Top 5 Most Famous Commercial Actors in Time

Movie actors and actresses or notable celebrities aren’t the only ones with famous faces, some of them are also seen in TV commercials. Here, we will be featuring the most famous commercial actors.

Most Famous Commercial Actors in Time

Let’s assemble as we name the 5 most famous commercial actors of all time.

5. Paul Marcacelli

Paul Marcacelli is a distinguished American actor who is born in North Haven, Connecticut.

He earns fame in different advertisements of phone companies and is even called the go-to guy in the telecommunication business.

Marcacelli is currently the spokesperson for Sprint but here’s a trivia, don’t you know that before being chosen as the spokesperson of the latter, he was once the spokesperson for the rival team, Verizon?! Many still remember his enigmatic line “Can you hear me now?” and his signature horn-rimmed glasses, gray shirt in all Verizon Wireless commercials. Many were shocked by the sudden change.

The go-to go guy in phone companies is first seen in advertisements for Old Navy, Dasani, T-Mobile, and Heineken.

4. Dennis Haysbert

Dennis Haysbert is a famous American actor who is born in San Mateo California. He is notable in his character in the Allstate Insurance commercials resulting in memes on the latter on the said advertisement.

Aside from being an actor, Haysbert is a veteran voice actor, he is the voice behind the characters of Pedro Cerrano in the trilogy film “Major League” and the character of Kilowog from DC’s Green Lantern Comic. 

The veteran voice actor also starred in the Netflix thriller film, “Secret Obsession.”

3. Dean Winters

Apart from Dennis Haysbert, another actor who leaves marks in Allstate commercials is Dean Winters, a famous character actor in America. Winters is born and raised in New York City.  

Winters is one of the many actors in advertising whose name is already prominent on the small screen, before taking part in a TV ad. The character actor from New York is famous for his role as Mayhem of the Allstate auto insurance ads.

He is greatly admired for his role as Ryan O’Reily on HBO’s prison drama. Some of his hits in television series are “Rescue Me,” “Sex and the City,” “30 Rock” and “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” as well as the CBD Networks’ cop drama series “Battle Creek.” Currently, he has a recurring appearance role in the comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” as Vulture.

2. Milana Vayntrub

Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub is a comedienne actress in America who is born in Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR). Her breakthrough moment is when she played the role of Lily Adams, a saleswoman in the TV ad for AT&T

Since then, she appears in many American series like the 2015’s comedy science fiction series “Other Space” and guest appearances in NBC drama “This Is Us” in 2016–2017.

Aside from appearing on TV, Vayntrub is also the voice behind the success of the famous character of Doreen Green or the Squirrel Girl in the Marvel Rising franchise.

1. Stephanie Courtney

Toping on our list is the American voice actor and comedienne Stephanie Courtney who is born in Rockland County in New York.  

Her iconic bumped-up hairdo and blue headband made millions as she played Flo, an insurance agent in the radio and TV ads of the Progressive Corporations.

Courtney is also a famous voice actor; she is the voice behind the characters of Joy Peters in Tom Goes to the Mayor and Renee in “The Receptionist” way back in 2004.

Because of her success as an actress in advertising, she appears in a few American series like “Cavemen” and “Mad Men” in 2007. She plays the character, Eassie Karp, in the American sitcom entitled “The Goldbergs” for three seasons.

So, there they are folks! That ends our count down to the top 5 most famous commercial actors who made names not only on big screens nor small screens but also in commercials. 

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Written by Stella Maris


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