Wednesday, October 7

Martin the Geico Gecko

Adjab has a 'Quick History of the Geico Gecko.' Martin the Geico Gecko has been voiced by Kelsey Grammar (the stiff English accent), Richard Steven Horvitz (the voice in the Kung Fu Fighting spot), and Dave Kelly (the relaxed British-Aussie accent).

And then Jake Wood, English comedian and actor does it in a hybrid Cockney London style.

Ray Park, the British actor and stuntman (now on "Heroes" and Dath Maul in Star Wars Episode 1), is the current voice of the GEICO gecko from 2006 to now. In current commercials the gecko's accent is more working-class, perhaps in an effort to further "humanize" him.