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A Hundred and Fourteen Carl Halling Lookalikies

Article By: Carl Halling
Editorial and opinion

A compendium of the people, yet living among us or otherwise, to whom I've been likened over the course of the decades.

Submitted:Sep 6, 2011    Reads: 93    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


The following list was compiled piecemeal between early 2006 and late 2011, but consists of comparisons dating back decades. Some of these same comparisons are dubious for one reason or another, such as being made between some purported Carl Halling lookalikie and a mere photo for instance; or fleetingly or half-heartedly. And in certain cases, I find the supposed similarity little short of laughable. Nonetheless, all 114 have been made at various stages of my existence by parties other than myself. Which begs the question, how original are my features anyway? Not very being the obvious reply; although one of the advantages of increasing age has been looking like few people other than myself for better or worse. But if any kind soul feels moved to add to this list, then perhaps they might message me. All the information provided below is accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Kingsley Amis. English writer. Born London, England, United Kingdom, 16 April 1922. Died 1995.

Martin Amis. English writer. Born Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom, 25 August 1949.

Göran Bror "Benny" Andersson. Swedish musician. Born Stockholm, Sweden, 16 December 1946.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York. English Prince of the Royal House of Windsor. Born London, England, United Kingdom, 19 February, 1960. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English, German, Danish.

Anthony Andrews. English actor. Born London, England, United Kingdom, 8 January 1948.

Tony Blair. English politician. Born Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 6 May 1952. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English, Scots-Irish.

Dirk Bogarde. English actor and author. Born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde, London, England, United Kingdom. Died 1999. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Dutch, Flemish, Scottish.

Reinhard Bonnke. German Evangelist. Born Königsberg, East Prussia, 19 April 1940.

David Bowie. English musician and actor. Born London, England, United Kingdom, 8 January 1947. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English, Irish.

Jacques Brel. Belgian musician, actor and director, born Scharbeek, Brussels, Belgium, 8 April 1927. Died 1979. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Flemish.

Beau Bridges. American actor and director. Born 9 December 1941, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Robbie Burns. Scottish poet. Born 25 January 1759, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Died 1796.

Ali Campbell. English musician. Born Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Scottish.

Ian Carmichael. English actor. Born Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, 20 June 1922. Died 2010.

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter. American politician, 39th President of the United States of America. Born Plains, Georgia, United States, 1 October 1924. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English.

Dana Carvey. American actor. Born Missoula, Montana, United States, 2 June 1955.

David Cassidy. American musician and actor. Born New York City, New York, United States, 12 April 1950. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Irish, German.

Andrew Castle. English tennis player and television presenter. Born Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom, 15 November 1963.

Maxwell Caulfield. English actor. Born Duffield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, 23 November 1959.

Richard Chamberlain. American actor. Born Beverley Hills, California, United States, 31 March 1934.

Richard Clayderman. French musician. Born Paris, France, 28 December 1953.

Montgomery Clift. American actor. Born Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 17 October 1920. Died: 23 July 1966.

Sean Connery. Scottish actor. Born Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 25 August 1930. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish.

Russell Crowe. New Zealand-Australian actor and musician. Born Wellington, New Zealand, 7 April 1964. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, Norwegian, Māori.

Tom Cruise. American actor and producer. Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, Syracuse, New York, United States, 3 July 1962. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English, Irish, German.

James Dean. American actor. Born Marion, Indiana, United States, 8 February 1931. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English.

John Denver. American musician and actor. Born Henry Deutschendorff, Roswell, New Mexico, 31 December 1943. Died, 12 December 1997. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: German.

Leonardo DiCaprio. American actor and producer. Born Los Angeles, California, United States, 11 November 1974. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: German, Italian, Russian.

Jason Donovan. Australian musician and actor. Born Melbourne, Australia, 1 June 1968. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Irish.

Michael Douglas. American actor and producer. Born New Brunswick, New Jersey, 25 September 1944. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Jewish, Bermudian.

Paul Draper. English musician. Born Wavertree, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 26 September 1970.

Sergei Esenin. Russian poet. Born St Petersburg, Russia, 3 October 1895. Died 1925.

Adam Faith. English singer, actor and businessman. Born Terence Nelhams-Wright, London, England, United Kingdom, 23 June 1940. Died 2003.

