Isaiah Mustafa
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Isaiah Mustafa
Isaiah Mustafa is an American actor and former NFL practice squad wide receiver. Mustafa is widely known as the main character for a series of Old Spice TV commercials, The Man Your Man Could Smell Like.
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Meet Axel, Old Spice's Ridiculous New Whale-Riding Stuntman
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Move over, Terry Crews and Isaiah Mustafa -- make room on the bench for Axel Kiener, a whale-taming, rocket-driving, land-speeding super athlete who lives by the freshly deodorized seat of his pants. He's Richard Branson mixed with a young Super Dave Osborne -- a "global renaissance man who has more than his fair share of good looks and amazing stories of personal adventure and achievement," said Jason Bagley and Craig Allen, his creators at Wieden+Kennedy who lead the Old Spice team. "We call him Axel because it sounds cool, and also because that's the actor's actual name," they said in an e-mail to The Huffington Post. "He has no permanent address. He has apartments and villas in all the cool cities, but he rarely uses them because he's usually in the guest house of some foreign dignitary or oil baron." Launched just in time for Super Bowl commercial season, Axel exists to promote Old Spice's new line of body products, called its "Hardest Working Collection," a ...
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The Most Iconic Faces To Inspire Men's Grooming Over the Past 30 Years
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
This article was written by Emma McKay and was originally published on AskMen. On a crisp late January evening in Paris, in a sprawling bar, Le Perchoir, spanning several stories high above the streets of the 11th arrondissement, pro kiteboarder Youri Zoon ambles in for his interview. As we talk, the bar fills up with a who's who of Parisian cool, posing for photos and sipping bespoke cocktails: fashion industry savants, women in faux fur and big felt hats, avant-garde musicians. We're here to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Biotherm Homme, a high-end French skincare brand (disclosure: I was there as a guest of Biotherm Homme). Youri's passionate about his sport, and his enthusiasm shines through in his lack of canned responses. We talk about kiteboarding more than we do moisturizer. As the face of Biotherm Homme's Total Recharge line and the subject of the brand's new 360-degree Oculus Rift video (shot using six GoPros strapped to his head), Zoon's life exposes him to all the ...
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Will a black superhero be TV’s next Tony Soprano?
Salon.com - over 3 years
It's been almost a decade since director John Singleton began developing a feature film based on the Marvel superhero Luke Cage. It was shortly afterward that Singleton began suggesting that the project would never see the light of day and hinting that the cause was racism -- or at least narrow-mindedness on the part of Hollywood's powers that be. Indeed, no such film was ever made under Singleton's charge. In 2011, the website SuperHeroHype.com reported that actor Isaiah Mustafa was claiming he'd met with Marvel Studios about another Luke Cage project in the early stages of conception. Not to question the credibility of the "Old Spice" pitchman, but that film didn't materialize either. Last year, Quentin Tarantino told Screenrant that he'd considered adapting Luke Cage prior to making "Pulp Fiction." He's since abandoned the idea. Continue Reading...
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Nick Cowling: Brain Magic From a Communications Lens
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below. Keith Barry's TEDTalk on Brain Magic is an entertaining display of the loopholes of logic. If you haven't seen it, he demonstrates how the brain uses millions of pieces of information to make a decision, while we only consciously acknowledge a tiny fraction of what is happening around us. Put simply, it's an excellent validation that when we have a "gut feeling" or an instinctual sense, it's really a mass calculation of our brains dissecting and analyzing a number of sensations, past experiences, personal beliefs and physical prompts to come to a decision. As a communications professional, I find it fascinating to watch the connection of neuroscience, marketing and even Barry's 'voodoo' explain that every action and reaction delivers a message that sticks. In watching Barry's talk, there's two underlying lessons for both the corporate world and individuals a ...
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Laura Prudom: Can 'Sam' Be Saved?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 3, Episode 20 of The CW's "Nikita," titled "High-Value Target." Although Division has already suffered through its "Tipping Point," it wasn't until "High-Value Target" that our heroes truly found ourselves hanging off the edge of a cliff with the president holding the only rope. Everything could've gone explosively wrong this week, but ironically, Amanda's megalomaniacal genius was what earned Team Nikita their freedom. Our resident HBIC apparently wanted to keep Nikita and Michael alive "for our plan to work" (ominous!) but her escape -- along with a heartfelt talk from Alex -- may have unearthed a little of Owen in Sam, allowing him to do Nikita a solid and destroy the troublesome black box, which prompted the president to call off her kill team. Now, the Superfriends have their well-earned pardon, but before they can retire to a tropical island, Amanda's still on the loose, and even worse, she's apparently joined ...
