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

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Actress Michelle Williams and singer Michelle Williams

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Comedian Dan Levy and actor Dan Levy

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Physicist Albert Einstein and actor Albert Einstein (aka Albert Brooks)

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Actor Sidney Poitier and his daughter, actor Sydney Poitier Heartsong

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Actors Michael Douglas and Michael Douglas (aka Michael Keaton)

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Actor Mark Wahlberg and Antique roadshow host Mark L. Walberg

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Actress Anne Hathaway and historical figure Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare

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Monkees member David Jones (aka Davy Jones) and singer David Jones (aka David Bowie)

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NBA player Michael Jordan and actor Michael B. Jordan

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Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and John Paul Jones reality star Baccalaureate in paradise

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Actors Billie Burke from The Wizard of Oz and Billy Burke from dusk

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Actress Kate Hudson and singer Katy Hudson (aka Katy Perry)

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American Idol Judge Randy Jackson and singer Randy Jackson of The Jackson 5

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Jane Seymour actor and historical figure Jane Seymour, the third wife of King Henry VIII

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Singer Rebecca Ferguson and actress Rebecca Ferguson

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American actor James Stewart (aka Jimmy Stewart) and British actor James Stewart (aka Stewart Granger)

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Guitarists Mick Jones from The Clash and Mick Jones from Foreigner

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Actor Mandy Moore and choreographer Mandy Moore from So you think you can dance

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Drummers Roger Taylor of Queen and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran

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Actor Steve McQueen and filmmaker Steve McQueen

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Actors Jackie Gleason and Jack Gleeson

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Singer James Taylor and Kool & the Gang member James Taylor

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Desperate housewives actor Vanessa Williams and Candy actor Vanessa Estelle Williams

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Star wars actor Harrison Ford and silent film actor Harrison Ford

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Michael Jackson singer and Michael Jackson radio host

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Actors Billy Murray from The law project and Bill Murray from ghost hunters

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Actor Bette Davis and singer Betty Davis

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Peyton Actors List of Jessie and Peyton List of Mad Men.

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And finally, KISS member Gene Simmons and actor Jean Simmons.

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