You’ve probably never seen Anthony Mendez, but most of us could recognize his warm voice and piquant, Spanish-inflected accent from a mile away. That’s because the Dominican-American voice actor is the man behind Jane the Virgin’s clever and endlessly likable narrator.
Indeed, few times in the history of the moving image has a voice actor reached name-check status on the level of Mendez, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign team apparently saw the potential for a fruitful collaboration when they brought him on board for the Democratic candidates latest immigration-themed TV commercial, “Families Together.”
The premise is pretty simple: Donald Trump wants to tear undocumented families apart, Hillary Clinton wants to keep them together. Along the way we get a little walk through Clinton’s family friendly credentials going all the way back to 1973, with some photos of the former first lady in bold-colored 90s era pantsuits.
Whether Hillary’s team expects anyone to recognize his golden voice, or they just wanted to collab with Mendez’s Emmy-nominated pipes, the actor can be happy to know that he played a part in Donald Trump’s imminent defeat. That is, assuming we all get out and vote.
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