Talk about biting the hand that feeds him!
Since 2004, John Lehr has played the caveman in those wildly popular GEICO Insurance commercials.
But when it comes to cover- age for his own ride, he shops elsewhere.
Interviewed on The Humper Lust Show, the 43-year-old actor reveals his true feelings for the $9 billion insurance giant, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holding company.
“When I told my friends I was going to be interviewing you, every single one of them looked at me with a totally hesitant glance and said, ‘You better not be a p – - – -. You’d better tell him how much you hated those commercials,’” says host Brian Humphries.
“Well, listen, I’m glad they were such a huge success and that everybody liked them,” replies John, who also stars in the TBS sitcom 10 Items or Less.
“But to be honest, it was just a gig for me, and it’s a fun thing to do,” he continues.
“But, ah, put it this way: I don’t have GEICO insurance.”
To hear John’s full interview, during which he also recounts how being circumcised a second time led to him getting a call-back for a big film audition, click here.