30 Actors & Actresses Who Plays As The Same Person

"When you play the same character for a long time, you have a shorthand. You get onto the set, you put on your outfit and two-thirds of your work is done because you've built on that work for so many years."
-Lisa Edelstein
(I couldn't agree with you more, Lisa Edelstein.)
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1.
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including _Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), _Unbreakable (2000), Shaft, Formula 51, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
“ When Quentin Tarantino hired Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction, every since now, he's still portrays as this 'loud-mouth, angry character'.
Calm, down Samuel L. Jackson. It's not the end of the world. ” - skaterdude19994
 
2.
Matthew Broderick
A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick (née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from Germany and Poland)...
“ I like this guy. I really do. I idiolize this man.
I'm 21 today and I'll be 22 next year. I like grew up watch his movies as a kid: The Lion King, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Godzilla, Inspector Gadget, & Glory.
But come on, Matthew. These comedies like:
The Cable Guy, Deck the Halls, & Election. REALLY? ” - skaterdude19994
 
3.
Kristen Stewart
Actress, Twilight
Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is Australian...
“ I had to admit: But.
She was awesome in the movie, Zathura: A Space Adventure.
Not Speak, not Cold Creek Manor, not Catch That Kid, not even The Twilight Saga. No.
Just, Zathura ” - skaterdude19994
 
4.
Michael Cera
Actor, Juno
Canadian actor Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, to parents who worked for Xerox. His mother, Linda, who is from Quebec, has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is Sicilian. Michael is the middle child between two sisters. He was educated at Conestoga Public School...
“ Every since Arrested Development.
This guy always have to play this awkward character in every film.
From Superbad, Juno...all the way down to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. ” - skaterdude19994
 
5.
Jack Black
Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a member...
“ I loved his perfomance in Peter Jackson's King Kong.
But this guy always carries this "Rock & Roll" personality in School Of Rock, his small roles in The Cable Guy, and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. COME ON, JACK! ” - skaterdude19994
 
6.
Seth Rogen
An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen. Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian Jewish descent...
“ I love this actor in Geeks & Freaks, Knocked Up, & Superbad.
Every since now, it's the same Seth Rogan. ” - skaterdude19994
 
7.
Meagan Good
Meagan Monique Good was born in 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood, Touched by an Angel...
“ She plays as some dude's girlfriend in every movie. In not just in any every movie. But in a black urban film. Expect for Saw V.
(That doesn't change that it's still a terrible movie though.) ” - skaterdude19994
 
8.
Rob Schneider
Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, Schneider has gone on to a successful career in feature films, including starring roles in the comedy films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, and Grown Ups.
“ I know that this man had his acting career going in Deuce Bigalow and Adam Sandler had expanded his acting career in
The Animal, Click, 50 First Dates, The Hot Chick, etc.
But no matter how many roles he has:
his character will always be the same. ” - skaterdude19994
 
9.
Chris Rock
Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher. Rock has been in stand-up comedy for several decades...
“ Death at a Funeral, I Think I Love My Wife, Down to Earth, to Bad Company.
CIA, an Accountant, and a funeral director...they're not all you, Chris. ” - skaterdude19994
 
10.
Luke Wilson
Actor, Old School
Handsome Texan Luke Cunningham Wilson was born in Dallas in 1971, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. The son of Laura (Cunningham), a photographer, and Robert Andrew Wilson, an advertising executive, he was raised with two brothers, Owen Wilson (the middle one) and Andrew Wilson (the eldest one)...
“ I've seen him in drama movies like Meeting Evil, 3:10 to Yuma, Henry Poole Is Here, etc.
Seems like the directors gave him the wrong roles for those films.
Because he hasn't taken them seriously.
RUBBISH! ” - skaterdude19994
 
11.
Jay Baruchel
Jay Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Robyne (Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Victor Baruchel, an antiques dealer. He has a younger sister who also acts. He started acting in 1995 when he made his first of three appearances on the hit show Are You Afraid of the Dark?...
“ It's one thing to play as an innocent dude, but it's another to play as somebody else. ” - skaterdude19994
 
12.
Kevin James
Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York, to Janet, an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. He has German ancestry. James attended Cortland University where he played fullback on the football team while majoring in sports management...
“ He's a funny guy.
But when can see him in drama film?
Or an action film, atleast! ” - skaterdude19994
 
13.
Ben Stiller
Producer, Zoolander
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that...
“ From Zoolander, Dodgeball, Meet The Parents, to Along Came Polly:
All i see, is Ben Stiller. ” - skaterdude19994
 
14.
Tom Welling
Actor, Smallville
Tom Welling is probably best known for playing Clark Kent on the hit television series Smallville. He was born Thomas Joseph Welling in Putnam Valley, New York, to Bonnie and Thomas Welling, who is a retired executive for General Motors. He has a younger brother, Mark Welling, who is also an actor, and two older sisters. Both of his parents are of German descent...
“ In Cheaper By The Dozen and The Fog. He still think he's
Clark Kent.
AWKWARD! ” - skaterdude19994
 
15.
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising...
“ Dear, Mr. Frodo.
You did well in The Lord Of The Rings. But is it time that you leave us and portray as somebody else in Wilfred, Green Street Hooligans, etc?

