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13th Feb '17 2:58:55 PM Divra
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* In ''Film/GrossePointBlank'' Basque kickboxer and stuntman Benny the Jet plays a Basque hitman named Benny.
22nd Jan '17 4:06:31 PM KennyMan666
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* On the Swedish version of ''Series/AmericanGladiators'', called simply ''Gladiatorerna'' (The Gladiators) a female gladiator called Bjørk/Björk first appeared in the ninth season in the mid-2010s. The commentators would frequently introduce her as "the unknown daughter of Odin". Her name really is Björk Odinsdottir ("Odinsdaughter"), presumably being of Icelandic origin.
12th Jan '17 12:47:31 PM comicwriter
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* Captain Sawada in ''Film/StreetFighter'' is played by Kenya Sawada.
4th Jan '17 9:00:36 AM nirao01
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** Daisuke Ono is voiced by... Daisuke Ono. And Aya Hirano, predictably voiced by Aya Hirano (who also did Konata).

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** Daisuke Ono is voiced by... Daisuke Ono.DaisukeOno. And Aya Hirano, predictably voiced by Aya Hirano (who also did Konata).



** Clerk Sugita is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita.

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** Clerk Sugita is voiced by Tomokazu Creator/Tomokazu Sugita.



* ''Anime/AkahoriGedouHourLovege'' has Tomokazu Seki starring as himself. Mostly.

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* ''Anime/AkahoriGedouHourLovege'' has Tomokazu Seki Creator/TomokazuSeki starring as himself. Mostly.



* ''Film/{{Twister}}'' with Bill Harding (Bill Paxton)

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* ''Film/{{Twister}}'' with Bill Harding (Bill Paxton)(Creator/BillPaxton)



* Wrestling/JohnCena as John Triton in the inaugural ''Film/TheMarine'' film.
* ''Film/{{Warrior}}'' had two; Creator/TomHardy as Tommy Conlon, one of the two protagonists, and Creator/FrankGrillo as Frank Campana, TheMentor of the other protagonist.
* Played with in ''Film/LiberalArts''. Creator/ElizabethOlsen's character is named Elizabeth, but is [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname exclusively addressed as Zibby]].
* Subverted in ''Film/{{Defendor}}''. Creator/KatDennings plays Kat Debrofkowitz, but her real name is is Katherine Litwack, while the character's name is Katerina.



* ''Series/{{Alias}}'' had Michael Vaughn (played by Michael Vartan) and Rachel Gibson (played by Rachel Nichols).

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* ''Series/{{Alias}}'' had Michael Vaughn (played by Michael Vartan) and Rachel Gibson (played by Rachel Nichols).Creator/RachelNichols).



** Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd looks like this, but it's a coincidence: the character was named Woody before Harrelson was cast.

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** Woody Harrelson Creator/WoodyHarrelson as Woody Boyd looks like this, but it's a coincidence: the character was named Woody before Harrelson was cast.



* Ernie Hudson as Ernie, the mayor's father, in ''HartOfDixie''.

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* Ernie Hudson Creator/ErnieHudson as Ernie, the mayor's father, in ''HartOfDixie''.''Series/HartOfDixie''.



* Michael Shawn Hickenbottom as Wrestling/ShawnMichaels

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* Variants:
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Michael Shawn Hickenbottom as Wrestling/ShawnMichaelsWrestling/ShawnMichaels
** Wrestling/BryanDanielson as Daniel Bryan
** Page Falkinburg as Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage
** Daniel Christopher Covell as Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels
** Scott Colton as Wrestling/ColtCabana
** Ryan Reeves as Wrestling/{{Ryback}} -- "Silverback" was his teenage nickname.
** Before becoming Wrestling/{{Fandango}}, Curtis Jonathan Hussey as Johnny Curtis.



* Variant: Wrestling/BryanDanielson as Daniel Bryan
* Another variant: Ryan Reeves as Wrestling/{{Ryback}} -- "Silverback" was his teenage nickname.



* Before becoming Wrestling/{{Fandango}}, Curtis Jonathan Hussey as Johnny Curtis.



