Verizon FiOS kid is advertising’s latest star

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What’s up with the kid in the Verizon FiOS commercials? In the first spot, he doesn’t do much except stand there with a puzzled look on his face, then tells the FiOS guy that he has a “nice truck.” In the follow-up, he gets to say a whole lot more. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, but there is something compelling about him. In any case, people love him. A typical exchange on an Internet message board: “So who is the adorable kid in the Verizon FiOS commercials?” “I have no idea who he is, but I think he is going to be the next big male child star.” Well, his name is Raymond Ochoa. He’s been on a couple of TV shows and has filmed his first movie. And he’s in the cast of American Family, a sitcom in development at ABC. Viewers are already feeling protective of him. Writes one: “Do you remember the kid in the Sixth Sense — another great actor? … Unfortunately, he was arrested for DUI last year, I think. So, I hope this little guy fairs better.

—Posted by Tim Nudd