04/26/2011 at 06:30 PM EDT
The fans suggested
Fran Drescher. They got Dan McKeague.
The 36-year-old Minnesotan is the new Aflac duck, replacing Gilbert Gottfried who was fired
for making tasteless jokes about the tsunami in Japan, where the insurance company does business.
And while McKeague, a father of three who works as a sales manager with some voice acting experience, is not well known, he certainly has the pipes to pull off the trademark "Aflaaaaaac!" squawk, as this video
– Mike Fleeman