Blast from the past! Before his big break on ‘Breaking Bad’, it looks like Aaron Paul was starring in some pretty epic commercials in the 90’s. With more than a decade gone by, two of them have just resurfaced — and they are unreal!
Long before Aaron Paul, 35, won his first Emmy for his role in Breaking Bad, Aaron was working hard to launch his acting career. Like so many before him, Aaron got his start by working on commercials — cheesy, ridiculously 90’s commercials to be exact. Wait until you see these!
Aaron Paul Starred In 90’s Commercial For Clearasil — Watch
You have to start somewhere! Reddit users uncovered the 1999 Clearasil face cleaner and Corn Pops cereal commercials from Aaron’s acting past on May 27 and they are beyond hysterical. In his Clearasil ad (above), Aaron faces off with his onscreen sister, who urges Aaron to start washing his face. The sister then adds one final jab saying he’ll “still be ugly” even if he does use it. What a kind sister…not.
The next commercial is all about Kellogg’s Corn Pops! Aaron played the role of a very distracted son who can’t stop thinking about the delicious cereal. As Aaron grabs the pops, his parents quickly jump in taking the cereal from the actor.
His father begins lecturing him saying they need to have a heart-to-heart. Aaron is totally not into that, and would much rather get the addictive cereal than a sit-down with his parents. During the clip, you can hear his thoughts saying, “All I want to do is eat, what does he want me to say?” He eventually gets his way and runs off with the cereal. Aaron closed this commercial with the brands signature quote, “gotta have my pops”.
From 1999 to 2002, Aaron worked on a variety of commercials. Besides Clearasil and Corn Pops, he also starred in a Juicy Fruit gum commercial along with, Tombstone Pizza, and Vanilla Coke! So funny! With the HUGE following that Aaron has, including 2.4 million followers on Twitter, lets hope fans continue to dig up old commercials! HollywoodLifers! What other actor’s past commercials would you like to see?
— Joey Parker