You Have to See This Video of a Prepubescent Ben Affleck on His First TV Show
Before he wrote Good Will Hunting and became an Academy Award winner, Ben Affleck was just some kid in Boston who on a PBS show. That’s right, the person who would eventually become Batman was once a child actor.
Though he didn’t follow his dream of Hollywood stardom until later in life, Affleck’s stint on the educational series was forever immortalized on tape. Luckily for us, Jimmy Fallon found a copy of it and showed it on Thursday night’s episode of The Tonight Show. The results were EVERYTHING.
“I did do some child acting. Luckily I didn’t end up on a show and get famous and go on crack and get crazy. I had a normal childhood. My mother let me go do this thing and then forced me to come home. It was a PBS series called Voyage of the Mimi. It was for kids. Educational, kind of,” Affleck, who was 12 at the time, explained of the 1984 series.
“You’re laughing, but it’s not a joke! It combined science and math topics with an interesting adventure that a young man took with scientists,” he recalled. “It was a lot of fun. We had a good time.”
He added, “That was before I had testicles!”
Indeed. Just listen to Affleck’s high-pitched, heavy Boston accent — above!