07/09/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Happy Canada Day From The FreeCreditReport.Com Guy, Who Is Canadian

Is anyone else obsessed with the commercials? I am, possibly out of sheer repetition because they show up so damn often on all the cable news channels. But more likely because they're awesome. They also give good advice — not only that you should know your credit rating before you buy a car and end up driving next to hot girls, but also that you should always dress for the job you want, and that it's prudent to wear a bib when cracking lobster.

Anyhow! The "rôle principal" is played by one Eric Violette who, as it turns out, is a French Canadian acteur from Quebec (check out his CV en PDF, he's done quite a bit of theater since graduating from École nationale de théâtre du Canada in 2003). From the phone number on his website it looks like he lives in Montreal; and now I am going to stop reporting random facts about him, except that his taille is 5'10", his poids is 170, and his yeux are brun. Mon Français est bon!

So — in honor of Eric, Canada Day, and my dad, who I found out also loves these commercials (he cracks up at the granny eating lobster), I bring you the trifecta of commercials, starring a Canadian. Bonne journeé!