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Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Dave!Kevin found something fun over at his Kapgar Blog and, even though I actually had a topic today, I decided I wanted to play too.

The deal is that you upload your photo to this MyHeritage site and they match you to their star-studded celebrity database of images to see who you most resemble. In Kevin's case, it ended up being a bunch of women. This had me terribly worried, because he's far more butch than I am.

Anyway, if you want to see my results and read my conclusion, it's all in an extended entry...

I ended up running three different photos so I could get a consensus going. First up, ANGRY DAVE...

Dave Heritage

My Heritage

David Seamen (63%): Heh heh heh... you said "semen" heh heh heh. No idea who he is.
Jerry Lee Lewis (58%): Great balls of fire! singer. He's kind of scary-looking.
M. Night Shyamalam (56%): Famous Sixth Sense director. Sweet!
George Harrison (53%): A Beatle! That kind of kicks ass!
George Lazenby (53%): This is a James Bond guy, but not a famous one. Still, James Bond is cool.
Amitabh Bachchan (51%): No clue. An Indian actor, I'm guessing.
Juliette Lewis (50%): I blame this on the fact that she looks more like a dude than I look like a chick.
Luis Figo (50%): No clue. Any relation to Lou "Incredible Hulk" Ferrigno??
Sir Anthony Hopkins (49%): Hannibal Lecter. Well that's just great.
Iggy Pop (49%): Now that's just mean!

Next up, SKANKY DAVE...

Dave Heritage

My Heritage

Alfred Molina (59%): Doctor Octopus! That kicks ass! A good actor too.
Charlton Heston (57%): Holy Moses!
Abhishek Bachchan (57%): Wait a second... this is a different Bachchan from the last one?!?
Luc Besson (54%): One of my most favorite film directors ever, he's hit it with Milla Jovovich!
Sebastian Coe (52%): That's the British Olympic guy I think.
Colin Farrell (50%): The sleazy actor? Sweet!
Antonin Dvorak (48%): Amazing, but frightening, musical composer.
Richard Dreyfuss (47%): Crap actor who I have never liked in anything, including Jaws & Close Encounters.
Madhuri Dixit (45%): Whoa! I am so totally hot there! Must be another Indian actress I guess.


Dave Heritage

My Heritage

Tom Green (61%): Unfunny comedian and crap actor who hit it with Drew Barrymore.
John Steinbeck (60%): Good, but overrated Grapes of Wrath author.
Bobby Charlton (55%): Famous English footballer I think.
Luciano Pavarotti (55%): I don't like opera.
Gary Cooper (55%): Hey... he was that cool High Noon guy. Nifty!
David Duchovny (54%): He kicked ass on X-Files and hit it with Tea Leoni!! My favorite result.
Robert Patrick (51%): He was that liquid Terminator guy, which is kind of cool I guess.
Alfred Molina (51%): AGAIN?!? Very cool.
Iggy Pop (51%): AGAIN?!? Does "MyHeritage" hate me or something?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (50%): He played Elvis. I'd be more impressed if it were real Elvis.


I don't think that I look like any of these people (except Colin Farrell, of course... I so totally look like Colin Farrell!). Thus I say MyHeritage's "advanced face recognition technology" is full of crap. I am guessing that this means the US government will pay them 500 billion dollars to create "advanced terrorist recognition technology" to safeguard the nation.

On the plus-side, I didn't get matched to a bunch of chicks like poor Kevin did! It must be the beard.

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  1. michaelsean says:

    David Seaman play goalkeeper for Arsenal and the English National team in soccer. Very famous in England and I bet he has probably even met your gal Liz 🙂

  2. ms. sizzle says:

    i thought, at first glance, that the picture of george hamilton was jesus. ha ha ha. how sacreligious is that?!

    you actually do look most like colin. no fooling! well, and madhuri. totally like madhuri. woo!

    😉 sizzle

  3. Dave2 says:

    Heh, heh, heh… Michael Sean said “semen” heh, heh.

    George Hamilton?!? OHHH… you mean George HARRISON (I don’t have the tan to pull off Hamilton!). But now that I think about it, I actually DO look a little bit like Jesus!

    Blessed is he who sends money unto Dave.

  4. Belinda says:

    I did this a few weeks ago, and can’t remember all the results, but my one that repeated with different pictures was Bette Davis. And then one time I pulled Indira Ghandi and had to curl up in the corner the rest of the day. My sister, however…her most consistent match *was* Elizabeth Hurley.

    I also had a good peppering of very ugly men at the lower end of my results. Quite unsettling.

  5. Mia says:

    Bwahahaha! You totally don’t even look like any of those people, not even Jesus Harrison but I’m sure he pronounces it Hey-Soos…ok maybe a little like Colin Farrell, only a little less-out-of-rehab-y.

