Guy was not dropped. He was diagnosed with cancer
and had to take a more-or-less permanent hiatus
from the ads.
His real name is Ray Szmanda, and he is a legend. He smiles.. er.. grins with his teeth, and shouts stuff like "Save BIG on BATTERIES from RAYOVAC!!!" We all love the Ray, and we hope he's alright.
A picture of the Menards Guy:
Listen to Michael Feldman interview Ray at