw it then is still feeling some type of way towards Scar, the uncle of young Simba. The antagonist, Scar is the one who kills Simba’s father and all in all gives the young lion all sorts of problems.
As much as you might dislike Scar, would you still dislike him if I tell you that his real-life doppelganger is Jason Mamoa? It turns out that people on the internet find a very striking resemblance between Scar and the Game of Throne Character Khal Drogo.
Linda Blecher (Bob’s Burgers)
The animated sitcom, Bob’s Burgers, was aired for the first time in 2011. The story revolves around the Blecher family: Bob, Linda, and their three kids who together run a burger restaurant. Linda, the mother, is a 44 years old happy and optimistic lady.
When it comes to Linda’s doppelganger, the internet’s peeps managed to find Linda’s twin in a second. And while Linda might be the optimistic, happy-go-lucky type, we can definitely not say this about her real life twin, who looks like the exact opposite.
Consuela (Family Guy)
If you’re a fan of Seth MacFlaren’s animated sitcom, Family Guy, you probably know who we’re talking about. The character of Consuela, the maid, appeared in several episodes during the 19 seasons but she sure left her mark on those episodes.
Well, you have guessed again! Consuela’s real-life twin was found, and we have to tell you that the resemblance is indeed striking. The hairstyle and color, the skin tone, the brown-ish glasses, and facial features are all Consuela, copy-paste.
Andy (Toy Story)
I am sure, if you’ve already watched the animated movie Toy Story and its sequels, you are probably in love with them as much as we are. One thing, well better said, one character that does not stay the same during these four movies is Andy’s character.
Andy is the owner of the toys, and he is portrayed, in these four movies, from his childhood years to his becoming a young adult when he leaves for college. Andy has a real life doppelganger as well, and the two look exactly the same.
Eggs (The Boxtrolls)
The Boxtrolls is a fantasy cartoon movie inspired by the novel Here be Monsters! . The story revolves around Eggs, a boy who was raised by garbage trolls called Boxtrolls, and it follows him in his fight to protect his box troll friends from being exterminated.
Assuming that you’ve already seen the picture above, all we can say is that the internet struck again. We don’t know who found the similarities between the two boys, but the two’s resemblance is on another level.
Milhouse van Houten(The Simpsons)
Milhouse van Houten is an elementary school student and the best friend of Bart Simpson. While Bart is popular and cool, Milhouse is the total opposite: naïve, gullible, and insecure. Because of his personality and thanks to his best friend, Milhouse always gets in trouble.
Even if it’s hard to find someone to look like any Simpson character, due to their yellow skin and weird hair colors, people managed to find Milhouse’s twin: Josh Saviano. Josh Saviano is a former child actor and currently a lawyer.
Mr. Potato Head (Toy Story)
Another significant character from the four Toy Story movies is definitely Mr. Potato Head. The character was based on the game Mr. Potato Head, and he is one sarcastic yet funny character. To be honest, even for us, at a close look, Potato Head seemed really familiar.
Potato Head looks exactly like Steve Harvey, the host of the Family Feud reality TV show. The thick eyebrows, a big smile with crystal white teeth, and the mustache, all of these features make us think about how similar the two look.
Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
If you’ve watched the movie Harry Potter, we are sure that you might share the same feeling about Voldemort as we do: despise. And it’s impossible not to feel this way about him since his character was so malicious and coniving.
While this is not intended to be an offense, even though it can easily pass as one, Lord Voldemort’s twin is… this guy pictured above. We don’t have any details about who he is, but the resemblance between the two is indeed uncanny.
Ralph Wiggum (The Simpsons)
Ralph Wiggum is another remarkable character of the TV series The Simpsons. He is the son of the Police Chief, and he can easily pass as the weird classmate. From the way he acts, we can tell he suffers from some sort of social anxiety.
The internet, as always, was quick, and found Ralph Wiggum’s real-life doppelganger. It turns out that one of Austria’s ministries, Wolfgang Brandstetter looks like an elementary school student. The shape of the face, the body shape, and especially with his weird hair makes Brandstetter and Wiggum twinsies.
