Verizon (Paul Marcarelli) is an American based actor, who has an estimated net worth of $12 Million. He is best recognized for the global “Test Man” role featured within commercials (“Can you hear me now?”) made for Verizon Wireless.
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Biography & Wiki:
Verizon is recognized as a citizen of North Haven, located in Connecticut and he has completed graduation from North Haven High School. Later, he has gained bachelor’s degree in English right from Fairfield University during year 1992 wherein he stayed as an associate of Theatre Fairfield, known as the local production company.
He is having one twin brother named Matthew, who is an extremely adorned fire-fighter and the present Assistant Chief of Operations working at the New Haven Fire Department.
Verizon started off his career by producing and performing in works by Warren Leight, Eric Bogosian, and Richard Nelson. He was an establishing member of Mobius Group Productions of New York in year 1998.
He was featured in Mobius’s production of The Adding Machine, wherein he has performed as a lead role, received the award for excellence in overall production made right from the New York International Fringe Festival during year 2001.
He was featured in year 2005 production i.e. Bridezilla Strikes Back! featuring Cynthia Silver, wherein The New York Times named it “irresistible,” and he has attained the Fringe’s overall excellence award for outstanding solo show.
Moreover, he is too known as an establishment associate of the Table Ten Films production company. Also, he has co-written the plot for year 2011 based independent film entitled The Green, and for that he too has written the screenplay.
In year 2002 he began performing as the “Test Man” based role in Verizon Wireless commercials and for that Entertainment Weekly entitled him as one of the greatest intriguing people of year 2002.
In year 2009, he performed on The Price Is Right in the presentation supported by Verizon Wireless. He has revitalized his character as the Verizon test man within a commercial promoting the issue of the iPhone 4 for him in year 2011.
In year 2011, he was educated via email that he was progressing in a fresh direction by their advertising crusade. Also, he stayed below deal but would no more perform “Test Man”. He was pleased that actually he was capable to transit on from that.
Awards & Achievements:
Verizon has written and produced a feature film entitled Clutter, featuring Natasha Lyonne and Carol Kane. This film has won Best Film at the Harlem International Film Festival as well as got nominated for the New American Cinema Award during year 2013. His other achievement is being a founding member of a company named Table Ten Films Production Company.
Net Worth of Paul Marcarelli:
Verizon has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2017. He has made most of his fortune with his career as an actor.
Though the mainstream of his present assessed net worth was grossed through those infamous “can you hear me now” based commercials for Verizon, he possess several other skills which facilitated him to receive fame as an artist, provided he can overcome his status as the Verizon guy.
This actor owns several other commercials below his belt being an actor, like advertisements for some companies such as Old Navy and Heineken. The actor too has a calling being a voice over artist, making voice over work for United Airlines, Comedy Central, and many more.
Apart from that, he holds experience working after the camera, being a producer for independent film producers such as Eric Bogosian as well as Richard Nelson, and also as a screenwriter.
Verizon has now worked in many films and production companies, depicting acting skills surpassing his competitors. He has performed in every of his Verizon commercials putting on a gray Verizon jacket as well as his personal horn-rimmed glasses till year 2011. Presently, he appears as lecturer for the Sprint network.