Look-Alike of the Week: Seth Gabel and Thomas Dekker

Seth Gabel (left) photo by George Pimentel courtesy of WireImage.com; Thomas Dekker (right) photo by Socialite Life

Don’t let the title of this post fool you. I don’t plan to feature a “Look-Alike of the Week” every week, or with any regularity whatsoever. But my original title (“Seth Gabel and Thomas Dekker Are Both Very Pretty and I Think They Could Be Brothers”) sounded a little strange. For weeks now I’ve been mildly obsessed with the striking similarities between these two actors. (Probably because I’m not-so-mildly obsessed with Seth Gabel.) You probably know Seth Gabel as Lincoln Lee from Fringe. And if you don’t, then I feel sorry for you because your life must be very sad. (Lincoln Lee is pretty much the greatest male television character currently in existence.) Thomas Dekker is currently starring on The CW’s new supernatural drama The Secret Circle, but you might remember him from the short-lived sci-fi series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. But that’s not really important. What’s important is that everyone agree with me that these guys look like they could be related. What’s even crazier than their matching green eyes and chiseled jaws is that they both had an awkward long hair phase a couple years ago:

Seth Gabel (left) photo by Steve Granitz courtesy of WireImage.com; Thomas Dekker (right) photo by Albert L. Ortega courtesy of TopNews.in

So are they in fact the same person? Twins? Doppelgängers? Is one of them aging backwards like Benjamin Button? I don’t know. But I can promise you I will devote myself to the thorough investigation of this phenomenon until I can tell you for certain either way. Step one is obviously to rewatch all of the third season of Fringe. I recommend you all do the same and report back to me with any insight into this curious occurrence.

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Posted on October 13, 2011, in Television and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. ok so I have been watching season 3 of fringe and today it just hit me these two guys look alike and guess what….I googled it and found this! Also I LOVE Thomas and have a newfound love for Seth

  2. al through watching season 3 of Fringe i thought he was the guy from Heroes, (friends with the cheerleader) started watching Heroes again to day and had to check if they were, and found my way here =]=]

  3. HAHAHAHA I totally feel like that: who doesn’t know Lincoln Lee or Fringe stuff has a pretty boring life.

  4. Glad I’m not the only one seeing some weird similarity

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