These actors played their own relatives on TV – can you name them all?

The stars of Green Acres, The Addams Family, Matlock and more played dual roles in special episodes.

The trope of the doppelganger, two characters who look exactly the same played by the same actor, has been used countless times by all kinds of different shows. A slightly different take is to have the same actor play two different characters who are related in some way.

Usually reserved for sitcoms, although it can be seen in the classic Western Maverick and crime drama Matlock, this gimmick allows a show’s main star to branch out with more than one character – sometimes in the same scene!

Here are ten actors from classic shows who played someone related to their usual main character. Can you name all these identical relatives?

  1. Who is Carolyn Jones playing in the Addams Family?
  2. Who are Florence Henderson and Robert Reed playing in The Brady Bunch?
  3. Who is Eddie Albert playing in Green Acres?
  4. Who is Eva Gabor playing in a different Green Acres episode?
  5. Who is Fred MacMurray playing in My Three Sons?
  6. Who is Max Baer Jr. playing in The Beverly Hillbillies?
  7. Who is James Garner playing in Maverick?
  8. Who is Dick Van Dyke playing on his show?
  9. Who is Andy Griffith playing in this black-and-white episode of Matlock?
  10. Who is Ken Barry playing in Mama's Family?

These actors played their own relatives on TV – can you name them all?

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Martanrick1975 11 hours ago
5/10 answers little out of tune! 🙁🙄
vinman63 28 days ago
I missed John Inman as Mr Humphries and his mother Annie from Are you being served.
vinman63 28 days ago
Samantha and cousin Sabrina
Wilbur and his father Angus Post
Jeannie And her sister Jeannie II
hermanstein2015 29 days ago
6/10 I knew the important ones that's all that matters lol 😆
JeffPaul76 29 days ago
''You got 7 out of 10" ------------Did you hit all the right notes or were your answers a little out of tune? ---A little out of tune. ----I got 2, 5 and 8 wrong!
DIGGER1 29 days ago
These actors played their own relatives on TV – can you name them all?
You got 10 out of 10
Did you hit all the right notes or were your answers a little out of tune?
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In Question #10, the creators of this quiz spelled Ken Berry's last name wrong. They spelled it with an "A" instead of an "E", and that's why I almost didn't find him on "IMDb" when I looked his name up on there.
Zip 29 days ago
3/10. I had to guess on all of them except for The Beverly Hillbillies one and the Mama's Family one.
WordsmithWorks 29 days ago
6/10. Not as easy as I thought it would be.
NarberthBoy 29 days ago
Herman had Johan
Agreed . Thought I could nail this. Don’t want to admit how many I got wrong.
That's one of my favorite episodes!!
QazWiz 30 days ago
am i loopy? wasn't there a triple by Dick van Dyke?
also Patty Duke's regular double cousins? didn't they do a triple?
UTZAAKE 30 days ago
7/10. 3, 4 and 8.
10. Damn. Thought that was Eric Braeden.
daDoctah UTZAAKE 29 days ago
...back when he was still Hans Gudegast?
Zip daDoctah 29 days ago
Or the werewolf on Kolchak:The Night Stalker?
30 days ago
8 out of 10. Missed #1 & #4.
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