Brian Baker (actor)

Brian Baker (Actor)

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Brian Edward Baker (born July 16, 1967, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actor best known for his recurring role as a trenchcoated spokesman in Sprint's television commercials.

Biography

Early career

Baker began his acting career at the age of eleven as a member of a now-defunct community film enthusiast club known as Cinekyd, based in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, where youngsters acted in, directed, edited, and produced amateur movies under adult supervision. In Chicago, Illinois, following college, he studied at The Second City improvisational comedy troupe, while also working as a stand-up comedian and in the . To make ends meet he waited tables at John's Place in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Sprint

Baker moved to Los Angeles, California in 1999, and within six weeks, had landed the role that would be his big breakā€”The Sprint Guy. Although originally contracted to appear in only 5 ads, the overwhelming popularity of the commercials led to Baker's appearance in 155 spots over six years. In 2001, People named him to their "50 Most Beautiful People" list, dubbing him "Sexiest Pitchman". Soon Baker's image appeared all over Sprint's in-store signage, printed material, and even the company's website, providing a human face for an otherwise faceless telecommunications behemoth. The 2005 merger of Sprint and rival Nextel spelled the end of the commercials when the company implemented...
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