Answers: Priceless.
April 26, 2005 6:43 PM   Subscribe

I recently saw a MasterCard commercial set in a gas station/convenicence store. In it, the cashier (in the trademark "Priceless" voice) rings up their items, etc. Is that really the guy behind the voice, or some clever dubbing? If so, good for that guy, leveraging voice talent into an on-screen role and all.

Ever have one of those things you just had to know, no matter how stupid it was? yeah.
posted by potch to Media & Arts (14 answers total)
I would really like to know the answer to this, too, potch.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:47 PM on April 26, 2005 [1 favorite]

and the answer is: Billy Crudup. I thought that voice sounded familiar in Big Fish!
posted by raygun21 at 6:54 PM on April 26, 2005

Yup, that's him. The commercial in question, if anyone's wondering.
posted by jheiz at 7:36 PM on April 26, 2005

I was wondering the same thing, potch. thanks! and thanks raygun.
posted by puke & cry at 7:44 PM on April 26, 2005

I just love that the outfit that did the music for that spot is called "Musikvergnuegen."
posted by kindall at 7:59 PM on April 26, 2005

Wow, I never knew it was him doing those commercials. Thanks, AskMe!
posted by itchie at 8:05 PM on April 26, 2005

Well, I guess he didn't need any help "leveraging his voice" into on screen roles. Heh. Thanks though!
posted by potch at 10:02 PM on April 26, 2005

For what it's worth, Crudup's voice is replaced for MasterCard voiceovers in New Zealand (and Australia, I'd wager).
posted by John Shaft at 12:55 AM on April 27, 2005

posted by thanotopsis at 5:09 AM on April 27, 2005

A golden god who left Mary Louise Parker for Claire Danes when Parker was 7 months pregnant. The realization that it's him behind the voice has just ruined MasterCard ads for me. Dammit!
posted by Dreama at 5:17 AM on April 27, 2005

Heh. I'm with you, Dreama.
posted by amarynth at 7:07 AM on April 27, 2005

But Clare Danes is hot. And not pregnant. Score!
posted by xmutex at 8:47 AM on April 27, 2005

HA! And a third to Dreama - I had no idea that was Billy Crudup, now that commercial is ruined for me. I used to think it was funny, too.
posted by angeline at 8:47 AM on April 27, 2005

Thanks Dreama... any time I hear anyone praising Crudup that what I scream in a my head.

And? Sex with a pregnant woman is about the hottest sex there is, in my opinion.
posted by FlamingBore at 9:26 AM on April 27, 2005

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