Who Is the Actor with the Mustache, Deep Voice Introducing Teams at Super Bowl XLV? Sam Elliott (Including Movie Clips)

Sam Elliot as Sergeant Major Basil L. Plumley: “Any of you … call me grandpa, I’ll kill ya.”

Actor and commercial voiceover/narrator introduced the Pittsburgh Steelers team and the Green Bay Packers team at Super Bowl XLV before a record-breaking Super Bowl crowd.

Background songs that introduced teams for Super Bowl XLV
Pittsburgh Steelers ‘Knights of Cydonia’ by Muse
Green Bay Packers ‘Joker and the Thief’ by Wolfmother

Elliott has performed voice-over narration for various commercials. He has lent his voice to campaigns for Chevy, IBM, Kinney Drugs, Union Pacific, and, most notably, the American Beef Council, succeeding Robert Mitchum in the latter. Since late 2007, Elliott has done voice-overs for Coors beer, bringing his deep, rich voice and “western” appeal to the brand brewed in Colorado. In 2010, Dodge hired Elliott to do the voice-over for their Ram Heavy Duty truck commercial. He is also the new voice for Smokey Bear (“Only YOU can prevent wildfires”). Coincidentally, Elliott and “Smokey” are the same age.