CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jane Wester/Charlotte Observer) - Charlotte TV won't be the same without Morris-Jenkins commercials featuring the character "Bobby" – really James Roy Adduci, an actor with stage and screen credits beyond the commercial business.
In a new Morris-Jenkins commercial, Mr. Jenkins and Bobby are shown together in the HVAC company's truck, where they've filmed a number of commercials. Mr. Jenkins gives Bobby a parting gift of $100,000 and wishes him luck in his next adventure in Hollywood.
Morris-Jenkins confirmed to the Observer Sunday that Adduci really is moving to Hollywood, and he won't be making Morris-Jenkins commercials anymore.
The reaction on Twitter was swift.
"That's a horrible thing to tease if not true," one user said.
Adduci has been appearing as Bobby in Morris-Jenkins commercials for at least six years, according to YouTube. Over the years, he sang songs from "Frozen," played with Play-Doh and showed off a very bad haircut.