I find two things noteworthy regarding the new Gevalia commercial I saw on MSNBC (also airing on ABC).
First and most obviously, it is hot, exciting, and brave: The attractive and seductive male Swedish/Scandinavian narrator calls the coffee his cup of "Johan," and says that it will spend time rubbing your feet, discussing your feelings. At the end of the commercial he says Joe may have your back, but Johan has your feet!
Second, although this has clearly been airing for at least three days, no Google search on any of the combinations of the words appear to produce any mention of this Gevalia ad. Twitter to the rescue there!
Found it! See below ...
PRIORITY Update I - April 10, 17:38 - Johan Gevalia Actor's name is ... : Jon Prescott
We've been getting lots of questions! "Who is johan in the gevalia commercial?" ... "Who plays johan in the gevalia commercials?" ... "What is the name of the Johan gevalia commercial guy?"
The Adventures of Lunki and Sika is reporting:
His name is Jon Prescott and he is actually born in Mountain View, California, USA.You can view his pictures on his IMDB page!
Update 1 - Feb 15, 2012 11:57 - Found a picture from the ad campaign, which I'm sure Gevalia wouldn't mind me reproducing:
Update 2 - Feb 15, 2012 14:40 - Found the online video for the ad!!! It's called "Motorcade":
Gevalia Commercial Johan - MOTORCADE:
Update 3 - Apr 9, 2012 15:47 - Lots of people are asking, and I have contacted the ad agency, Taxi, to find out who is the actor who plays Johan and what his name is. I hope to be able to post more info here soon!!!
Meanwhile, since the post is so popular, I thought I would embed a couple additional Johan/Gevalia video ads for your pleasure: