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Who is the actor in that, “Y’hear that? Liberty Mutual doesn’t hold grudges” commercial? He looks SO familiar, and ispot.tv doesn’t list his name.

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Was that Lydia from E/R in an ad for an osteoporosis medication?  I can not remember the name of the drug, the ad ends with a woman (not Lydia) carrying laundry on the stairs about to step on her dog's squeeky toy.

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There's a DirecTV ad with a psychologist and a patient -- is the psychologist the same woman who complains about the squirrels in the Geico ad?  It sounds like her, but she looks different enough (wig, clothing, glasses, plus my tiny TV) that I can't tell.

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Just now, mmecorday said:

I'm pretty sure that's the same actress, Browncoat.

I thought so, but it's nice to have confirmation!  Just the way she says, "Classic narcissist." at the end reminded me of how she talks about the squirrels.

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On 6/10/2019 at 11:36 AM, Browncoat said:

There's a DirecTV ad with a psychologist and a patient -- is the psychologist the same woman who complains about the squirrels in the Geico ad?  It sounds like her, but she looks different enough (wig, clothing, glasses, plus my tiny TV) that I can't tell.

Yes, that is Cindy Drummond. Thanks to ispot.tv for the actress' name and confirmation.

Also checked to see if I did recognize the woman in the LiMu commercial w/o the emu and its reflection. Sure enough, it is Nicole Randall Johnson from the fun 'rescue ' Drivetime commercials.

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On 9/29/2018 at 1:26 AM, CoyoteBlue said:

It's very weird to watch Arby's commercials with H. Jon Benjamin during episodes of Archer.

On 10/1/2018 at 4:02 PM, cpcathy said:

Or Bob's Burgers.

My kids love to yell, "That's Bob!" when those commercials come on, while I yell, "That's Archer!" 

I wonder how much Lena Waithe gets paid for doing the AT & T commercials. Not that there's anything wrong with them or that they're beneath her. I just can't see her auditioning to be the AT & T spokesperson, which means the company probably approached her. 

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Funny, my husband sees a commercial for Archer and he doesn't think the voice fits at all, he always says, "It's BOB!"

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I was watching Jurassic World, when I realized the gyrosphere ride operator that has to shut down the ride just after the two main kids get on is the same actor in the AT&T Wireless TV Commercial, 'OK Carnival: BOGO' , Matty Cardarople. Kind of puts an interesting spin on the exchange where the mom asks if the ride is safe.

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On 6/13/2019 at 1:12 PM, topanga said:

I wonder how much Lena Waithe gets paid for doing the AT & T commercials. Not that there's anything wrong with them or that they're beneath her. I just can't see her auditioning to be the AT & T spokesperson, which means the company probably approached her. 

I never knew the AT&T voice was "somebody." I had to wikipedia Lena Waithe to find out who she was. Now I know.

Related, I find it interesting to observe how Mercedes sometimes uses Jon Hamm, and sometimes uses a voiceover who's clearly trying to sound exactly like Jon Hamm and doing a pretty good job of it. Back when I was in advertising we were cautioned not to use "soundalikes" because Bette Midler had successfully sued Ford when they tried it. (I can't remember the song, but it was one associated with Midler, and they used not-Midler, and most people probably thought it was Midler. If she had lost her suit, it would have been open season on using soundalikes, but she didn't, and it wasn't.) But it's no doubt in Hamm's contract that the Mercedes agency can use a soundalike when he's not available.

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Perhaps Jon has approved a Jon Hamm-alike, like Tom Hanks does with some of his voice stuff as Woody--his brother Jim does a lot of it, including toys where Woody speaks.

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