George Clooney's father, Nick, looked just like his famous son back in the day

Like father, like son!

George Clooney, 56, is one of the hottest Hollywood stars today, but there's was one family member who held that title before he ever stepped onto the scene -- his dad!

Nick Clooney, now 83, started off his career as a news anchor at a local station in Lexington, Kentucky. He then gained national fame in 1974 as the host of short-lived ABC daytime game show "The Money Maze."

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(Original Caption) Supporting the U.S. Army northern area command's March of Dimes is Private Nick Clooney, brother of singer Rosemary Clooney. He is a disc jockey for the Armed Forces network 'Platter Parade,' broadcast yearly in support of the campaign to raise funds for the fight against infantile paralysis.
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 17: THE MONEYMAZE - 1974-75, Contestants answered questions and then, from their positions overlooking a giant maze, guided their partners through the maze toward a target., Pictured: host Nick Clooney, (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 17: THE MONEYMAZE - 1974-75, Contestants answered questions and then, from their positions overlooking a giant maze, guided their partners through the maze toward a target., Pictured: host Nick Clooney, (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 17: THE MONEYMAZE - 1974-75, Contestants answered questions and then, from their positions overlooking a giant maze, guided their partners through the maze toward a target., Pictured: host Nick Clooney, (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 17: THE MONEYMAZE - 1974-75, Contestants answered questions and then, from their positions overlooking a giant maze, guided their partners through the maze toward a target., Pictured: host Nick Clooney, (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 17: THE MONEYMAZE - 1974-75, Contestants answered questions and then, from their positions overlooking a giant maze, guided their partners through the maze toward a target., Pictured: host Nick Clooney, (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 22: Actor George Clooney and father Nick Clooney attend 'The Peacemaker' New York City Premiere on September 22, 1997 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nick Clooney, George Clooney, and Nina Clooney during 'The Peacemaker' New York City Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 23: Nick Clooney attends 69th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 23, 1995 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 22: Nick Clooney and Nina Clooney attend the premiere of 'The Peacemaker' on September 22, 1997 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Dante DiPaolo, Rosemary Clooney, Nick Clooney and wife (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: George Clooney arrives with his father, Nick Clooney, for screening of the movie 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' at the Ziegfeld Theater. George stars in the film. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
383526 01: (ITALY OUT) Actor George Clooney, center, his uncle Jack Warren, Warren''s wife, Dica, Clooney''s mother, Nina, his father, Nick and his grandmother, Lyda attend the premiere of Clooney''s film 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' December 19, 2000 at the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Liaison)
George Clooney with his parents Nick and Nina Clooney at the premiere of 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind' at the Bruin Theatre and after-party at the W Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 28: Journalist Nick Clooney, father of actor George Clooney, introduces the film Moments That Changed Us on November 28, 2008 in Washington, DC. The film, which Mr. Clooney helped to write and produce, is about Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 13: (L ??? R) Journalist in Residence at the Newseum Nick Clooney, Apollo 8 Crew Members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders listen to questions from the audiences during a live taping of a NASA TV program at the Newseum November 13, 2008 in Washington, DC. The former astronauts participated in a discussion on the December 1968 lunar orbital mission and how the success of Apollo 8 contributed to the overall moon landing effort that culminated just six months later with Apollo 11 and to commemorate NASA's 50th anniversary. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Former journalist/TV personality Nick Clooney and son actor George Clooney attend the after party for the premiere of 'The Ides of March' at the Metropolitan Club on October 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: (ALTERNATIVE CROP) Journalist Nick Clooney (L), his son actor George Clooney (2nd L) and U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) (2nd R) are arrested by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir?s blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (2nd L) speaks as his journalist father Nick Clooney (2nd R), U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) (L) and President of United to End Genocide Tom Andrews (R) listen during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir?s blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Actor and activist George Clooney and his father Nick Clooney speak to the press after their release from the Metropolitan Police second district station on March 16, 2012 in Washington. Clooney and his father were arrested earlier in the day while protesting at the Sudanese embassy. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Journalist Nick Clooney (2nd L) speaks as his son and actor George Clooney (L) and President of United to End Genocide Tom Andrews (R) listen during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir?s blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Nick Clooney attends 'The Monuments Men' Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. ?? LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
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In promo photos from the show, a much younger Nick bears a striking resemblance to George. From the sexy smile to the strong jawline, George is definitely his father's son!

