When he came out, the casting director thanked him for being so patient, assuming he’d been the restroom the whole time.
Based on the successful UK version created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, it depicted the day-to-day life of the employees at the Scranton, PA, branch of paper company Dunder Mifflin, as seen through the eyes and camera of a documentary film crew. All the computers were hooked up to the web and since so many scenes required the characters to be sitting in the background looking as if they were working, they kept themselves busy.
Many of the cast members were also writers on the show, and by the end of the series, there was a bevy of writer-director-producer-actors sitting in those swivel chairs. In addition to playing games and doing their taxes, many of the cast members were writing behind-the-scenes or character blogs, all while the show was filming. Paul Giamatti, Martin Short, Bob Odenkirk, and Hank Azaria were all considered for the Michael Scott role before Steve Carell was hired, and guest directors on the series included Jason Reitman, J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Amy Heckerling, actor Bryan Cranston, and the late Harold Ramis. in Psychology and a Masters in Human Services Administration, he taught special ed while he was working on his Masters, and played an office worker in several ads for Office Max.
Kinsey originally auditioned for the role of Pam Beesly, but was considered “too feisty,” so they called her back to try out for Angela.
Before that, she’d played a murderer on “Even if I didn’t love every minute of it, everything I have I owe to this job.
The real Creed Bratton, just like the fictional one, was actually a member of The Grass Roots.
They toured, had some hits, and even appeared on Michael Scott finally got it all.
A string of hit movies followed, both commercial and critical successes, and an Oscar nomination for his performance in , co-starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, still in pre-production but snapped in a bidding war based on only 12 minutes of footage made available for screening.
Fun fact: In 2008, Carell saved the historic Marshfield Hills General Store in Marshfield, Massachusetts from the wrecking ball, buying it and putting his sister-in-law in charge.
Baumgartner did a lot of theater before he found his way to TV, and the same year , then faked his own death.