Matt LeBlanc Is 49 Today - Enjoy These 17 Unbelievable Facts You Never Knew About Him!

July 25th is Matt LeBlanc's birthday! Here are 17 awesome facts you might not have known about him!

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    His first job as an actor was in a 1987 commercial for Heinz Ketchup, which you can watch here:

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    A year later, he starred in the drama TV 101 for a season.

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    He also starred in a spin-off of Married... With Children entitled Top of the Heap, but the show only lasted seven episodes.

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    He appeared in Lost in Space in 1998.

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    But his role in the film, Major Don West, was originally offered to Friends co-star Matthew Perry.

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    In February of 2012, LeBlanc set the record time for the Kia Cee'd on Top Gear at 1 minute, 42.1 seconds, beating Rowan Atkinson by only a tenth of a second.

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    Last year, he joined Taylor Swift onstage for the LA performance of her 1989 tour while she sang 'Style.'

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    His daughter, Marina, born in 2004, suffered several seizures as a young child, but she seems to have recovered perfectly well.

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    LeBlanc was named one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People in 2000.

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    He's a trained carpenter...

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    He has a half-brother named Justin who lives in Australia (but we couldn't find any pictures, so here's a kangaroo instead).

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    He briefly hosted his own show about motorcycles, The 5 Coolest Things.

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    He is the only member of the Friends cast to have never hosted Saturday Night Live.

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    He attended the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston for one semester before dropping out.

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    He briefly dated Kate Hudson in 1996 (while she was still a minor).

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    He's a dog lover and has three dogs, Lady, Shadow, and Jay.

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    He's actually fluent in French, as his father is French-Canadian.

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