November 30, 2016 at 2:34 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
‘Can you hear me now?’ guy and husband featured in Sprint commercial
(Screenshot via YouTube.)

(Screenshot via YouTube.)

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.



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