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Childhood Photos Of Famous TV Show Hosts  

Nathan Davidson
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Whether they're witty, engaging, compassionate, or controversial, talk show hosts stick with a generation. From the greatest morning hosts to the best late night talk show hosts, the people of America remember the big personas of Anderson Cooper and Jay Leno. But have you ever wondered what they looked like when they were younger, before they became famous? Well, you don't have to look far for a then-and-now comparison of talk show hosts. 

For your perusal, compiled below is a slideshow of famous talk show hosts' young pictures. Even people like Oprah, who hosted one of the longest-running talk shows, have some photos from their younger years. 

Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Childhood Photos Of Famous TV Show Hosts
Photo:  Chicago Now/BornToLose1/IGN

Credits (TV): The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Show with David Letterman, Strangers with Candy, Harvey Birdman, + more

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Age: 55

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Childhood Photos Of Famous TV Show Hosts
Photo:  Inspired Living/BoomsBeat/Oprah.com

Credits (TV): Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Women of Brewster Place, Rachael Ray, The Dr. Oz Show, + more

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

Age: 65

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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Childhood Photos Of Famous TV Show Hosts
Photo:  NBC/Prabook

Credits (TV): 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Guys with Kids, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, + more

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Age: 45

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Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Childhood Photos Of Famous TV Show Hosts
Photo:  Nerds In Babeland/Comedy Central

Credits (TV): Hollywood Squares, Back at the Barnyard, The X's, Singled Out, Talking Dead, + more

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Age: 48

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