Posted: Apr 26, 2011 7:50 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Apr 26, 2011 7:50 PM
Source: Associated Press
A father of three from Hugo, Minnesota is the new voice of the Aflac duck, replacing actor Gilbert Gottfried. Daniel McKeague beat out 12,500 other contestants to become the voice of the mascot. MdKeague recorded a 30-second clip at a radio station in Minneapolis, where he works, uploaded it to Aflac's website and later did a more formal audition. "Whenever that ad would come on I would imitate the duck and the kids loved it", McKeague said. He's known for doing silly voices. Aflac executives who made the selection say they can't say why they thought McKeague's voice was the best after listening to the top three choices. He gets a one year contract worth six-figures and the company says it'll likely be renewed for multiple years. The first ad he voiced appears on NBC's new show "The Voice" which airs Tuesday.