Can you match the guest star with their onscreen sibling?

Most of these TV siblings were the sort that made you think, "Oh, brother!"

In the world inside our TVs, there was rarely a better role for a guest star than to appear as a TV star's brother or sister. This happened in every genre seen on your set, but perhaps the most in sitcoms.

It was double fun, because sometimes the guest star was styled to look like the sibling they were assigned. Other times the natural resemblance of two stars you never saw side-by-side became an added joy to the show and an extra feather in the casting director's cap.

Here, we've pulled together some of our favorite guest stars who turned up as onscreen siblings on classic shows. See if we can stump you, or if you can catch each and every resemblance. Good luck!
  1. Here's an easy one to start out. Jerry Van Dyke appeared in several episodes of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' as whose brother?
     Image: Paul Brownstein Productions
  2. Jack Cassidy appeared on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' as the male model brother of which main character?
  3. Eve Plumb appeared in a two-part episodic arc on 'The Facts of Life' as both a nun and this character's actual sister:
  4. On 'The Odd Couple,' William Redfield was a guest star who showed up with a job offer for his brother:
  5. Ed Begley, Jr. turned up in 'Laverne & Shirley' as the sailor brother of this main character:
  6. On 'Taxi,' Richard Foronjy played a gambling fool who also happened to be this main character's brother:
  7. Robert Moore went on to direct 27 episodes of 'Rhoda,' but first he got set up on a date with Mary Richards on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' as this character's brother:
  8. Richard McKenzie appeared in two episodes of 'All in the Family' as the brother who butted heads with this main character:
     Image: Sony Pictures Television
  9. Tension were high on 'Hawaii Five-O' when Nancy Malone guest-starred in a two-part episode as this character's swindled sister:
  10. On 'The Bob Newhart Show,' Pat Finley is the sister of this main character, who she comes to for advice on finding a new apartment:

Can you match the guest star with their onscreen sibling?

Your Result...

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DerekBird 30 months ago
You got 8 out of 10
You are a casting director's dream audience, spotting the similarities between every pair of TV siblings.
TonyClifton 30 months ago
The brother on "Taxi" was originally supposed to be played by Tony Clifton. But his boozing and unprofessionalism caused the producers to fire him two days into rehearsals. The role was later recast with Foronjy.
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