TAYLOR-KINNEY

Chicago Fire's Taylor Kinney is unrecognizable in throwback picture ahead of season 10 premiere

Is that you, Severide?

Rebecca Lewis

Taylor Kinney has shared a throwback picture to 2019 - and he looks unrecognizable with a dark bushy beard and moustache.

The Chicago Fire star had fans talking with the post, which featured pal Johnny Louch and Taylor posing in front of a large red door.

"Emerald isle," Taylor captioned the post and fans were quick to comment on the different look, with one writing: "Severide looks a little different here."

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Others, however, shared how it was actually an old picture from 2019 that Taylor was resharing.

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The post comes after the actor shared a rare new picture on social media of himself with his friends sitting in the sunshine.

Shirtless and wearing swim shorts, Taylor had a big smile on his face, and captioned the post: "Viva Mexico."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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His trip came after the season nine finale ended in late May with a major cliffhanger.

The actor, who has been with the show since its launch in 2012, saw his character stuck underwater after squad three attempted to rescue a man stuck in a capsized boat.

Speculation about the 39-year-old's future on the show began last month amid reports that he had not yet renewed his contract, which expired at the end of the recent season.

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Taylor last renewed his contract in April 2019, and at the time, he only signed on for another two years.

However, co-star Jesse Spencer, who plays Captain Matt Casey, has also not publicly signed a new contract, so fans remain hopeful that it doesn't mean the end of Taylor's time on the show.

Chicago Fire - and its sister shows, Chicago PD and Chicago Med - is notorious for keeping its cast exits under wraps and has never been afraid to write out lead characters over the years.

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