30 celebrities with the same name
I still can’t believe there are two Dan Levys in the comedy world!
You’ve probably met someone with the same first name as you, but what about the same first one? and Last name?
Entertainment unions like SAG usually have policies in place to prevent two actors from performing under the same name, which is why many of them have to use stage names. However, there isn’t a rule of thumb that covers all notable people, so theoretically there could be an actor, singer, and Olympian who all go by the name of Jane Smith.
Here are 30 pairs of famous people who have practically the same names:
Actor Chris Evans and radio host Chris Evans
Actress Michelle Williams and singer Michelle Williams
Comedian Dan Levy and actor Dan Levy
Physicist Albert Einstein and actor Albert Einstein (aka Albert Brooks)
Actor Sidney Poitier and his daughter, actor Sydney Poitier Heartsong
Actors Michael Douglas and Michael Douglas (aka Michael Keaton)
Actor Mark Wahlberg and Antique roadshow host Mark L. Walberg
Actress Anne Hathaway and historical figure Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare
Monkees member David Jones (aka Davy Jones) and singer David Jones (aka David Bowie)
NBA player Michael Jordan and actor Michael B. Jordan
Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and John Paul Jones reality star Baccalaureate in paradise
Actors Billie Burke from The Wizard of Oz and Billy Burke from dusk
Actress Kate Hudson and singer Katy Hudson (aka Katy Perry)
American Idol Judge Randy Jackson and singer Randy Jackson of The Jackson 5
Jane Seymour actor and historical figure Jane Seymour, the third wife of King Henry VIII
Singer Rebecca Ferguson and actress Rebecca Ferguson
American actor James Stewart (aka Jimmy Stewart) and British actor James Stewart (aka Stewart Granger)
Guitarists Mick Jones from The Clash and Mick Jones from Foreigner
Actor Mandy Moore and choreographer Mandy Moore from So you think you can dance
Drummers Roger Taylor of Queen and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran
Actor Steve McQueen and filmmaker Steve McQueen
Actors Jackie Gleason and Jack Gleeson
Singer James Taylor and Kool & the Gang member James Taylor
Desperate housewives actor Vanessa Williams and Candy actor Vanessa Estelle Williams
Star wars actor Harrison Ford and silent film actor Harrison Ford
Michael Jackson singer and Michael Jackson radio host
Actors Billy Murray from The law project and Bill Murray from ghost hunters
Actor Bette Davis and singer Betty Davis
Peyton Actors List of Jessie and Peyton List of Mad Men.
And finally, KISS member Gene Simmons and actor Jean Simmons.
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