The Skinny On The Offspring's "White Guy"

Sure, the Offspring's video for "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" is doing wonders for the band's visibility, but have you stopped to ponder what it has meant to the actual "white guy" in the video?

Well, we have.

The kid with the baggy clothes and the misguided sense of cool is Guy Cohen, an 18-year-old drama major at California's Long Beach City College who now finds himself amid a good deal of buzz. The video marks Cohen's first professional acting gig, and he managed to beat out a number of other actors for the part, including Seth Green of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "Austin Powers."

The role in the video has now lead to a couple of appearances with The Offspring, who play San Jose on Thursday and the KROQ Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles this Friday.