Chris Pratt’s Evolution in 20 Pictures

  • Click through to see Chris Pratt’s career and body evolution. (Photo: Archive)

  • For whatever reason, Chris Pratt thought the mop hair look was a good idea for his early headshots. (Photo: Archive)

  • And despite the awful look, he still managed to get the role for Bright Abbot on the show Everwood. (Photo: Archive)

  • Pratt and his Everwood costar Emily VanCamp dated in real life from 2004 to 2006. (Photo: Archive)

  • He later landed a role in The O.C. as Winchester “Che” Cook for a couple episodes from 2006 to 2007. (Photo: Archive)

  • Chris Pratt met his now wife Anna Faris while filming the movie Take Me Home Tonight. (Photo: Archive)

  • Pratt married Anna Faris in Bali, in 2009. (Photo: Archive)

  • That same year, Chris endeared himself to viewers as Andy Dwyer on “Parks and Recreation.” (Photo: Archive)

  • And in 2011, Pratt proved himself a capable dramatic actor in Moneyball. (Photo: Archive)

  • That’s when we started losing weight. (Photo: Archive)

  • Things where getting better form him—both acting and physically—when he appeared in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. (Photo: Archive)

  • He then took a step back with his looks when he played on Her. (Photo: Archive)

  • Pratt lent his voice to the lead character Emmet in the megahit 2014 film “The Lego Movie”. (Photo: Archive)

  • And then the ultimate transformation finally happened, and his career went into stratosphere with his leading role in 2014’s Marvel blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” as Peter Quill. (Photo: Archive)

  • Despite the unbelievable fame and success that came with his role as Star-Lord, Pratt keeps himself grounded with wife Anna Faris and young son Jack. (Photo: Archive)

  • Pratt had another blockbuster on his hands with the release of “Jurassic World” in summer 2015.

  • “The Magnificent Seven” hit theaters in September 2016, with Pratt as a sharpshooter obsessed with car magic tricks. (Photo: Archive)

  • In December 2016, Chris Pratt starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the sci-fi romance “Passengers”. (Photo: Archive)

  • And in April this year, Chris Pratt came back as Peter Quill for the second part of Guardians of the Galaxy. (Photo: Archive)

  • Happy birthday, Chris Pratt! (Photo: Archive)

Click through to see Chris Pratt’s career and body evolution. (Photo: Archive)

He’s been acting for 17 years so far, but Chris Pratt, who is turning 38 today, has never look as good as he does right now!

From only getting the support roles as the funny cubby guy, to starring in the best films and wowing us all with his amazing abs, Chris Pratt’s career has evolved through the years just as much as his looks. Who would think that underneath the lovable goofball Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreations, the hot Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, from Guardians of the Galaxy would be waiting to be released.

Let’s celebrate the birth of one of our favorite movie starts with a photo gallery documenting his evolution. Browse over these photos of Chris Pratt, from his days kicking up his boots in Colorado, to his fighting-off-dinosaurs scenes, to his best moments guarding and saving our universe.

Happy birthday, Chris Pratt!

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