Many people find ads to be very dull, so businesses use mascots and humorous skits to keep viewers engaged. The little gecko featured in Geico insurance advertisements is among the most well-known. We adore his voice and the cool way he handles the vast outside world.
Of course, people adore the accent of the gecko. It’s very awesome whether you believe he is British or Australian. People wonder who the voice behind the small boy is because he has been with the organization for years.
Who is the Geico gecko’s voice actor?
Despite there appears to be some conflicting information online, it looks that actor Jake Wood, who apparently began providing the Geico mascot’s voice in the middle of the 2000s after several other actors had done it before him, is still most likely the gecko’s voice.
The accent of the gecko indicates that Jake is British. Since the 1980s, he has maintained a consistent acting career and has made numerous TV appearances.
Jake spent several years as a cast member of the London-based soap opera EastEnders, which he left in the early years of 2021. The characters in the show are those who live in the fictional borough of Walford. He portrays Max Branning, a character that debuted on the program in 2006. His relationships, including many marriages, have featured prominently in many of his narratives. For a few episodes of the show in the early 1990s, Jake played another character named Jackson.
Did the voice of the Geico gecko change?
Jake, according to The Mirror, reportedly tweeted towards the end of 2015 that the insurance business fired him because he refused to take a significant wage cut, though he didn’t specify how much the cut was. Jake said on Twitter that the change saw “10 years undone in an instant.”
Jake first tweeted that he had been replaced, but soon after, according to Digital Spy, he erased all of those and apologized for his outburst. “Hey Twitter, regarding a dispute I had with a lizard this week. I apologize,” he said. “I was upset. Moving on, nothing more to see.”
Even though some sources claim that Jake quit performing the role in 2015, other sources claim that as of 2021, Jake is still doing the gecko voice, so possibly he was able to work out a solution with the corporation back then. (After all, he did remove the initial tweets and apologize, so it’s possible that they came to a resolution.)
As it turned out, Jake wasn’t the only one behind the recognizable voice. According to reports, the character has also been played by various actors such Richard Steven Horvitz, Kelsey Grammer, Thomas Bromhead, Dave Kelly, and Andrew Randall.
However, Jake’s rendition will always be the beloved Geico gecko that many fans have grown up with and love.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. What is Geico’s gecko name?
Named after the advertising agency that created him, The GEICO Gecko’s real name is Martin. GEICO is making a lot of effort to uphold this character’s reputation because he is so adored.
Q. Why is Geico a gecko?
A brainstorming session at GEICO’s advertising agency, the Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia, gave rise to the concept for the Gecko. A quick sketch of a gecko developed as the brainstorming process got under way because the name “GEICO” was frequently pronounced as “Gecko.”
Q. Is the Geico lizard British or Australian?
A cockney accent, which is a working-class accent popular in London’s East End, is used by the most recent GEICO lizard in the current commercials. There you have it, then. The GEICO lizard’s accent is entirely English and categorically not Australian. It should be rather clear to anyone who is familiar with accents.