Colin Egglesfield is an American actor who has starred in several TV shows and movies, such as All My Children, Melrose Place, Something Borrowed, and The Client List. He is also known for his striking resemblance to another famous actor, Tom Cruise. Many fans have wondered if the two are related, or if Egglesfield is somehow a younger version of Cruise. In this article, we will explore the truth behind the rumor and find out if there is any connection between them.
The Physical Similarity
The most obvious reason why people think that Egglesfield and Cruise are related is their physical similarity. They both have dark hair, blue eyes, a square jaw, and a charming smile. They also have similar facial features, such as the shape of their nose, mouth, and chin. They even have similar body types and heights, with Egglesfield being slightly taller at 5’11″ compared to Cruise’s 5’7″
Some fans have pointed out that Egglesfield looks like a younger version of Cruise, especially when he was in his 20s and 30s. For example, Egglesfield’s role as Dex in the romantic comedy Something Borrowed reminded some viewers of Cruise’s role as Brian Flanagan in the 1988 film Cocktail Both characters are handsome and charming men who fall in love with women who are engaged to someone else.
Another example is Egglesfield’s role as Auggie Kirkpatrick in the reboot of Melrose Place, which was similar to Cruise’s role as Maverick in the 1986 film Top Gun Both characters are adventurous and rebellious men who are skilled at their professions (chef and pilot respectively) and have a love interest who is also their co-worker.
The Genetic Connection
Despite their physical similarity, Egglesfield and Cruise are not related by blood. They do not share any common ancestors or relatives, as far as we know. Egglesfield was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, to Kathleen (née Dineen) and William Egglesfield, a physician. His mother is Irish, while his father is of English and German descent.
Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, to Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer) and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer. His mother is of German and Irish ancestry, while his father is of English, German, and Irish descent.
Both actors have two siblings: an older sister and a younger brother. Egglesfield’s sister is Kerry and his brother is Sean. Cruise’s sister is Lee Anne and his brother is Cass.
The Professional Connection
Although Egglesfield and Cruise are not related by blood, they do have some professional connections. They both started their careers as models before becoming actors. They both signed with Beatrice Model agency in Milan, Italy, and DNA Model Management in New York City. They both modeled for brands such as Versace, Calvin Klein, and Armani.
They also have some mutual friends and co-stars in the entertainment industry. For example, they both know actress Kate Hudson, who starred with Egglesfield in Something Borrowed and with Cruise in Rock of Ages. They also both know actor Josh Duhamel, who starred with Egglesfield in Life Happens and with Cruise in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
In conclusion, Colin Egglesfield and Tom Cruise are not related by blood, but they do have some similarities and connections that make them look like they could be. They both have similar physical appearances, careers, and friends in Hollywood. However, they are not brothers or cousins or any other kind of relatives. They are just two talented actors who happen to look alike.