Sean Whalen (born May 19, 1964) is an American actor and writer. He is known for his work in numerous TV shows, including Shannon's Deal and Grace Under Fire, as well as movies, including The People Under the Stairs and Twister. He is also known for appearing as a hapless history buff in the first "Got Milk?" commercial, directed by Michael Bay, which aired in 1993.[1][2][3]

Sean Whalen
Born (1964-05-19) May 19, 1964 (age 57)
Washington, D.C., United States
Years active1990–present
Known forHistory buff in the first "Got Milk?" commercial
Spouse(s)Deborah S. Katz-divorced

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  1. ^ "'Got Milk?' turns 25: 'Aaron Burr' reflects on classic Michael Bay-directed commercial". Yahoo TV (in American English). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  2. ^ Cesari, Rick; Lynch, Ron (2011). Buy Now: Creative Marketing that Gets Customers to Respond to You and Your Product. John Wiley & Sons. p. 133. ISBN 978-0470888018.
  3. ^ Craggs, Ryan (2015-07-15). "The Aaron Burr "Got Milk?" Commercial: The Craziest Ad Ever, Broken Down". Thrillist. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  4. ^ Murray, Noel. "Wes Craven's The People Under The Stairs is a timeless American nightmare". AV Club (in American English). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  5. ^ "The People Under The Stairs: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  6. ^ "Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell Adds Sean Whalen and Kevin Jackson". Dread Central. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  7. ^ "Hatchet Wounds: Ranking the Hatchet Trilogy by Best Kills". Dread Central. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  8. ^ Sneider, Jeff (2012-05-24). "'Hatchet' buried in cast of slasher stars". Variety (in American English). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  9. ^ "Sean Whalen Experiences The Divine Tragedies". Dread Central. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  10. ^ "The Divine Tragedies adds Sean Whalen". JoBlo (in American English). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  11. ^ "A Real-Life Murder House Inspired Fantastical VILLISCA (LA Film Fest Review)". Nerdist. 2016-06-11. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  12. ^ "'The Axe Murders of Villisca': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  13. ^ "The Axe Murders Of Villisca Review". We Got This Covered (in American English). 2017-01-22. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  14. ^ "'Death House' Interview: Sean Whalen". Nerdly (in American English). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  15. ^ "Movie Review – Ugly Sweater Party (2018)". Flickering Myth (in American English). 2018-11-22. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  16. ^ "'People Under the Stairs' Star Sean Whalen Will Cross Paths With Rob Zombie's '3 from Hell'". Bloody Disgusting (in American English). Retrieved 2018-11-23.

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