Former 99X and DaveFM host Steve Barnes was recently seen in a “Drop Dead Diva” episode playing a corrupt contractor.
And in this AirTran ad below, Barnes plays some dude sleeping in coach in a middle seat. Barnes in coach in a middle seat? And yes, the host is Peter Graves, reprising his role from “Airplane” 29 years ago.
“It was fun doing the ad and there are actually some versions where I wake up,” he wrote to me. “Actually, when I auditioned for the ad I was auditioning for a totally different AirTran ad. When they cast me in this one I was thrilled because I thought it was very funny.”
Barnes has worked with AirTran at 99X, Dave FM and for his current online series “High Rise.”
And good news for him: “High Rise” is coming back in 2010 with 30-minute episodes instead of the five-minute snippet season one. And he won’t be working with Comcast On Demand anymore. Instead, he’s got a deal with WAGA-TV. I’ll post more details later in the year as the date gets closer.