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Old Spice Bar Soap Coming This Month
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Old Spice is raising the bar, literally. The aftershave brand, which is known for appealing to more mature men, is introducing a line of scented soap bars this month. It may seem odd that Procter & Gamble, which has fought in recent years to refashion its 75-year-old Old Spice brand to target younger men, is rolling out something that some people consider antiquated. After all, not much has changed with bar soap since P&G introduced Ivory soap in 1879. Body wash has eclipsed bar soap sales in 2010, according to research firm Euromonitor International. Bar soap sales edged up just 1 percent in the U.S. between 2007 and 2012 to $1.62 billion, according to the firm's data. Meanwhile, body wash revenue jumped 30 percent during the same period, to total $2.44 billion. But Old Spice executives say their interviews with thousands of men each year indicate that bar soap is popular a ...
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Betsy Brandt Visits 'Parenthood'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"Breaking Bad" star Betsy Brandt is trading one dysfunctional TV family for another, at least for one episode. TV Guide reports that the actress will guest star on "Parenthood" as the ex-wife of Ray Romano's Hank Rizzoli. Romano's character already has a lot to deal with, including a teenage daughter and a crush on his engaged assistant, Sarah (Lauren Graham), whom he kissed in last week's episode. Will Brandt's character will set Hank straight? In other casting news ... The Old Spice Guy has a new gig on "Sirens." Isaiah Mustafa will guest star as Danny on the USA Network’s Denis Leary-produced comedy about three EMTs. Danny will be a new partner for Theresa (Jessica McNamee). [TVLine] Wyclef Jean is headed to "Nashville." Jean will play the head of a music label on the new ABC musical drama starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. [THR] Kuno Becker is visiting "Dallas." Becker will play Andres, Elena's (Jordana Brewster) troubled brother. [TV Guide] C ...
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Exclusive: Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa to Charm Nikita
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Exclusive: Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa to Charm Nikita Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:17 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2012 Actor Isaiah Mustafa will guest-star on the upcoming third season of The CW spy drama, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Cyrus (Mustafa) is a suave, handsome and charismatic arms dealer and procurement guy who used to get late Division chief Percy anything he wanted. Mustafa first gained fame as the Old Spice pitchman as "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like," who had a smooth voice, cocked eyebrow and nonchalant attitude.
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Emma Gray: Why This Silly Tequila Commercial Gets Women Right
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
"Being a fireman is more than just putting out blazes and giving kittens CPR," intones a super hot fireman (who is in fact holding a kitten). Similarly, being a woman is more than ogling said fireman and kitten -- but sometimes we like to do those things too. Sauza's tongue-in-cheek tequila commercial is over-the-top in terms of its campy attempt to appeal to women ... and it works. Really well. (Scroll down for the full ad.) Plenty of companies attempt to woo women with grating promises of "fairy tale" marriages, "minimized pores," and fragrances that will produce smoldering stares from any man in a 10-foot radius (thanks for that one, Axe). Though the Sauza commercial inevitably plays on stereotypes (women like men in uniform! women like kittens! women have tech issues they can't solve themselves! women chatter endlessly about jeggings and whether they are pants!), it's exaggerated enough -- in the vein of Mr. Peanut's "manly" ads that recently came out or Isaiah Mustafa' ...
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Valley Park Resident/Crossroads High School Senior Announces Feature Film Release
Eureka-Wildwood Patch - almost 5 years
Crossroads Seniors Celebrate Graduation By Producing Feature-Length Film—“Seniors 2012 | Their Story” Premiere Showing:  7 p.m., May 24, Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd. Every so often a kid comes along who commands attention.  Chris Gatewood, senior at Crossroads College Prep High School in the Central West End, is just that sort of kid--or promising young adult. His skills and ambitions in the filmmaking arena belie his 18 years. Backed by Aunt Max Entertainment, Gatewood and fellow Crossroads senior Lindsey Emery are producing and directing a feature-length documentary, capturing the color of their classmates’ middle through high school years.  Called “Seniors 2012 | Their Story,” the documentary will be in high-quality, 35mm movie style, with professional sound and lighting provided by sponsor producers Aunt Max Entertainment.  Gatewood and Emery, along with a supportive Crossroads faculty/staff, will host a premiere of the senior celebration film at 7 p.m. on May 2 ...
