Best Father-Son Duos On TV

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Just proof that casting directors are magic.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community which TV kids and parents look so alike, they could be related IRL. Here’s what they said:

1.

Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Gavin Schmidt (Peter Gallagher) from New Girl


Fox

“When I first watched New Girl and they introduced Schmidt’s dad, I genuinely believed that the two were related because Max Greenfield and Peter Gallagher look so much alike. Max Greenfield had even played a younger version of Peter Gallagher’s character on The O.C. back in 2007.”

—kristofwar

2.

Adam (Connor Swindells) and Mr. Groff (Alistair Petrie) from Sex Education

3.

Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) from Riverdale


The CW

Veronica looks like an exact mix of her parents on Riverdale.”
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4.

Jack Kline (Alexander Calvert) and Castiel (Misha Collins) from Supernatural


The CW

“Jack from Supernatural looks so much like Castiel that the actors did a hilarious paternity test bit IRL for giggles. Misha Collins joked that the casting directors loved his face so much that when they saw it again on another person they just had to cast him. He wasn’t biologically Cas’ son plot-wise, but since he has powers, it’s basically canon that he chose to look like the man he considered his real dad.”

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5.

Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Anthony DiNozzo (Robert Wagner) from NCIS

6.

Judy Winslow (Jaimee Foxworth) and Carl Winslow (Reginald VelJohnson) from Family Matters

7.

Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) and Lionel Luthor (John Glover)


The CW / Everett

“I always thought Lex and Lionel from Smallville looked like they really were related. They had similar features and were both left-handed (left-handedness can run in families).”

—tmarofvulcan

8.

Kevin (Casey Cott) and Tom Keller (Martin Cummins) from Riverdale

9.

Robert (Max Brown) and King Simon Henstridge (Vincent Regan) from The Royals


E!

“King Simon and Robert on The Royals would be a great addition to this list.”

—cruelsummers

10.

Tess (Eris Baker) and Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown) from This Is Us

11.

Phil (Ty Burrell) and Fred Dunphy (Fred Willard) from Modern Family

12.

Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) and Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) from Home Improvement

13.

J.T. (Brandon Call) and Frank Lambert (Patrick Duffy) on Step by Step

14.

J.J. (Micah Fowler), Ray (Mason Cook), and Jimmy DiMeo (John Ross Bowie) from Speechless


ABC

“They for real look like they could be father and sons irl!”

—wheresmymind

15.

Björn (Alexander Ludwig) and Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) from Vikings


History Channel

“Björn goes through a subtle character transformation through the season and ends up becoming just like his dad.”

—rocketduck

16.

Jordan (Shannon Kook) and Monty Green (Christopher Larkin) from The 100


The CW

“On The 100, they did an amazing job casting Jordan as Monty’s son. He seriously looks just like the perfect combination of Monty and Harper!”

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17.

Archie (KJ Apa) and Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) from Riverdale


The CW

“KJ Apa looks so similar to Luke Perry at that age, and it shows in the flashback episode.”

—idk1234456

18.

Anna (Hannah Riley) and Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) from Chicago Med


NBC

“When I first saw Hannah, I had to look to see if they were related in real life.”

—vasato

19.

Junior (George O. Gore II) and Michael Kyle (Damon Wayans) from My Wife and Kids

20.

J.D. (Zach Braff) and Sam Dorian (John Ritter) from Scrubs


ABC

“He and Zach Braff really honestly do look like they could be related, and the episode that paid homage to Ritter’s death by having J.D.’s dad die was so good.”

—sweetcuppincakes

21.

Logan (Jason Dohring) and Aaron Echolls (Harry Hamlin) from Veronica Mars

22.

Timothy (Max McMillan) and Dr. Patrick Turner (Stephen McGann) from Call the Midwife


PBS

“Dr. Turner and Timothy look just alike! I firmly believed they were related in real life for years. I was a bit upset when I found out they weren’t actually family; their chemistry is so good on the show!”

—broadwaybby

23.

Nathan (James Lafferty) and Dan Scott (Paul Johansson) from One Tree Hill


The WB

“They’re crazy similar looking. But then Lucas looks nothing like Dan?”

—boredgirl3

And if you’re wanna see more TV parent-kid lookalikes, check out this post here.