In the Netflix show, antagonist Billy — played by Australian actor and Power Rangers star Dacre Montgomery — sparked questions from viewers who couldn’t get over his physical resemblance to the beloved High School Musical character of years past. Maybe it’s in the piercing blue-eyed gaze, tousled brown hair and chiseled jawline that both men have. Or maybe it’s in their shared comfort with casual toplessness. (Efron’s look is well-known by Hollywood and audiences, while Montgomery actually said he stripped down to make his Stranger Things audition tape stand out.) Efron’s got a few years on Montgomery, though; the U.S. actor is 30, while the Aussie one is only 22.
In any case, Twitter users couldn’t help but wonder about the uncanny similarities.
Then again, maybe there’s a little something else mixed into Montgomery’s look.