WATCH: Doug Pitt Goes Viral
Brad Pitt has been a Hollywood star for around 25 years. Many people do not know that he has a brother named Doug, who is now the spokesman for Virgin Mobile. Doug runs a family computer business in southwest Missouri. Doug is passionate about philanthropy.
“It’s a little surreal, but it’s fun,” said Doug in an interview with NBC’s Today show. “This whole campaign was to be tongue in cheek and to have fun. And luckily, it’s hit its mark.”
Doug is usually known for keeping a low profile and he barely told anyone that he would be working on the campaign. However he did tell his brother Brad that he would be working on it. “I did call him and said, ‘Hey, what do you think?’ And he was like, ‘Do it. It sounds great!’ ”
Brad liked the finished commercial too said Doug. “I was out riding my bike and stopped and got a text and it just said, ‘Hey, just saw it. Hilarious.’ So, I was pleased.”
Doug is now using his popularity to spread the word about the charity he started called Care To Learn. Care To Learn provides funding to help lower income children with health, hunger, and hygiene issues.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry