This is by no means Parnell’s first commercial. He’s the voice of The Progressive Box for Progressive Insurance, and he’s also worked with Dr. Pepper, Hamburger Helper, and Oscar Meyer.
TV fans may also recognize the commercial’s lead actor — it’s Rizwan Manji, familiar to millions as the unusual, multiple-career-holding Ray Butani on the hit show “Schitt’s Creek.” He’s also starred in the TV series “Perfect Harmony,” “The Magicians,” and “Outsourced,” along with guest roles on “New Girl,” “Mr. Robot,” and many more shows and movies.
While well-known, Parnell is far from the most prominent Hollywood name lending his voice (but not his face) to commercials. “Succession” actor Brian Cox has “secretly” voiced fast food commercials for McDonald’s, Ving Rhames (of the “Mission: Impossible” series and “Pulp Fiction”) solemnly intones “We have the meats” in Arby’s spots, and John Goodman reminds viewers about America “running on Dunkin'” for Dunkin’ Donuts.
So, if the identity of the Beyond Steak narrator has been driving you crazy, you can now rest easy — at least until the next familiar, disembodied voice accompanies another commercial.