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Nerd In Steamy Ad: World's Best Extra

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Programming Note: Jesse Heiman will be on Good Day LA in the 9 am hour on Wednesday.  

You'll also be able to chat live with Jesse on our Facebook page -- Fox 11 Los Angeles -- after 9:30 am PT.

What did you think of the Superbowl commerical in which a "nerd" makes out with supermodel Bar Refaeli?

It ranked as one of the worst, but it got people talking and it's making a star out of the guy who played the nerd.

We knew supermodel and now the guy she's swapping spit with is on his way to becoming a household name. His name, by the way, is Jesse Heiman.

Here are some stats on the ad:

-- The kiss lasted ten seconds

-- It took 45 takes to get it just right

-- And two previous versions were rejected by CBS for being "too indecent"

So who is Jesse Heiman? According to his website he has been in Los Angeles working mainly as a background actor and extra since 2000.

And the 34 year old is quickly becoming the gold standard of extras. In fact, on YouTube there's a video called "The World's Greatest Extra." The two-minute video has been viewed more than three million times.

In less than 13 years he's had 65 credited and uncredited roles on everything from "Entourage" to "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Social Network", with his first major role in "American Pie Two."

Jesse says since the Superbowl ad, guys tweet him that they wish they were him, and girls are tweeting saying they wish they were Bar. He's even been asked out over Twitter and he's being asked to pose for pictures with fans.

And of course the icing on the cake: His agent and manager are getting lots of inquiries right now.


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