Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

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Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Jimmy Barclay Fan » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:48 am

I see commercials for Blue Bell Ice cream on ESPN. I think the voice sounds like Andre Stojka. I looked on you tube, but could not find it so everyone could hear voice. Has anyone else seen this commercial yet and knows who it is ??
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Leonard Meltsner » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:27 am

Did you go to their website to try and find out?
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby shadowdog » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:31 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxM7xxUMEaQ

This voice?

It DOES sound a lot like him. I'm not sure. :)
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Leonard Meltsner » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:48 pm

It does sound a lot like Hal or Andre, but my first guess is that it isn't.
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Steve » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:33 pm

It sounded a little bit like Jim Cumming's "Tigger" voice, but it also sounded a whole lot like Andre... I wish they had this kind of thing on IMDB...
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Laurie » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:54 pm

It does sound a lot like him but I don't know.
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Taps » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:56 pm

Woah that DOES sound UNCANNY! But I don't think it is :(
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Christian A. » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:22 pm

I can't tell if that's him or not.

Would you believe that I think I saw him at the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio?! I'm almost positive it was him. The guy looked just like the picture of him. He even had the same hairstyle and glasses. Maybe he was on vacation. But that'd be a long way to come from Los Angeles. Maybe it wasn't him. I'm just sayin'.
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Catspaw » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:54 pm

Whoa, that really does sound like him in the ad! It might not have been, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was. Good ears, Jimmy. :D
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby LJ Gibbs » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:50 pm

Actually the actors name is Robert Diblanco....The names in the video description though it does sound an awful lot like Andre....
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Catspaw » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:27 pm

I read the description, but there are four guys in the band and four names listed in total, and the one singer stands out more, so I thought it was him that was featured, not the voiceover guy. A quick Google search for Robert DiBlanco indicates that he is involved in music. The singer and the voiceover guy do not seem to be the same person.
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Jimmy Barclay Fan » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:45 am

Thanks for the info. I missed that video. I knew it sounded like him, but was not sure. thanks.
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Jacob Isom » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:14 pm

I know it's just not Andre in the commercials. I think the voiceover for the Blue Bell commercials would have been a better pick for a Whit replacement for sure! He has that Hal Smith sound to him and not the high pitch that Andre has.
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby King Butter Turtle » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:33 pm

It does sound quite a bit like him but, it's a bit... off.

Jacob Isom wrote:I know it's just not Andre in the commercials. I think the voiceover for the Blue Bell commercials would have been a better pick for a Whit replacement for sure! He has that Hal Smith sound to him and not the high pitch that Andre has.


Nah, he's too southern for Whit.

EDIT: After a brief search, I found out that not only is it not Andre Stojka but, that the actual voice- Guillermo Lozano- recently passed away. :( So, it looks like he probably won't be playing the fourth Whit. ;)
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Catspaw » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:17 pm

Thanks for doing the detective work, KBT. That is sad news. :(
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Superstarseven » Sun May 01, 2011 5:53 pm

I'm sure Guillermo was a nice fellow but he specialized in Spanish language voiceover work.
The man providing his dulcet tones telling you about Blue Bell Ice cream is a person by the name of Harlan Rector.
He's a very established VO actor who's been doing this for decades.
Here's his Commercial VO demo -
Compare it to our dear Andre's commercial demo -
Here's his website if you'd like to read more about him or just hear his other demos. http://www.harlanrector.com/voiceover-projects.html

I found his Facebook page and wrote to him asking if he was a contender for the role of Whit after Herlinger's announcement to retire -
I did not audition for Focus on the Family. I do not know Hal Smith but I've known Andre Stojka for over 30 years. We were with the same agent when I lived in LA. Andre and I are very similar in VO's. Good luck with your career. Harlan

That last part refers to me telling him that I myself am an aspiring VO actor.
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Leonard Meltsner » Sun May 01, 2011 6:39 pm

Superstarseven wrote:I'm sure Guillermo was a nice fellow but he specialized in Spanish language voiceover work.
The man providing his dulcet tones telling you about Blue Bell Ice cream is a person by the name of Harlan Rector.
He's a very established VO actor who's been doing this for decades.
Here's his Commercial VO demo -
Compare it to our dear Andre's commercial demo -
Here's his website if you'd like to read more about him or just hear his other demos. http://www.harlanrector.com/voiceover-projects.html

I found his Facebook page and wrote to him asking if he was a contender for the role of Whit after Herlinger's announcement to retire -
I did not audition for Focus on the Family. I do not know Hal Smith but I've known Andre Stojka for over 30 years. We were with the same agent when I lived in LA. Andre and I are very similar in VO's. Good luck with your career. Harlan

That last part refers to me telling him that I myself am an aspiring VO actor.
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby Catspaw » Sun May 01, 2011 7:49 pm

Thanks for clearing all that up, Superstarseven! It seems like you joined just in time to enlighten us! :D It's cool that he knows Andre Stojka!
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby JoyElectric » Wed May 04, 2011 2:42 am

A guy sounding like Whit wants me to buy Ice Cream....the circle is now complete.
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Re: Is that Andre Stojka in a new Blue Bell commercial ?

Postby bookworm » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:05 pm

JoyElectric wrote:A guy sounding like Whit wants me to buy Ice Cream....the circle is now complete.
Random 7-year-later bump because I thought this was really funny. :P
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