Stubble Trouble! Bearded David Letterman Is Nearly Unrecognizable On Father-Son Dinner Date In NYC – 8 Shocking Photos

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Sep. 28 2015, Updated 12:37 p.m. ET

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David Letterman, is that you? The former Late Show host sported a bushy white beard on a dinner date with son Harry in New York City. See the photos!

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EXCLUSIVE: PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY – NO NY NEWSPAPERS David Letterman goes for a walk in NYC

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David Letterman is looking a little different these days!

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EXCLUSIVE: PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY – NO NY NEWSPAPERS David Letterman goes for a walk in NYC

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After departing from his longtime run as host of the Late Show, the 68-year-old stepped out in New York City for a casual dinner with son Harry.

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EXCLUSIVE: PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY – NO NY NEWSPAPERS David Letterman takes his son Harry out for dinner in NYC.

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Talk about a bearded wonder!

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EXCLUSIVE: PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY – NO NY NEWSPAPERS David Letterman takes his son Harry out for dinner in NYC.

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The TV host legend grew out his facial hair back in 2007 when the Writers Guild of America union went on strike for three months.

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EXCLUSIVE: PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY – NO NY NEWSPAPERS David Letterman takes his son Harry out for dinner in NYC.

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Upon his return to the CBS series, Letterman actually shaved his beard off live on the air! "Shaving beards on TV," he joked. "That's what shows without writers do."

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EXCLUSIVE: PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY – NO NY NEWSPAPERS David Letterman takes his son Harry out for dinner in NYC.

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Letterman admits that he likes "not having to shave," but often felt pressured to ditch the stubble for filming.

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EXCLUSIVE: PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY – NO NY NEWSPAPERS David Letterman goes for a walk in NYC

David Letterman Beard Son Harry
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Now that he's retired, Letterman has nothing to trim the beard up for!

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David Letterman leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater after final show in NYC

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What do you think of David Letterman's new look compared to his usual clean-shaven face? Let us know in the comments below!

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