Who provided the voice of the Geico Insurance Company gecko in its TV ad debut?
Answer: GEICO advertising campaigns are known for using surreal humor and satire, often featuring the company’s mascot, the GEICO gecko. The gecko first appeared in 1999, during the Screen Actors Guild strike that prevented the use of live actors. The original commercial features the Gecko, voiced by actor Kelsey Grammer. After some refinement of the character, Jake Wood took over and made the character who he is today. Wood, an English actor, brought a distinct and recognizable accent to the character we all know today.
Allen Kelsey Grammer is an American actor, voice actor, producer, director, writer, singer, and activist. Grammer is known for his two-decade-long portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier.
Born: 21 February 1955 (age 63), Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
Height: 1.85 m
Spouse: Kayte Walsh (m. 2011), MORE
Children: Spencer Grammer, Greer Grammer, MORE
Siblings: Karen Grammer, John Grammer, Betty Grammer, Stephen Grammer, William Grammer