With more than 20,000 celebrities available for booking on the Cameo app, there are quite a few stars with strong Philly connections who are willing to hook you up with a shoutout.
For those unfamiliar, the platform, which launched in 2017, lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages about virtually any topic. Happy birthday messages are common, but some celebs have also recorded messages for Cameo users looking to quit their jobs or ask a potential date to a prom.
All you have to do is find the celeb you want to book, provide a script of up to 250 characters, and pay the star’s required fee, which can range from a few bucks to thousands of dollars. Your selected star then has seven days to fulfill the request, after which you will either receive your video or your money back.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the Philly-area stars available for hire on the Cameo app, including local sports icons, actors, comedians, and Internet celebs.
Booking cost: $1000 | Typical response time: Unlisted
Booking cost: $350 | Typical response time: 3 days
Donovan McNabb has said that Terrell Owens’ offseason drama was responsible for breaking up the Eagles after the team’s 2005 Super Bowl loss, but if you’ve got $350 you can ask the man himself for a personalized version of his thoughts on the matter (not that he hasn’t let us know before).
Booking cost: $300 | Typical response time: 2 days
Donovan McNabb comes in about $50 cheaper per clip than his former teammate T.O., so if you’re looking for a relative bargain on a message from a significant figure in Eagles history, he’s your guy — or if you just want to know once and for all whether he actually threw up at Super Bowl XXXIX.
Booking cost: $95 | Typical response time: 6 hours
If you request a message from former Phillies center fielder Lenny Dykstra, we’re fairly certain he won’t back out of the booking like he did to Celebrity Boxing organizers last fall, when he was scheduled to fight former viral star Chris “The Bagel Boss” Morgan. Classic Nails.
Booking cost: $125 | Typical response time: 3 days
He may not be the Stallone you are looking for, but Frank Stallone is the closest we can get to Sly on the Cameo app. But, hey, he did attend Abraham Lincoln High School in the Northeast like his brother, and briefly appeared in a scene in the first Rocky movie, so his Philly cred is bonafide in our eyes.
Booking cost: $145 | Typical response time: 3 days
Before landing her role as resident workplace drunk Meredith Palmer on The Office, Ardmore native Kate Flannery got plenty of insight into the character thanks in part to former Center City bar T.A. Flannery’s, which her family owned and operated until it closed in 2011 and was replaced by Rogues Gallery Bar.
Booking cost: $25 | Typical response time: 4 days
Booking cost: $50 | Typical response time: 3 days
Booking cost: $65 | Typical response time: 2 days
Jackass star and West Chester native Bam Margera is a regular user of the Cameo app, judging by his 647 reviews and near-five-star rating. Even his stints in rehab last year couldn’t keep him away. But his best moment on Cameo is probably when he went viral with a clip helping one user quit his job in 2018.
Booking cost: $50 | Typical response time: 5 days
Doylestown-raised musician Justin Guarini is your guy if you want to throw it back to 2002, when he became the runner-up in the first season of American Idol — or if you just want a message from Diet Dr. Pepper mascot Lil’ Sweet, whom Guarini began playing in 2015.
Booking cost: $200 | Typical response time: 3 days
Booking cost: $50 | Typical response time: 7 days
Ardmore’s Wendell Holland emerged victorious by a narrow margin in season 36 of Survivor back in 2018, and will again appear on the series in its upcoming 40th season, Survivor: Winners at War starting Feb. 12, so get those clip requests in now. Or just put in an order for some of his custom furniture.
Booking cost: $34 | Typical response time: 1 day
Booking cost: $70 | Typical response time: 1 day
Booking cost: $40 | Typical response time: 3 hours