NCC Monday: The Commercial Actors!

If you want a great commercial actor, who do you call? A Nebraskan, of course!

The July Salon will present SEVEN of the top commercial actors in the industry. All of them with Nebraska roots and all of them at the top of their game…

Their faces are on your TV all the time, and now you’ll have the chance to meet them all in the flesh on Monday!

JIM HANNA is a Lincoln native who moved to LA in 1991. For nearly 15 years, Jim has been a working actor with dozens of commercials and several film and TV appearances under his belt. His recent commercial work includes Jack in The Box, Mountain Dew and a long running campaign for Cox Communications.
PATRICK WILKINS has been in the entertainment business for over twenty years as an actor, writer, producer, photographer and director. Patrick attended the University of Nebraska and is a graduate of the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York. His numerous national commercials include Sony, American Express, Google, and Home Depot.
STEVE LEWIS attended Lincoln East High School and UNL, and after coming to LA in 2007, he was lucky enough to land a great Commercial Agent and has been fortunate to make his living solely as an actor.  He has been in three Superbowl commercials, and can currently be seen in spots for Twix, Kayak and Progressive (with Flo).

MARI WEISS is a Chicago area native but received her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from UNL.  She has done hundreds of commercials, both on-camera and as a Voice Over artist, and her TV credits include Mad Men, Bones, CSI,  Desperate Housewives and Boston Legal.  She teaches Voice Over at the SAG Conservatory and around Los Angeles.
JIM CONNOR grew up in Omaha and attended Creighton Prep and UNL. He has done over 100 national commercials, numerous radio commercials, video games, movies and TV. He is currently recurring on Brooklyn 99 and Franklin and Bash.
SCOTT BEEHNER graduated from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in NYC and the Actors Studio MFA Program. He has lived in LA for 15 years and been a Main Company member of the Groundlings for five years.  Some of his national commercials include: Slim Jim, Toyota and Applebees.  

And helping to organize this extravaganza and moderating our Salon panel….
BOB WILTFONG is best known in the commercial world as “The World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World” for Nationwide Insurance — a role he played for several years in TV and radio ads. His other commercial gigs include national spots for Microsoft, Verizon and, most recently, AARP.

We’ve never hosted this many commercial actors in one place before. It’s gonna be informative & educational, but most of all its going to be a hilarious good time!


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