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Actor, Author and number one Tupperware salesperson in North America, Kevin Farrell

Kevin Farrell
Posted: August 27, 2014 at 7:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Dee W. Ieye

Actor, Author and number one Tupperware salesperson in North America Kevin Farrell, a title he held for four years running joins Enterprise Radio. In order to supplement his own income as a television actor, Kevin created an outlandish character named Dee W. Ieye and started selling, of all things, Tupperware! In drag!

Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Kevin Farrell discuss the following:

  • First of all, tell us how we would know you from television.  What programs might we have seen you featured on?
  • Selling Tupperware? Where in the world did you get that idea?
  • How did you manage to grow your business into the number one seller in the country?
  • What advice would you have for our listeners who are thinking about going out and joining a sales force?  Do you have any tips?
  • What’s your favorite Tupperware party story?

Duration: 8:19

After working in live theater in Chicago for a decade, Kevin moved to Los Angeles in 1996 to shoot an episode of Frasier. He worked a lot in television, including appearances on Veronica’s Closet, Malcolm in the Middle, The Hughleys, Working, Conrad Bloom, Friends, General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless, Ally McBeal and Boston Legal, among others. As a character actor, he was playing with the big guys, and that worked well for a long time.  At the same time, he worked for a number of other companies, one of which was the DaCamera Society, a chamber music and historical society, and Hollygrove, a foster home for troubled children.

David Hyde-Pierce & Kevin Farrell

As a struggling actor trying not to be a starving actor, Kevin worked for several catering companies and held assorted other day jobs.  He had a friend who was making boatloads of money selling Tupperware – in drag – and encouraged Kevin to do the same.  Kevin’s response was unprintable, but loosely translated to “Go fly a kite!”    Finally, Kevin relented, “just to shut this guy up,” he says.

And the rest is history.  Kevin, playing Dee W. Ieye, the character he created for specifically for the purpose, quickly became Tupperware’s number one salesperson in North America, a title he held for four years running. Still a star in the industry, Kevin routinely ranks in the top five.   “It’s like going to the theater every night in a different place, but that’s my life today, selling Tupperware in the suburbs to straight women who love me,” Kevin said.  “It’s the best thing that ever happened to me.  All I’ve ever wanted to do was to make people laugh and I get to do that every single night.”


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