Question about tv commercial actors?...

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  1. todd s

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    I have a question for anyone that works in the tv commercial industry. Why does it seem like commercials seem to find 3 or 4 actors/actresses and have them in a buttload of commercials. For example that goofy guy from the "619" lending tree commercial. I think I have seen him in at least a dozen different commercials. Then their is this girl who was in a commerical for moviefone where she talks about a chocolate bar with moviefone built in. I have seen her in a bunch of commercials.
    Do ad people use the same people just to build familiarity?

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  2. Joseph DeMartino

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    I think people who score well with test audiences and/or whose established commercials correlate with increased slaes are offered more work, and therefore appear in more commercials. Supply and demand, just like any other marketplace.

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  3. Jesse Skeen

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    Is there any way to go about finding out who was in certain old commercials? I've got a bunch of late 70s/early 80s commercials on tape and have always been curious to know who some of these people were and what happened to them.
     
  4. Paul_Medenwaldt

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    I've noticed the chubby guy that co stars with David Spade in the Capital One commercials is also appearing in a lot of different commercials.

    Also the black guy from the BK commerical where the king is outside his window with the breakfast sandwich, i've seem him a lot lately. If the BK King starts appearing in other commercials, i'm really gonna have nightmares.

    Paul
     

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