Isaiah Mustafa

Isaiah Mustafa's deadpan monologue and portrayal of a smug ladies' man helped him emerge as one of the most exciting and original personalities on television and on the Internet. In 2010, the former NFL wide ... Read more »
Born: 02/11/1974

Filmography

Actor (12)

Days of Our Lives 1965 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadowhunters 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Daddy 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sirens 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Back in the Day 2013 (Movie)

T (Actor)

Funniest Commercials of the Year 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Horrible Bosses 2011 (Movie)

Officer Wilkens (Actor)

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madea's Big Happy Family 2011 (Movie)

Calvin (Actor)

Castle 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rags (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Isaiah Mustafa's deadpan monologue and portrayal of a smug ladies' man helped him emerge as one of the most exciting and original personalities on television and on the Internet. In 2010, the former NFL wide receiver-turned-actor became an overnight media sensation as "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" in an Old Spice commercial. In the ad, the bare-chested, sultry-voiced actor touted the intoxicating effects the infamous shower gel had on the ladies. In July of that same year, Mustafa starred in a landmark advertising campaign where his Old Spice character responded to questions posted by his fans on multiple social networking sites with humorous, off-the-wall video clips. In less than a week, the clips racked up more than 34 million views, making it the fastest-growing viral video campaign of any product in history. The buzz surrounding the ads launched the once-fledgling actor's career into overdrive, landing him network deals and featured film roles in "Horrible Bosses" (2011) and "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" (2011), while paving the way for a long and successful show business career.

EDUCATION

Santa Clara High School

Played basketball and track

Moorpark College

Joined decathlon team, then switched to football on advice of his coach

Arizona State University

1997
Attended on a football scholarship

Milestones

2010

Starred in an Old Spice commercial as "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like"; clip went viral on the Internet and was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial

2010

Cast in Tyler Perry's comedy "Madea's Big Happy Family" (released in 2011)

2010

Landed a role opposite Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and Colin Farrell in the comedy, "Horrible Bosses" (released in 2011)

2008

Made TV-acting debut, playing a bailiff on ABC's "Ugly Betty"

2005

Cast as an injured football player in Michael Bay's "The Island"

2000

Farmed out to the Barcelona Dragons in the NFL Europe league

1997

Played professional football; was a member of four different NFL teams - the Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks

Entered the NBC quiz show "The Weakest Link" and won $47,000; used winnings to take acting classes

Opened Jo Jo’s Barbeque restaurant in Ventura, CA

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