Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Geico's Abe Lincoln commercial is an instant classic

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm searching the web right now to see if I can find anyone that can confirm that the actor playing Abe Lincoln is the Geico Caveman. Looks just like him, exact expressions on his face, I think it's awesome! :) ~ Rick

gcotharn said...

This is a good catch by you. I KNEW I had seen that Abe Lincoln actor before. I just couldn't place where.

Robert said...

I caught it too and am searching the web to see if anyone commented on it as well.

phoenix2000 said...

He reminds me of Vincent D'Onofrio http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000352/ from "Law & Order: Criminal Intent".

Anonymous said...

It's got to be him...thought that the first time I saw the ad.

Chris H. said...

It looks like Kramer (Michael Richards) to me.

Anonymous said...

I know who it is, and it isn't the Caveman. An online friend of mine plays Abe Lincoln in the Geico commercials. His name is Timothy Simons. Google "timothy simons geico" or see if you recognize him here: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/8dd4c8ad1a/the-flyer-guy

He said it took 5 hours to put on the abe makeup.

gcotharn said...

It appears the last commenter is correct. University of Maine's Facebook page boasts that UMaine graduate Tim Simons plays Abe Lincoln in the Geico commercial.
<a href="http://www.facebook.com/UMaineAdmissions#!/posted.php?id=41754021136&share_id=141025935926521&comments=1#s141025935926521</a>link</a>

Thank you, Anonymous commenter who knows Timothy Simons. The true identity of Abe has been driving us all crazy!

gcotharn said...

Trying that UMaine Facebook link one more time:

link

here is the url:
http://www.facebook.com/UMaineAdmissions#!/posted.php?id=41754021136&share_id=141025935926521&comments=1#s141025935926521

Rondini said...

I'm almost positive that it's Paul Schneider. He caught my eye playing William Henry Harrison in Derek Waters' "Drunk History." His mannerisms very much remind me of Schneider's acting style.

Anonymous said...

Abe is Tim Simons, lives in LA.

Anonymous said...

This is Tim Simons. Those that posted this are correct. A friend of my brothers. Also see him in a Best Buy commercial and a recent Bank of America ATM deposit commercial.