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Who Is ‘Daredevil’ Star Charlie Cox? Not These Guys

He's that other guy.

With the announcement that actor Charlie Cox is playing the title role in the upcoming Netflix series “Marvel’s Daredevil” comes a multitude of questions. Specifically, isn’t Cox that guy who–

We’ll stop you there. He’s not that guy. He’s the other guy. To help you sort all this confusion out, here’s a handy guide to who Charlie Cox isn’t:

Hey, Isn’t He This Guy?

Robert Sean Leonard Castle Rock Entertainment

No, that’s Robert Sean Leonard. You’re probably confused because they look exactly the same, though Leonard is now much older than Cox (he’s pictured above in the 1998 movie “The Last Days of Disco”). You probably recognize Leonard from his role on “House,” or maybe the movies “Swing Kids” and “Dead Poets Society.” But, no, he’s not Charlie Cox.

Oh, So He’s This Guy Then

Celebrities On The Set Of Despierta America

Wrong again! That’s Tom Welling, who played a young Superman for 10 seasons on “Smallville.” He’s definitely got that fresh-faced look, and played a superhero, so we understand your confusion.

Aha! This Is Definitely Him

Nope! That’s Nicholas D’Agosto, who plays Ethan on “Masters of Sex.” D’Agosto looks like Tom Welling and Robert Sean Leonard had a baby, so again, you’re on the right track. But that’s not our guy.

Is This…

Brian Cox 20th Century FOX

That’s Brian Cox, who played William Stryker in “X2: X-Men United,” among many, many other roles. Yes, they have the same last name, but they’re not even related, let alone look alike. Seriously. Come on.

I Meant THIS Brian Cox

Investiture At Buckingham Palace

Sure, he does look more like the physicist named Brian Cox, but again, they’re not even related. It’s just a common last name. Can we move on?

Got It!

US Actor and The Eastern Congo Initiative Founder Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck? You think he’s Ben Affleck, just because Affleck played Matt Murdock/Daredevil on screen in 2003??? Even if Affleck wasn’t busy with his role as Bruce Wayne in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” we’d start to question your judgement here.

How About–

Charlie Bit My Finger YouTube

That’s Charlie, from the hilarious viral video “Charlie Bit My Finger.” Stop it.

Is He–

Baby

That’s a mashup of Charlie Sheen and Courtney Cox you made in a celebrity baby face generator.

Okay, We Give Up

Charlie Cox Getty Images

YES! THAT’S Charlie Cox. Correct. 10 points for Hufflepuff. He previously appeared in the main role in “Stardust,” a recurring part on “Boardwalk Empire” and will have his biggest role to date as the Man Without Fear in “Daredevil.” Now try to picture his face covered in a mask except for his chin, because that’s mostly how you’ll be seeing Cox from now on.

“Marvel’s Daredevil” comes to Netflix in 2015.

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