Benjamin Curtis, Dell
Benjamin Curtis is his name but if you watched TV in the early 2000's you know him better as the "Dell Dude." That was the moniker Curtis, now 31, made famous through his commercials for Dell computers starring as Steven, a hip teenager who convinces friends, family and random shoppers to buy Dell computers.
Curtis made his character's catchphrase, "Dude, you're getting a Dell!," a household term but then found himself in an unwanted spotlight in 2003 when he was arrested on suspicion of trying to buy marijuana.
"Dude, You're Getting a Cell," read the post-arrest headline on TheSmokingGun.com, which also posted the court documents of the misdemeanor complaint.
Curtis' commercials for Dell ended soon after but the parting was not bitter, according to his agent.
"He and Michael Dell were friends and both had a lot of respect for each other," Renate English, Curtis' agent at Friendly Faces Talent Management, told ABCNews.com. "It was not a bitter parting."
Curtis, who lives in New York City, has stayed in the acting game. He shot commercials for the New York and Maryland state lotteries and had a role in the 2011 film, "We Are the Hartmans," according to English.