Jason Alexander defends his very obvious toupee
Jason Alexander dropped by 'The Late Late Show',' and he wasn't alone. He had an alarmingly full head of hair that Craig Ferguson couldn't ignore.
'I travel with this occasionally,' Alexander joked. 'I do a stand-up comedy, a show called 'Jason Alexander ... An Evening With Jason Alexander and His Hair.' And, so, the hair has billing and an agent, and I had to wear it on your show.'
Ferguson complimented him, saying it totally looks like real hair.
Honoree Jason Alexander poses at the 13th Annual Lupus LA Orange Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actor Jason Alexander, left, competes on the first day of the World Series of Poker, Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold `em tournament kicked off with the first of four starting days, expected to attract thousands of players to combine for millions in prize money for the winner. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
Host Bob Saget, left, and honoree Jason Alexander share a laugh at the 13th Annual Lupus LA Orange Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actor Jason Alexander arrives at the premiere of "The Grand" during the CineVegas film festival at the Golden Nugget hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Thursday, June 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Actors William Shatner, left, and Jason Alexander, right, pose for photographers on the red carpet before Comedy Central's "Roast of William Shatner," Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)
Actor Jason Alexander performs at the 21st Annual 'A Night at Sardi's' to benefit the Alzheimer's Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Alzheimer's Association/AP Images)
'It's fantastic hair. It cost a bloody fortune,' Alexander said of his magical hairline.
The 'Seinfeld' star debuted the toupee about two years ago. He started balding at 17, but the older he got, the less he liked his receding hairline.
Gawker wondered: Why is Jason Alexander trying to pretend we don't all know he's bald? Jason shot to fame as George Costanza ... who was bald. Uproxx even launched a campaign to stop Jason's 'terrifying' fake hair.
He's opened up about the new 'do before, taking to Twitter in September 2011 to explain. 'The way my hair has receded in the last two years was best defined as dorky,' he wrote. 'I started balding at age 17 and after first being sad, I really embraced it. I was always cast older than my actual age which generally meant better roles.'
He then explained that 'what you see on my head is my really good, semi-permanent hairpiece. By semi-permanent I mean that I can wear it constantly for weeks at a time, if I so choose. I can swim, shower, work out -- whatever. It stays on.'
Still, the look doesn't go unnoticed, as evidenced by the focus in the Feb. 12th interview with Ferguson.
Though the comedian laughs it all off, he seems to dislikes the toupee-focused attention.
He took to Twitter during the interview to defend his purchased hair, writing:
and before you all start ragging on my rug - let me say this, my nipples are fake, too. I don't care to discuss it further.- jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) February 12, 2014
Thanks for that interesting detail ... but we just want to understand what's happening on your head!