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UPDATED: Mar 30, 2021

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Key takeaways...

  • As a result of the Screen Actors Strike in 1999, the GEICO Gecko was created
  • Several actors have been the voice of the character, most notably David Kelley (Aussie) and Kelsey Grammar (British)
  • Overall, GEICO is more than a cute gecko it is one of the top five car insurers in the U.S.

GEICO auto insurance is widely known for its Gecko Commercials, but who is the voice of the GEICO Gecko?

The GEICO Gecko was created by the Martin Agency (today’s CGI version was generated by Framestone CFC) and was created from the effect of a Screen Actors Guild Strike in 2000.

The strike prevented actors from working in commercials, so the Martin Agency created what is now arguably the most famous lizard in the world (the name of the character takes after the agency).

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Who is the voice of the GEICO Gecko?

It was decided that the GEICO lizard voice would have an English (Cockney) accent. In the original set of commercials, the Gecko character pleaded with people to stop calling him in error as he is a gecko not to be confused with GEICO.

The similarity between the company name and the character was an instant hit, and similar to Absolut’s Vodka campaigns, marked just the beginning of an advertising campaign to write about in marketing books everywhere for decades to come.

The voice of GEICO Gecko has been played by several actors more notably David Kelly as the Gecko with the British Aussie accent and Kelsey Grammer (the stiff English accent).

GEICO is one of the masters of marketing, and with the GEICO Gecko voice and Warren Buffet as the owner, it is hard not to imagine GEICO as one of the leading car insurers in the nation.

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Why get a GEICO car insurance quote?

As one of the top five car insurers in the nation, GEICO offers both affordable car policies and superb customer service.

So whenever you start to compare car insurers, make sure to include GEICO on your list of potential providers.

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