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Hudson -- A 2003 Hudson High School graduate is hoping to score big Feb. 2 during Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.
Steve Olson, 29, will not be battling with Richard Sherman to catch a pass from Peyton Manning or defending bombs tossed by Russell Wilson.
Olson will score big, about $1 million big, if America thinks his Doritos commercial "Office Thief" is the best of five finalists in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest.
Olson plays an office worker, covered in suspicious crumbs, who is questioned by his boss about the Doritos missing from the break room.
"There was a lot of re-stashing Doritos into my belt and pants pockets," Olson said. In order for the commercial to be shown, it must be the top vote-getter by the Jan. 29 deadline.
"The Doritos Office Thief commercial is a top five finalist in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest, out of 4,000 plus submissions," Olson said. "The winner is played on the Super Bowl and is determined by votes, so help get Office Thief to the big game by voting once per day, per device at www.voteofficethief.com."
Two of the five ads will air during the game.
"Ultimately, two ads will air in front of a global television audience during Super Bowl XLVIII -- one selected by the world's votes and one by the Doritos brand team," according to Christopher Yemma, spokesperson for the contest. "The two lucky winners will have the opportunity to work with Marvel Studios on the set of 'Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron,' and for the first time in Doritos Crash the Super Bowl history, the creator of the ad that receives the most fan votes will win a guaranteed $1 million in prize money."
According to Olson, he caught the acting bug after high school.
"I was into sports and music, never acting," according to Olson. "At the end of high school there was a contest at the mall to re-enact a 'Gilmore Girls' TV show scene, with prizes involved. My friend and I did it together and finished about 13th out of 40 teams, which won us a fruit basket. I interpreted that as an Academy Award."
That sparked Olson's interest in acting.
"Eventually I moved to Los Angeles, finished a degree in finance, as a backup plan, then got into acting classes and auditioning," he added.
Olson has appeared in several spots including the new Pepcid "Burns Family" commercials and was the "dart guy" in the recent "Dart Player" Zoosk commercial.
Olson was contacted by fellow Californian Chris Capel, who wrote and directed the commercial.
"Steve was the first and only guy I auditioned for the employee role," Capel said. "I knew right from the start that he understood the joke and what we were going for. He just got it."
Capel and his writing partner, Richard Price, wanted to think of a story which would be "relatable to a lot of people," Capel said.
"And we figured, who hasn't gone into the office break room and discovered that their sandwich is missing?" Capel added. "So that was the basis for the idea."
Capel, an animator by trade, has a passion for directing and hopes this project will be his break.
"I think people should vote for us because we really represent who this contest is for --just a couple of regular guys who had a funny idea and took a chance," Capel said.
To vote for the commercial, once per day, per device, visit www.voteofficethief.com.