Among the other seven celebrities who have portrayed the founder of the Finger Lickin’ Good chicken are Darrell Hammond, Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan and actors George Hamilton and Billy Zane.
Lowe, 53, has previously done commercials for DIRECTV.
The spicy Zinger sandwich will debut Monday in the United States after a 33-year stint overseas, KFC said. In a video promoting the sandwich, Lowe steps to the podium in his space suit and proclaims that “The time has come to explore beyond our known horizons.”
Lowe ends the video by asking, “Can you actually launch KFC’s world-famous Zinger chicken sandwich into space?”
His answer? “We certainly hope so. Our entire marketing campaign depends on it.
“But when we succeed, we will lick our fingers. We will lick our fingers good.”