- Louisville, Kentucky, September 5, 2019- Football fans will get a Kentucky Fried treat today as KFC® reveals its latest ad campaign and its newest celebrity Colonel Sanders—Colonel Rudy, played by Sean Astin, who’s famously known for his leading role in the 1993 classic sports film Rudy. Colonel Rudy will make his national game-time debut in KFC’s most unexpected TV commercials yet beginning September 5, just in time to kick off Thursday Night Football.
Who is the guy in KFC commercial?
In August 2018, former Seinfeld star Jason Alexander was named the new Colonel Sanders. Alexander had previously appeared in commercials for KFC in the early 2000s. Actor Craig Fleming portrays the Colonel in the 2018 ad featuring Mrs. Butterworth.
Did Sean Astin do a KFC commercial?
Actor Sean Astin plays Colonel Sanders in new KFC commercial. “Rudy” of Notre Dame football fame has a new goal: becoming Colonel Sanders.
Is there going to be a Rudy 2?
KFC has found their new Colonel and it’s Sean Astin, but as his classic character from the 1993’s Rudy. The NFL 2019-2020 season is officially underway. This isn’t the only time we’re going to see Sean Astin reprising his role from Rudy for the KFC ads.
How old was Kernal Sanders?
Following the war, he tried to franchise his restaurant. His recipe was rejected 1,009 times before anyone accepted it. Sander’s “secret recipe” was coined “Kentucky Fried Chicken”, and quickly became a hit.
What happened to Kentucky Fried Chicken?
Kentucky Fried Chicken rebranded to KFC instead. That said, in November 2016, KFC and the State of Kentucky settled over the use of the trademarked word “Kentucky,” with the chain then announcing they would resume their old name. Now, read about the secret that makes KFC’s fried chicken so crispy.
How old was colonel when he started KFC?
At age 65, Colonel Harland Sanders began franchising his chicken business using his $105 monthly Social Security check. Today, Kentucky Fried Chicken operates more than 5,200 restaurants in the United States and more than 15,000 units around the world. When Sanders was only 6, his father died.