15 Great TV Characters Based on Real People (PHOTOS)

Some of the greatest TV characters to ever cross the small screen have been based on real people. Fans have fallen in love with characters like Kramer from Seinfeld and even Ari Gold from Entourage without knowing there's an actual person that inspired their character traits, accomplishments, and idiosyncracies. 

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Here are 15 great TV characters that prove that art really does imitate life. 

 

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