* April Jeanette Mendez (later [[Wrestling/CMPunk Brooks]]) as Wrestling/AJLee.
* Before he became Wrestling/DolphZiggler, Nick Nemeth wrestled as Spirit Squad Member Nicky.
* Before he became Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Mark Calloway wrestled as Mean Mark.

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* April Jeanette Mendez (later [[Wrestling/CMPunk Brooks]]) Mendez-[[Wrestling/CMPunk Brooks]] as Wrestling/AJLee.
* Before he became becoming Wrestling/DolphZiggler, Nick Nemeth wrestled as Spirit Squad Member Nicky.
* Before he became becoming Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Mark Calloway wrestled as Mean Mark.Mark.
* Elizabeth Koncianski-[[Wrestling/{{Edge}} Copeland]] as Wrestling/BethPhoenix.
* Natalie Neidhart wrestles using different variations of her first name ([[RealNameAsAnAlias Natalie]], Wrestling/{{Natalya|Neidhart}}, Nattie) and is mostly addressed in FirstNameBasis.
* Dean Simon as Wrestling/DeanMalenko
* Wrestling/KenAnderson as Ken Kennedy.
* Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis wrestled as Johnny Ace.
* The late Roddy Toombs as Wrestling/RoddyPiper
* Frank Gerdelman as Wrestling/FrankieKazarian
* Joe Seanoa as Wrestling/SamoaJoe
* David Bautista as Wrestling/{{Batista}}
* Mike Mizanin as Wrestling/TheMiz
* Keiko Nakano as Wrestling/BullNakano
* Before becoming Wrestling/{{Emma}}, Tenille Dashwood wrestled as Tenille Tayla and Tenille Williams.
* Before becoming Asuka, Wrestling/KanakoUrai wrestled as Kana.
* Before becoming Wrestling/SashaBanks, Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado wrestled as Mercedes KV.
* Ettore Ewen as Wrestling/BigELangston
* The late Frederick Blassman as "Classy" Wrestling/FreddieBlassie
* Before becoming Wrestling/EvanBourne, Matt Korklan wrestled as Matt Syndal, and did so again upon leaving WWE.
* Melissa Anderson as Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa
* Sara Amato as Wrestling/SaraDelRey
* Tom Laughlin as Wrestling/TommyDreamer
* Richard Rood as Wrestling/RickRude
* Jillian Fletcher as Wrestling/JillianHall
* Chris Spardin as Wrestling/ChrisHero
* Jim Morris as Wrestling/HillbillyJim
* Bob Howard as [[Wrestling/BobHolly Bob "Hardcore" Holly]]
* Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah as Wrestling/KofiKingston
* The late Sherri Schrull as Wrestling/SherriMartel
* Terri Boatright as Wrestling/TerriRunnels
* Candice Beckman-Ehrlich as Wrestling/CandiceMichelle
* The late Randy Poffo as Wrestling/RandySavage
* Richard Blood as Wrestling/RickySteamboat
* The late John Monton as Wrestling/BigJohnStudd
* Joseph Bonsignore as Wrestling/JoeyStyles
* Jake Hager as Wrestling/JackSwagger
* Hiroyoshi Yamamoto as Wrestling/HiroyoshiTenzan
3rd Jan '17 3:19:50 AM nirao01
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* Almost a case in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. Hawkgirl's real name is "Chay-Ara" (pronounced somewhere between "Shay-arra" and "Shee-arra"), and her actress has the similar first name "Ciara" (pronounced "See-arra"). Since Chay-Ara is a character from the comics, this is entirely a coincidence, presuming Ciara Renée wasn't hired for her name.

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* Almost a case in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. Hawkgirl's real name is "Chay-Ara" (pronounced somewhere between "Shay-arra" and "Shee-arra"), and her actress has the similar first name "Ciara" (pronounced "See-arra"). Since Chay-Ara is a character from the comics, this is entirely a coincidence, presuming Ciara Renée wasn't hired for her name.



* April Jeanette Mendez (later [[WrestlingCMPunk Brooks]]) as Wrestling/AJLee.
* Before he became Wrestling/DoplhZiggler, Nick Nemeth wrestled as Spirit Squad Member Nicky.

