From Old Spice to Madea

From Old Spice to Madea

For everyone on the grind in the entertainment industry, Isaiah Mustafa's story should be an inspiration.

Published March 6, 2011

isaiah_mustafa_old_spice_scene For everyone on the grind in the entertainment industry, 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 22 he will release his first film, Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family.

Mustafa 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.

Check out the trailer to Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family.

Written by Clay Cane

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