Two and a Half Men child star Angus T Jones, now 27, is unrecognizable


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He's best known for playing Jake Harper in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, alongside Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer, for ten consecutive seasons from 2003 to 2013.

But this reclusive actor cut a very different look on Monday while stepping out barefoot with a thick bushy beard, black beanie and wide-brimmed glasses in Los Angeles, California. 

While the 27-year-old was once the highest-paid teen actors in history, he has largely stayed out of the spotlight since departing from the raunchy series over religious beliefs after he 'rediscovered' his Christian faith, according to The Wall Street Journal

While the 27-year-old was once the highest-paid teen actors in history, he has largely stayed out of the spotlight since departing from the raunchy series over religious beliefs after he 'rediscovered' his Christian faith, according to The Wall Street Journal 

As he maintained a low-profile in a pair of beige shorts and black graphic T-shirt that that read 'SHOQUIP' in blue lettering and the name of his home state of Texas.   

Jones began acting at the age of five after being cast in the 1999 film Simpatico that starred Sharon Stone and Nick Nolte.

He went on to win other small roles in movies before landing the gig of Jake, a kid who's living with his divorced dad (Cryer) and hedonistic uncle (Sheen). 

Casual: As he maintained a low-profile in a pair of beige shorts and black graphic T-shirt that that read 'SHOQUIP' in blue lettering and the name of his home state of Texas

Child star: Jones began acting at the age of five after being cast in the 1999 film Simpatico that starred Sharon Stone and Nick Nolte

But as he grew up, so did his TV alter ego with the show's creators giving his teen character more adult storylines including dating older women. 

In 2013, Jones said in an interview with Seventh-Day Adventist filmmaker Christopher Hudson that being on the show was incompatible with being 'a true God-fearing person.'

He even described the comedy as 'filth'. 

Household name: He went on to win other small roles in movies before landing the gig of Jake, a kid who's living with his divorced dad (Cryer) and hedonistic uncle (Sheen)

In 2013, Jones said in an interview with Seventh-Day Adventist filmmaker Christopher Hudson that being on Two and a Half Men was incompatible with being 'a true God-fearing person'

He did not appear in season 11 of the hit comedy, but did return for a cameo in the season 12 series finale in 2015. 

He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder switching from environmental studies to Jewish studies at the end of his freshman year. 

He told People: 'Over the last three years I’ve been involved with various faith-based organizations.' 

Quit: He did not appear in season 11 of the hit comedy, but did return for a cameo in the season 12 series finale in 2015; seen in 2003 

Cute kid: He also acknowledges that he still likes acting and is hoping to reignite his Hollywood career on his own term; (left to right) Charlie Sheen, Jones and Jon Cryer

Not pleased: As he grew up, so did his TV alter ego with the show's creators giving his teen character more adult storylines including dating older women

'Right now, I’m stepping away from the organizational business-model programs. I’m interested in seeing where I go without an organization putting a stamp of approval on if I’m good or bad or whatever.' 

He has now put his college degree 'on hold' and has partnered with Sean Combs's son Justin in events company Tonite. 

He also acknowledges that he still likes acting and is hoping to reignite his Hollywood career on his own terms.

In 2016 he appeared in an episode of the Louis C.K. show Horace and Pete.   

Not the end: He also acknowledges that he still likes acting and is hoping to reignite his Hollywood career on his own terms; pictured in 2004