Too Long; Couldn’t Tweet: Jonah Hill Should Be Doing Voice-Overs for Car Commercials
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The other day I was watching Mr. Robot, the best show currently on television, when I saw this commercial:
I wondered aloud, with an unmissable air of excitement in my voice, if that was Jonah Hill’s pleasant voice asking me if I ever think about how the cement of my driveway connects to the ends of the earth (because from rollercoaster hills to musical streets to movie chase scenes, it’s all one road), only to be lovingly corrected by my loving fiancé. The dulcifying voice was similar to Jonah’s, but it wasn’t him. “Why would Jonah Hill be doing a Camry commercial?” she asked rhetorically.
But why wouldn’t Jonah Hill be doing Camry commercials?!
Jon Hamm is repping Mercedes:
John Cusack is hyping Chevy:
Fred Savage (gloriously back from the grave!) is the latest voice of Honda:
And Matthew McConaughey is outright seducing people for Lincoln:
I think it’s only fair the two-time Academy Award nominee and winner of the 2014 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Hissy Fit gets him some of that automotive ad money too. As Tim Curtis, who specializes in celebrity endorsements for agency WME, told the LA Times, “Actors on every level want to do voice-over work. It’s a fun thing for them to do, doesn’t take much time and can be really lucrative.”
While Jonah Hill is famously not in it for the money — he took the SAG minimum salary of $60,000 for The Wolf of Wall Street because he got to work with Martin Freakin’ Scorsese# — he’s come a long way from making the most of a small part in The 40-Year-Old Virgin as a kid just trying to buy some cool shoes:
And that infamous post-weight-loss Call of Duty commercial proves the man is willing to hawk a product or two:
Plus the man’s an auditory gem.
There was even a sizable internet conspiracy who believed it was he, not Danny Tamberelli (of Pete and Pete fame) who voiced the character of Jimmy in GTA V, and who were very disappointed when they realized it wasn’t him.
So let’s give the people what they want.
Let’s give them a reliable car with good gas mileage at a reasonable price, and let’s give them the option for zero money down with 0% APR. And let’s let them know about it via the conciliating voice of one of Hollywood’s favorite sons.
“All I ever wanted to be was, like, regarded.” – Jonah Hill
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