Best father-son duos on TV

Just proof that casting directors are magical.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community which TV kids and parents are so similar that they could be related IRL. This is what they said:


Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Gavin Schmidt (Peter Gallagher) out new girl


“When I first looked new girl and they suggested Schmidt’s father, I honestly believed the two were related because Max Greenfield and Peter Gallagher are so similar. Max Greenfield had even played a younger version of Peter Gallagher’s character on the OC in 2007.”



Adam (Connor Swindells) and Mr. Groff (Alistair Petrie) out Sex education


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

the CW

Veronica looks like an exact mix of her parents on Riverdale


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

the CW

“Jack van supernatural looks so much like Castiel that the actors made it hilarious paternity test little IRL to giggle. Misha Collins joked that the casting directors loved his face so much that they just had to cast it if they saw it on another person again. He wasn’t the son of Cas biologically, but since he has powers, it’s basically canon that he chose to look like the man he believed to be his real father.”



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


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


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

The CW / Everett

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



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


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


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

—cruel summers


Tess (Eris Baker) and Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown) out This is us


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


Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) and Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) from Renovation


JT (Brandon Call) and Frank Lambert (Patrick Duffy) on Step-by-step


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


“They really look like they could be father and sons!”

—Where is my mind


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

History channel

“Björn undergoes a subtle character transformation throughout the season and eventually becomes like his father.”

—rocket duck


Jordan (Shannon Kook) and Monty Green (Christopher Larkin) out the 100

the CW

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

Jordan Jackson


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

the CW

“KJ Apa looks so much like Luke Perry at that age, and you can see it in the flashback episode.”



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


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

-The tree


Junior (George O. Gore II) and Michael Kyle (Damon Wayans) out My wife and children


JD (Zach Braff) and Sam Dorian (John Ritter) from scrubs


“He and Zach Braff really look like they’re related, and the episode that paid tribute to Ritter’s death by letting JD’s dad die was so good.”

—sweet cupcakes


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


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


“Dr. Turner and Timothy look exactly alike! I was convinced for years that they were related in real life. I was a little upset to find out that they weren’t really related; their chemistry is so good at the show!”



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

the WB

“They look crazy. But then Lucas doesn’t look like Dan at all?’


And if you want to see more TV parent and kid lookalikes, check out this post here.

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