Meet the Unknowns Who Play the Younger Versions of 23 Favorite TV Characters
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Meet the Unknowns Who Play the Younger Versions of 23 Favorite TV Characters

By Nadia Chaudhury | Seriously Random Lists | March 25, 2014 | Comments ()


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Meet the Unknowns Who Play the Younger Versions of 23 Favorite TV Characters

While watching last Friday’s Raising Hope (R.I.P.), I was taken aback when I realized the show had changed the actor who plays teenage Burt Chance. It wasn’t that big of a switch — he still had luxurious hair — but it did get me thinking about the actors and actresses who play the younger versions of our favorite TV characters. Such as…

Tina Fey, 30 Rock
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Played by Alice Richmond (her actual daughter)

Michael Bluth, Arrested Development
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Played by Michael Bartel

Ben & Kate Fox, Ben & Kate
Played by Henry Shotwell & Olivia Moss

Jeff Winger, Shirley Bennett, & Pierce Hawthorne, Community
Played by Jacob Bertrand, Taylar Hollomon, & Max Charles

Dexter Morgan, Dexter
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Played by Devon Graye & Maxwell Huckabee

Amy Pond, Doctor Who
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Played by Caitlin Blackwood

Kurt Hummel & Blaine Anderson, Glee
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Played by Adam Kolkin & Ravi Sinha Smith

Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother
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Played by Tanner Maguire & Riley Thomas Stewart

Louie, Louie
Played by Max Behren

Don Draper/Dick Whitman, Mad Men
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Played by Brandon Killham (who also played young Brian/Rudy from Dexter and Michael Bluth from Arrested Development for one episode)

Malcolm, Reese, & Dewey, Malcolm in the Middle
Played by Cody Estes, Dillon John, & Matthew Dunn

Earl Hickey, My Name is Earl
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Played by Noah Crawford

Snow White, Once Upon a Time
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Played by Bailee Madison

Leslie Knope, Parks & Recreation
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Played by Audrey P. Scott

Shawn Spencer & Burton “Gus” Guster, Psych
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Played by Liam James (who also played Linden’s kid from The Killing), & Carlos McCullers II

Ned & Chuck, Pushing Daisies
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Played by Field Cate & Sammi Hanratty

Burt & Virginia Chance, Raising Hope
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Played by Cameron Moulene, and then Corey Eid; & Kelly Heyer

Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke, Revenge
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Played by Emily Alyn Lind

Olivia Pope, Scandal
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Played by Yara Shahidi

J.D., Scrubs
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Played by Cody Estes (see also Malcolm in the Middle)

Tony Soprano, The Sopranos
Played by Danny Petrillo

Sam Winchester, Supernatural
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Played by Colin Ford

Fox Mulder, The X-Files
Played by Marcus Turner

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