Other pictures from Nick's younger years also prove that the Clooney gene is strong! Nick could definitely pass as George's twin.

After his stint as a game show host, Nick continued on to have a successful journalism career while raising his family. He then tried his hands at politics during the 2004 election. Clooney ran for a seat in the House of Representatives representing Kentucky's 4th Congressional District. He eventually lost, and went back to journalism.

These days, Nick is probably busy prepping to be a grandfather to George and Amal's twins, which are due in June! George has expressed that he's "anxious" about fatherhood, so we're sure he's getting plenty of advice from his own dad.

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US actor/movie maker George Clooney speaks during the global launch of 100 LIVES initiative and the announcement of a new humanitarian prize in New York on March 10, 2015. The 100 LIVES, initiated to express gratitude to individuals and institutions whose heroic actions saved Armenian lives during the Genocide 100 years ago, is to address the issues of genocide, human rights violations and the power of positive action. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
THE FACTS OF LIFE -- Pictured: George Clooney as George Burnett -- Photo by: Ron Tom/NBCU Photo Bank
UNITED STATES - MAY 02: ROSEANNE - 'Let's Call It Quits' - Season One - 5/2/89, Roseanne has difficulty accepting new rules from a tough new supervisor at the factory. George Clooney (Booker) stars., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer on phones in backseat of car in a scene from the film 'One Fine Day', 1996. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)
ER -- SEASON 4 -- Pictured: George Clooney as Doctor Doug Ross (Photo by Sven Arnstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES- COMBAT HIGH -- Pictured: (l-r) Keith Gordon as Max Mendelsson, George Clooney as Maj. Biff Woods -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1404 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor George Clooney during an interview with host Jay Leno on June 25, 1998 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg And Ice Cube Star In 'Three Kings.' '99 Wb And Village Roadshow Film Limited (Photo By Getty Images)
1999 George Clooney stars in the latest season of 'ER.'
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Actor George Clooney attends SeriousFun Children's Network's New York City Gala at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 5: Actor George Clooney attends the 'Ocean's Eleven' Westwood Premiere on December 5, 2001 at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
George Clooney (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 31: Actor/director George Clooney arrives to the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Leatherheads' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 31, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 8: (L to R) Actors Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Tukur, George Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh attend the 53rd Berlinale Film Festival February 8, 2003 in Berlin, Germany. Their new film 'Solaris' was written and directed by Soderbergh. (Photo by Kurt Vinion/Getty Images)
David Strathairn and George Clooney during 2005 Venice Film Festival - George Clooney - Sighting in Venice Lido, Italy. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
US actor and director George Clooney (R) and co-star Renee Zellweger arrive in London's Leicester Square on April 8, 2008 to attend the European Premiere of the film, Leatherheads directed by Clooney. AFP PHOTO / Max Nash (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 14: Actor George Clooney speaks to the media at the Four Seasons Hotel on November 14, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Piyal Hosain/Fotos International/Getty Images)
Nominee for Best Actor ('Michael Clayton') George Clooney (R) and gilrfriend Sarah Larson arrive for the 80th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2008. AFP PHOTO / STAN HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor George Clooney speaks during the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Matt Damon and George Clooney (Photo by Lester Cohen Archive/WireImage)
George Clooney and Julia Roberts during 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Backstage and Audience at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
George Clooney at junket for 'Good Night and Good Luck,' a new movie. (Photo by Michael Albans/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
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