It's not but the resemblance is remarkable. From the day he was born, Howard Shulman was an outsider who was destined for a life blighted by a deformity on his face. He was abandoned at birth, made a ward of New Jersey and spent a childhood - rife with bullying and filled with endless surgeries - in state foster homes. As he grew up, and forged a daring life for himself, he feared he may one day be trapped inside another state system: prison. In his memoir, Running from the Mirror, 54-year-old Shulman describes how he ran drugs across the country, dealt pot to tourists on a beach in Mexico to make ends meet, and was nearly caught by the DEA with a suitcase full of 'product' at a Chicago train station in the 1970s. He told Daily Mail Online how he went on to buy a nightclub in San Diego, where he met his wife, before deciding to track down his biological mother - 40 years after she walked away from him.