17 Photos of Adam Brody That Prove He's Secretly Seth Cohen

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 21: Actor Adam Brody arrives to the Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Damsels In Distress' at the Egyptian Theatre on March 21, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Before Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars ever graced the airwaves, teen-centric television was ruled by one show: The O.C. If you watched the Fox drama, you know why it rocked. Sure, Newport Beach had gorgeous scenery and even more gorgeous people, but what kept fans intrigued wasn't the aesthetic of the show, but the characters within it. And as much as I adored Ryan, Summer, and Marissa (OK, I mostly tolerated Marissa... RIP) there was one member of the pack that was the ultimate O.C. standout: Seth Cohen. The wise-cracking, self-proclaimed "ironist" and bagel fanatic won our hearts from his first awkward ramble, but it didn't hurt that he also looked like Adam Brody, the guy who embodied "adorkable" before Jessica Day was even a thing.

Though The O.C. ended in 2007, Seth Cohen is certainly not gone: He lives in the body of Adam Brody, who seems a whole lot like his TV counterpart. Here are the most Seth Cohen shots of Adam Brody. Welcome back to the O.C., bitch. 

Hangin' With Mrs. Cooper

And Marissa! 


This is what happens when Seth learns that Ryan took the last bagel. 

Eyes Wide Shut

I don’t really know what this is, but I know Seth would definitely make this face. 

Big, Romantic Speech

“Acknowledge me now, or lose me forever…”

The Return of Sandy Cohen

Receiving sage advice from Sandy Cohen, perhaps? 


Seth doesn’t surf, but, uh, I’m sure he’s been near a board or two. 

Side-Eying Summer

Because you know you secretly want a Seth and Summer reunion to happen offscreen. 

Seth Cohen, 2.0.

I can’t imagine Cohen at a GQ event, but this could totally be from an alternative universe in which he got famous off of Atomic County.

Love Triangle

Oh my God, run away, Seth. Run. Away. 

Summer Lovin'

Careful, Cohen: She suffers from rage blackouts. 

The Gang's All Here

Mini Harbor reunion? 

The Core Four

They could totally be heading to some fancy Newport party. 

Joking Around With Marissa and Ryan

But where’s Summer?

Senior Yearbook Photo?

I wonder what his superlative would be… 


Seth’s totally a ponderer. And then a blurter. 

Awkward Hair Line

What would have happened to Cohen’s hair if he grew it out juuuust a tad. 

Christmas In The O.C.

What Seth would wear when the temperature dropped below 65.