Verizon Phases Out 'Can You Hear Me Now?' Guy Wow - he has some rough times since getting the Verizon gig. I wish the best for him in the future. I hope he gets as good if not better work in the future. But it isn't guaranteed. I saw the guy who played "Skipper" on Sex and the City in a Gas-X commercial and I thought, "Man, what a downgrade".