-Love, Sam Gamgee ” - skaterdude19994
 
16.
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias, has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner...
“ What's with her always portraying, or at least trying to portray as
somebodies mother?
Juno, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, etc. ” - skaterdude19994
 
17.
Brandon T. Jackson
Brandon Timothy Jackson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Beverly Yvonne (Bozeman) and Wayne Timothy Jackson. His parents are both pastors, and his maternal grandfather was a Pentecostal child preacher. He credits his sense of humor to both his father and his life straddling the fence between suburbia and the inner city...
“ I would rather see Brandon portray as a war veteran or even a suspense film. Rather than him portraying as a teen.
Like, Percy Jackson. ” - skaterdude19994
 
18.
Adam Sandler
Actor, Big Daddy
Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club...
“ He acted his heart out in Reign On Me.
This dude is a genius: He produce most of his films. Even now, he jump started Rob Schneider & Kevin James Career in films. He wrote his own movies.

I MEAN...this guy is awesome. Plus, he's funny. But does every character have to be the same guy though? ” - skaterdude19994
 
19.
“ Craig Robinson is...HILARIOUS IN THE OFFICE!
But come on, bro. Change once in a while. ” - skaterdude19994
 
20.
David Spade
Comic brat extraordinaire David Spade was born on July 22, 1964, in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of three brothers. He is the son of Judith J. (Meek), a writer and editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales rep, and is of German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Raised in both Scottsdale (from age four) and Casa Grande...
“ He's has this excited, 'life is great' personality. But that's good!
But does your co-star think that's good? ” - skaterdude19994
 
21.
Kirsten Dunst
Actress, Spider-Man
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, born in 1987...
“ She really didn't take her roles seriously.
Every since Director, Sam Raimi cast her in Spider-man. She always gives off this 'leave me alone' look. ” - skaterdude19994
 
22.
“ Another comedic actor.
I would love to see George Lopez in drama TV series. Like Kerry Washington in Scandal.
Would you agree? ” - skaterdude19994
 
23.
Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing his last college class by one point...
“ When can they give this guy a role as someone who intelligent. Take it from, Kirsten Vangsness: She plays as an FBI Analyst in Criminal Minds.

If there's a movie were they have a character who's an FBI Analyst, then Zach Galifianakis...I believe in you. ” - skaterdude19994
 
24.
Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents, Alie and David Christensen, are in the communications business. He is of Danish (father) and Swedish and Italian (mother) descent. Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and Tove...
“ After Stars Wars 3 was over.
Hayden still couldn't get it through his mind that he is still an actor.
Not, Anakin Skywalker. ” - skaterdude19994
 
25.
Shad Moss
Actor, Like Mike
Shad Gregory Moss was born on March 9, 1987 in Columbus, Ohio to Teresa Rena (Jones) and Alfonso Preston Moss. When Shad was five, he started his rap career using the nickname "Kid Gangsta." One year later, he took front stage during "The Chronic Tour" and impressed rapper Snoop Dogg, who later gave him the name Lil' Bow Wow...
“ This guy could had turn as the most multi-talented actor.
But always playing as someone who grew in the streets won't help him grow as an actor. ” - skaterdude19994
 
26.
Vince Vaughn
Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He has two older sisters...
“ Growing up as kid, while watching The Lost World.
I always thought he the of the victims who would get killed by a T-rex.
But unlike the victims in the movies, he manged to calm down. And that's that the kind of actor i love that film.
With the rest of the films...no. ” - skaterdude19994
 
27.
Paul Walker
Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William Walker...
“ You can play as scuba diver in Into The Blue.
You can play as a cop in Fast & Furious, Takers, etc.
But would i love even more:
If Paul played as a supervillain. That is, however.
If Warner Bros. decides to make a live-action Justice League film. ” - skaterdude19994
 
28.
Will Ferrell
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were both originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine...
“ Will Ferrell had me 'dying on the floor' while watching SNL & Anchorman. But I just hope that no one doesn't get tired of him in the next 5 years. ” - skaterdude19994
 
29.
Jesse Eisenberg
Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or Less...
“ He's the only reason I became an actor.
But with him always playing as fast talking, innocent dude.
That part of me...bothers me. ” - skaterdude19994
 
30.
Bruce Willis
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
“ It's one thing to play as a cop. Then other as, i don't know...a mentor, etc. ” - skaterdude19994