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Academy Awards Pizza Guy

Cheered By Co-Workers

Missed Out On Fat Tip

3/3/2014 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

030214_oscar_pizza_boy_launchThe guy who delivered pizza to celebs like Jared Leto, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts during the Academy Awards returned to work with a hero's welcome ... but the burning question -- will he get that big fat tip?

We're not sure what his name is, but the guy who delivered pizzas during the show is clearly gonna get employee of the month ... you gotta see the reaction he gets from his co-workers.

The delivery guy didn't take his own ride to the event -- looks like Oscar producers sent a fancy SUV -- but when we tried asking him how it all went down ... he wouldn't say much.

Here's the kicker ... all this happened before Ellen got celebs like Harvey Weinstein and Brad Pitt to tip him around $300 for the pizza inside Pharrell's hat. So, the question is -- will the delivery guy get what's coming to him?

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Don't worry ... we plan to ask him soon. Hopefully our camera guy gets an answer.


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61.

Sherry     

Ellen's not that type of person to screw someone.She will most likely have him on her show to give him a tip, I hope.

180 days ago
62.

Charm    

Ellen gave him a $1,000 tip on her show. She collected $60...0 and gave out of her own pocket so he received over $1,000 - you had to know she would work this to get additional PR.

180 days ago
63.

Jessica    

Ellen just handed him $1000 on her live show

180 days ago
64.

MizHelen    

That was like the best evrrrrrr!!! Ellen topped it again...(get it...lol). You goooo Pizza Dude!!!

180 days ago
65.

Matthew S    

He is the owner of the chain .... check USA Today

180 days ago
66.

Nobody Special    

Ellen is going to have the pizza guy on her show this week, then she will give the money to him.
It's a lot of coin too.

180 days ago
67.

fastdriver    

UPDATE TMZ! His name is Edgar and he and his brother OWN the pizza restaurant. He was on the Ellen Show today and received a total of either $1,000 or $1,60...0! I was distracted for a minute and missed it!

He had NO clue that he was going on stage with Ellen and into the audience! He thought he was delivering pizza for some writers! Good job Ellen and Edgar!

180 days ago
68.

bbqdude    

not only did the pizza shop get free plug, but on the side of the box was coca cola logo

180 days ago
69.

Shawn    

He was on Ellen today and she gave him $1,000

180 days ago
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sammy750    

Ellen give him a big fat tip of $1000 on her show this afternoon. REport that TMZ

180 days ago
71.

ANN HIGGINS    

on Ellen today he got a little over 1000.00 tip

180 days ago
72.

Ann    

That is not the closest Pizza joint to the Dolby Theatre so it was definitely a pre setup. Every award show is staged only spontaneity was the A-List selfie by Ellen

180 days ago
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Vishnu Sridhar    

He was on the ellen degeneres show and she gave him a $1000, so he got more than what he hoped for.

180 days ago
74.

Trish    

Saw Ellen's show today, Monday, and she had the pizza guy on and gave him a total of $1000. $60...0 from collection at the Oscar's and she added $400 to that. Also, he and his brother own the pizza place and she ordered pizza's to give out to her whole audience..

180 days ago
75.

HJM    

He's actually the owner of the pizza place. Ellen had him on her show today and gave him $60...0 she collected from the audience, plus another $400 to make it an even $1000 tip.

179 days ago
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