Al McWhiggin(Toy Story)
Al McWhiggin is the antagonist character in the second sequel of Toy Story. He is a toy collector, and he is not afraid to steal the toys in order to collect them or sell them for money. Al is a middle-aged chubby man with balding hair and a mustache. He wears ticked-rimmed glasses.
We typed in all these characteristics on Google, and we found a winner. The guy pictured above is the best match of Al that we could have asked for. Both of them have the same facial features, the same type of mustache, same glasses, and both of them are slightly cuddly.
Kenny (South Park)
Another remarkable character from the sitcom South Park is definitely Kenny. Kenny is 9 years old, a blond fourth grader and is one of the main characters of the show. He is also the poorest one out of all, and his face is never fully shown.
It seems like we found Kenny’s real-life twin. He is blond; he looks like he is about 9 years old, and in the picture above, he is wearing an orange jacket. His face is half covered, and all we can say is that this kid gives us major Kenny vibes.
The American animated sitcom aired for the first time in 1999. The plot follows the adventure of Philip J. Fry, who was cryogenically frozen and woken up in the 31st century. One of the characters that stands out is his on and off girlfriend, Turanga Leela.
Purple hair tied in a ponytail, one eye, and a huge upper lip, these characteristics made people associate her with Farrah Abraham, the reality TV show “Teen Mom” star. While Farrah doesn’t have that big upper lip on a normal day, we should agree that the two really do somewhat similar.
The TV series Rugrats premiered in 1991, and it is focused on the adventured of 5 babies. One character from the show is unforgettable because of the weird hair she has, is Cynthia, Angelica’s doll and best friend. Cynthia is supposed to be a parody of the Barbie doll.
One characteristic of Cynthia is her crazy wild hair. She has three bunches of hair while the rest of her head is bald; this is possibly because Angelica cut it. The hair made people associate Miley Cyrus’s Met Gala look and hairstyle to the Rugrat doll.
The animated movie is a Walt Disney/ Pixar masterpiece, and it premiered in 2007. The plot revolves around a rat, Remy who’s greatest passion is cooking. Because he is a rat and people would not give him any attention, Remy teams up with Linguini, who becomes Remy’s hands when cooking.
It seems like Alfredo Linguini has a doppelganger in real life too. Not only is his real-life twin is a redhead, but his nose and face features are identical to Linguini’s. On top of this, as you might have already seen, the doppelganger is a chef too.
Beavis (Beavis and Butthead)
The animated sitcom first aired in 1993. The plot revolves around Beavis and Butthead, two couch potato teenage friends with no social skills. Beavis, the blond character, is a metal fan and always wears simple, metal t-shirts with his favorite bands: Bon Jovi and Metallica.
While being compared to a character like this can be considered an offense, we shall proceed with this one because the guy deserves it. Beavis’s real-life look-alike is a felon who was caught after robbing a woman’s house in Oregon. Not only does he looks exactly like Beavis, but the guy behaved like the character too when he decided to wear the woman’s clothes.
The Canadian-American animation series is based on the series of books Arthur’s Adventures. The first episode aired in 1996 and the production had a total of 246 episodes. The main character is Arthur, a young bear who is followed in his adventures at school with his friends or at home with his siblings and parents.
Arthur’s real-life look-alike turns out to be singer John Legend. Even though Arthur’s facial features are not that exact, there is something there that screams out loud John Legend. It may be the eyes; it may be the skin tone; nonetheless, we’re not the only ones to see it; his wife is constantly teasing him about it online.
He-Man (Masters of the Universe)
The Masters of the Universe franchise made its debut in 1983, and the plot revolves around He-Man and his never-ending fight to protect the universe from Skeletor and his evil forces. The Character of He-Man has a twin in real life too.
And his look-alike is Tom Brady, the American football quarterback. While the facial features are not really the same, the height, fit body, and cool haircut the two are sporting can easily make us consider them twins.
Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
Jessica Rabbit, the bombshell of the animation movies, is considered to be the only sex-symbol of the animated world. While animations are usually made to show the characters’ exaggerated/ funny features, this is not the case for Jessica Rabbit.
Jessica is a curvy woman with long red hair and is usually shown wearing a red dress with a deep cleavage. She has green eyes, voluptuous lips, and very thin eyebrows. All these features made people compare her to actress Christina Hendrick and having a look at the picture above; we can agree that the two really look-alike.
Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
Another character of the much-loved sitcom The Simpsons who managed to stand out with his kindness and compassion is Ned Flanders. The character of Ned is probably the kindest out of all the characters depicted in the TV show.
Ned Flanders’s mustache, his haircut, and the big round glasses remind us of the character of Walter White from the TV series Breaking Bad (played by Bryan Cranston). Despite their physical similarities, the two characters have similar personalities too.
The fictional and main character of Thunder Cats is Lion O. He is the leader of Thunder Cats and he is strong, speedy, cunning, and intelligent. He is a young 12 years old boy trapped into a 24 years old adult body.
Lion-O has a very fit, muscular body and short thick hair. His facial features and his tan make us think of Carrot Top. Carrot Top, or by his real name- Scott Thompson, is a stand-up comedian and actor. We can all agree that the resemblance between the two is simply striking.
Ursula ( The Little Mermaid)
The fictional character is the lead villain in the Disney movie The Little Mermaid. The movie was premiered in 1989, and we are sure we can speak for anybody who has seen it: Ursula is both easy to love and hate.
Ursula is depicted as a purple, chubby octopus that dresses in a very eccentric way and uses very heavy and bold make-up. If you can’t think of anybody that does or looks the same, here’s a hint: Mamma June (Here Comes Honey BooBoo). Can you see it now?
Up! is an animated drama that premiered in 2009. The story revolves around Carl, an old widower who promised his late wife to fulfill their dream of visiting and exploring South America. Carl is helped by Russell, a little explorer, to fulfill his dream.
People of the internet have managed to find Carl’s real-life doppelganger, and it is none other than actor Martin Scorsese. The thick, black-framed glasses, their gray hair, pale white skin tone, and thick eyebrows make the two men look alike.
Chuckie Finster (Rugrats)
Chuckie is a significant character in the animated sitcom Rugrats. He is the oldest of the kids ( he is 2) and the timidest out of all. He and his sister are raised only by his very busy father because their mother had passed away.
Chuckie’s red hair, glasses with thick frames, complexion, and freckles make him and singer Ed Sheeran look like family. Not only is their appearance similar, but both of them seem to have the same timid and adorable personality.
Lois (Family Guy)
Lois is the wife of Peter Griffin and the mother of Stewie, Chris, and Meg. The character of Lois comes from a wealthy Anglo-Saxon family, the Pewterschimts. She gave up her rich child status when she married Peter and became a housewife.
Lois is a woman in her late 30’s early 40’s, with red hair and a very prominent and sharp nose, specific to her ancestors. She always wears a teal, blue-ish shirt. In the collage above, on the right, there is a picture of a young Gillian Anderson. Can you see the resemblance between the two?
Janice ( The Muppet show)
The Muppet Show was a comedy TV series which was premiered in 1978. Amongst the funny characters, there is one remarkable lady, and this is Janice, the Muppet. Janice is the lead guitarist in the band called The Electric Mayhem.
Janice has long black hair, huge lips, she looks like she is always tanning and her make up and hippie outfits are always on point. There’s no wonder people all over the internet associated Janice with Donatella Versace, the owner of the Versace fashion house.
Cleveland (The Cleveland Show)
The Cleveland Show aired for the first time in 2009, and it’s a spin-off of the TV series Family Guy. Cleveland is the African-American member of Peter Griffin’s group of friends and possibly the most down to earth out of all of them.
