KFC's Colonel Sanders

by cts-6 | created - 05 Jul 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

The founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, the late "Kentucky Colonel" (that's a real honorific with its own website - kycolonels.org) Harland Sanders, and those who have recently portrayed him on American TV commercials for KFC. Randy Quaid, who voiced the Colonel in animated ads that ran 1998-2001, is not part of the present ad campaign that began in 2015.

1. Harland Sanders

Actor | The Phynx

Harland Sanders was born on September 9, 1890 in Henryville, Indiana, USA as Harland David Sanders. He was an actor, known for The Phynx (1970), Blast-Off Girls (1967) and What's My Line? (1950). He was married to Claudia Ledington and Josephine King. He died on December 16, 1980 in Shelbyville, ...

2. Jason Alexander

Actor | Seinfeld

Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld (1989), from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.

3. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Actor | Game of Thrones

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an Icelandic professional strongman, actor, and former professional basketball player.

On 31 January 2015, Björnsson beat a 1000-year-old record set by Orm Storolfsson at the World's Strongest Viking competition in Norway, where he carried a 10 m (33 ft) long 650 kg (1,430...

Launched the Double Crispy Colonel sandwich - August, 2018

4. Christopher Boyer

Actor | Lincoln

Christopher Boyer was born on March 10, 1960 in Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. He is an actor, known for Lincoln (2012), Love Shack (2010) and American Crime Story (2016).

The "Bargain Colonel" starting in late 2017

5. Craig Fleming

Actor | The Conspiracy Connection

Craig Fleming was born in Long Beach, California. While in his twenties, he held a weird array of jobs; among them, tour guide aboard the Queen Mary, costumed character at Disneyland , and séance medium for a private magic club in Newport Beach.

In addition to acting, Craig is an experienced ...

Dances with a Mrs Butterworth syrup bottle in ads for the KFC and waffles campaign at the end of 2018.

6. Jim Gaffigan

Actor | Chappaquiddick

Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually ...

7. George Hamilton

Actor | Zorro: The Gay Blade

Noted these days for his dashing, sporting, jet-setter image and perpetually bronzed skin tones in commercials, film spoofs and reality shows, George Hamilton was, at the onset, a serious contender for dramatic film stardom. Born George Stevens Hamilton in Memphis, TN, on August 12, 1939, the son ...

8. Darrell Hammond

Actor | Blues Brothers 2000

Comedian Darrell Hammond was born in Melbourne, Florida, to Margaret Evelyn (Helms) and Max Carey Hammond. A Saturday Night Live (1975) cast member from 1995 to 2009 - the longest tenure of any SNL cast member - Hammond was one of the sketch TV show's strongest and funniest performers. As well as ...

9. Vincent Kartheiser

Actor | Mad Men

Known to audiences worldwide as spitfire advertising executive "Pete Campbell" on Matthew Weiner's Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG Award-winning drama series Mad Men (2007), Vincent Kartheiser has actually been acting since he was a teen. Starting with Untamed Heart (1993), alongside Marisa Tomei, ...

10. Rob Lowe

Actor | St. Elmo's Fire

Rob Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Barbara Lynn (Hepler), a schoolteacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a lawyer. His brother is actor Chad Lowe. He has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Lowe's family moved to Dayton, Ohio, when he was a child. Rob broke ...

11. Norm MacDonald

Actor | Billy Madison

MacDonald was born Norman Gene MacDonald in Québec City, Québec on October 17, 1959. He began his career in stand-up comedy. MacDonald's first job was writing for The Dennis Miller Show (1992) and then Roseanne (1988). While writing for Roseanne (1988), he was noticed by Lorne Michaels, who liked ...

12. Reba McEntire

Actress | Reba

Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the...

13. Nic Nemeth

Actor | Shallow Hal

Nic Nemeth was born on July 27, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Nicholas Theodore Nemeth. He is an actor and producer, known for Shallow Hal (2001), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE Saturday Morning Slam (2012).

AKA Dolph Ziggler

His commercial was shown exclusively at WWE wrestling matches.

14. Randy Quaid

Actor | Brokeback Mountain

Randy Quaid is an Academy Award-nominated actor, for his performance in The Last Detail (1973). Hal Ashby directed Quaid in the role of Meadows opposite Jack Nicholson and Otis Young. Quaid is a great and much admired actor that has been recognized by Hollywood and the worlds finest directors, ...

15. Rob Riggle

Actor | The Daily Show

Comedian, actor and United States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Robert Allen Riggle, Jr. was born April 21, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Sandra (Shrout) and Robert Allen Riggle, who worked in insurance. Riggle has amassed notable television credits and has also earned roles in many ...

16. Billy Zane

Actor | Titanic

William George Zane, better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, to Thalia (Colovos) and William Zane, both of Greek ancestry. His parents were amateur actors and managed a medical technical school. Billy has an older sister, actress and singer Lisa Zane. Billy ...



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