Michael Vale, of Dunkin Donuts Fame, Dies The actor Michael Vale died on Christmas Eve at the age of 83, according to his family. Vale studied alongside the likes of Tony Curtis and Rod Steiger. He never achieved their fame, but he did appear in movies including Marathon Man. And even if you don't think you know him -- you probably know him. For 15 years, he was the baker in Dunkin' Donuts commercials, who got up early, muttering, "Time to make the donuts."

Michael Vale, of Dunkin Donuts Fame, Dies

Michael Vale, of Dunkin Donuts Fame, Dies

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The actor Michael Vale died on Christmas Eve at the age of 83, according to his family. Vale studied alongside the likes of Tony Curtis and Rod Steiger. He never achieved their fame, but he did appear in movies including Marathon Man. And even if you don't think you know him — you probably know him. For 15 years, he was the baker in Dunkin' Donuts commercials, who got up early, muttering, "Time to make the donuts."