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12 Commercial Actors Who Make More Money Than You Think

When you’re an actor, the goal is usually to end up in a popular movie or top-rated TV show. However, a number of actors get their start in commercials. Some of the actors who are famous for their wor

When you’re an actor, the goal is usually to end up in a popular movie or top-rated TV show. However, a number of actors get their start in commercials. Some of the actors who are famous for their work in TV and movies were once commercial actors trying to break into the business. They include Dakota Fanning, Lindsay Lohan and even John Travolta. Of course, there’s also Ali Landry, who will always be known as “the Doritos girl,” even though she’s also a model and has had acting gigs since the commercial. However, there are a few commercial actors who are content to continue starring in commercials, since it can be pretty lucrative.

There’s no denying that commercials can mean big money. After all, some of the biggest names in music also lend their talents to commercials. Barry Manilow penned the ever-famous Band-Aid jingle, and Pharrell Williams re-vamped the McDonald’s jingle, which has made the restaurant even more popular.

Of course, there are some times (like during the Super Bowl), when the commercials are almost as important as the main program. If actors are lucky enough to win a spot in one of these promotional slots, it could mean great things for their careers. Here are 12 commercial actors who actually make a lot of money.

12 T.J. Jagodowski

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11 Melanie Paxson

10 Stephanie Courtney

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9 Beck Bennett

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8 Diane Amos

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7 Jonathan Goldsmith

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6 Carly Foulkes

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5 Dean Winters

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4 Isaiah Mustafa

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3 Paul Marcarelli

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2 Jared Fogle

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1 Dennis Haysbert

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San Mateo-born Dennis Haysbert is an accomplished actor in movies and television, and his net worth is around $42 million. However, these days, he’s best known for appearing as the Allstate spokesperson. His commanding, yet soothing voice has likely made a number of consumers wonder if they are actually in good hands if they’re not Allstate customers. Haysbert made his movie debut in the late 1970s in Lou Grant, but his first big breakthrough role was in Major League, in 1989. He was also the father of Omar Epps’ character in the 2000 cult classic, Love and Basketball. Dennis Haysbert is also well-known by 24 fans for his role as president David Palmer on the show, and got a Golden Globe nomination for his outstanding performance. He has stated that his role on the show help Barack Obama to win his real-life presidential election, since 24 normalized the idea of a Black president.

Sources:  mentalfloss.com, msn.com, imdb.com, atlantablackstar.com

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