That Voice on the iPad Air Commercial? It’s the Incomparable Bryan Cranston

Posted in Apple, Apple News, iPad on 24/10/2013 by Chris Hauk


You may have seen the new “Pencil” iPad Air commercial, and listened to the smooth, pleasant tones of the narrator talking about the “extremely simple,” yet “extremely powerful” device. Did you know who that voice belongs to?


The Verge:

What you might not have immediately noticed is the identity of the person speaking those words — it’s none other than Bryan Cranston, the actor who played the iconic Walter White in the recently concluded Breaking Bad. 

If you’re not a “Bad” fan, you might also recognize Cranston from other roles, such as the many years he played Malcolm’s harried dad, “Hal” in the Fox comedy series, “Malcolm in the Middle.” He also appeared in “Seinfeld” as Jerry’s dentist, “Dr. Tim Whatley”. He has also performed numerous voice-over roles in numerous animated shows, including: “Batman: Year One,” “Family Guy,” and “American Dad.”

Now, listen as the mellow even tones of Walter White, chemistry teacher, turned meth kingpin tells us about the wonders of this simple tool… That could probably be used to kill a man!


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.