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Who is Mr. Six?
image This question comes from the hoax forum, where it's sparked quite a debate: what's the deal with that guy in the Six Flags ads? You know the one. The 'old dude' who looks like he's about 90-years-old but dances around maniacally like a 19-year-old. Is he really an old man? Or is he a young professional dancer dressed up as an old man? If you're not familiar with 'Mr. Six', then you can check out the commercials starring him at Six Flags' website. Apparently Six Flags is being swamped by requests to reveal the true identity of Mr. Six, but so far they're staying mum, evidently hoping to milk the interest in him for all it's worth. So here's a poll so that the public can vote on who they think Mr. Six really is:
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Posted by Alex on Wed Jul 14, 2004
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Don't ruin the imaginations of the commercial viewers. I wanted to believe it was a real old man!!! No, honestly, looking at his hands and considering his fine dance moves I think it is a young man in an old man constume.
Posted by wownews_editor  on  Wed Jul 14, 2004  at  06:35 PM
He's probably a young guy disguised as an old man, but more importantly, I want to know where I can get some glasses like his. He sports the fly-est pair of specks ever made.
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Wed Jul 14, 2004  at  07:02 PM
Hey! I thought that was Dana Carvey!!! Doesn't it look like him (ever seen Master of Disguise?)??
Posted by SS  in  USA  on  Thu Jul 15, 2004  at  07:58 AM
Hey! I'm the one who started the topic. I'm so happy that it was such a sucess and that I got my very own spot in the museum of hoaxes! I feel so special now.
Posted by Sakano  on  Thu Jul 15, 2004  at  09:10 AM
I usually just call him That Crazy Guy. Even if he turned out to be a bunch of trained gerbils in a rubber old man suit I wouldn't care much.
Posted by PlantPerson  on  Thu Jul 15, 2004  at  09:49 AM
It shows a picture of him on the Six Flags website. His hands don't look wrinkly like most old men's hands do. If you've been with Museum of Hoaxes a while, you remember Bimpco. He wears the same type of glasses Bob Bimpco has. Check it out.
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Thu Jul 15, 2004  at  10:25 AM
We get that commercial at least 40 times a day. The head and neck doesn't quite match up, so it's most likely a younger person dancing, with the old man's head photoshopped in.
Posted by Kristy  on  Thu Jul 15, 2004  at  12:03 PM
Whomever the actor is, I think they've speeded up the film on the shots where it's just him.
Posted by cvirtue  on  Thu Jul 15, 2004  at  06:49 PM
Look closely and you can see the line of his fake rubber bald-wig.
Posted by Dave E  on  Mon Jul 19, 2004  at  12:41 AM
i still want those glasses!
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Mon Jul 19, 2004  at  11:37 AM
you wold thinkthat after all of the advances made in the movie industry that people wouldn't even spend there time thinking about whether it is an old man or a yong man! clearly it is a young man in prosthetic make up... and for all those who believe it is an old man... come to my house and show me a man that is 90 years old and can dance better than a 30 year old... then i will believe you...
Posted by becks  in  Jersey  on  Mon Jul 19, 2004  at  03:48 PM
I wish they would pull that commercial. It is almost as annoying as the ones for those fake medical training ads or the fake university ads. Not to mention the music is like nails on a chalk board. Dont waste time thinking of who it is, not even worth the thought.
Posted by Tim  in  Tx  on  Tue Jul 20, 2004  at  03:27 PM
how can you deny this guy? heretics!! he's an old man who takes his vitamins. sucks to photoshop and rubber masks. he's an old dude!!!!!!!!
Posted by this doesn't matter  in  california  on  Tue Jul 20, 2004  at  09:27 PM
it is a woman. i met mr. six in costume and they don't allow her to talk because it is a woman folks.
Posted by dave  in  ny  on  Wed Jul 21, 2004  at  11:03 AM
I think it's an older guy in good shape. It also looks like the parts of the commercial where he's dancing is ran faster also, which gives it that spastic look.
Posted by Drunk Stepdad  on  Thu Jul 22, 2004  at  03:33 AM
Lemme change that vote. After looking at a bigger picture, the size of the head and neck just don't seem to match the body...
Posted by Drunk Stepdad  on  Fri Jul 23, 2004  at  03:02 PM
Got to be a young guy in the commercial, the hands look too thick to be feamle.
Posted by Chico  in  California  on  Tue Jul 27, 2004  at  04:09 PM
Early on I thought it was Martin Short, because he seems to enjoy dressing up in unrecognizable prosthetic makeup and has been known to bust a move from time to time, but I have since found out that Martin is no kid himself ( well over 50 ) so I'm guessing its some young dancer, all done up to look older than God
Posted by Scott  in  NJ  on  Sat Jul 31, 2004  at  10:48 PM
It's Jaleel White, aka URKEL!
Posted by Chris  in  Raleigh, NC  on  Sun Aug 01, 2004  at  01:12 PM
What tabloid newspapers or news services investigated or speculated who the actor is that performs the 6 flags character ?...

Who is the actor that plays the six flags guy?...
Posted by don warner saklad  on  Tue Aug 10, 2004  at  01:19 PM
big surprise
Quick! Before it's too late! Get those so-called Olympic mascots Athena & Phevos outta there, and replace 'em with Mr. Six!!
Posted by Jon Alan Gibson  in  Orlando, FL  on  Wed Aug 11, 2004  at  08:05 PM
Does no one else see Mr. Six's similarity to Jackass's Johnny Knoxville?
Posted by S.E. Young  on  Wed Aug 18, 2004  at  05:06 AM
lol yeah
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Thu Aug 19, 2004  at  09:56 AM
Who are the different actors ,portraying the same six flags character for appearances, photographs and television commercials ?...

Who is the primary actor as introduced in the first tv commercial ?...
Posted by don warner saklad  on  Thu Aug 19, 2004  at  10:04 AM
It's a young guy in a Bucky Fuller outfit. He's so synergetic!
Posted by Wolf  in  Baltimore  on  Fri Aug 20, 2004  at  02:45 PM
your all wrong, a friend works for the agency that discovered/produced the fictional character, I have seen the casting tapes, winston smith produced the mask for a cost of $60,000. He is an actor from outside the us. and was a nobody before the campaign launched.
Posted by debunked your momma  on  Fri Aug 27, 2004  at  01:48 PM
I think this guy is actually Micheal Jackson, so he can get close to kids, but I overheard some ad execs on a plane I think they said he is young man and has a strange disease that makes him look old and the reason he never talks is cause his voice sounds like a 10 year old. Or maybe he is actually played by ex members of menudo.
Posted by woy of knowhow  on  Fri Aug 27, 2004  at  01:57 PM
what plane were you on? what day? verify your sources!
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Fri Aug 27, 2004  at  10:13 PM
"I'LL NEVER TELL" Besides isn't all this media speculation just a bunch of pr bullshit to ingrain some "new cultural icon" into our minds, like the "ZOOM" kid or "Morris" cat? who the hell really cares about a dancing old man when kids are dying for oil? More riddlin please I can't concentrate.
Posted by woy of wong  on  Mon Aug 30, 2004  at  11:07 AM
Your all missing it. The actor which plays the old man is actually IN the first commercial in this campaign. he's the school teacher who looks out the window at the 6 flags buss. He is surrounded by school kids. His expression is the same as the old mans. Check it out, I'm right.
Posted by Robotbigfoot  on  Tue Aug 31, 2004  at  02:51 PM
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