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Overstock Santa Claus Commercial

Have you seen the 2017 Overstock dot com Christmas commercial with Santa Claus?

It’s a cute one. The elves break some bad news to Santa… the reindeer Prancer has come down with pneumonia… luckily the elves have a backup reindeer at the ready… Bob Humbug. Well, the name just cracked ol’ Santa Claus up.

The Overstock spokesperson comes on and talks about how tough it is when you get judged by your name.

Yes, I AM Santa in that Overstock dot com holiday commercial.

The shoot was amazing… a great cast and crew at a mindblowing estate in Malibu, California.

The commercial has been playing on Hallmark as well as many other cable channels and even some network shows.

Here it is if you haven’t yet seen it…

Beverly Hills Christmas II Santa Claus

It was a dream come true… to be cast as Santa Claus in a Christmas movie and to top it off the work with the amazing Margaret O’Brien!

I don’t know what will appear in the movie, (it’s still in post-production) but I’m pretty sure

Margaret O’Brien with Santa Claus

you will see me in a scene with Ms. O’Brien… I’m seriously beside myself!

Beverly Hills Christmas II is a sequel to the popular movie, Beverly Hills Christmas that was shown on UP TV during Christmas 2015 to more than 70 million viewers.

The director is Christian Filippella who was wonderful to work with and others actors include Ronn Moss, Kira Reed Lorsch, Donna Spangler, Megan Duffy, Stanley B. Herman, Simona Fusco, Vincent De Paul, James Bennett Foxworth, Brandon Tyler Russell and Sammy The Dwarf amongst others.

Being selected by Christian Filippella and working with the amazing Margaret O’Brien as Santa Claus in Beverly Hills Christmas II has been one of the highlights of my acting career in Hollywood.

So, if you happen to be watching Beverly Hills Christmas II and you think, hey, that Santa Claus looks familiar, YES, THAT SANTA GUY is Santa Claus in the Beverly Hills Christmas II movie.

Westfield Santa Claus

Photos with Santa Claus at Westfield’s 35 malls and many of their 6,500 retail outlets across the country and around the world has become an annual family tradition for many families. This year, 2017, I’m incredibly honored to have been selected by Westfield’s to be the face of Santa Claus in their posters and social media.

So, if you happen to be walking through a Westfield mall and you think the Santa in the poster looks familiar… YES, it’s That Santa Guy.

Nickelodeon Santa Claus 2017

Being Santa Claus on Nickelodeon this year is such a huge honor and SO MUCH FUN. I was delighted to find that my “That Santa Guy” reputation had preceded me. As it turns out I had worked with some of the crew on another shoot earlier in the summer.

As the “Nickelodeon Santa” I deliver a bunch of one-liners that will be used to introduce shows and segments. Santa also appears in a few skits and improv scenes that are hilarious.

We shot some of the scenes in front of a green screen so I’m looking forward to seeing where I will appear to be when it airs on TV. Other scenes were shot on a rooftop… that was fun!

So if you’re watching Nickelodeon this Christmas season and see Santa Claus… and you think he looks familiar… yep, you’re right, That Santa Guy is the Nickelodeon Santa Claus 2017.

Malibu Santa Claus

Being Santa Claus in Malibu is about as much fun as Santa can have. On many occasions, I’ve met with families and photographers to take Santa Claus photos at Matador Beach, private homes and other locations in and around Malibu.

On many occasions, Santa has met with families and photographers to take Santa Claus photos at Matador Beach, private homes and other locations in and around Malibu.

Arrangements can even be made to have the Malibu Santa Claus be joined by his reindeer.

Here are some recent Malibu Santa Claus photos…

Santa Claus Malibu

Santa Claus on the beach in Malibu

 

Santa Claus in Malibu with Reindeer

Santa Claus in Malibu with Reindeer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Claus in Malibu

Santa Claus Photos in Malibu

 

 

 

Santa Ed Taylor is the Santa Claus for hire in the Malibu area. 424-343-9555

Santa Hollywood ~ Los Angeles 2016 & 2017

Being Santa Claus in Southern California has provided me with more fun experiences than I could have ever dreamed of. Imagine getting a call asking you to be Santa Claus in Hollywood for the Jimmy Kimmel show. I was thrilled when I received the call… and I had a blast taping it!

Earlier in the year, I auditioned along with dozens of other Santa’s and I was fortunate enough to book the job as the Santa sales manager for the 2016 Chrysler commercial. It blew me away! Then to have it debuted during Game 7 of the World Series, WOW! Chrysler Santa Claus - HollywoodAnd then to see it air over 10,000 more times, like they say, only in Hollywood. I love being a Hollywood Santa Claus! 🙂

Appearing on The Doctor’s TV show, That Awkward Game Show, shooting an Urban Home commercial with Denise Richards, seeing the Reddi Wip commercial I shot last year air many more times, appearing at parties for Facebook, Pinterest, Mattel Toys, the Lakers, Rams, and just so many amazing events, what more could a Santa ask for?

