Credit assigned to wrong person.

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My name is Michael Hendrick. Can you please help me? I appeared on TV as an actor in 1998 and IMDb credited me here at this link for the production: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1332249/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1. However, someone at IMDb linked my credit to the wrong person, another "Michael Hendrick" who received credit for this, someone who seems (from his other credits) to be a Set Dresser in the industry. Here is the link to his page (not me): http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0376696/?ref_=tt_cl_t9. You can see that he received credit as an "actor" for my appearance... I am asking if you could please move the credit and create a separate page for me. I have already tried a couple of times in the past to correct the mistake from the production page on IMDb but the change wasn't made. Can you help?
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Submissions of data or requests for corrections have to be done on the proper online forms by editing the pages involved. 

So, you'd go to the page you linked, for that show's episode, click the "edit page" button and select to "correct/delete" under cast.  Then, next to your name on the list, change "keep" to "correct."  Then scroll down and click "check these updates."  Your (and his) name will now appear in an editable field, so change the name there to "Hendrick, Michael (II)". This is how you'll now appear in the database as you're the second by that same name (names need to be unique to distinguish between individuals).  Tick the box to provide explanation.  Scroll down and select "check these updates."  Fill in the explanation field with something like, "this credit belongs to me. I was not in the database and so it was given to the wrong person (note it's an actor credit, something the other Michael Hendrick had not been credited as)."  Then tick the choice for "This is a different person not currently listed - create 'Hendrick, Michael (II)'." Scroll down to click "re-check these updates."  This should make the edited part turn green and allow you a button to "submit" the request.   Click to submit.

Good luck.  Let us know if you have any problems.
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Dear bluesmanSF I appreciate your help!  I have already followed your steps, and they were somewhat different than my previous attempts to correct this on IMDb.  Thank you!  ~Michael
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You're very welcome!