The Old Spice guy — actor Isaiah Mustafa — has inked a talent deal with NBC.
Mustafa, the sweet-smelling star of those memorably side-splitting Old Spice commercials, has closed a talent deal with The Peacock which the hunk hopes will land him a gig on one of the network’s current or new comedies, Entertainment Weekly dished Monday.
“What’s funny is no one knew me as being funny before. Because the only things I had done were these episodics and procedurals where I was kind of this tough guy, prison guard, cop, or FBI guy. So now, people are like, ‘Oh, he’s funny.’ That commercial … really helped me to climb that ladder of success,” says Isaiah.
No word yet on what NBC series willl land Mustafa as a cast member in the coming months, but the rising star is no stranger to the small screen. Isaiah appeared in bit parts on shows like NCIS, Ugly Betty, and Castle before landing big break in the Old Spice commercials.