“Is that a different voice on the Empire Today commercials?”
Uh oh. It is!
For years we’ve listened to Lynn Hauldren (thanks Wikipedia) as the voice of the little old animated TV guy rolling out carpet.
Hauldren was working on the Empire Carpet account in 1977 and could not find an actor the company approved of for the role of The Empire Man in a commercial scheduled to be shot. Instead, then company owner Seymour Cohen asked Hauldren to play the role of The Empire Man himself.
He’s 88. Anything’s possible. I checked online. There are no reports of ill health or worse. I can’t help but worry though I didn’t even know his name until a few minutes ago.