Picks and Pans Review:HELLO, MY NAME IS ...
HELLO, MY NAME IS ... ERIC VIOLETTE "THE FREECREDITREPORT.COM GUY"
• The French-Canadian actor and musician, 28, doesn't sing in his ubiquitous ads—but hopes you'll hear him soon.
HOW DID YOU GET THE JOB? They had a casting in Montreal, where I'm located. The casting director knew I played guitar and studied theater, so she called me to audition, and I got the job.
DID YOU EVER THINK THESE ADS WOULD BE SO HUGE? Never. I'm in Quebec and we don't have the commercials here, so when I began to receive tons of e-mails, I was, like, what's happening?
WHAT'S IT LIKE WHEN PEOPLE RECOGNIZE YOU? They're not, like, "You're annoying me on TV!" People always smile. It's very flattering. And I get crazy propositions.
SUCH AS ...? Once I got many pictures of a woman from Vancouver. Without clothes.
WHAT'S NEXT? I'm in a band and I'm auditioning for commercials, movies and TV.
BE HONEST: DOES THE JINGLE GET STUCK IN YOUR HEAD, TOO? It's in my head forever.
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