Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair, but for a confident young bald man- there is your diamond in the rough. Most Patrick Stewart fans have probably never seen him with a full head of hair. Stewart has been bald ever since he entered the public domain in “Star Trek: The Next Generation’s.” His baldness has been a major point of interest amongst his fans; when did he become bald?
Who is Patrick Stewart?
Patrick Stewart is a British actor born on July 13, 1940, in Merfeld, West Yorkshire, England. He is best known for his Star Trek role: The Next-generation (1987-1994) and its related films.
Stewart is also an Emmy award and Golden Globe-nominated actor. Besides, he is also known for his portrayal of Professor Charles Xavier in the X-men films and Emperor Uriel Septim VII’s video game voice.
Despite his great public success in film, television, and video games, he still considers Shakespearean roots in theater as the most important aspect of his career.
When did Patrick Stewart go Bald?
In an interview with Parkin, Stewart speaks about male pattern baldness. He explains how losing hair at a young age made him go through various difficult trials during his early adulthood. However, he was born anew when he accepted his newfound baldness.
Patrick Stewart began balding at only 19 and had lost almost all his hair within a year. He further explains the tough times he faced and thought every aspect of his life was almost over, especially when it came to ladies. Even though it did not end up that way, he admits that his baldness still inhibited him.
Stewart goes ahead to joke on how bald is coming into style “Yeah, and it was nice for a while. I saw all of these shaved heads, but it began to irritate me frankly. People shave it all off, and I somehow feel they are infringing on my territory.”
In his early career, Patrick used to wear a toupee when going for job auditions and cast calls.
Interesting facts about Patrick Stewart
Despite going bald at only 19, he realized he was better off ditching his hairpiece.
Patrick swore that his old toupee looked good, but when he auditioned for two roles, one with the toupee and one without in front of his idol Lawrence Olivier, the national theater casting supervisor, it didn’t go well. He reveals how he lost the job opportunity when Olivier told him to take the thing off his head.
His difficult upbringing became the inspiration for him.
Patrick grew up with an alcoholic and abusive father, who exhibited post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms after serving in the second world war.
From such an upbringing, Patrick developed a zeal for success.
He doesn’t know how he has been able to look so young.
Stewart is an age-defying actor. He still looks the same for the past three decades.
In an interview with Warren, he was asked about his anti-aging secret; Patrick remarked, “I wish I knew because if I knew, I would market it. However, he adds that living a life of relative simplicity, with only basics available, has given him an enthusiasm for living and working.