In addition to Arnold Schwarzenegger as Zeus, the teaser for BMW’s 2022 Super Bowl commercial also stars Matty Cardarople as a barista who doesn’t quite know how to pronounce the name of his co-star’s mythic Greek god. While Cardarople certainly isn’t as well-known as Schwarzenegger, he’s still an actor that most TV viewers may recognize — even if they’re not entirely sure what it is they’ve seen him in before.
That’s because Cardarople has spent the past several years carving out a successful career as one of Hollywood’s go-to character actors. Indeed, Netflix viewers will likely recognize him for his recurring guest appearances as Keith, the condescending arcade and movie rental store worker in “Stranger Things.” Outside of his work in that show, Cardarople also starred as the Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender in Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” and as Charlie in the short-lived ABC series, “Selfie.” Additionally, Cardarople has had brief recurring roles on shows like “Reservation Dogs” and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and has had minor roles in several notable films over the past few years, including “The Big Sick,” “Free Guy,” and”Logan Lucky” (via IMDb).
In other words, while Cardarople may not be nearly as famous as someone like Schwarzenegger, he is steadily becoming an actor that more and more viewers are starting to recognize when they see him. His appearance in this BMW teaser should only help that trend continue to grow.