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Can You Quack ‘Aflac’? LA Casting Call Hunts For New Voice

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Could you be the next voice of Aflac?

The insurance giant kicks off its six-city campaign in Los Angeles on Monday to find the new voice for the Aflac duck.

Kate Enggren of Cathy Noles Casting, which is handling auditions in Los Angeles, tells KNX 1070 the winner has to show a certain talent.


“They’re listening to thousands of people trying out for this, so it’s an incredible opportunity for whoever the lucky person is…kind of like winning the lottery,” said Enggren.

The talent search comes after the actor who formerly provided the voice, Gilbert Gottfried, embarrassed the company with some jokes after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

Aflac made the decision in consideration of its massive customer database in Japan.

Since 2000, the Aflac Duck has appeared in 52 television ads, helping increase the company’s brand recognition from slightly more than 10 percent to over 93 percent.

The ultimate winner will get voice-over work at union scale pay.

L.A. residents seeking to interview should go to quackaflac.com to find out how to make an appointment.

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