Behind The Scenes

We were first struck by his contagious laugh in Arnold’s “Cornering” spot for Volkswagen, in which he cackles maniacally as he passes other cars, to the chagrin of the salesman taking him for a test drive. We were charmed by his similar turn in Publicis & Hal Riney’s “Fraternity” Sprint PCS ad (shown here), which again features him laughing maniacally—this time with his frat brothers as peak hours end. But actor Nate A. Torrence, 27, took a star turn in Capital One’s “Intern” spot. Even while being schooled by the annoying David Spade on how to say no, as Spade does over and over in the campaign, Torrence still comes off as likeable. We haven’t been alone in noticing him of late: His representation at the AKA Talent Agency declined to say whether he’s been in other ads but did reveal that he’s been garnering TV and film interest.