During a 2011 interview at Destructoid SWERY stated that it wasn’t intentional to have certain characters look like existing people:
– Some characters seem to be molded after some actors?
A: We definitely weren’t trying to make some of the characters look like actually existing people. but when talking about the background of characters we would always talk about some kind of movies or tv shows what have you. That kind of image would be explained to our artists that maybe would come through in the final product of what they created.
…but there are some that are just too hard to ignore! Below are pictures of Greenvale residents and some of their real life look a likes.