The Office was a mock documentary about working in a typical office. The employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company are all exaggerated caricatures of the types of people you will probably meet while working in a corporate setting. This hilarious show was filmed documentary style, with a “hidden camera” flashing to interviews and back. The office drama and practical jokes make for the funniest corporation you’ve ever been a part of.
The show, which ran on NBC from 2005 to 2013, was based on the British show of the same name. The original, starring Ricky Gervais, ran on the BBC network from 2001 to 2003. It was brought to American television by Greg Daniels and Ricky Gervais. Although the original only lasted for a few seasons, the American the Office expanded upon the foundation built at the BBC and created something entirely its own. The cast was a hilarious blending of characters, including Steve Carell, who played the idiot boss that everyone loved to hate. A spin-off was suggested to NBC in 2008, but it went on to become its own show, known as Parks and Recreation.
Since the show was cancelled in 2013, the show is still talked about three years later. The Office altered the face of Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the fake Dunder Mifflin Paper Company was said to be located in the show. With such a reaching impact, it makes you wonder, what are all of the actors and actresses from the show up to nowadays?
10 Steve Carell - Michael Scott
9 Rainn Wilson - Dwight Schrute
8 John Krasinski - Jim Halpert
7 Jenna Fischer - Pam Beesly
6 Leslie David Baker - Stanley Hudson
5 Brian Baumgartner - Kevin Malone
4 Angela Kinsey - Angela Martin
3 Phyllis Smith - Phyllis Vance
2 Kate Flannery - Meredith Palmer
1 B.J. Novak - Ryan Howard
Ryan Howard was the office intern, played by B.J. Novak. B.J. has also been busy since The Office; he’s been busy on projects like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Smurfs 2. But he hasn’t forgotten his roots in TV. B.J. also has made appearances on shows like The Mindy Project with former The Office co-star Mindy Kaling, Community, The Newsroom, and even plays a fictionalized version of himself on an episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. He’s also been writing; he has an adorable kid’s book entitled The Book with No Pictures and a short story collection called One More Thing. He and Penguin Books recently made the news when a charity drive helped to donate 10,000 books to kids in need. Look for B.J. in his upcoming movie The Founder, a biographical story of the founder of McDonald's fast food chairs.
Sources: Cinemablend.com, USMagazine.com, Bustle.com, HollywoodReporter.com
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