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Howie Mandel Just Debuted a New Look — with Hair on His Head! See Him Now

The America's Got Talent Judge was experimenting with costumes in a dressing room, and the results were hilarious. 

By Jackie Manno

Howie Mandel is known as many things: an America's Got Talent Judge, a stand-up comedian, and a podcast Host. He's also known for not having any hair on his head — but on July 24, he shook things up by showing off some brand new tresses via a funny Instagram post. 

Howie Mandel shows off a new look — with hair on his head!

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"Listen, as somebody who enjoys posting and being part of social media, I've been coming to my wit's end, so I'm considering turning off my comment sections as of the 15th of next month," he jokingly told the camera while wearing a bowler hat, glasses, and a brown wig with wisps of hair placed on his forehead. (He totally rocks the bangs look, if we do say so ourselves.)

Want more Howie Mandel? Watch him as a Judge on America's Got Talent: Fantasy League, which airs Mondays at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock! 

Mandel's had quite a journey with his hair throughout the years. Fans may be surprised to know that back in the day, he actually sported some luscious, curly locks. This April, Mandel posted a throwback photo of himself from the '70s as a teenager, adorning a long shag 'do that would make Robert Plant jealous. 

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A decade later, Mandel was still committed to his hair, as evidenced by a nostalgic picture he posted with Denzel Washington while on the set of St. Elsewhere in the '80s

"#time this show ended 35 years ago yesterday," he captioned the post. 

RELATED: Everything to Know About America's Got Talent Judge Howie Mandel 

As we said, these days Mandel's known for being a witty and inspirational Judge on America's Got Talent, a role he's proudly had for a whopping 14 years. (He's currently a Judge on the AGT spin-off, AGT: Fantasy League.) In an interview with NBC Insider, he explained why he has chosen to stick with the show for so long. 

“What is considered talent evolves,” he said. “What will bowl you over, especially as somebody who’s been here that long. I am jaded.”

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Mandel continued, “But I’m telling you, I am continuously bowled over. People from all walks of life, from all corners of this planet, have the ability to come and bowl us over. And that’s amazing.”

RELATED: Singing Kids, Spoken Word Poets — Every One of Howie Mandel's Golden Buzzers on AGT

Where to watch Howie Mandel on America's Got Talent: Fantasy League

The AGT spin-off airs Mondays at 8/7c on NBC. Episodes are available to stream next day on Peacock. 

Originally published Jul 25, 2023.