He's not from Will & Grace. He's not Jim Carrey. He's not Jeff Buckley either. In fact, he doesn't think he bears any resemblance to any
of them but on more than one occasion he's been called out as "that guy" from the TV show, the movie or the one in the music video.
Jeff Buckley by the way, is dead.
Meet the living, breathing Mark Schruntek. He's part art director. Part copywriter. And apparently all chameleon.
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Mark launched his career working for teacher/mentor Sal DeVito at the newly founded DeVito/Verdi. There he helped the fledgling shop grow while gaining industry accolades. It landed him his next job at Cliff Freeman and Partners, which then lead to The Martin Agency, TBWA\Chiat\Day and BBDO NY. Mark eventually decided to spread his wings and began freelancing for agencies worldwide on brands large and small. He believes in believing in the brands he works on, understanding the client's marketing needs, approaching them with a unique strategic perspective and translating that perspective into fresh new thinking that strikes an emotional chord with the consumer.
While he wasn't the creative on the above recruitment ad (that would be Cody Spinadel), someone at practically every agency he's been at has pointed Mark out as "that guy" from the ad. Once in Amsterdam a random man even stopped him on the street. At a wedding a woman pulled out a neatly folded copy of the ad she was keeping in her purse and showed it to him. He was a little freaked out by it.
Today, "that guy" lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Corey and their two cats, Rollie Polly Holy Canoli and Miss America. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 804-543-4730.
Just don't ask if he's the singer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.