“I’ve been watching Warehouse 13 on television. On the last few shows there has been a young man who resembles the boy on the new Honey Nut Cheerios commercial. Are they brothers?” This is not the first time a patron has asked the staff of the Newton Falls Public Library about someone who has appeared on television.
We first needed to find the names of the actors. Internet Movie Database, www.imdb.com, is a very useful source for questions pertaining to the movie and television industry. The entry for Warehouse 13 had an entry for each of the episodes. Season 4, Episode 19, July 1, 2013 All the Time in the World had photographs for all the actors. Our patron identified Josh Blaylock, who played Nick Powell, as the actor for which she was looking. The trivia given for him said that he was born and raised in Texas and has an older brother. This made it unlikely that the actor in the Cheerios commercial was related, as he was much younger.
The commercial was not listed in this database, so we used a search engine to look for “Honey Nut Cheerios 2013 commercial.” This led us to the additional words “reverse psychology” that we added to the original list. We found it at ispot.tv. The young actor is Griffin Gluck. We returned to IMDB to find more about Griffin. He is 10 years younger than Josh and is from Los Angeles, so they are not brothers.