House Peters Jr., a TV actor who became the original Mr. Clean in Proctor & Gamble’s commercials for household cleaners.
House Peters, Jr. (January 12, 1916 – October 1, 2008) was an American actor and the son of House Peters, Sr. He was born in New Rochelle, New York, as Robert House Peters, Jr. and died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Los Angeles, California (age 92).
Peters died of pneumonia at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Los Angeles.
In a career that spanned 1935-1967, Peters appeared in many films, primarily as the “heavy,” or villain. He appeared in television series including Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone and Lassie.
From the late 1950s into the 1960s, Peters Jr. played Mr. Clean in television spots, advertising the eponymous cleaning product.