Isaiah Amir Mustafa born February 11,  is an American actor and former American football wide receiver. After transferring to Arizona State University in , Mustafa was a starting wide receiver for the Arizona State Sun Devils but had an unspecified "confrontation" with a coach and was benched his senior year. Although Mustafa expected to become a high school teacher after graduation, a sports agent suggested that he try out for NFL teams. After the Seahawks, Mustafa pursued an acting career, playing small roles on various television series, including Ugly Betty and Days of Our Lives. In , he signed a talent deal with NBC and appeared in a supporting role in the comedy film Horrible Bosses. In April , Mustafa appeared in a commercial for the Israeli beer Maccabee. Subsequently, a three-day session created a series of humorous, personalized YouTube videos, with Mustafa reprising the character from the original Old Spice commercial. These were directed at members of the public and celebrities, who had asked him questions on websites such as reddit , Facebook and Twitter.
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On Christmas morning when you find a new luxury SUV in your driveway with a giant red bow on the roof, as one does, stop a moment and think about the less fortunate, those overlooked by Santa, not waking up to smooth modernist homes, perfectly fitted J. Crew sweaters and new cars ornamented with bows so large that the ribbon cascades across polar white metallic roofing and 94 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Or, can we agree that Christmas TV commercials for cars are among the most obnoxious, borderline sociopathic cultural phenomena that operate in plain sight, patently ridiculous yet so relentlessly ubiquitous we almost welcome them, as just another patch in the everyday fabric of a perverse universe — the wallpaper of capitalism. And where do they get the big red bows? And does the percentage of couples in these ads who divorce outpace the national divorce rate? Myself, I sat in front of the TV and experimented: I flipped around randomly for 30 minutes, counting Christmas car commercials I stumbled on, and what to my wondering eyes did appear but 17 of these commercials, most recommending not that you buy a miniature sleigh or eight tiny reindeer but rather a four-door, double cab with net horsepower. People who occupy Christmas car commercials are very different from you and me and Santa. His home is perfectly appointed, snow coats the trees, the driveway looks professionally plowed. So much to unpack here notwithstanding 63 cubic feet of cargo space.