Bryan Ferry. English musician. Born Washington, County Durham, 26 September 1945.

Peter Finch. English-Australian actor. Born Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch, London, United Kingdom, 28 September 1928. Died 17 January 1977.

F. Scott Fitzgerald. American writer. Born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, St Paul, Minnesota, 24 September 1895. Died Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Irish.

Glenn Ford. Canadian-American actor. Born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford, 1 May 1916, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Scottish, Welsh.

Edward Fox. English actor. Born London, England, United Kingdom, 13 April 1937.

Michael J. Fox. Canadian-American actor, producer and author. Born Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 9 1961.

Jonathan Franzen. American writer. Born Western Springs, Illinois, United States, August 17 1959. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Swedish.

Billy Fury. English musician and actor. Born Ronald William Wycherley, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, 17 April 1940. Died 1983.

Peter Gabriel. English musician. Born Chobham, Surrey, United Kingdom, 13 February 1950.

Ricky Gervais. English actor, writer, director and musician. Born Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, 25 June 1961. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English, French-Canadian.

Andy Gibb. English musician. Born Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 10 March 1988. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English.

Barry Gibb. English musician. Born Douglas, Isle of Man, 22 December 1948. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English.

Bobby Goldsboro. American musician. Born Marianna, Florida, United States, 18 January 1941.

Bruce Greenwood. Canadian actor. Born Naranda, Quebec, Canada, 12 August 1956.

Bobby Gee. English singer. Born Robert Gubby, Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom, 23 August 1953.

Carl Halling. English writer, actor and musician. Born London, England, United Kingdom. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Scots-Irish.

Mark Hamill. American actor. Born Concord, California, United States, 25 September 1951. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Swedish.

Noel Harrison. English actor, musician and athlete. Born London, England, United Kingdom, 29 January 1939.

Lawrence Harvey. English actor. Born Zvi Mosheh Skikne, Joniškis, Lithuania, 1 October 1928. Died 1973. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Jewish.

Justin Hayward. English musician. Born Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 14 October 1946.

Louis Hayward. South African actor. Born Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 March 1909. Died 1985.

Nick Heyward. English musician. Born Beckenham, Kent, England, United Kingdom, 20 May 1961.

Ernest Hemingway. American writer, born Oak Park, Illinois, 21 July, 1899. Died 1961. Ethnicity: English.

Benny Hinn. Palestinian-Canadian Evangelist. Born Toufik Benedictus Hinn, Jaffa, Israel, 3 December 1952.

Billy Idol. English musician. Born William Broad, Stanmore, Middlesex, United Kingdom, 30 November 1955.

Elton John. English musician. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Pinner, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, 25 March 1947.

Brian Jones. English musician. Born Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, 28 February 1942. Died 1969. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Welsh.

Christopher Jones. American actor and painter. Born William Frank Jones, Jacksonville, Tennessee, 18 August 1941.

Jon Bon Jovi. American musician. Born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., Amboy, New Jersey, United States, 2 March 1962. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Italian, Irish.

Stephen King. American writer. Born Portland, Maine, United States, 21 September 1947.

Alan Ladd. American actor. Born Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States, 3 September 1913. Died 1964.

Peter Lawford. English-American actor. Born London, England, United Kingdom, 2 September 1924. Died 1984.

Matthew Lillard. American actor. Born Lansing, Michigan, 24 January 1970.

Limahl. English singer. Born Christopher Hamill, Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, 19 December 1958.

Rob Lowe. American actor. Born Charlottesville, Virginia, 17 March 1964.

David McCallum . Scottish actor. Born Glasgow, Sctoland, United Kingdom, 19 September 1940. Patrick McGoohan. Irish actor. Born New York City, New York, United States, 19 March 1928. Died 2009.

Paul McCartney. English musician. Born Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, 18 June 1942. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Irish.

Peter McEnery. English actor, born Walsall, England, United Kingdom, 21 February 1940.

Ewen MacGregor. Scottish actor. Born Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom, 31 March 1971.

George Michael. English musician. Born Bushey, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 26 June 1963. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English, Greek, Jewish.

Roger Moore. English actor. Born London, England, United Kingdom, 14 October 1927.

