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Who is that guy in the RBS commercials?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 4th 2006 2:20PM
I saw this ad a few times last year, and they're starting to show it again, during tennis and golf matches (is that the right term for what golfers play? Matches?), and I think the lead actor in the commercial looks really familiar.

I'm talking about the ads for the Royal Bank of Scotland. The ones where the scout leader is talking about money and the other guy is sinking into quicksand. The scout leader looks a lot like Brian Patrick Clarke, who played baseball player Merle "The Pearl" on Eight Is Enough ("There's a plate of homemade wishes, on the kitchen window sill ..."). Of course, it's been over 20 years since I've seen an episode of the show, but I think this actor and Clarke would be the right age. And, by the way, I'm both proud and disturbed that I actually remembered the actor's full name without even doing a search.

I just checked Clarke's IMDB listing, and he has been in a few TV shows lately (CSI: Miami, Judging Amy), and the pic sorta looks like the guy in the RBS ads (and a little like Ed Begley, Jr.), but I don't know if it's him or not. Readers?

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Allison

That's not Brian Patrick Clarke. I watched him for years on General Hospital, and that is not him.

June 04 2006 at 5:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
doc

I don't recognize him, but if it helps, you can watch the commercials on the company's website.

http://mediacentre.rbs.com/advertising/usa-advertising/tv-advertising/less-talk-make-it-happen/bogdownavitch/index.aspx

June 04 2006 at 2:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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