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Q: Does Brad Garrett voice the yellow M&M in commercials? Who does Red's voice?

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

You aren't the only one to mistake the voice of the yellow M&M for former "Everybody Loves Raymond" star (and prolific voice actor) Brad Garrett, but his is not the voice inside the shell.

It's actually J.K. Simmons, former co-star on "The Closer" as Assistant Chief Will Pope, and in the mid-2000s "Spider-Man" films as J. Jonah Jameson.

He's also a very busy voice actor, thanks in part to that Jameson role -- he's voiced the cantankerous newspaper editor in a number of animated series based on Marvel comics.

Simmons appears as the yellow peanut M&M alongside Billy West as the red chocolate M&M.

Where Simmons does voice work as a sort of side gig, West has made a career of it. He's best known as the voice of Fry (and other characters) on the long-running cartoon comedy "Futurama," though others may remember him as the voice of both Ren Ho√ęk and Stimpson J. Cat on the offbeat cartoon hit "The Ren & Stimpy Show."

The Mars candy company has spent a lot of money on its M&Ms ads, buying pricey Super Bowl spots for the past three years.

Yellow was front-and-center in this year's Super Bowl spot, in which he was captured by a man who seems to be some sort of Eastern European mobster (played by Croatian actor Rade Serbedzija).

As well, Simmons and West aren't the only top-flight voice actors brought in for the ads.

Red was previously voiced by former "Saturday Night Live" star Jon Lovitz and Yellow by former "Roseanne" star (and current film star) John Goodman. Other M&Ms have been voiced by actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams and comedy great Phil Hartman.

 

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