Halftime Ad Star

Francisco Estrella Courtesy of Cynthia Neat

Montaukers who tuned in to the Super Bowl on Sunday may have seen a familiar face in one of the commercials. Francisco Estrella, a second grader at the Montauk School, was featured in a CBS Network 2019 TV commercial, “Dream Big, Kid,” shown at halftime during Super Bowl LIII.

Francisco is the son of Cynthia Neat and Francisco Estrella of North Shore Road. He’s working with Nouveaux Talent Management, a company that represents children and young adults, in Manhattan. At the audition for the commercial 98 children tried out, and, according to his mother, CBS wanted only him, despite the fact that he had no acting experience. The commercial can be seen on YouTube, by searching “CBS Sports Dream Big Super Bowl LIII.”