What kind of gecko is the geico gecko?
the geico gecko is a species phesulma (day geckos). He is a
giant madagascar day gecko
Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis. A species native to Madagascar, being the largest species of the day gecko, and due to this little green fella we see on commercials, they are one of the most well known day gecko species.
The Geico gecko is from the Phesulma species. They are active during the day and are usually brightly colored to attract a mate, the same way most birds do, the brighter the male, the better the chances are of mating. This particular species is known as the "Giant Madagascar Day Gecko" ranging from the rain forests of Madagascar.
If you mean Gecko, they can be found in any warm climate throughout the world. It is estimated that there are about 2000 different species The Geico Gecko is modeled after they Madagascar Giant Day Gecko. They are relatively rare in captivity and are only for very experienced keepers. There are non native populations in Hawaii and Florida.
The Gecko from the Geico commercial is named Martin after The Martin Agency in Richmond, VA. While often mistaken for Australian, the GEICO gecko's accent is British. More precisely, southeast English, around London. See the link below for more of a biography. His name is clearly not Stanley as stated in a 2010 commercial in which he says, "My name is not Stanley . . . I'd hate to be Stanley."
The 'terrible spokesman' was the ubiquitous Jerry Lambert, who did the same sort of character in commercials for GEICO, Holiday Inn, and now for PlayStation as "Kevin Butler." The GEICO CEO with the gecko is Brian Carney, son of actor Art Carney. The 'intense' radio and TV actor doing "can GEICO really save you 15%" is Michael McGlone. The 'nature commercial' star was Leszek Burzynski.