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Aflac Duck

Gets A 36-Year-Old

Male Voice

4/26/2011 3:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

After weeks of silence, the Aflac Duck has a brand new voice -- courtesy of a 36-year-old dad from Minnesota.

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The insurance company announced the new voice will be provided by a dude named Daniel McKeague -- a father of three who works at a radio station in MN.

Of course, Aflac's been on a hunt for a new voice -- after firing Gilbert Gottfried for tweeting a bunch of controversial jokes about the tsunami in Japan.

McKeague beat out more than 12,500 people who entered the competition -- and his first commercial is set to air tonight during ... get this ...  "The Voice".

Quack.

13 COMMENTS

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1.

airportguy    

I feel bad for Gilbert. He will always be the "Aflac Duck".
I'm guessing the new guy will sound nothing like Gilbert.

1278 days ago
2.

Jbo    

It's kinda like when Jim Henson died - we have "different" sounding muppets :)

1278 days ago
3.

Murph Murphy    

This will go over like Howard the Duck,

1278 days ago
4.

ckrotchy    

Howard Huge and howard the duck were the GREATEST movis tever made in sickwoody...PS PMS=TMZ

1278 days ago
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fioo hoos    

It`s the LOONS harvey IT`s the LOON~SS^^^

1278 days ago
6.

TonysGirl    

@airportguy....Actually, he doesn't sound too bad. I like him. They have a video on youtube with the CEO offering him the job, after he asks to hear him one more time. It's funny. Congratulations to Daniel.

1278 days ago
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pap rat    

DUCK&dumplings?

1278 days ago
8.

Maverick    

Will Gilbert Gottfried get residuals? This new guy is simply imitating the unique voice and character that Gilbert created.

It's too bad the AFLAC execs are a bunch of weasels. Sure Gilbert Gottfried made some really stupid comments about the Japan earthquake, but to fire him? C'mon.

1278 days ago
9.

kp    

Gilbert Godforbid was not funny, pain in the ass, now maybe he will go away.

1278 days ago
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gutsygirl    

Now THIS is news!! Who cares about Katie Couric...the duck gets a new quacker.

1278 days ago
11.

MnGirl    

He's a sales manager for KQRS in Mpls.

1278 days ago
12.

john johnson    

bring back gilbert!!!!!

1278 days ago
13.

Anthony Angrywolf    

Aflac, please give Gilbert Gottfried a chance, forget about his stupid comments, and have him back as the voice of the Aflac Duck! Please!

922 days ago

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