Back in the Seventies, there was a popular MTM TV drama series called “Lou Grant” – which featured actor Jack Bannon as “Art Donovan”. After a long run in that series, he appeared in various other series, finally going into semi-retirement around 2000, aged 60-ish.
Which was just about the time that Chris Payne Gilbert first appeared on the scene. Thus far, he too has had a modestly successful career – also as a TV actor – in particular, playing “Davey Sheppard” in “The Protector”.
But here is where it gets weird…
THEY LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME!!
And yet try as I might, I can find NO link between them whatsoever, other than the fact that Jack appears to be a TIME-TRAVELLER who decided to try his luck, acting on TV in the then-present – AND FORTY YEARS IN THE FUTURE!
You would have to SEE them to appreciate this. Their features are already freakishly alike, but when they move, talk – and in particular, SMILE – the resemblance becomes UNCANNY.
Here are pictures of both of them – but you will need to check out old episodes of “Lou Grant” and “The Protector” to REALLY see what I mean.
Here is Jack…
And here is Chris…
Strange or what?
So here is my question: has anyone actually seen these two guys – at the SAME TIME??