17 “Fictional” TV Characters Based on Real People
Creed Bratton from The Office
The mysterious odd-ball of the office is loosely based on (and played by) the musician of the same name, Creed Bratton. In fact, B.J. Novak once mentioned that Creed is the most similar to his character on the show, saying that “Creed Bratton is Creed Bratton.” But the only major difference is that the real Creed doesn’t have such a dark side and he’s actually likeable. (We’re guessing that the real Creed also wouldn’t pull a stunt like faking his own death).