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Howie Mandel Looks Like a Different Person with Thick, Jet-Black Hair and a Goatee
The AGT Judge posted a retro video of himself from a '90s standup show — and you need to see his facial hair!
When the AGT Judge was first coming up in the industry — both as a standup comic and an actor — he had thick, luscious hair that was styled in a distinctly '80s way. Just look at the photo, below, of Mandel in 1985, or this throwback shot of him and Denzel Washington while they were filming St. Elsewhere. Mandel fully leaned into the "big hair" theme of that decade, and we're so thankful we have these snapshots to prove it.
We also have some archival footage from the '90s that shows Mandel doing his thing with a full head of hair — and a goatee. A video Mandel shared to his Instagram on August 28 features him with thick, jet-black hair that's styled shorter than his '80s mullet, along with a mustache and goatee. He almost looks like a different person!
"#young #comedy #90s," Mandel succinctly summed up the video. He could've (and should've) added a "goatee" hashtag, as well.
See the look for yourself, below:
Howie Mandel on America's Got Talent
Howie Mandel is currently killing it as a Judge on America's Got Talent Season 18 alongside Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Host Terry Crews. He's been on the show for over a decade, and he told NBC Insider the impressive Acts are why he keeps returning year after year.
“What is considered talent evolves,” said Mandel, adding that the same is true for “what will bowl you over, especially as somebody who’s been here that long. I am jaded.”
“But I’m telling you, I am continuously bowled over,” he continued. “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.”
Klum echoed this sentiment to Access Hollywood in April 2022. "Every day is new and different," she said. "I mean, yes, we [the Judges and Host] might be the same, but you see all these crazy, different people on the stage. We're having the best time. I always call it a 'rollercoaster of emotions,' because a person comes and they're singing. The next is an aerialist. The next one is a contortionist or a comedian. Everyone has a story to tell because they're real people. They're not actors. This is not a movie. This is real life. It's always fun to hear the stories...it never gets boring."