Paul Marcarelli, best known for his tagline “Can you hear me now?” on Verizon Wireless commercials, has included his real-life husband in a new holiday-themed Sprint commercial.
Marcarelli became one of the most well-known commercial actors with his recognizable horn-rimmed glasses and Verizon jacket from 2002-2011. In 2016 he switched to become the spokesperson for Sprint.
Marcarelli explained to The Atlantic in 2011 that he was verbally harassed with gay slurs during his time as a Verizon spokesperson. However, he feared that publicly coming out would hurt his job and declined to file a report.
He would later go on to write the screenplay for gay drama “The Green” starring Cheyenne Jackson.
Watch Marcarelli appear alongside his husband Ryan Brown below.