I’m watching the “Bubble Boy” episode of Seinfield, and I notice that the actor who play’s the bubble boy’s dad has this mannerism where he talks out the side of his mouth a little. I see that, and I realize that he looks a lot like the actor who played Freddie Rumsen in Mad Men, who has that exact same mannerism. Except this episode is probably from 1993 and Mad Men started in 2007, and there’s no way it’s the same actor, he’s like 20 years too old – maybe his son?
So I looked it up and they’re brothers, in fact they’re both Bill Murray’s brothers – the oldest actor-brother, bubble boy’s dad, was the mayor in Groundhog Day, and the youngest actor-brother was Freddie Rumsen, and they are indeed almost 20 years apart.
Yet they have the exact same facial mannerism that instantly connected them in my mind.
This happened to me a few months earlier when my wife was watching Superstore, and one of the actors pursed his lips in a manner that seemed almost identical to Ike Barinholtz. Ends up they’re brothers as well.