It’s Friday, not hump day, but this is the funniest Geico commercial ever. Last I checked it was pushing 10 million views on Youtube. The animation with the camel’s mouth is amazing, and the concept is solid (a camel walking around an office as though he’s just part of the team, c’mon… that’s good stuff).
But, what makes Geico’s viral commercial work is the voice. Who is it?
According to The New York Times, his name is Chris Sullivan. The article says, “Mr. Sullivan is “an actor, voice over talent and musician with many years of experience in the entertainment industry,” …In addition to Geico, Mr. Sullivan’s “commercial acting career includes work for Jack Daniel’s, Snickers, Hilton and Budweiser.” You can visit his personal website here, or take a look at his IMDB site as well. He’s had small parts in Law & Order – SVU on NBC, A Gifted Man on CBS, and The Americans on FX. As well as appearances in a coupe of movies.
Here’s to Chris Sullivan – star of this week’s Friday Funny. You killed it, Chris. No matter how many times I watch this thing, it still makes me laugh. Here’s hoping to hear your voice as the character in an upcoming Pixar movie. Nice work, man!