Mark Zuckerberg, second from right, and his then-girlfriend Priscilla Chan make an unlikely appearance in a CCTV documentary.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has played the role of a "passerby" in a documentary by Chinese state-run broadcaster CCTV, according to Hong Kong's Ming Pao.
Zuckerberg was spotted in the fourth episode of a documentary — Chinese Police — recently run in CCTV. He and Priscilla Chan, now his wife, were smiling behind two police officers, seeming to have accidentally stridden onto the scene. They were later called "hotshot passersby" by Chinese internet users.
Zuckerberg and Chan traveled to Shanghai in March, and are believed to have accidentally found their way into the shot. Zuckerberg only appears for three seconds in the scene.
Their coincidental turn as extras in the fourth episode of Chinese Police was first spotted by China Smack, a popular Chinese blog.
The short clip has since attracted plenty of attention online.
Ironically, the founder of Facebook — which is banned in China — enters the scene as a police officer confesses that "the police force is seriously inadequate" in the age of the internet.
Priscilla Chan, the new Mrs Zuckerberg, wore a $4,700 gown designed by Los Angeles-based designer Claire Pettibone when the couple exchanged vows in California recently
Mark and Priscilla walking down the street in Palo Alto, October 2010
Mark and Priscilla in the summer of 2011