I also remember standing in line at Pink’s Hot Dog shop when my phone rang… it was the Ellen DeGeneres Show asking if I could be Santa at their cast & crew party… Well Yeah! 🙂

At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles I met a teenager who asked for Santa to get her 500 views on her YouTube channel. Santa and his “helpers” delivered.

Now sitting here on Valentine’s Day I’ve had time to reflect on just what a blessing it is to be Santa Claus in this amazing community. Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Hollywood ReindeerManhattan Beach and the entire LA area is just incredibly unique and full of so many fun things to do as Santa Claus. For example’ I did some photos shoots on the sand on both Manhattan and Malibu beaches. The photos were amazing!  Also in Malibu, I made an appearance at a party for Kim Kardashian, of course, that was amazing too… they even had some reindeer.

At an event for Grayson’s Luxury in Beverly Hills, I wore this incredibly unique white Santa suit… it was a huge hit!

One of the other highlights of 2016 was getting cast as the real Santa Claus in Beverly Hills Christmas 2. We shot several scenes in December and we’ll be shooting more this year. While on the topics of movies, A Doggone Christmas hired me to be a stand-in for Ed Asner… Ed Asner!

Being a Santa Claus actor in Hollywood is a ton of fun… and being a Santa Claus for LA Christmas parties and special events is amazing.  

Now what?

Well, 2017 promises to hold even more amazing experiences for me and for the people I get to work with. I’m developing new stories, expanding my Santa Claus wardrobe, taking classes to build my acting skills and so much more.

If you’re looking for a professional real bearded Hollywood Santa Claus for hire in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, or anywhere in the greater west LA area please let me know.

And… please help me keep the Spirit of Christmas alive ALL YEAR LONG.

Meijer Santa Claus

When I auditioned to be Santa Claus for Meijer I had no idea what I was in for. Of course, I was excited when I got the part, being Santa in street clothes is pretty much my everyday life. And I loved the idea of a commercial, especially a long format 90 second spot, that could really tell the story of being Santa day to day.meijer-santa-end-shot-2016

At the wardrobe session, which lasted for hours, they said they wanted to see me with a hairpiece… hmm… they put it on and I LOVED IT! I snapped a selfie and sent it home to Mrs Claus and she said she liked it… in fact she encouraged me to war it home. J

Anyway, shoot day came. After spending a couple of hours with hair and wardrobe it was off to shoot the first scene, the one in the library. That’s when it began to hit me… this is going to be special, very special.

The next 2 days were long and hot. I know it looks like we’re in Wisconsin in December, it’s actually Southern California in August. Temperatures are in the 80’s and 90’s.

As we went from scene to scene I think we all, the cast, crew, agency folks, everyone was feeling the magic. And that last scene… my heart melted shooting it as much as yours did watching it. I’m so incredibly thankful to The Distillery Project, Director Jamie Rafin, Meijer, the team at BroadCast Casting, my fellow actors and the incredibly talented and hard working crew. I am HONORED to be the Santa Claus for Meijer in the commercial.

Here's the commercial- 

Hallmark Santa Claus

One of my favorite things about being Santa Claus in Hollywood, Studio City and the entire Los Angeles area are the unique opportunities that pop-up.

Last week I spent a full day in a “green-screen studio” shooting dozens of short vignettes for a “Secret Hallmark Project”.  In addition to the traditional Santa outfit we shot scenes in “workshop” attire and, you’re going to love this, in my Santa bathing suit. I have one of the old-fashioned red and white striped suits… it’s really cute.

Of course I’m hoping this opens a door for me to be Santa in a Hallmark movie… I WOULD Hallmark Santa ClausLOVE THAT!!!

We also had a bunch props, I was Santa playing a sax, and a guitar. They had me wearing sunglasses at times. I did some dance moves, sang a line from a song. We all had a ton of fun.

Stay tuned. I’ll post more photos and a link to the finished videos when Hallmark gives me the green light.

That’s all for now, this is the Hallmark Santa wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

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Santa Claus Poems – That Santa Guy – Hollywood

For many years now I’ve enjoyed tinkering with words, making little rhymes or re-writing song lyrics Weird Al style (by the way I was Santa at a party he was at last year, it was very fun).

After I write my little poems I make a video of me reading them, nothing fancy, just me and a webcam, the poems are typically 60 to 90 seconds long.

Well, as it turns out my little poems are beginning to get quite a following on social media, especially Facebook where my poems have been watched and shared by many thousands of people across the US and around the world. You can also find them on my YouTube channel and my website- http://thatsantaguy.com.

Here's a sample…

Skype with Santa Claus – Birthdays, Special Occasions & “Be Nice” Reminders

Imagine your child gets a terrific report from their teacher and Santa Claus congratulates him or her via Skype.

How about Santa making a special Skype appearance at a birthday party? And sometimes a child can benefit from some positive reinforcment from Santa coupled with a reminder or 2 about staying on the Nice List.

If you are interested in learning more about Skyping with Santa Claus between now and the end of September 2016 please complete the form below and I'll be in touch shortly.

 

 

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