Matt LeBlanc Admits to Dyeing His Prematurely Gray Hair Dark for 'Friends'

07/30/2010 at 03:00 PM ET

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Matt LeBlanc’s Joey Tribbiani may have been the picture of perennial boyishness on Friends, but it turns out that that his youthful demeanor belied his secretly graying hair. “I dyed my hair the whole time I was on Friends,” LeBlanc admitted this week after a TCA panel about his new Showtime series Episodes. He also explained his absence from television since the 2006 demise of his spinoff sitcom Joey, “So when Joey ended, I took a lot of time off. I just wanted to be a dad, be myself, hang out with my daughter.” For his new show, where he plays a fictionalized version of himself, the actor is putting his salt-and-pepper locks on display, so let the gray times roll! Tell us: What do you think of Matt with gray hair? –reporting by Susan Young

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Judy on

Good looking guy just got better looking! The rest of the Friends cast seems to want to stay perpetually looking like they did back then (same hair styles etc. for every new role) Good for Matt for looking real!

melinda on

ny knicks rock!

jen on

very handsome!

melinda on

I don’t care what Dallas says, I’m funny. And Matt looks great!

Jackie on

I would take him more seriously now with the gray hair than before. He would remind me too much of the lovable dingbat Joey if he still dyed his hair.

Way to embrace your gray hair Matt! I wish I had that courage!

Paula on

He looks really handsome. I’ll be happy to see this sexy, mature, Dad on TV again.

stefanie on

I think he looks great!!

Sophia on

I love Matt leblanc… I have since friends. But does anyone know if there is any truth to the gay rumors…

friendsfan on

All I have to say is, “how you doin’?!”

Lizbeth on

Matt is hot and is salt and pepper look is even hotter! Look out George Clooney!

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