“Trivago Guy” Actor Tim Williams Charged With Driving While Intoxicated: Authorities

Actor Tim Williams, whose lengthy acting career began its peak streak in 2013 when he was cast in a popular series of ads for discount travel website Trivago.com, was arrested in Houston and charged with driving while intoxicated after police said they found him unconscious behind the wheel of a car on Wednesday afternoon.  Williams was reportedly found with his foot on the brakes in a moving lane of traffic.  The actor became a pop culture cult favorite in the United States for appearing – scruffy, beltless and full-on hipster – in Trivago commercials to urge Americans to “find the ideal hotel for the best price.” The appearances proved to be a boon for the company, spawning branding and gender equality think pieces, fake Twitter accounts and fashion essays with titles like “How to Get the ‘Trivago Guy’ Look.”

Photo Credit: Tim Williams

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Scott Fox
Scott Fox