You Wouldn't Even Recognize Some of These TV Characters Without Their Mustaches
It's not just your imagination — dudes are sporting more facial hair for the annual mustache-growing event known as Movember, which is meant to increase awareness about prostate cancer. Though you may not be used to seeing some guys in your life with mustaches, there are other guys who you may be so used to seeing with mustaches that it's almost jarring seeing them clean-shaven. Is Ron Swanson as manly without his fringe? Is Pornstache suddenly less creepy? You be the judge by checking out these characters and the men who play them with both facial hair looks.
Richard Harrow/Jack Huston
The tin plate that Huston's disfigured character on Boardwalk Empire wears is as distinctive as his mustache — I especially love that he's so attached to the facial hair that it's also on his face plate.
His character is really named George Mendez, but everyone on Orange Is the New Black knows him as Pornstache for his creepy mustache. Schreiber looks far less sketchy without it, right?
Tobias Fünke/David Cross
The mustache is such a defining characteristic of Tobias on Arrested Development, and it's pretty defining for comedian Cross, as well — he almost always has facial hair, except for a short time last year.
Earl Hickey/Jason Lee
My Name Is Earl's title character has a great mustache, but I prefer Jason Lee without it.
Ron Swanson/Nick Offerman
Parks and Recreation's manliest man is basically the poster boy for mustaches. Offerman, who plays him, seldom goes without — except for this brief stint last year when he shaved it all off. It doesn't seem right, does it?
Tom Magnum/Tom Selleck
What do you think of when you think of Magnum, P.I.? It's probably this mustache. It's also what I think of when I think of Selleck, whose mustache is totally iconic.
O'Hare frequently rocks a mustache for his roles, like as Stanley on this season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. He does occasionally go for the clean-shaven look, which I like to think highlights those cute dimples.
Veep's Matt Walsh almost never goes without a mustache, but we were able to find a snap of him on a red carpet where his 'stache hadn't completely grown back yet. He looks totally different, right?