Paul Marcarelli is an American actor who is noted for his numerous commercials for various brands. He became famous after he appeared as the 'Test Man' in a commercial advertisement for Verizon Wireless in 2002. The lines like “Can you hear me now?” and “Good” earned him tremendous popularity.
He worked with Verizon in hundreds of commercials until 2011. Then in 2016, after his Verizon non-compete contract expired, he was signed by its rival company Sprint to be their spokesperson. Since then, he has been serving the Sprint.
Paul Marcarelli’s Wiki: Age
Paul Marcarelli was born on 24th May 1970 in North Haven, Connecticut, USA. He has a twin brother named Matthew Marcarelli.
Additionally, Paul graduated from Fairfield University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in English.
According to Celebritynetworth, Paul Marcarelli has a net worth of $10 million.
Sexuality (Gay) Talks
Paul Marcarelli is openly gay.
During an interview with The Atlantic’s 2011 profile, he said that during 2006's some local youths used to drive past his house in Guildford, Connecticut, and shout, “Can you hear me now?” at all hours of the night. Later, some teenagers knew that he was gay and started spewing gay slurs like ‘Faggot.’
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However, he refused to report the bullying to police, fearing that his sexuality might get out and would affect his income stream since he was a popular person appearing in the ads of Verizon.
Paul Marcarelli is married to Ryan Brown, who is the chef and owner of Ryan Brown Catering in Brooklyn, New York.
The couple has known each other since 1992 after being introduced to each other at a modeling agency. There, Paul’s then-boyfriend and Ryan used to work. Soon Ryan became Paul's one of the first friends in New York.
Paul Marcarelli with his husband, Ryan Brown on 14th March 2019 (Source: Paul Marcarelli's Instagram)
Though they weren't close enough to be in contact frequently, they would see each other occasionally at a party or the gym. However, Paul thought of starting a relationship with Ryan only in 2008 when he was producing a play, and Ryan had come with their mutual friend who was in the play.
So after dating for a couple of years, they tied the knot on 6th October 2014.
In 2011, Paul Marcarelli wrote and produced the film, The Green, which premiered at Outfest. The film went on to win several best feature awards and honors for the screenplay and the cast.
Then in 2013, he again wrote and produced a feature film named Clutter. The film premiered in competition at 2013’s Seattle International Film Festival and theatrically in May 2014. The film went on to win Best Feature Film at Harlem International Film Festival and was also nominated for the New American Cinema Award and The Women Film Critics Circle Award.
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Moreover, in 2015, he executive-produced the hit documentary, The Royal Road, and in 2018 he remained as an executive producer in four episodes of the TV show, Adult.