Sega "Cyber Razor Cut" and "Howdedodat?" commercials
Character: Jimmy, the video-game addict
Fashion statement: That Marlboro Man mirror-shades, tanned,
Deathless dialogue: Some days... you make all the
From "Howdedodat?" Peter as the Marlboro man
in Guadix, Spain.
From "Cyber Razor Cut." Cute hairstyle, dude!
The quest to find Peter's earlier work has always been filled with
strange coincidences. For example, the "Alex" episode
of Medics was on a leftover part of a tape that a fan had
used to tape another show. The Sega video game commercials Peter
did in 1992-93 have been long sought after. Sega spent several million
pounds on the commercials to make Peter their spokesperson. There
are at least three, possibly four or five, including one with Sega
mascot Sonic the Hedgehog!
Once, one of them was discovered on a videotape, but the quality
wasn't good enough to dub. But good things come to those who wait.
A fan of the Sega ads (amazingly enough, there are people who are
fans of TV commercials...) contacted our Abby and passed on the
URL for Geoff Boyle's website. Geoff was the director of photography
on two of the Sega ads and has a website showcasing his work
which includes screen captures as well as QuickTime 4 videos of
Check them out below (keep drool napkins nearby) and see why little
kids used to chase Peter down the street when these originally aired!