This is probably the most useless blurb of information EVAR, but I thought it was worth noteriety. House Peters Jr. died due to pneumonia on Wednesday at the age of 92. Peters, aside from being the face of Mr. Clean Household Cleaners, was a western star, appeared in several episodes of Lassie and played Henchman Earl in the 1949 rendition of Batman and Robin.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The actor who played muscular “Mr. Clean” in hundreds of dirt-busting television commercials in the late 1950s and early 1960s, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 92, his family said.
House Peters Jr.’s bald-head, hoop earring and brawny arms was the original public face of Proctor & Gamble’s household cleaners with the jingle “Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean.” He died of pneumonia on Wednesday, his family said.
Born into an acting family, House Peters Jr. started his career in silent movies and later made a name for himself with character parts, often as the muscled villain, in dozens of TV and movie westerns including “Wagon Train”, “Gunsmoke” and “The Lone Ranger.”
He won a Golden Boot award in 2000 for his lifetime contribution to the western genre.