UPDATE: John Krasinski IS the Voice of Ask.com
March 29, 2006 by Kath Skerry
I should have known better than to go against my gut instinct when it comes to John Krasinski. So after all the hullabaloo yesterday, Ask.com just sent me an email letting me know that it IS in fact John Krasinski’s voice we hear in their commercials.
Check out the email I just got.
We contacted you recently regarding John Krasinski’s role in the Ask.com advertisements. At this time, we are running several ads in both the UK and the US and John Krasinski does provide the voice in our US advertisement. We regret any confusion and hope that you enjoy our TV ads.
Yes, Ask.com, I do enjoy your ads. Click here to watch one of John’s Ask ads.
Posted by GMMR on March 28th
If you’ve seen any of the latest ads for Ask.com, ya know, the ones with the monkeys doing searches, then you probably noticed that guy doing the voice over sounds EXACTLY like John Krasinski of The Office. I’m probably John’s biggest fan and I was convinced it was him. As were countless other Office-ianados. So in the name of journalism (ha) I went directly to the source to ask. I emailed Ask.com directly.
As it turns out, John Krasinski is not the voice behind Ask.com. Here’s the response I got today:
We appreciate you taking the time to write to Ask.com regarding our advertisement. We have been told that John Krasinski did not do the voice of the commercial. If we can be of further assistance, please let us know.
I still think J. Kras is the man behind the commercials. Until he denies it himself, I refuse to believe those silly folks over at Ask.com. What do they know…they only make the commercials? Maybe they were confused by which commercial I was inquiring about. It just has to be him. I know someone emailed Jenna Fischer and asked her to ask John, so until then, I’m going to keep watching and re-watching the commercials on my Tivo over and over again. Ah, kidding…well kind of…no I am…really.