• Really?

    Posted by on January 20th, 2011 · Comments (5)

    In the late 1980′s, a lot of people told me that I looked like Peter Scolari. And, I totally got that – really, I did. And, then, in the early 1990′s, I had more than a few people tell me that I looked like Harrison Ford. That didn’t bother me, I took it as a compliment. (Around 1989-90, once, at a party, a girl – who was a bit buzzed at the time – told me that I looked like Tommy Lee Jones. After I asked her if that was an insult, she said “Oh, no…he’s totally hot!)

    When I got older, and lost my hair, the Scolari/Ford thing petered out. And, then, people started telling me that I looked like Gerald McRaney. This was in the mid-90′s after Major Dad had its run on TV. That’s was OK. I laughed it off most of the time. Later, after I shaved off my mustache, and with what little hair left on my head shaved close, some people started telling me that I looked like Bruce Willis. And, that was cool – as far as I was concerned.

    In any event, today, I met someone for the first time ever – in a professional setting, no less. He introduced himself and then I told him who I was, in return. And, the very next words out of his mouth were “Has anyone ever told you that you look like actor Paul McCrane?”

    Paul McCrane?

    Really?

    Comments on Really?

    1. Raf
      January 20th, 2011 | 2:44 pm

      Yeah, now that you mention it, you do favor Bruce Willis a bit. I don’t see Gerald McRaney or Paul McCrane, though.

      People used to tell me I looked like Bernie Williams. I had a couple of buddies that were a dead ringers for Frank Viola and Mike Francesa.

    2. January 20th, 2011 | 2:55 pm

      @ Raf:
      You, Bernie? I know we only met once, but, I don’t see it. You could probably bench press Bernie ‘tho, I’d bet!

    3. MJ Recanati
      January 20th, 2011 | 3:16 pm

      I went to college in St. Louis, MO so I got asked if I was (1) Ken Caminiti and (2) Kurt Warner (then the QB of the Rams). Mind you, I wasn’t told that I looked like them, I was asked if I was them.

      @ Raf:
      Hmmm…I’m with Steve, I don’t really see Bernie either.

      That’s hilarious that you have a buddy that looks like Frankie “Sweet Music” Viola.

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      I had to Google Paul McCrane to know what he looked like. First, I’m amazed that the person you met today could even make a reference to McCrane (unless he’s an ER fan). Second, I guess I could see a very outside resemblance but hardly a separated-at-birth sort of thing to where a complete stranger would mention it.

    4. January 20th, 2011 | 3:26 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      LOL. He had to explain to me who that was…and, then, once he did, I knew exactly who he was talking about.

    5. Raf
      January 20th, 2011 | 10:22 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      @ MJ Recanati:

      I guess it was when we were both going through the big glasses phase… lol

      I didn’t see it either, but several people brought it up (post glasses phase), so I guess there was something to it.

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