Ugly Betty's wicked co-workers used to be lowly waiters - VIDEO
Many people have already noticed that Becki Newton, who plays the mean-but-vulnerable receptionist Amanda on Ugly Betty, plays a waitress on an Olive Garden commercial that's currently in pretty heavy rotation across the dial (heck, the ad was shown during a Betty episode where Newton played both Amanda and a Betty look-alike). But, did you know that Michael Urie, who plays Marc, Amanda's partner in cattiness, also played a waiter in an ad?
An explanation, and the video of Becki's Olive Garden ad, is after the jump.
People living in the northeast have probably seen Urie's ad, which is for the Mohegan Sun casino. In the spot, a waiter asks a couple if they want dessert, and the wife icily says, "no thanks," launching her pudgy husband into a monologue about wanting his tiramisu. The ad's been around for a couple of years, but I only noticed the other day that Michael Urie plays that waiter. Go to this page and click the "Tiramisu" ad and see for yourself. And, like I said, Becki's Olive Garden ad is below.
That's a pretty good acting stretch, going from friendly wait staff to bitchy fashionistas, isn't it? What other current TV actors have you seen in current commercials (I think I saw the guy who plays Walter in a cell phone ad, too)? Let me know in the comments.