Friday, February 26, 2010

Peter Breitmayer on a Cheerios commercial?

Why in the world is Peter Breitmayer doing a Cheerios commercial? I'm pretty sure I just saw him eating Cheerios, and he's also on a Progressive insurance commercial.

Let me back up a bit. Breitmayer is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College. He did theater there and has gone on to act in dozens of TV shows and films. Among the latest: The Coen Brothers' Academy Award nominated "A Serious Man" and Clint Eastwood's "Changeling." Um, yeah, that's right: The guy who has worked with Clint and the Coens is now eating Cheerios for a quick buck on TV? I don't get it.

Breitmayer also has recently been on the network TV show "The Middle" and AMC's critically acclaimed and award-winning "Mad Men." He was in the blockbuster "GI Joe: The Rise of the Cobra" and the drama "Fracture," starring Anthony Hopkins.

The point is, the guy has made it. He's in. Cheerios seems a bit beneath him. But, who knows, maybe he just really likes Cheerios and was offered them free for life if he appeared in the commercial. Or maybe the Cheerios CEO has some serious dirt on Breitmayer, and the commercial appearances are blackmail. Or maybe Clint and the Coens don't pay as well as one would assume and Cheerios are helping pay the mortgage. Or, perhaps, Breitmayer has a twin who hasn't made it in Hollywood, but he's using his brother's likeness as a way to get commercial gigs.

Who knows. Sure seems like wasted talent to me.

1 comment:

  1. i swear he is the one in the cottonelle toilet paper commercials too? the husband and wife and sometimes the teen daughter?