Someone put my dad's credits under my name due to similar name.

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Hi, my dad and I have the same name, only I go as Bennie Woodell and he goes as Ben Woodell. Somebody, I don't know who, went and switched all of his acting credits to my name and it's now listed under me with "As Ben Woodell" after the credit, and his IMDB is completely empty. It's also listing on my page that I'm also known as Ben Woodell, which is not true, I've never gone by Ben, and it says that's locked and I can't alter that. What's the quickest and easiest way to get this fixed? Thank you so much for any and all info! *I did go through each of the film's IMDB pages and changed the credits to his name and have all the reference numbers, but now I also want the AKA off of mine as that is not true.*
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bluesmanSF, Champion

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There were two kinds of AKA's. One where you could go straight to that section and add a name (which is now locked) and the other is automated to add it when you're credited differently (not locked). Yours is probably the second type, which is not locked. You don't need to do anything to change it. It'll change once once you correct the entry that is causing it.

How to fix it depends on one thing. Are all the acting credits his, including the one with no AKA, Eyes Upon Waking, or do some of the acting credits (those without AKA's I'd assume) yours?

edit to add: You'd asked for the quickest way to correct it, but I didn't catch that you'd already done so...skip my last paragraph (what I was leading to was that the easiest is to ask for a "split" of the page but it only works if credits are divided by department (as in, if all acting credits were his, you could just split them off to his page and not have to do separate submissions for each credit..but we're across that bridge, it seems).
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Hi, bluesmanSF, thank you responding! Yeah, the only credits that are his are the ones with the AKA on them. I put it in last Friday to get them all changed back to how they're supposed to be, so I'm happy to know that when that goes through, it'll automatically take off the AKA on my page. 

Thank you! 
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Okay. Good. Just to let you know, the credits will move first, and the AKA's might take a day or two more to clear.

Good luck. Post back if there are any problems!

You're very welcome!