Does the Old Spice Guy Have What it Takes?

Published by Starr Rhett on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:00 am.

This foine specimen has been the topic of conversation all over the web and in real life ever since his Old Spice commercial launched online, February 4. The LA Times did some investigating and got the goods. His name is Isaiah Mustafa, he’s 36 and you have seen him on TV before. He played bit parts like a bailiff on Ugly Betty, a cop on Days of Our Lives and most recently, a small role on ABC’s Castle. However, since appearing in the Old Spice commercial, which now has nearly 2.9 million views, he has confirmed that more opportunities for work are coming in but wasn’t specific so we’ll have to wait and see.

Here are some other cool facts they discovered about Mustafa:

-Studied history at Arizona State.

-Played four years in the NFL as a wide receiver.

-In his mid-20s, he opened a barbecue place but after a while, he realized he did not enjoy the restaurant business.

-He is not single. In fact, his girlfriend is a professional dancer (sorry guys and gals).

I did some e-stalking of my own and discovered that he will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show next week. I didn’t find out when, but you can keep up with what he’s doing via his Twitter page.

And for those of you who haven’t seen the commercial, I don’t know what cave you’ve been living in but check it out below (or watch it again for the umpteenth time if you have seen it):


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DGRM said on February 26th, 2010

And I thought that I was the only one who took notice to these commercials. I love it. He is funny. I want him to do more work. The commercial is quite interesting. I like different things anyway.

rere said on February 27th, 2010

Everytime one of his commercals come on we(my family) and I stop what we are doing watch and crack up….he’s HILARIOUS!!!!!! Good for him….Hollywood, give him more work.

shalonndramarie said on February 28th, 2010

I dont care for the commercials personally,It just does not look right. He looks like Mandingo,and thats not cool,he also insinuates some real suspect undertones,I remember when they would never dare have a Black man on television showing the majority of his body now they let them on T.V looking slavish sorry. Don’t want to see it again

francena t said on March 1st, 2010

I LOVE this commercial. He is funny and he is handsome. Apparently showing a black guy @ all is “slavish”. Sigh. Whatever! I want to see more!

descants said on March 1st, 2010

Oh! I meant more Isaiah Mustafa please.