'Anger Management': Charlie Sheen And Other Stars Who Are Their Characters (PHOTOS)

06/28/2012 09:12 am ET

Third time's the charm! Charlie Sheen is playing another character named Charlie on "Anger Management," which premieres Thursday, Jun 28 at 9 p.m. ET on FX.

A name isn't all Sheen shares with his character Charlie Goodson. The series centers on Goodson, a former baseball player who becomes a therapist after his own anger issues cause him to to leave the MLB world. If the series sees ratings success in its first 10 episodes, an additional 90 will be ordered.

Sheen's character on "Anger Management" mirrors many aspects of himself: His past as a baseball player, his marital issues and, of course, his anger problems.

"Sheen has been playing himself for a long time -- he's the one who's essentially asked audiences to conflate his public identity and the characters that have padded his bank account for decades," HuffPost TV critic Maureen Ryan wrote in her review of "Anger Management." The show, she noted, is "lucrative spin control disguised as a traditional sitcom."

But Sheen isn't the only actor who's thrown a version of himself into a character (though his situation might be a bit more problematic). From Zooey Deschanel's Jess on "New Girl" to Louis C.K.'s Louie on "Louie," click through our slideshow below to see which other stars bear striking resemblances to their characters.

TV Stars Who Are Their Characters

"Anger Management" premieres Thursday, June 28 at 9 p.m. ET on FX.

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