Dermot Mulroney and Dylan McDermott Join Forces to Become "Dermot McDermott"

For years, TV and film fans have mistaken the identities of actors Dermot Mulroney and Dylan McDermott. A modern day "Pullman and Paxton," these dark-haired leading men are often thought of as interchangeable.

Until now.

In a statement released by both actors, they have agreed to join forces and become a single entity known as "Dermot McDermott."

"Why separate us?" Dermot McDermott said. "You need someone laid back for a romantic comedy? Dermot McDermott at your services. How about a procedural show? You guessed it. Dermot McDermott."

The merging will clear up America's confusion regarding the two actors. No longer will fans of My Best Friend's Wedding or The Practice be afraid to talk about the dreamy male leads, fearing they will accidentally say the wrong name.

"With one easy to remember name, we are one actor," they added. "And with our combined talents, we're now the greatest actor ever. Not to mention the most handsome, dark-haired actor who got his start in the late 80s or early 90s."

Dermot McDermott plans to tag team many projects, filling in for the other when a break is needed.

"Say Dermot gets sick," the other Dermot said. "I step in. Nobody knows the difference between us anyway."

-Dan Abramson