Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, PeopleBy Ken Beck on June 2, 2012
Tell us what happened to Ben Curtis, who in the early 2000s made the Dell Computer commercials fun to watch.
—Doris Evans, Eureka, Calif.
Last year, Curtis, 31, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., who played the “Dell dude” in commercials from 2000 to 2003, produced and starred opposite Richard Chamberlain in the film We Are the Hartmans. Now living in Brooklyn, N.Y., he’s writing “a one-man show about my life during 9/11 and as the Dell guy,” which he hopes to perform this summer. He recently played banjo as Pete Seeger in the play Woody Guthrie Dreams and also performs as lead singer and guitarist in the rock band Samvara.