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

By Nadia Chaudhury | Lists | March 25, 2014 |

By Nadia Chaudhury | Lists | March 25, 2014 |

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
Played by Alice Richmond (her actual daughter)

Michael Bluth, Arrested Development
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
Played by Devon Graye & Maxwell Huckabee

Amy Pond, Doctor Who
Played by Caitlin Blackwood

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

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

Louie, Louie
Played by Max Behren

Don Draper/Dick Whitman, Mad Men
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
Played by Noah Crawford

Snow White, Once Upon a Time
Played by Bailee Madison

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

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

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

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

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

Olivia Pope, Scandal
Played by Yara Shahidi

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

Tony Soprano, The Sopranos
Played by Danny Petrillo

Sam Winchester, Supernatural
Played by Colin Ford

Fox Mulder, The X-Files
Played by Marcus Turner

Nadia Chaudhury doesn’t have a celebrity doppelganger.

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