Cultural
5:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Buff State grad stars in Bud Light Super Bowl ad

A Buffalo State College graduate found himself unexpectedly smack dab in the middle of a Super Bowl commercial.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says Ian Rappaport was featured in the Bud Light ad the feature an array of stars through an unexpected journey. 

Ian Rappaport with actor Don Cheadle in Bud Light ad.
Ian Rappaport with actor Don Cheadle in Bud Light ad.
Credit Photo from Ian Rappaport's Facebook page

Rappapport is a Long Island native and 2009-Buffalo State communications grad.  The commercial producer said Rappaport thought he signed up for a focus group.  But while sitting in a bar -- a woman shows up -- hands him a bud light and asks him if he will do anything she asks that night.  

In the commercial -- Rappaport is swept inside a stretch limo where a bachelorette party is underway.  Inside the limo -- DJ musician Reggie Watts is entertaining the women --- and welcomes Rappaport.

WBFO News tried to reach Rappaport -- we left a message -- but Buff State said he was pretty busy trying to answer all the media requests.  The Buffalo News says while studying at Buff State -- Rappaport worked at JP Bullfeathers and Dugs Dive.  Rappaport now works in New Jersey at an advertising agency.