Sean Hayes and others appear in TV ads -- Some of your favorite stars are showing up in places you wouldn't expect

By EW Staff
March 19, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

Have some recent TV ads been giving you pause? You know that girl driving the Ford Explorer, but from where? Here’s some help:

Actor: Meredith Monroe
Advertisment: As the better half of a yuppie couple out for a spin in their new Explorer, she complains about her guy’s ratty red baseball cap, which promptly flies out the window. Why you know her Monroe’s better known as Pacey’s squeeze Andie McPhee on The WB’s Dawson’s Creek.

Actor: Sean Hayes
Advertisment: in a Bud Light spot, Hayes discovers a discreet cabal of husbands watching football and drinking beer under a rack of dresses while their wives shop. Why you know him He’s the flamboyant Jack on NBC’s Will & Grace.

Actor: Rachael Leigh Cook
Advertisment: In a PSA for Drug-Free America — a follow-up to the ”This is your brain on drugs” spot — Cook decimates a ton of glassware to demonstrate the effects of heroin. Why you know her Cook is currently starring in the teen prom-night hit She’s All That.

Actor: Jake Lloyd
Advertisment: On a snowy landscape, he gets out of a trusty off-road vehicle (a Jeep) and knocks on Santa’s door to pro- test a broken toy. Why you know him Lloyd plays the young Anakin Skywalker in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode One — The Phantom Menace. Still doesn’t ring a bell? Don’t worry, it will.