...besides both being carbon-based forms of life?Well, by the end of next month, they both will have played "Charlie Harper" on TV's Two And A Half Men.

An explanation may be in order...

CBS-TV says Bates will play Harper's ghost in the April 30th episode [Both "Men" and Bates' series "Harry's Law" are produced by Warner Brothers]. Apparently, Charlie's ghost will appear to brother Alan [Jon Cryer] when he suffers a minor heart attack.

Now, I've never seen a ghost myself [not clearly, anyway], so I don't know if they look different from the person when alive. Anyone with some insight on the matter is asked to let us know, here or on our Facebook page.