Why The Actor In Avocados From Mexico's Super Bowl 2022 Commercial Looks Familiar

We're just days away from Super Bowl LVI taking over the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, per Billboard, but before the Los Angeles Rams face off against the Cincinnati Bengals, we've got some commercials to obsess over. Super Bowl ads are infamously expensive, because the audience for the event is so massive, which naturally draws some of the biggest names in entertainment to goof around in service of selling products as wide-ranging as Doritos and lighters. 

This year has been no different, with the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Charlie Puth, Snoop Dogg, Seth Rogen, Lindsay Lohan, and lots more popping up in fun advertisements, most of which will play in full at Sunday's event. The Avocados from Mexico teaser (via iSpot.tv) sees a man sitting in front of a mirror all gussied up like Julius Caesar as he frets about whether he's right for the role given, as the actor himself hilariously acknowledges, "I'm not even Italian!"

However, his confidence builds as the man gives himself a pep talk, by pointing out that everybody is rooting for him, including Avocados from Mexico themselves. So, who is this impassioned speaker taking on "the role of a lifetime?" 

Conan O'Brien's sidekick Andy Richter finally takes centerstage

Uproxx confirms the actor appearing in Avocados From Mexico's Super Bowl 2022 commercial is none other than Andy Richter, whom you probably recognize as Conan O'Brien's BFF and frequent collaborator. Richter is an established performer in his own right, of course, appearing in the likes of "Madagascar," "Scary Movie 2," and "Love, Victor" over the years, among many others. Richter is predominantly known as a writer and actor on "Late Night," "The Tonight Show," and "Conan," though. 

In a chat with Uproxx, Richter explained his working relationship with O'Brien is built on not taking anything they do too seriously. "He has surrounded himself with people that take the piss out of him. If he ever gets too puffed up, he is surrounded by people that he has given pins to, who will pop his balloon," the comedian explained. Although Richter considers himself lucky to get to work with his buddy, he's likely thrilled to be taking centerstage for the Super Bowl commercial

The actor admitted to the New York Times, "An issue that's been with me forever is answering the question, what do you want to do, Andy? Because I'm always like, uhhh, I think I'll just sit here until somebody else comes along and says, why don't we go do this?" Evidently, Avocados from Mexico lucked out in that respect.