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Local Actor in Commercial Nominated for Emmy

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man was in a funny TV commercial nominated for an Emmy.


Leonard Sales was the lead actor in a commercial that aired primarily in the Indianapolis area last year. Sales played “Chad,” an office worker making fun of a co-worker dressed as a dinosaur for not being with the times. The dinosaur later switched from a vehicle burning gasoline to an electric vehicle.


At the end of the commercial, Sales is standing next to a gas pump as the dinosaur driving past the filling station says, “who’s the dinosaur now, Chad.”


Sales said he wasn’t nominated for an Emmy, but the producers were and hope the recognition opens more doors to his acting career.


“Just to be part of a project that gets this kind of notoriety is special. The more opportunities you get to work with talented people, it really does help your career in more ways than one,” Sales said.


Sales said the Emmy nomination was for the Midwest region.


Sales runs a business repairing golf clubs and works as a caddy at a private golf course in New Buffalo.

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