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Mistaken for a Celebrity in Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by abileneblues, Jul 14, 2019.

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  1. abileneblues

    abileneblues Low-Roller

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    I've seen multiple actors from the various Star Trek shows around town when I've been in town around the convention (early August). I'm less likely to recognize people out of context, but my wife has noticed several actors at the airport. Most of them were from sit-coms, so I'm guessing they may also perform stand up in Vegas.

    The real question is what celebrities have you been mistaken for. In Vegas, I've been mistaken for Penn Gillete (when my hair was long enough for a ponytail) and Seth Rogan. Outside of Vegas, I've been mistaken for Hank Williams Jr. many years ago as well as Robin Williams (after his death). You'll notice I've never been mistaken for particularly pretty celebrities.
     
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    topcard Vegas Has Re-Opened!

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    Only happened to me twice - once, many years ago, this girl was certain that I was Mickey Dolenz... I kept trying to tell her I wasn't but she didn't believe me & would not leave without an autograph... So I gave her one!
    Later, in the 80s, a girl at Dodgers stadium tells me that she's loved me ever since she saw me in (some movie that I don't remember). Having learned from my Mickey Dolenz moment, I just said "thank you" & kept walking to my seat. Probably made her day.

    Had a third moment, but I'm still not sure if she thought I was a celebrity... just a few years ago on Fremont...I'm walking from the El-Co back toward the canopy & this group of 3 girls & 1 guy - in their mid-20s or so - are walking toward us. One of the girls steps right in front of me, stops, looks me right in the eyes & says, "I love you!".
    I reply with a weak "Uh...I love you too?", and I step around her & keep walking... not sure who she thought I was, (or maybe she was just higher than a kite!).
     
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  3. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    I'm always mistaken for Paul McCartney.
     
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  4. TrewBrew

    TrewBrew I may be right, I may be Crazy.

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    Never in Vegas, but back in the day when I had hair and was skinny and if you were drunk I had a resemblence to John McEnroe and was asked several times if I was.
     
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    Manny, the omelet guy at the MSS buffet always calls me Mr. movie star. :D
     
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    We have never been mistaken for celebrities, ever, but we were accosted by a lady demanding, “Who ARE you?! We don’t recognize you,” because she thought we must be celebrities or important people since we were getting out of one of the newest Wynn Rolls Royces. Apparently she thought she had a right to know. We just said, “we’re nobody, but we know people.”

    I wish I’d thought of a good ridiculous reply like “we’re the King and Queen of the Virgin Islands.”
     
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    topcard Vegas Has Re-Opened!

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    That would've been a good time to reply with something like, "Perhaps we met at the Emmys", and keep walking (& keep 'em wondering!!)
     
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  8. jimboguy

    jimboguy MIA

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    On two occasions I was mistaken for Andy Richter (Conan O’Brien’s sidekick).
     
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  9. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    Not a celebrity thing but decades ago when I had a full mustache, tanned and had long hair, I was in LA and they thought I was Mexican!
     
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    In my younger days with curly hair.....and wearing my reading glasses
    Dead Ringer for Michael Caine.
    My wife loves Michael Caine..............hmmmm ?........and me ?.........hmmm ?
    If she's a bad girl.......I'll scold her in Cockney accent !..........she loves it !
    Tee Hee
     
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  11. birdman925

    birdman925 Low-Roller

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    I can see that happening. Not many Mexicans in LA.
     
  12. Kellywest

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    I was mistaken for Renee Zellweger a couple of times. Once these 3 women would not give it up. They even offered me money to give them my autograph. So I told them here have it for free and wrote my real name. They still did not quit. My friend and I final left the casino.
     
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    Well this happened to me a couple of times now. DJ Hardwell (don't worry if your age is >40 you don't know him)

    Also dutch but it only happened in the US people mistaken me for him.
    Need to abuse this similarity sometime in the near future to get in the VIP areas at some clubs in Vegas :wink2:
     
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