One of my favorite TV commercials over the years has always been the Aflac commercial. Now get ready for the new voice of the iconic ad.

Aflac is betting a sales manager from Minnesota has the voice to drive the name "Aflac" into the recesses of your brain and keep it there. Daniel McKeague, a father of three from Hugo, Minnesota, beat out 12,500 other contestants to replace actor Gilbert Gottfried and become the new voice of the reinsurance company's duck mascot. McKeague recorded a 30-second clip at a Minneapolis radio station (KQRS) where he works, uploaded it to Aflac's website and later did a more formal video audition.

I'm thinking now maybe I should have auditioned for the part!

(video:you tube)