In the classic Coke ad from 1979, 9-year old Tommy Okon gives his hero, football legend Mean Joe Green, a bottle of Coca-Cola to help sooth Green's aches and pains. After chugging the soda, Green repays Okon by tossing the kid a game-worn jersey.
Anyone who ever drank a Coke from a glass bottle knows Green got the better of that deal! A tall, glass-bottled Coke in the 70s was --not "similar to," but "was"-- nectar from the gods.
According to sources, Okon quit acting shortly after auditioning for and losing the lead in the 1981 TV movie based on the ad, The Steeler And The Pittsburgh Kid. The sources report Okon now works for (some sources say he owns) a stone installation business in Queens, N.Y.
Oh, yeah: Cardinals in an upset. 28-24