With the BIO channel premiere of Glee: Keep on Believin’ quickly approaching, we are looking at the cast of Glee to see if we can spot any doppelgängers. First up, Mike O’Malley:
At first glance, you wouldn’t draw the connection between an actor and a baseball player, but let’s look a little deeper:
Mike O’Malley plays Burt Hummel, the dad of Chris Colfer‘s character on Glee. Bob Lemon, an All Star Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer, actually had some screen time as well. Lemon played himself in the 1949 film The Kid From Cleveland, and had the role of Jesse Haines in the 1952 film The Winning Team.
Ever since his first season in the Major Leagues in 1946 up to the time he managed the New York Yankees, Lemon has been a notable baseball figure. Mike O’Malley is a big fan of the Boston Red Sox; it’s said that he blogged about the team on Yahoo! Sports back in 2007.
Do you think Burt Hummel is a fan of Bob Lemon?