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Background Information

Employment History


Maytag Corp.

Real Estate Agent




North Carolina Wesleyan College

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Maytag | Warner Stellian Appliance [cached]

Tags:Clay Jackson, Maytag, Maytag Repairman, Ol' Lonely, Warner Stellian Appliance

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (April 2, 2007) ... [cached]

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (April 2, 2007) - Maytag® brand announced today that Clay Jackson of Richmond, Va., will be the next Maytag Repairman after conducting an extensive, open-to-the-public nationwide search. As the new face of Maytag, Jackson will play a major role in revitalizing the 100-year-old Maytag brand and will help bring its unequaled tradition of quality and dependability to life.

More than 1,500 people participated in the audition process including professional actors, construction workers, salesmen and stockbrokers. The two-month search included union casting calls, open auditions and mail-in submissions that were reviewed and evaluated by company representatives. According to Jackson, he decided to try out "on a whim" and attended the open audition in New York, focusing on bringing "something humorous and unexpected" to the character.
Having toured professionally after college, Jackson thought he had gotten acting out of his system when he left the theater in 2000. "The opportunity to combine my love of acting with being a spokesperson for the Maytag brand was something I couldn't ignore," explained Jackson, who had been selling real estate for his family's agency for the last several years.
Jackson is the fourth person to portray the brand icon during its 40-year existence - but don't expect to see your father's Ol' Lonely®.
"Clay is perfect for our new take on the role. He's energetic, young-at-heart and outgoing while still being dependable and reliable."
Jackson was unanimously chosen by the brand's executive search team as the spokesperson capable of bringing the core values of the Maytag brand to life.
History of the Maytag Repairman
The character first appeared on American TV screens in 1967. Jackson will be one of only four people to portray the Maytag Repairman since its creation: Jesse White, who retired in 1988 after playing the part for 21 years; Gordon Jump, who retired in 2003 after starring in the role for 15 years; and Hardy Rawls, who took Jump's place in 2003.

Whirlpool Corporation - Investor Information - News Release [cached]

In late 2006, Whirlpool Corporation found the new Maytag Repairman, Clay Jackson, a former real-estate salesman from Richmond, Va., through the national casting call.

Whirlpool Corp. announced Monday ... [cached]

Whirlpool Corp. announced Monday that it has selected Clay Jackson of Richmond, Va., as the character promoting the reliability of its Maytag brand of large appliances.

Clay had been a real estate agent in Richmond, working for his family run business.He said he decided to enter the contest "on a whim" and attended an open audition in New York.He acted in college and then professionally in 1997-2000, Whirlpool said.
The Maytag Repairman was portrayed as always lonely because of the dependability of Maytag's appliances.Since appearing on television in 1967, he has only been played by three actors.

Clay Jackson, the ... [cached]

Clay Jackson, the Maytag Repairman advertising spokesman, visited the site to help keep morale strong.

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