My third commercial, October 2002. I had auditioned for a different Sears spot about diamonds (the Upright Citizen's Brigade co-founder Matt Walsh got that one). Instead, after I booked, the director David Shane decided to put me in a spot about a man trying to hint to his wife that he wants new sneakers and jeans.
The actor playing my wife was Gabriella Madé (pronounced Mah-day). She was great, and we had lots of fun on the set.
We shot more footage than you see in the final commercial. Part of what we did was shoot me eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (the first time I used a spit bucket), which was to be cut with another shot of Gabriella pulling a mangled sneaker away from the family dog. There was a whole other sequence with my character tricking his wife into spilling coffee on his jeans. I think we must've done around 20 takes of that.