Is This Taylor Kitsch's 'True Detective' Haircut?

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Say goodbye to a shaggy-haired Taylor Kitsch.

Taylor debuted his new short 'do -- presumably for his new role in True Detectiveseason two -- at the 6th Annual African Children's Choir Changemakers Gala in New York City Thursday night, a big change from his signature long locks.

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The 33-year-old actor, most famous for his role as Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights, also had a reunion with his FNL co-star -- and best TV mom ever -- Connie Britton aka Tami Taylor at last night's event. And of course, the Nashville star's perfect locks were on point -- you win this hair reunion, Connie!

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Taylor finally confirmed his highly coveted new True Detective role in October after months of casting rumors.

"I'm really excited," he told AdWeek. "I've just been prepping. It's been almost a full year since I've been on camera, so I'm itching, man. I'm overdue. You've just got to grind it out."

He also revealed he took a year off in anticipation of the role.

"I mean, it was just showing a lot of patience on my end and turning a lot of stuff down because I wanted to be a part of it," he said. " ... I can’t f*cking wait to hit camera. So I’m excited. I loved that first season of it so much. It’s just unlike anything I’ve seen in, you know, I don’t know when."

Besides Kitsch, Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn have also been confirmed for the super-secretive second season of the hit HBO show.

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In May, Taylor talked about another huge HBO project -- the critically acclaimed The Normal Heart -- in which he played Bruce Niles, the closeted first president of Gay Men's Health Crisis.

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