If my phone number is put in a commercial video for sale (in a scene involving texting) without my authorization is that illegal? What action can be taken? I work on the set, I've never signed a release, I went to my boss and she did nothing, the film was released and is being sold, I had someone (a fan) text me to see if the number is real trying to see if it was the actors phone number.
In addition to consulting an attorney you might also consider sending a strongly worded letter or email. Outline the facts and ask them to stop using your number immediately as you did not authorize it. You might mention that if you don't receive a written promise (at minimum) from them within, say, 48 hours you will have no choice but to hire an attorney and you might seek to collect damages, attorneys fees and all other legal remedies available to you.