The Actors And Actresses Behind TV's Most Famous Commercials.
Jan From The Old Toyota Commercials
Jan may have just been the perkiest little receptionist at a Toyota Dealership, but the actress that played her was so much more than that. Jan was played by Laurel Coppock, and she no longer makes Toyota commercials. In fact, she's been too busy appearing "Hot in Cleveland" and "Two Broke Girls." She also appeared alongside Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, and Steve Carrell as Sophia in "Crazy, Stupid Love." Now that's quite an upgrade from her humble beginnings, don't you think?
Meg Ryan Was In A BK Commercial
When Meg Ryan first appeared in a Burger King commercial, it was one of the first things she ever did in front of a camera, and she didn't even eat a lot of whoppers either. But we're guessing her famous scene in "A Fish Called Wanda" brought back memories of her restaurant experience. Eventually, she moved on to bewitch us with in films like "You've Got Mail" and "Sleepless in Seattle".
Remember The Orbit Gum Girl?
Vanessa Branch showed off her pearly whites back in 1995 when she appeared in the Miss America pagent. Then she shared her secret to keeping her breath nice and fresh in several Orbit gum commercials. But by 2010, she and Orbit split. Then she started appearing in various TV and movie roles before making a recurring appearance on "Days of our Lives" in 2014 as Giselle Van Hopper. She's also starred in "American Satan" as Leo's mom.
Steve Carell's Brown's Chicken Commercials
Long before he was "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Steve Carell did Brown's Chicken Commercials, where he played the role of a rather entertaining clerk. Since then, Carell has become the voice of Gru in "Despicable Me," has appeared in "The Office" as Michael Scott," and has also made a huge career in the film industry. His comedy films like "Evan Almighty," and "Date Night" are beyond hilarious. He always manages to put a smile on our faces.
Can You Hear Me Now?
Remember the Verizon Guy who was slightly annoying the heck out of us with those "can you hear me now" commercials? Well, Paul Marcarelli, aka the Verizon Guy, tried working on films for a few years. Then he decided to go back to his cell phone roots, but not Verizon. Now, you might have spotted him doing Sprint commercials. But while he can't use the tagline that made him famous at his new gig, he's still making lots of money from the popularity.
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