Gale is a Wal-Mart shopper, a Playstation owner and a former Musketeer baseball player. And he became an actor by walking into an audition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he worked. His day in showbiz—which involved 13 hours of filming for a 30-second spot—mirrored what might be the ideal day for many students: He played video games.
“We would act out a scene and the producers would say, ‘That’s a great idea. Let’s see if we can tweak it a little bit.’ We threw in their ideas and basically we made up the entire commercial.”
The spot aired in the spring and sparked calls from numerous former classmates.