Darrell Walker, who played basketball for Washington High School in Kansas City, Kan., was looking forward to watching tonight’s Super Bowl XLVII, partly for the game but also to see a Google Fiber commercial spot in which he appears.
Walker was in the “Never Get Left Behind” commercial that was shot at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kan.
“It was an honor to be a part of the Google spots and especially being selected for one of the lead roles,” remarked Darrell Walker, “When my agent, Kathy Hanis, with Entertainment Plus Talent, sent me to the casting, she said be yourself, just be natural, and show that you are a leader. I was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, and I gave it all I had. It shows that positive things can happen for inner city youth and the opportunity and awareness combined is so exciting. I use Google all the time and felt like I was playing a part of the Google history in our city."
“When I played basketball for Washington High School, Wyandotte was our rival. What I liked about the Google spot is that it was produced at Wyandotte High School and included the Kansas City community and involved students and local talent as well as highlighted Kansas City. I felt proud that Google gave my hometown some love,” Walker said.
Neal Jones, Entertainment Plus talent and local television personality, also appears in Google Fiber's "The Show Goes On." Both spots can be seen on YouTube.