My new Favre-orite commercials

by Rick Cleveland October, 2016

When Farm Bureau signed Brett Favre in 2015 to star in a “Faverates” TV advertising campaign, the search began for a real actor to play opposite of Favre in the series of 30-second ads. And then 28-year-old Louisiana native Chris Marroy auditioned, and the search ended, promptly.

“We were looking for a physical foil for Brett, who obviously is a tall and strapping guy,” Bridges says. “We wanted Brett, who is not an actor, to be the straight man, to play himself. And we wanted his foil to play off of him. We wanted someone a lot shorter and maybe a little rounder.”

Mad Genius, Inc.

They got a lot more than shorter and rounder. Marroy, an award-winning comedic actor, simply kills the role, not only with his body language but with his facial expressions. (con't)

[…] Says Favre, “Chris is such a funny guy. Those faces he makes are classic. I’ve enjoyed getting to know him.”

Bridges, executive producer of the campaign, also talks about Marroy’s expressions. “We call it having a plastic or elastic face,” Bridges says. “Chris communicates so much with his eyebrows.”

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One Man, Two Guvnors

Big Easy Award Winner - Best Actor in a Comedy

Photo: John B. Barrios

Photo: John B. Barrios

How to describe the aftermath of being hit by haymaker? That question will vex anyone attempting to summarize Chris Marroy as the lead in The Theatres at Rivertown’s production of Richard Bean’s “One Man Two Guvnors.” It’s impossible for words to fully capture the young actor’s dynamic, sidesplitting blast as the personal valet Francis Henshall who attempts to serve two masters in The British Swinging 60s. But ultimately the evening becomes a platform for an actor that every New Orleanian who cares about theater needs to see. Whether engaged in extended fisticuffs with himself, channeling the ghost of Jackie Gleason or charming the pants off the audience by direct address, Marroy gives a performance that is, to put it quite simply, the finest of the year. I’m not given to hyperbole. He is that good.
- The New Orleans Advocate 11/12/14

It has often been noted that a lot of time and effort go into becoming an “overnight sensation.” Actor Chris Marroy proves that point with his star turn in the riotously funny “One Man, Two Guvnors,” receiving its local premiere at the Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. Marroy has regularly given fine supporting performances around town, and has taken leading roles in smaller, offbeat plays. With broad physicality and a consistently clever insight displayed in “One Man, Two Guvnors,” Marroy propels himself to the top echelons of go-to actors who can successfully carry a major production. As the jester who serves fools, Marroy delivers an endearing Chaplin-esque character who elicits the deepest of belly laughs with crisp timing, acrobatic pratfalls, and a cheeky improvisational talent as he engages the audience directly.
- NOLA.com 11/13/14


Strays

Photo: Christopher Thompson

Photo: Christopher Thompson

Only Chris Marroy’s skill at changing moods on a dime (from disgust to forgiveness, in this case) makes it possible for these people to ever see one another again. If you need an actor who can play the good guy with hidden depths, Marroy should be your first call. Everything mysterious, even dangerous, about good ole Chrissy is in Marroy’s eyes, not his dialogue. He is a past master at suggesting contradictory intent behind plainspoken words.
- The NOLA Defender

Marroy, who consistently turns in carefully detailed and satisfying performances, provides the audience with its most sympathetic, inherently good character, and entrée into the group's world. If Victor was the driving force that brought the friends together, Marroy's Chris has been the glue keeping them together.
- NOLA.com 6/11/15