    Would I be totally out of line if I told you that every time I look at that last picture of you, the messy hair you, I think of Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes?

    I just did it (heh you have did it and seman in the same post) and it says I look most like Eva Longoria, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Sophia Loren. I’m freakin hot! 😉

  6. rach says:

    the two bachchans are father & son, and the hot indian chick’s last name is pronounced “dick-shit”.

    and abhishek bachchan’s totally hot, so good for you.

    kinda makes up for the fact that you got iggy pop TWICE.

  7. lizriz says:

    Hate to break it to you, dude, but you totally look like Tom Green in that pic!

  8. lizriz says:

    OK, this program is a total ego boost. My 66% were Cameron Diaz and Alexis Bledel. And I got Katherine Hepburn!!!

    I’m even tickled over my match with River Phoenix.

  9. Anthony says:

    Colin Farrell?! Only if u can swear profusely and then fart. 🙂

  10. adena says:

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers is smokin’ hot, FYI…

    Mmm-kay, so the only one that’s consistant in your thingy is Iggy Pop, and that’s truly terrifying.

    Don’t feel bad tho’, I did this a while back, and whilst mine was AMAZINGLY flattering, I put my son’s BABY picture in the thing (in which he is a light haired, blue eyed baby), and it came out as his closest match being Lenny Kravitz….

    GREAT government results, there. Let me inform the spy companies.

  11. Ugly Toy says:

    You really fdo look like Tom Green in that pic 🙂

    Yeah David Seamen is the ex-England Goalkeeper and Luis Figo is a Portugese footballer, quite well known in Europe.

    You do look quite a lot like Alfred Molina as well…

  12. Mooselet says:

    On the only picture I had of myself without sunglasses, I got Laura Branagin & Penelope Cruz at 74%, Selma Blair and, get this, Elizabeth Hurley at 70%. I kid you not. I had no idea I was so freakin’ good looking.

    Oh and Dave, lizriz is right – you so look like Tom Green in that last one. Sorry…

  13. trixie says:

    luis figo is this kick-ass footballer from portugal. top-notch, really.

    and this myheritage thing is fun! 🙂

  14. karla says:

    Gah! GAH!

    Chloe Sevigny! (HATE HER!)
    Diana Princess of Wales!
    Heath Ledger!
    ARtie Shaw(?)!
    Lara Flynn Boyle
    Elvis PResley.

    Seriously, wtf?

  15. jenny says:

    Okay, at least from these photos, I can kind of see the Alfred Molina thing. Something about the eyes/nose – looks very similar.

    And I love that what makes you Skanky Dave is the presence of glasses. Sweet! I’m totally a skank!

  16. Dave2 says:

    What makes me truly skanky for that pic is that I hadn’t showered in three days!

  17. Kevin says:

    I gotta try more photos. Gotta start looking.

    By the way, the Alfred Molina ones are eerily perfect. As was Luc Besson. Even the same look on his face.

  18. Harold says:

    Dave, I’m not sure what this means, but I sent my photo to the MyHeritage site for a celebrity match-up and it was a no-show (no match-ups)..maybe I’m one in a million?

  19. Michelle says:

    You + Tom Green = separated twins….? Haha now that would be funny…

  20. Dave2 says:

    Ummm… Harold… you have to send a picture OF YOUR FACE.


  21. Jeff says:

    Thanks for passing that on. Even tho I don’t look like any of these guys, my first two came back as Andy Garcia and Elvis. Not too bad!

    But then they probably don’t have Peewee Herman in their database.

  22. Dave2 says:

    That’s not fair… I wanted to be Elvis and all I got was an Elvis imitator.

  23. Firda says:

    When I tried it a couple of months ago, I didn’t get any match but now I got Natalie Imbruglia, Sigourney Weaver, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Romario (a Brazillian soccer player). Ha!

  24. Patti says:

    Whoa! Is that Jesus in the first one? How cool is it to look like Jesus?

    I’m not so sure I want to play this game, I’m way too psychologically tender to withstand such a shock.

  25. Pauly D says:

    This whole thing is a scam.

    I uploaded a picture of my foot. Yes, A FOOT — and it coughed up pictures of people like Farah Fawcett and Joe Pesci.

    Explain THAT.

  26. Dave2 says:

    You must have really, really sexy feet! That Joe Pesci is one burning hunk of a man!

  27. Dave2 says:

    Belinda: Is your sister single? 🙂

    Mia: Looking like a cartoon character is better than looking like Iggy Pop! I am terrified as to what people will run through Google searches to find this page.

    Rach: I don’t care what her last name is pronounced like because, after we’re married, it won’t matter! 🙂

    Liz: Tom Green? REALLY? Oh well. Alexis Bledel is something to be proud of… forget Rory Gilmore, have you seen her in Sin City?? Sweet!