Vic Morrow. American actor and director. Born New York City, New York, United States, February 14, 1929. Died 1982. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Jewish.

Audie Murphy. American soldier, actor and songwriter. Born Kingston, Hunt Country, Texas, United States, June 20, 1924. Died 1971. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Irish.

Sam Neill. New Zealand actor. Born Omagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 14 September 1947. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English, Scottish.

Mike Nolan. English-Irish musician. Born Dublin, Ireland, 7 December 1954. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Irish.

Ian Ogilvy. English-American actor, novelist and playwright. Born Woking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, 30 September 1943.

Ryan O'Neal, American actor. Born Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal Jr., Los Angeles, California, United States. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Irish, Jewish.

Richard O'Sullivan. English actor. Born 7 May 1944, London, England, United Kingdom.

Peter O'Toole: English-Irish actor. Born Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, or Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, 2 August 1932. Certified/AllegedEthnicity: Irish, Scottish.

Simon Pegg. English actor, writer, film director and producer. Born Simon Beckingham, 14 February 1940, Brockworth, Gloucerstershire, England, United Kingdom.

George Peppard: American actor. Born Detroit, Michigan, 1 October 1928. Died 1994.

Gerard Philipe. French actor. Born Cannes, France, 4 December 1922. Died 1959.

Brad Pitt. American actor and producer. Born Shawnee, Oklahoma, 18 December 1963. Certified/Alleged Ancestry: English.

Dick Powell. American actor. Born Mountain View, Arkansas, 14 November 1904. Died 1963. Certified/ Alleged Ethnicity: Welsh.

Ronald Reagan. American politician and actor, 40th President of the United States of America. Born Tampico, Illinois, United States, 6 February 1911. Died 2004. Certified/Alleged ancestry: English, Irish, Scottish.

Robert Redford. American actor, director and producer. Born Santa Monica, California, August 18 1937 . Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English, Scots-Irish.

Cliff Richard: English musician and actor. Born Lucknow, India, 14 October 1940. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English.

Jean Paul Sartre. French writer and philosopher. Born Paris, France, 21 June 1905. Died 1980. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: French, Alsatian.

Friedrich Schiller. German poet, playwright, philosopher and historian, born Marbach, Germany, 10 November 1759.

Frank Sinatra: American musician and actor. Born Hoboken, New Jersey, 12 December 1915. Certified/Alleged Ancestry: Italian.

David Soul: American-English actor and singer. Born David Solberg, Chicago, Illinois, 28 August 1943. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Norwegian.

David Spade: American actor. Born Birmingham, Michigan, July 22, 1964.

James Spader. American actor. Born Boston, Massachusetts, 7 February 1960.

Sting: English musician and actor. Born Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom, 2 October 1951.

Andy Summers: English musician. Born Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England, 31 December 1942.

Gerry Sundquist: English actor. Born Manchester, England, 6 October 1955. Died 1993.

Kiefer Sutherland. English-Canadian actor. Born London, England, 21 December 1966. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Scottish.

Richard Thomas. American actor. Born New York City, New York, United States, 13 June 1951.

Josh Turner: American musician and actor. Born Hanahan, South, Carolina, United States, 20 November 1977.

Bjorn Ulvaeus. Swedish musician. Born Gothenburg, Sweden, 25 April 1945.

David Van Day. English musician. Born Brighton, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, 28 November 1956. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Jewish.

Jon Voight: American actor. Born Yonkers, New York. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: German, Slovakian.

Christopher Walken: American actor. Born Queens, New York City, March 31, 1943. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: German, Scottish.

Scott Walker: American musician. Born Hamilton, Ohio, United States, 9 January 1944. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: German.

Tom Watt: English actor, broadcaster and journalist. Born London, England, 14 February 1956.

Orson Welles: American actor, writer, director and producer. Born Kenosha, Wisconsin, May 10 1915. Died 1985. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English.

Andy Williams: American musician. Born: Wall Lake, Iowa, December 3, 1927.

Tennessee Williams: American writer. Born Columbus, Mississippi, March 26 1911. Died February 25 1983. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: English.

Brian Wilson. American musician. Born Inglewood, California, June 20 1942.

Owen Wilson: American actor. Born Dallas, Texas, November 18 1968. Certified/Alleged Ethnicity: Irish.


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