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Rasta (Terry Tate)
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Actor
    Birth name is Lester Speight
    6'7 320-pound
    Was an All-American at Morgan State and had bit roles on 'Any Given Sunday' and 'The Young and the Restless'
    Did Super Bowl commercials as Terry Tate, for Reebok, which cost $4 million (January 26, 2003)
    Part of $15 million ad campaign
    ESPN, MTV and ABC ran fifteen minute teasers leading up to the January 26th Superbowl ad
    In the Reebok commercials, his nicknames include 'Terrible Terry Tate' and 'Pain Train.'
    The fictional company Felcher and Sons, was constantly mentioned, which only added to the confusion as to who the sponsor was.
    Tate issues out violence just for playing solitaire, forgetting to put a cover page on a TPS report, not making fresh coffee and making a long distance call.
    Reebok had to issue a statement that they do not endorse work place violence.
    Micky Pant, Reebok's chief marketing officer, said 'His punishments far exceed the crimes, but everybody understands him.'
    45% in the USA Ad Meter did not realize it was for Reebok.
    More than a third of the viewers thought it was for McDonald's.
    His commercial finished a low #6 in USA TODAY's 15th annual Superbowl Ad Meter test.
    He wears #56, honoring NY Giant hall of fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor.
    He has two official web sites, www.reebok.com/terrytate or www.terrytate.com.
    Jay-Z and Shakira have also had endorsement deals with Reebok.
    It finished #2 in USA TODAY's 15th annual Superbowl Ad Meter test in the target 18 to 45 age group.
    Rasta said 'He's a super hero. When you're doing something you have no business doing, Terry will be there.'
    Online sales immediately quadrupled.
    In the first week of the commercial, 1.2 million people watched it on the Internet.
    Reebok offers Tate #56 Jerseys.
    Rasta rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange on February 1, 2003.
    Rasta said of his Terry Tate role: 'It's unmatched to anything I've done.'
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 22 Votes: 81.82% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 31 Votes: 48.39% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 41 Votes: 56.10% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 44 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 78 Votes: 71.79% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 199 Votes: 54.77% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 276 Votes: 55.43% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 292 Votes: 63.01% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 669 Votes: 54.11% Annoying
 
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