    Anthony: No problem. Not only can I do both of those things, but I don’t even need alcohol to get there!

    Adena: Jonathan Rhys may be “smokin’ hot” but Elvis was THE KING! 😀

    Ugly Toy: I have no problem looking like Alfred Molina… he kicked ass as Doc Ock!! Tom Green, on the other hand…

    Mooselet: It would seem that you, me, and Belinda’s sister need to get together for drinks some time. 🙂

    Trixie: That’s easy for you to say… I’ll bet My Heritage doesn’t tell you that you look like Tom Green!

    Karla:Chloe Sevigny lost all hotness after the movie Brown Bunny and Laura Flynn Boyle is too thin to be hot. I am jealous that you got Elvis and I didn’t, however.

    Firda: Zsa Zsa Gabor is a totally hot match. I like a woman who will smack me around a little when I dress up as a police officer.

  28. Neil says:

    I’ve always had a thing for Indian actresses. So, now I do see a resemblance between you and Madhuri Dixit.

  29. Dave2 says:

    She’s hot alright, but she’s no Aishwarya Rai!

  30. Belinda says:

    Dave, while your taste in beautiful women is truly exquisite, I have to wonder…your perfect match shows up in your life. I mean perfect. She’s a SheDave. Delights you in every way. But looks like, oh, let’s just say Kathy Griffin, because I just thought of a comment PaulyD left on my blog about Kathy Griffin after those “Lost” girls got busted for DUI.

    What do you do?

    Oh, and the sis has been married for 15 years, since she was 20! Me, I waited until I was nearly dead.

  31. adena says:

    Aishwarya Rai IS gorgeous, but her acting is….painful.

    (“Bride & Predjudice”??….Just no.)

    I never said Elvis wasn’t the king….but, Jonathan…whoooo! (The eyes, and the fact he’s Irish, w/ the accent.)

    I’m in agreement that Pauly must have AMAZING feet.

  32. ChillyWilly says:

    I ended up with the following:

    Matthew Perry (72%)
    David Schwimmer (66%)
    Arnold Ruutel (66%)
    Tim Berners-Lee (60%)
    Kevin Spacey (58%)
    Edward Heath (55%)
    Bertie Ahern (54%)
    Kyle MacLachlan (54%)
    Paulo Coelho (53%)
    Elvis Presley (53%)

    I always get told I look like Kevin Spacey and John Cusack. I got one of those on the list. Maybe MyHerritage doesn’t know John Cusack.

  33. Dave2 says:

    Kathy Griffin? Before or after plastic surgery?? Despite her odd wardrobe choices, I actually didn’t think she was that bad pre-op. Now she looks like she’s surprised all the time.

    Aishwarya Rai, much like Elizabeth Hurley, has talents that transcend any acting ability they may (or may not) possess. 🙂

    Yet another Elvis look-alike. This sucks ass! I tried THREE TIMES and the best I could get was an Elvis impersonator. MyHeritage is busted I say!!

  34. nic says:

    Pauly D. = Kurt Russel
    (swear to God!)

  35. adena says:

    Okay, so I ran mine again. It’s been awhile, and I forgot.

    I look like:
    Asia Argento- Not sure who she is.
    Michelle Pfeffier- wow!
    Brooke Shields- Wow!!
    Penelope Cruz- Wow!
    Lauren Bacall- Wow!
    Julianne Moore- Wow!

    The only one w/ the right hair color is Julianne, but whatever…

    Sadly, I did not get Elvis.
    However, who KNEW I was so hot??

  36. sandra says:

    It didn’t even recognize me at first — kept saying that it couldn’t see a face…but in the end, at least I was female! This might cost Kevin years of therapy.

  37. Dave2 says:

    Nic: I have it on high authority that Pauly D. = Bloated Val Kilmer… (swear to ME!).


    Adena: Ooooh Adena! I can be at the Oregon border in 6 hours! 5 hours if you can at least sing like Elvis!

    Sandra: Female you say?!? I can be in San Francisco in… well, I’ll be by after I make a pit-stop in Oregon.

  38. Kevin says:

    Love you too, Sandra.

    My bill’s in the mail.

  39. sandra says:

    I’ll leave the light on for you, Dave…

  40. adena says:

    Sandra- It might be a few days. 😀

  41. Nicole says:

    This was a lot of fun and slightly addicting. In order to make sure my results were “pure” I actually ran 5 different pictures. Which meant spending lots of time in Photoshop beforehand making sure said pictures were as perfect as possible so as to achieve the best results.

    My top results were Rachel Bilson, Charlotte Church, and Kelly Clarkson. BUT I did manage to pull Elizabeth Hurly twice. And Antonio Banderas…go figure.

  42. apryl says:

    so happy to be likened to Vivien Leigh and Ava Gardner!

    that was fun!

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