Cleveland is an African-American c man in his 40’s with visible black bags under his eyes. He’s sporting a short afro and a wide mustache, and he always wears his favorite yellow Tee. Turn out, Cleveland’s look-alike from real life is senator Jesse Jackson.
Walt Disney produced the animated movie Hercules, and it premiered in 1997. One of the film’s remarkable characters is definitely Hades, the lead villain, and all-around bad guy. Hades is the deity of the dark in Greek mythology.
You wouldn’t guess, but apparently, Hades’ look alike is actor Gary Busey. The crazy smile, the teeth, the chin, eyebrows, every little feature on Hades’s face makes us all think of Busey and all the malicious characters he has played.
The 3D movie was released in 2010 and was produced by Walt Disney. The story behind the animation is based on the fairy tale of Rapunzel and her malicious step-mother who kidnapped her and locked her into a tower.
The 2010 Rapunzel is blonde, has long straight hair, pale white skin, and green eyes. What actress do we know that has the same features? You guess it right. Beautiful Amanda Seyfried can easily be cast as Rapunzel if they ever decide to do a real action movie.
Joe (Family Guy)
Joe is another member of Peter Griffin’s group of friends. He is a police officer in his 40’s who, despite his condition (he is in a wheelchair), still works. He is a very skilled police officer and always manages to catch thieves.
Joe’s look-alike is actor Kevin James. While James might not have the same condition as Joe, the two look identical. From the facial features, to the haircut, cleft chin, and upper body, the actor can be cast as real-life Joe.
Prince Charming (Shrek)
Shrek, the animated comedy, was first aired at the cinema in 2001 and it stole everybody’s hearts. Therefore the producers decided to release the other 4 sequels of the hit animation. In Shrek 2, there is one character that can easily pass as annoying: Prince Charming.
The son of Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming is depicted as being an arrogant, shallow, and egocentric mama’s boy. Despite his personality, he is indeed good-looking: blonde voluminous hair, fit body, green eyes. If we could associate him with anybody we know, that person would definitely be actor Nicolaj Coster-Walden. The resemblance between these two is simply amazing.
Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
Peter Pan, the animated musical, appeared for the first time in 1953, and Walt Disney Studios produced it. The story is based on a play with the same name written by J.M.Barrie. The resident baddieof the story is Captain Hook.
Captain Hook is a skinny man with long black hair, thick black eyebrows, and a very sharp mustache. He has a white complexion, which makes his under-eye bags pop-up. No, we did not describe actor Russell Brand, even though this description suits him too.
Montgomery Burns (The Simpsons)
Another character from the TV series The Simpsons, Montgomery Burns, known simply as MR. Burns is definitely a striking character. The antagonist of the show and is Homer’s boss. Mr. Burns is wealthy, evil, malicious, and greedy.
Old, wealthy, bald, and with sharp features, it seems like we found the perfect real-life look-alike of Mr. Burns, and this is Jacob Rothschild. Not only do they look so similar, but both of them are filthy rich. Could their personalities be similar too?
The green giant ogre has definitely stolen our hearts in all of the 4 movies that bear his name. Despite his scary appearance, he has always proven to be a teddy bear with a genuine and true heart of pure gold.
Apparently, the character of Shrek was inspired by French wrestling fighter Maurice Tillet’s appearance. And it’s obvious! The two look so much alike. From their big heads, big noses to their bushy eyebrows and elephant years, the two are identical.
Betty Boop is a period cartoon character who first appears on the screens in the 1930s. She was created by Max Fleischer and is depicted to be a caricature of a Flapper Girl. She is childish, sophisticated, and very self-confident.
Betty Boop’s identical twin is no other than Helen Kane. Helen Kane was an actress and singer, well known for her song ” I wanna be loved by you.” Betty Boop is said to be a caricature of the eccentric songstress/ actress. For most of us, being the inspiration for a cartoon would be a dream come true; for Kane it was a nightmare. She sued the Fletcher productions for the equivalent of $4.7 million nowadays.
