Meet Dave Bautista in his latest Disney role: The Streamer

The actor and former wrestler stars in the streaming service promo from Erich & Kallman

Published On
Jul 28, 2021

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Dave Bautista, also known as WWE wrestler Batista and Drax from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, takes on yet another moniker in a new ad from Disney+: The Streamer.

The Streamer doesn’t smack anyone down or fight supers in outer space. He’s content to canoe on a quaint river with his device loaded with content. With luscious silver hair and a love for television by the campfire, Bautista’s character guffaws at “Modern Family,” practices his lightsaber technique during “The Mandelorian,” hoots and hollers for his favorite baseball team, screams at an episode of “American Horror Stories” and holds back a tear watching “Soul.”

“I’ve streamed every stream you can stream,” says The Streamer. “There are funny streams, dramatic streams, all kinds of streams out there. But there’s only one stream that has every kind of stream you could ever want to stream.”

It turns out he's referring to Disney’s streaming bundle that includes Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ and the stream puns flow abundantly for the rest of the 60-second spot, created by agency Erich and Kallman and directed by Arts & Sciences’s Mike Warzin. The ad is running during the Olympics as well as across other live TV broadcasts, digital platforms and social media.

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Jul 28, 2021
Client :
Client :
Agency :
Erich & Kallman
VP Creative Marketing Disney+ :
Andy Baker
VP Exec Creative Director Hulu :
Brandon Pierce
Director Creative Ops Disney+ :
Nicole Short
Integrated Marketing Manager Disney+ :
Angelica Corral
Founder & President :
Steven Erich
Founder & Chief Creative Officer :
Eric Kallman
Chief Growth Officer :
Kate Higgins
Account Director :
Schaefer Felix
Associate Creative Director / Copywriter :
Allie Carr
Associate Creative Director / Art Director :
Stacie Larsen
Head of Production/Exec Producer :
Olivia Baker
Senior Producer :
Brian Schierman
Business Affairs/Talent :
Chris Herrington
Production :
Arts & Sciences
Director :
Mike Warzin
Managing Partner :
Marc Marrie
Managing Director :
Mal Ward
Head of Production :
Christina Skotland
Line Producer :
Robert Mooring
Production Supervisor :
Dan Kae
Director of Photography :
Adam Richards
Production Designer :
Jeff Higinbotham
Editorial :
Editor :
Geoff Hounsell
Assistant Editor :
Dean Miyahira
Assistant Editor :
Mitch Mitchell
Executive Producer :
Crissy deSimone
Senior Producer :
Alexa Atkin
Finishing :
The Mill
Creative Director :
John Leonti
Executive Producer :
Hillary Thomas
Producer :
Susie Cobb
Producer :
Will Jellicorse
Production Coordinator :
Emily Vecchi
VFX Supervisor :
Alex Candlish
2D Lead Artist :
Philip Ineno
2D Lead Artist :
Sarah Marikar
2D Artist :
Helder Fagundes
2D Artist :
Kevin Diaz
2D Artist :
Louis Schachte
2D Artist :
Mandy Sorenson
2D Artist :
Mike Miller
2D Artist :
Timothy Crabtree
Design :
Patrick Kipper
Telecine :
Colorist :
Tim Masick
Color Producer :
Kevin Breheny
Audio :
Lime Studios
Mix & Sound Design :
Joel Waters
Audio Assistant :
Colin Thomas
Executive Producer :
Susie Boyajan
Mark Isham :
A Place Remembered
Soundtrack :
A River Runs Through it
The Streamer :
Dave Bautista

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