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* April Jeanette Mendez (later [[WrestlingCMPunk [[Wrestling/CMPunk Brooks]]) as Wrestling/AJLee.
* Before he became Wrestling/DoplhZiggler, Wrestling/DolphZiggler, Nick Nemeth wrestled as Spirit Squad Member Nicky.
3rd Jan '17 3:18:05 AM nirao01
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* Danny Trejo in ''Film/{{Heat}}'' plays a character named Trejo.

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* Danny Trejo Creator/DannyTrejo in ''Film/{{Heat}}'' plays a character named Trejo.



* Eddie Redmayne as "Eddie" in ''Hick''.

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* Eddie Redmayne Creator/EddieRedmayne as "Eddie" in ''Hick''.



* Paul Giammati as Paul Gill in ''Film/RockOfAges''.

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* Paul Giammati Creator/PaulGiamatti as Paul Gill in ''Film/RockOfAges''.



* Ed Harris plays Ed Du Bois in ''Film/PainAndGain'', who is a real person involved with the story.

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* Ed Harris Creator/EdHarris plays Ed Du Bois in ''Film/PainAndGain'', who is a real person involved with the story.



* Sean Penn as Sean O'Connell in ''Film/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty''.

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* Sean Penn Creator/SeanPenn as Sean O'Connell in ''Film/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty''.



* In ''Film/{{Trainwreck}}'', star/screenwriter Amy Schumer's character is called Amy.

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* In ''Film/{{Trainwreck}}'', star/screenwriter Amy Schumer's Creator/AmySchumer's character is called Amy.



* Creator/TatianaMaslany as a character named Tatiana in '' Film/EasternPromises''.



* Almost a case in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. Hawkgirl's real name is "Chay-Ara" (pronounced somewhere between "Shay-arra" and "Shee-arra"), and her actress has the similar first name "Ciara" (pronounced "See-arra"). Since Chay-Ara is a character from the comics, this is entirely a coincidence, presuming Ciara Renée wasn't hired for her name.

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* Almost a case in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. Hawkgirl's real name is "Chay-Ara" (pronounced somewhere between "Shay-arra" and "Shee-arra"), and her actress has the similar first name "Ciara" (pronounced "See-arra"). Since Chay-Ara is a character from the comics, this is entirely a coincidence, presuming Ciara Renée wasn't hired for her name.



* ''Series/PrisonBreak'' featured Paul Adelstein as Paul Kellerman and Creator/SaraWayneCallies as Sarah Tancredi.

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* ''Series/PrisonBreak'' featured Paul Adelstein as Paul Kellerman and Creator/SaraWayneCallies Creator/SarahWayneCallies as Sarah Tancredi.



* ''Series/{{Revenge}}'' has Emily [=VanCamp=] as Emily Thorne, Emily Alyn Lind as the flashback version of Emily, and Ashley Madekwe as Ashley. However, it should be noted Emily is an alias of Amanda Clark.

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* ''Series/{{Revenge}}'' has Emily [=VanCamp=] Creator/EmilyVanCamp as Emily Thorne, Emily Alyn Lind as the flashback version of Emily, and Ashley Madekwe as Ashley. However, it should be noted Emily is an alias of Amanda Clark.
3rd Jan '17 3:07:00 AM nirao01
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* Analeigh Tipton's first acting role was a guest appearance on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' as "Analeigh".

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* Analeigh Tipton's Creator/AnaleighTipton's first acting role was a guest appearance on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' as "Analeigh".



** Another variant-- The character Kurt Hummel is so named because the actor who plays him, Chris Colfer, once played Kurt Von Trapp in ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' and looks like a Hummel figurine.

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** Another variant-- The character Kurt Hummel is so named because the actor who plays him, Chris Colfer, Creator/ChrisColfer, once played Kurt Von Trapp in ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' and looks like a Hummel figurine.



* Almost a case in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. Hawkgirl's real name is "Chay-Ara" (pronounced somewhere between "Shay-arra" and "Shee-arra"), and her actress has the similar first name "Ciara" (pronounced "See-arra"). Since Chay-Ara is a character from the comics, this is entirely a coincidence, presuming Ciara Renée wasn't hired for her name.



* Mindy Kaling as Mindy Lahiri on ''Series/TheMindyProject''

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* Mindy Kaling Creator/MindyKaling as Mindy Lahiri on ''Series/TheMindyProject''



* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' writer, Michael Schur, revealed that Aubrey Plaza's character, April Ludgate, was initially written as a character named Aubrey.
** Ann's amazing lawyer friend Justin was played by Justin Theroux.

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* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' writer, Michael Schur, revealed that Aubrey Plaza's Creator/AubreyPlaza's character, April Ludgate, was initially written as a character named Aubrey.
** Ann's amazing lawyer friend Justin was played by Justin Theroux.Creator/JustinTheroux.



* ''Series/PrisonBreak'' featured Paul Adelstein as Paul Kellerman and Sara Wayne Callies as Sarah Tancredi.

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* ''Series/PrisonBreak'' featured Paul Adelstein as Paul Kellerman and Sara Wayne Callies Creator/SaraWayneCallies as Sarah Tancredi.



* Raven-Symone as Raven Baxter in ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''.

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* Raven-Symone Creator/RavenSymone as Raven Baxter in ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''.



* Sammo Hung as Sammo Law in ''Series/MartialLaw''.
* Terry Crews as Sgt. Terry Jeffords in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine''.

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* Sammo Hung Creator/SammoHung as Sammo Law in ''Series/MartialLaw''.
* Terry Crews Creator/TerryCrews as Sgt. Terry Jeffords in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine''.



* John Hennigan as Wrestling/JohnMorrison and Johnny Mundo.

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* John Hennigan as Johnny Nitro and Wrestling/JohnMorrison and Johnny Mundo.



* Sidney Eudy as Wrestling/SidVicious, Sycho Sid, or Sid Justice

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* Sidney Eudy Wrestling/SidEudy as Wrestling/SidVicious, Sid Vicious, Sycho Sid, or Sid JusticeJustice.



* Rebecca Quin as Wrestling/BeckyLynch

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* Rebecca Quin as Wrestling/BeckyLynchRebecca Knox and Wrestling/BeckyLynch.



* Kevin Steen became an indie darling under his real name. He now competes in WWE under the name Wrestling/KevinOwens.

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* Kevin Steen Wrestling/KevinSteen became an indie darling under his real name. He now competes in WWE under the name Wrestling/KevinOwens.Kevin Owens.
* Alexis Kaufman as Wrestling/AlexaBliss.
* April Jeanette Mendez (later [[WrestlingCMPunk Brooks]]) as Wrestling/AJLee.
* Before he became Wrestling/DoplhZiggler, Nick Nemeth wrestled as Spirit Squad Member Nicky.
* Before he became Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Mark Calloway wrestled as Mean Mark.
11th Dec '16 5:13:29 AM unokkun
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* Appears in-universe in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' when each of the named characters in the SOS Brigade's movie ''The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina: Episode 00'' is named for the brigade members who play them, and has a roles appropriate to the actor's secret identity.

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* Appears in-universe in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' when each of the named characters in the SOS Brigade's movie ''The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina: Episode 00'' is named for the brigade members who play them, and has a roles appropriate to the actor's secret identity. (Also a mild case of MyNaymeIs, since in Japanese the characters' names are in [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseWritingSystem katakana, while the actors' names are in kanji/hiragana]]).
1st Dec '16 12:38:19 AM RisefromYourGrave
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** Susan Hegarty as the Rescue Lady from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. While her name is not verbally mentioned, it does appear on Lilo's adoption paper.

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** Susan Hegarty as the Rescue Lady from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. While her name is not verbally mentioned, it does appear on Lilo's adoption paper.paper for Stitch.
1st Dec '16 12:37:24 AM RisefromYourGrave
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** In ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', Professor Holloway is voiced by Creator/SterlingHolloway, of course.



** Susan Hegarty as the Rescue Lady from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. While her name is not verbally mentioned, it does appear on Lilo's adoption paper.



** In ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', Professor Holloway is voiced by Creator/SterlingHolloway, of course.
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