Walt Disney Studios produced Aladdin in 1992. The animation was based on a middle-eastern fairy tale and became a huge hit. In 2019, Walt Disney released a live-action of the old animation, and it starred actors like Will Smith, Mena Masoud, and Billy Magnussen.
One integral character of the story is the inhabitant of the lamp, the Genie. He is depicted as a blue man with a pointy nose and big ears, features that remind us of the late great actor Robin Williams. Williams was the one who voiced the Genie in the 1992 movie.
Boo (Monsters Inc.)
Monsters Inc. was seen for the first time on the big screen in 2001. The story revolves around two monsters who are supposed to scare kids at night but instead, they make friends with a little brown haired girl named Boo.
Boo is a two years old girl who is not afraid of the monsters that were assigned to scare her. She has big brown eyes and brown hair tied in two cute pigtails. The cutie pie pictured above seems to be Boo’s doppelganger.
If you haven’t watched the American animated movie Up! all we can say is: You have to! Up follows the story of a widower who grew up with this late wife, both of them dreaming of going on an adventure and expedition in South America.
One of the cutest characters of the 2009 movie is Russell, a young Wilderness Explorer who is trying hard to win his last badge: the badge of helping the elderly. Russell is a chubby boy with short black hair and Asian features. The little boy pictured above is giving us major Russell vibes.
Gru (Despicable me)
When Despicable Me was released in 2010, both kids and adults fell automatically in love with all the characters, especially with the minions. One of the characters that might not have had the same effect on the audience (at the beginning) is Gru.
The maleficent character slowly became a sweetheart with the help of his three adopted cute little daughters. Portrayed as a man in his 40’s, Gru is a tall bald guy with pale skin and a very long and pointy nose. The clothes he wears are always black, and the scarf is his statement piece of clothing. As you can see in the picture above, someone was lucky enough to meet the real-life Gru on a metro.
Elsa ( Frozen)
Frozen is a 2013 Walt Disney animated movie that managed to steal every little girl’s heart. The plot follows the story of two sisters who are princesses and Elsa’s struggle to control her superpower of transforming everything into ice and snow.
Elsa is portrayed as being a very beautiful girl that has long blonde hair and ashen skin. Turn out the look-alike of Elsa is as beautiful as the character is. The two have the exact same features, the only difference being the color of their hair.
Sid (Ice Age)
The movie Ice Age appeared in the cinemas for the first time in 2002. The animated movie was produced by Fox Animations, and it was received so well by the public that the director, Christ Wedge, made four more sequel movies.
The cutest and funniest character from all five movies is, in our opinion, Sid. Sid is a ground sloth who finds himself in very funny situations because of his naïve and accident-prone personality. Thousands of years later, we managed to find Sid’s twin: a 15 years old Italian greyhound.
Tarzan was the 37th animated movie released by Walt Disney Production and it appeared in the cinemas in 1999. Tarzan follows the adventure of a young boy who was raised by Kala the gorilla after his parents were killed. He grows up surrounded by animals and is able to speak their language.
One of Tarzan’s best friends is Terk, a young female gorilla who is also Kala’s niece, making the two adoptive cousins. Terk is a loving friend to Tarzan,and she proves to be very protective of him. She is depicted as a very chubby gorilla with navy-blue fur and some sort of Mohawk. Looks like the cute baby pictured above might be the human version of Terk.
Cruella De Vil (The 101 Dalmatians)
One Hundred and One Dalmatians is a Walt Disney Production animation movie that was released in 1961. The plot follows the love story of two Dalmatian dogs, the love story of their owners,and the conflict they have with Cruella De Vil.
Cruella de Vil is a wealthy, fashion-obsessed lady who, to make herself a coat she steals 101 Dalmatian puppies. In the animation movie, she is depicted as a very skinny, fashionable, pale-skinned,and greedy woman.Well, people on the internet were quick when they associated the woman pictured above with the character. And wee have to agree, two kinda look-alike.