The character Bill (played by Winston Story) really does have an uncanny resemblance to Charles Boyle (played by Joe Lo Truglio). I know that the Brooklyn Nine-Nine production do sometimes work off-set truths into the show (such as Terry Crews' real love of yogurt or Stephanie Beatriz's bisexuality), and I wondered if Winston served as a stunt double for Joe and they decided to incorporate the resemblance into episodes for humorous effect.

Was Winston involved with the show before he was cast as Boyle's lookalike, Bill, or is the likeness more of a coincidence?

  • Boyle himself sees no resemblance in Bill, who are we to judge? ;)
    – Vishwa
    Apr 4, 2019 at 5:16

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There are no official sources for this, but from my understanding, Winston Story was specifically cast because of his resemblance to Joe Lo Truglio.

There was no coincidence, he was chosen to play a Boyle doppelganger.

  • I'll give the question a bit longer to see if anyone comes up with anything, but I thought this might be the case. +1 and I'll accept after some more time passes.
    – Nemon27
    Apr 3, 2019 at 17:38
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    @Nemon27 I agree, I searched a lot to see if I could find something related, but couldn't find anything, maybe someone else has better luck :) Apr 3, 2019 at 17:40

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