On the left is Bruno Mars while on the right is Erik Estrada.
Bruno Mars is a singer who was born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8th 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was also raised. He came from a family of musicians. Bruno Mars name is sometime mispelled Brono Mars. Bruno Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. He graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career. Mars produced songs for other artists, co-founding production team The Smeezingtons. Bruno Mars had an unsuccessful stint with Motown Records, but then signed with Atlantic in 2009. Bruno Mars became recognized as a solo artist after lending his vocals to the songs “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B, and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy, which were worldwide successes, and for which he co-wrote the hooks. He also co-wrote the songs “Right Round” by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha, and “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan, allowing him to work with an assortment of artists from various genres. Mars’ debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010), peaked at number three on the Billboard 200, anchored by the worldwide number-one singles “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade”, as well as by the single “The Lazy Song”. The album was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, winning Best Pop Vocal Performance for “Just The Way You Are”. His second album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012), peaked at number one in the United States. The album spawned the international singles “Locked Out of Heaven”, “When I Was Your Man” and the moderate success “Treasure”. Bruno Mars has sold 10 million albums during his 3-year singing career and 58 million singles worldwide. His combined downloaded works as a singer, songwriter, and producer total over $115 million . As a solo artist he has had five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and seven top-ten singles, only the second artist to do so after Richard Marx. “Just the Way You Are” sold 12.5 million copies and contributed to Mars becoming the best-selling digital artist in 2011. In 2011, Mars was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. In 2014, he was ranked number one on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. As a young boy Bruno Mars spent time impersonating Elvis Presley who had a major impact on his musical career. He also looked up to and watched singer Prince. Bruno Mars song “The Lazy Song” has over 459,654,545 on YouTube. In 2014 Bruno Mars released a song called When I Was Your Man.
Actor Erik Estrada was born Henry Enrique Estrada on March 16 th1949 in Manhattan, New York City. He is of Puerto Rican descent. Erik Estrada is known for his major acting role as a reserve police officer in the 1977–1983 television series CHiPs. He later became known for his work in Spanish language telenovelas, and in more recent years, his appearances in reality television shows and infomercials and as a regular voice on the Adult Swim series Sealab 2021. In the 1970 film version of The Cross and the Switchblade, Erik Estrada made his film debut in the role of Nicky Cruz alongside Pat Boone who played the role of David Wilkerson. In 1974, Estrada took part in the disaster film, Airport 1975. Erik Estrada was also a starring figure in the movies Guns (1990), Sealab 2021 (2000) and Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002).
These two celebrities look like family. Anyone that looks at Erik Estrada and Bruno Mars will automatically think they are related. Erik Estrada and Bruno Mars look like father and son.