Isaiah Mustafa: From Old Spice to Madea

The Old Spice guy  is starring in his first feature film this year, Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family.

Posted: 03/07/2011 11:59 AM EST
Isaiah Mustafa

For everyone on the grind in the entertainment, Isaiah Mustafa's story should be an inspiration. His "I'm on a horse" Old Spice commercial made him a media sensation and on April 22nd he will release his first film, Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family.

Mustafa's landed the role when he  talked to Oprah via Skype in his bathroom.  Mustafa explained how the commercial changed his life. Then, Tyler Perry chimed in and said, "I just wanted to say you got the part. You did a great job."

Mustafa is a former NFL football player and has been in small roles on Ugly Betty, Days of Our Lives, and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Side note: I'm still wondering if those rumors of Mustafa dating Kathy Griffin are true.

 

Image:  Joe Corrigan/Getty Images

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