How old is Mikey from the Life cereal commercial?

Answer

As of June 2014, the actor who played the character of Mikey in the Life cereal commercials is 46 years old. His name is John Gilchrist, and he was 3 years old in 1971 when the commercial was shot.

Gilchrist's career as a child actor included approximately 250 advertisements, but the ad for Life cereal is his most famous. It was shown in regular rotation for more than 12 years after its initial release and won a Clio award in 1974. Gilchrist was the subject of a false urban legend that the actor who played Mikey died after eating a combination of Pop Rocks and soda pop, causing his stomach to explode.

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