Jack Eagle

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Jack Eagle
Born (1926-01-15)January 15, 1926
Brooklyn, New York
Died January 10, 2008(2008-01-10) (aged 81)
New York City, New York
Occupation Television, film actor
Spouse(s) Monica Eagle

Jack Eagle (January 15, 1926 – January 10, 2008) was an American actor. He was best known for his work in television commercials, including his role as Brother Dominic in a Super Bowl commercial for Xerox.[1]

Eagle was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 15, 1926. He initially worked as a trumpet player during the big-band era, and began working in commercials during the early 1960s.[1] Eagle was working as a comedian in the Borscht Belt when he made the first Xerox commercial as Brother Dominic for the 1975 Super Bowl. More commercials followed; Brother Dominic became the company's mascot, and Eagle said in 1978 that he had made more money from commercials in the previous two years than in his entire career. He signed a three-year contract to promote Xerox in person to customers and its employees.[1][2] Other notable commercial roles included "Mr. Cholesterol" in commercials for Fleischmann's margarine during the 1970s.[1]

Jack Eagle's son is sportscaster Ian Eagle.[3] Jack Eagle died in New York City on January 10, 2008, at the age of 81.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Jack Eagle, Comedian acted in TV commercials". Los Angeles Times. 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Brother Dominic is to Xerox what the Colonel is to Chicken". Wilmington Morning Star. Associated Press. 1980-09-18. pp. 8B. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Eagle, Ian. "Broadcaster of the Week: Ian Eagle, New Jersey Nets," NBA.com, Thursday, March 1, 2007.

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