Why The Actor In Frito-Lay's Super Bowl 2022 Commercial Looks Familiar

Super Bowl 2022 is almost upon us, and to get everybody hyped for it a whole variety of fun commercials have been unleashed upon the world. Per The Independent, the Los Angeles Rams will be facing off against the Cincinnati Bengals on February 13 at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, with a considerable audience expected to tune in — if only to see Dr. Dre perform at halftime alongside the likes of Eminem and Snoop Dogg. 

Super Bowl commercials are notoriously expensive, but the payoff is more than worth it since they have the potential to get millions of eyes on a specific product, hence why brands with deep enough pockets dedicate a huge chunk of their budgets to these short clips. Much of that money goes to the celebrity cameos, which massive conglomerates such as Frito-Lay's, Pepsi, and Chewy naturally have no problem paying out for.

Several fun ads have dropped thus far, featuring the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Idris Elba, and Martha Stewart. And, if you're wondering why the mustachioed man in the Frito-Lay teaser looks so familiar, wonder no more.

The actor is a chart-topping pop star

The star of Frito-Lay's new Super Bowl commercial "Paw Prints" is none other than Charlie Puth. As Billboard notes, this year marks the very first time Flamin' Hot will be represented in-game, and Frito-Lay is pulling out all the stops accordingly. Puth and rapper Megan Thee Stallion were recently revealed as the faces of their main commercial, with a similar teaser (via YouTube) featuring the rapper walking up to her own trailer, released alongside this one. 

The short clip sees Puth entering a trailer emblazoned with his name, only to discover tell-tale signs inside that someone else has already been in there and raided his snacks. According to Distractify, Puth originally gained fame with his viral YouTube covers. Atlantic Records later signed him in 2016, with the singer-songwriter's debut record, "Nine Track Mind," released that very same year. The album went platinum in many different territories and hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In subsequent years, Puth collaborated with Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, and Wiz Khalifa. He released his big comeback single, "Light Switch," earlier this year — the first cut off his highly-anticipated new album, "Charlie," which is slated for release later in 2022, per Rolling Stone. According to Puth, this is his most personal record yet. "I've never had a chance to put out music that is truly me and every song on this album is my personality with some melody attached to it," he shared in a statement.