"Fearless at 50," Firefighter Guy Fortt Shines During NFC/AFC Championship Ads

Miami, Florida

Just call him the "Fearless at 50 Guy." Guy Fortt, a retired Connecticut Firefighter is proof positive that your best life can truly begin at 50 and beyond! Guy hasn't let ageism stop him from living his best life and breaking business barriers. After a successful 28 year career with the Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department, Guy earned an MS in Sports Management from Columbia University in 2015. And beyond retirement he continues to make major moves in the entertainment industry as a rising star motivational speaker and actor with featured roles in The Devil Wears Prada, Broadway's Color Purple, Law and Order SUV, among others. So it's no wonder Guy was one of the likely choices by AARP to spotlight during their Fearless at 50 advertising campaign leading up to the Super Bowl, which is turning 50 years old.

According to Adweek's, Barbara Shipley, senior vice president of brand integration at AARP, the new ads by Grey Advertising, feature four AARP members who have, since reaching the milestone of turning 50, done something fearless. The campaign hopes to prove that “at 50, you’ve still got it,” Shipley said. It highlights men and women who have taken risks—from jumping out of their own 50th birthday cakes or belly dancing—and shows that 50 isn’t an age to fear, but an age filled with possibilities.

Guy Fortt said following the now famous ad, “I am 21st century fearless there is no doubt about it. In fact, don’t mean to sound corny — but this is the greatest time in the history of the world to be alive and America has had the most promise of any country in history. In school they say that they want our kids to be globally competitive. I am part of the baby boomer generation in America and we have been recipient of enormous social and financial change. Some of us have surpassed the dreams of our parents and ancestors and I personally want to share my story. I have worked hard and I still work hard today. I want to continue for the rest of my life to learn for the rest of my life and to push people young and old to enjoy their full potential. It is my hope that people like myself can inspire local greatness within our communities one person  at a time. Fearless means that in America we are free to be… Joyful, Successful and Dynamic."

Guy's favorite quote: Life's Best Equation: Impossible=I'm Possible

About Guy Fortt

Guy Fortt, a seasoned theater presence who studied at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC, has been featured on Broadway in Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple. For years he has brought his unique flavor to an impressive variety of roles in New York City and Connecticut, commanding the stage in productions of Charles H. Fullers A Soldiers Play, August Wilson's Seven Guitars, and Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire among others. 

In Hollywood, Guy holds his own working alongside the film industry’s best in such projects as Director David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada starring Meryl Streep; director Sydney Pollack’s The Interpreter, and Don’t Nobody Love the Game More Than Me, directed by Martha Pinson and winner of the Toronto Online Film Award. 

In addition to his stage and cinema work, Fortt has also found success in television having appeared on diverse shows including Law & Order SVU, Netflix's Jessica Jones, and Saturday Night Live. He's a sought after motivational speaker and provides youth sports mentorship through his company ForttSports,LLC.  

To interview Guy Fortt contact Publicist Tandi Wilder at She Got Game Media (305) 520-9703 or email Follow the #FearlessAt50Guy