Jake, From State Farm / State of Unrest
This commercial, running nationwide since 2011 is one of State Farm’s most-viewed TV commercials, airing almost 16,000 times as of early 2014. We see a man on the phone at 3AM. His jealous wife comes down and catches him, and angrily asks who’s he’s talking to. His response, “it’s Jake, from State Farm”
Actors & Actresses
The actor that plays the husband on the phone with Jake is Justin Campbell and the name of the actress that plays the jealous wife is Melanie Moore aka Melanie Paxson. The name of the actor that plays Jake from State Farm is Jake Stone. Trivia alert! Jake Stone really is (or, was at the time) a State Farm customer service phone rep!
What they Say:
(Husband on phone with Jake): Yah, I’m married. Does it matter? You’d do that for me? Really? Yah, I’d like that
(Jealous wife, sneaking in): Who you talking to?
(Husband): Uh, it’s Jake, from State Farm .. Sounds like a really good deal (speaking to Jake)
(Jealous wife): Jake from State Farm at 3 in the morning? (grabs phone) Who is this?!
(Husband): It’s Jake.. From State Farm
(Wife): What are you wearing “Jake from State Farm”?
(Jake at the customer service call center): Ahh.. Khakis
(Jealous wife): She sounds hideous!
(Husband): Well, she’s a guy, so..
(Announcer): Another reason why more people stay with State Farm. Get to a better state
Fine Print in the commercial
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington IL. State Farm Bank, Bloomington, Illinois, Member FDIC.
Based on 2010 State Farm Shopping & Switching Study
This popular ad contains no deceptive wording and the claim regarding people staying with State Farm is clarified in small-print. The wording in this ad seems legit!