There’s a Strange Connection Between the Actors Who Play Nick on ‘This Is Us’

Actors of a feather flock together—at least that’s the case with Michael Angarano and Griffin Dunne.

Both men play Nick on This Is Us (ya know, the long-lost uncle who the Pearsons thought was dead), but this isn’t their first time working together. In fact, Angarano, 30, and Dunne, 63, played father and son in the 2007 movie Snow Angeles. Given their similar likeness (I mean, the resemblance is uncanny), it’s no surprise they’ve played family before. But their connection doesn’t stop there.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Angarano explained that the performance decisions they made while filming were eerily similar: “It was funny because Milo [Ventimiglia] and a couple of the other people on set came over to me and they were like, ‘You and Griffin are doing something really similar, it’s great, like, did you guys get together?’ And I was like, ‘I haven’t seen Griffin in ten years!’”

Whatever y’all are doing, it’s working.

Lex Goodman

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