Do You Know How Much Money These Famous TV Commercial Stars Made?

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The Maytag Man

Colin Ferguson is his name, and installing washer and dryer units is his game. Not really though, he actually got his career started by playing a cop on Eureka. He played out the strong, silent, authoritarian type character until he acted in The Vampire Diaries and Christmas in Paradise where he dropped the typecasted personality and dug his heels into being a dramatic actor. 

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Over Time, Things Change

Ferguson became the Maytag man in 2014, and he hasn't looked back since. That might be because they offered him $1 million to be their mascot. Right now, he's taking a little break, but it's likely he'll return to act some more. 

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The More You Know

  • I Love Lucy' developed modern sitcom filming methods
  • Seinfeld has earned $3.1 billion since entering syndication in 1995.
  • Saturday Night Live: Jim Carrey auditioned to be a cast member multiple times, but was never hired.
  • TV viewership grew exponentially during its Golden Age
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