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Wants to Star in "Luke Cage" Film - WorstPreviews.com
Google News - over 5 years
Some that come to mind are UFC champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (The A-Team), Isaiah Mustafa (Old Spice guy), Brian J. White (DOA: Dead or Alive, Fighting), Tyrese Gibson (Transformers) and Idris Elba (Thor). Now, on his official Twitter page,
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TV Bits: 'Modern Family' Star to Play Fatty Arbuckle, Isaiah Mustafa in ... - /FILM (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
[Deadline] Old Spice spokesmodel Isaiah Mustafa has just landed what's probably his highest profile gig not involving tickets that magically turn into diamonds, in the form of a recurring role on ABC's new Charlie's Angels reboot
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Old Spice pitchman Isaiah Mustafa spices up 'Charlie's Angels' roster - Chicago Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Old Spice pitchman Isaiah Mustafa has snagged a recurring role ABC's series reboot of “Charlie's Angels,” reports TVLine.com. The hunky actor joins the cast as athletic Miami detective Ray Goodson, a former flame of one of the Angels. ... - -
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Arizona State's Isaiah Mustafa Works as Old Spice Actor - Lost Lettermen
Google News - over 5 years
Former Arizona State wide receiver Isaiah Mustafa is now an actor who is most famous for his role in Old Spice commercials as “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like.” Old Spice also launched a campaign last month in which Mustafa and Fabio engage in a
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ADVERTISING; A Familiar Brand Promotes a New Line of Cheesy and Easy
NYTimes - over 5 years
IN a commercial for Velveeta Cheesy Skillets, a new line of just-add-meat pasta dinner kits by Kraft, a casually dressed woman in a suburban home says, ''Let's go, kids,'' opens the front door and gasps. ''Were you looking for this?'' says a brawny 19th-century blacksmith who wears a leather apron and holds an uprooted metal box with wires dangling
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Chivas Spice - FS West
Google News - over 5 years
Chivas USA midfielder Mike Lahoud isn't ready to give up his soccer career, but he's currently starring in a YouTube parody of those famous Old Spice commercials that feature Isaiah Mustafa, the former NFL player who gained instant celebrity after he
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Isaiah Mustafa
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 41
    In August 2015, Mustafa once again appeared in Old Spice commercials, this time alongside Terry Crews.
    More Details Hide Details Mustafa was previously married, and shares a daughter, Haley Mustafa, with his ex-wife. Mustafa owned a restaurant, Jo Jo's Barbecue, on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles in 2000.; it has since closed. Mustafa is a comic book fan; his knowledge of Doctor Doom's first name helped him win $47,000 on The Weakest Link, for a question on the first name of Doctor Frankenstein. The money helped him pursue his post-restaurateur goal of becoming an actor. Mustafa had expressed interest in playing comic book superhero Luke Cage, and appeared as Cage in a Marvel Comics web short, styled after his Old Spice commercials.
    In May 2015, it was announced that Mustafa would portray the werewolf Luke Garroway on the Freeform fantasy series Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments series of novels by Cassandra Clare.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 40
    He resumed his work for Old Spice with a series of advertisements released in January 2014.
    More Details Hide Details The campaign featured several webpages selling false products directed at men, which were interrupted with Mustafa suggesting that men buy Old Spice instead.
  • 2011
    Age 37
    On July 26, 2011, Old Spice launched a new campaign on YouTube featuring a challenge between Mustafa and Fabio entitled Mano in el Baño.
    More Details Hide Details Mustafa said he wasn't worried, even though Fabio has been "the epitome of the sex symbol as a pitchman". Mustafa ultimately emerged as the winner.
  • 2010
    Age 36
    In February 2010, he gained sudden fame for his main role in the popular The Man Your Man Could Smell Like advertising campaign for Old Spice, which featured his monologues.
    More Details Hide Details Mustafa's first commercial in the series was directed by Tom Kuntz. Subsequently, a three-day session created a series of humorous, personalized YouTube videos, with Mustafa reprising the character from the original Old Spice commercial. These were directed at members of the public and celebrities, who had asked him questions on websites such as reddit, Facebook and Twitter.
    Mustafa hosted the TBS special Funniest Commercials of the Year in both 2010 and 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, Mustafa guest starred in 2 episodes of ABC's action drama series Charlie's Angels, portraying Detective Ray Goodson, an ex-boyfriend of one of the Angels. The following year, he guest starred in 2 episodes of The CW's spy drama series Nikita, playing the role of Cyrus, a former agent for Division and a member of the "Dirty Thirty". In April 2013, Mustafa appeared in a commercial for the Israeli beer Maccabee. The following year, he starred in the pilot episode of the USA Network comedy series Sirens as a police officer named Danny.
    In 2010, he signed a talent deal with NBC and appeared in a supporting role in the comedy film Horrible Bosses.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 25
    After a season on the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns' practice squads in 1999, Mustafa attended the Seattle Seahawks' training camp in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details After the Seahawks, Mustafa pursued an acting career, playing small roles on various television series, including Ugly Betty and Days of Our Lives.
  • 1997
    Age 23
    He played during the 1997 Rose Bowl between the then-undefeated Sun Devils (led by Mustafa's friend Jake Plummer) and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
    More Details Hide Details Although Mustafa expected to become a high school teacher after graduation, a sports agent suggested that he try out for NFL teams. The Tennessee Oilers signed him to the practice squad, then sent him to NFL Europe's Barcelona Dragons in 1998.
  • 1995
    Age 21
    After transferring to Arizona State University in 1995, Mustafa was a starting wide receiver for the Arizona State Sun Devils but had an unspecified "confrontation" with a coach and was benched his senior year.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 0
    Born on February 11, 1974.
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