A Quick Chat With a Record-Setting Speed Talker

Great Big Story chats with “Motormouth” John Moschitta, an actor and spokesperson who gained international fame in the ’80s and ’90s for his amazing ability to speak 11 words per second.

“If you were a kid in the ‘80s, you might recognize this man, or, at least, you’ll recognize his velocity of speech. John Moschitta Jr.’s motormouth dominated the airwaves with stints as the fast-talking FedEx guy, Mr. Testaverde on “Saved by the Bell” and the infamous Micro Machines Man. With the ability to say up to 11 words per second, Moschitta broke the world record and made a career out of his dizzying cadence. The Guinness-certified speed talker sat down to give us the whole scoop on his life in fast lane. Now, try to keep up.”

Previously: How Mario Got His Name (and Mustache)