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.

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  • Zooey Deschanel (Jess), "New Girl"

    Totally "adorkable" in her flouncy dresses and bows, there's a fine line between Zooey Deschanel and her "New Girl" character Jess. Naive, happy-go-lucky and hopelessly flawed, Deschanel has said Jess is a teenage version of herself.

  • Lena Dunham (Hannah), "Girls"

    Drawn from her own experience as a 20-something Brooklynite, Lena Dunham created the angst-ridden, artistic Hannah Horvath. While Dunham bears striking similarities to Hannah, she's a little better off financially -- and hopefully having less awkward sex.

  • Alexis Bledel (Rory), "Gilmore Girls"

    She may have been seductive on "Mad Men," but Alexis Bledel will forever be thought of as the shy, bookish Rory Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls." Her performance on the show carried her into other Rory-like roles in the films "Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants" and "Post Grad."

  • Tracy Morgan (Tracy Jordan), "30 Rock"

    Tracy Jordan is known for his outbursts and ridiculous adventures on NBC's "30 Rock." And as it turns out, Morgan isn't so different from his character -- he rarely thinks before he speaks and definitely lives each moment as if it's his last.

  • Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson), "Parks And Recreation"

    Ron Swanson isn't the only one with a passion for woodworking. When he's not acting, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/08/ron-swanson-parks-recreation_n_1326738.html" target="_hplink">Offerman is crafting aesthetically pleasing wooden objects</a> and his favorite magazine is <em>Fine Woodworking</em>. "Every year, they do an issue called 'Tools and Shops,'" he told HuffPost TV in March. "I read it like pornography.:

  • Blake Anderson (Blake), "Workaholics"

    Starring as a hard-partying 20-something on "Workaholics," Blake Anderson is equally as reckless. The actor ended up in the hospital in December after dunking a ping pong ball during a beer pong game, jumping from his roof and landing on his spine. Nice one!

  • Louis C.K. (Louie), "Louie"

    On the surface, Louis C.K. has a lot in common with his "Louie" character. They're both standup comedians with two daughters living in New York City. Still, we like to think of Louie as a dumbed down, sad sack version of Louis.

  • Larry David (Larry David), "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

    From saying whatever is on his mind to putting himself in the most awkward situations possible, it's no coincidence that Larry David's name is Larry David on "Curb." The line between the actor and his character is a blurry one!

  • Ricky Gervais (Ricky Gervais), "Life's Too Short."

    Known for making mildly offensive jokes almost constantly, Gervais appears as a version of himself in "Life's Too Short" alongside Warwick Davis, who works as a talent agent for little people.


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

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