The Office was on TV from March 2005 to May 2013, and it focused on a group of co-workers in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This series is still watched regularly by fans, and it was the winner of awards like the Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award and some Primetime Emmy Awards.
Some of the actors and actresses who played workers at the paper company over the years included Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling and Ellie Kemper, to name a few... but where else have these people been seen? It's time to discuss other television shows and movies that have featured The Office stars!
From 2005 to 2013, Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute on The Office. Before becoming the butt of Jim’s jokes and pranks, though, he was on Six Feet Under as Arthur Martin from 2003 to 2005. He was also in movies like Juno in 2007, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen from 2009, and The Meg from 2018.
Fans can expect to see him soon in the show Utopia with John Cusack and in the movie Blackbird with Kate Winslet and Sam Neill. Wilson will probably always be associated with “Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica,” though.
A fan favorite on this comedy series was John Krasinski as Jim Halpert. He has been in several other works, as well. In 2005, he played Corporal Harrigan in Jarhead. He has been in rom-coms like The Holiday, License to Wed, It's Complicated and Something Borrowed.
In 2018, he played Lee Abbott in A Quiet Place (real-life wife Emily Blunt starred in this thriller with him). And, of course, Krasinski has recently starred as the title character in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. No matter what other roles he lands, he will always seem like his nice, funny character from The Office!
Up next is Jenna Fischer, who was Pam Beesly within this funny story. In 2004, she was in Employee of the Month as Whisper. In 2007, she was in Blades of Glory as Katie Van Waldenberg and in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as Darlene Madison.
In 2011, she was in Hall Pass as Maggie. She is definitely known for comedies and does a great job of bringing about laughter. Fischer has been on TV recently in things such as You, Me and the Apocalypse, The Mysteries of Laura and Splitting Up Together.
Another supporting character on The Office is Kevin, who is played by actor Brian Baumgartner. This man has been on tons and tons of shows - everything from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Arrested Development, Everwood, Wilfred and Mike & Molly to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Criminal Minds, Hot in Cleveland, Scream Queens and The Goldbergs.
He was also in some funny romance flicks: License to Wed in 2007 (alongside John Krasinski), as well as Four Christmases in 2008. But to fans of this series, he will always be Kevin Malone.
Don’t forget about Phyllis Smith, who, yes, plays Phyllis on The Office! She acted alongside Steve Carell in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and she appeared in Bad Teacher and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. In the animated flick Inside Out, she was the voice of Sadness.
She also has a supporting role on another fun series - The OA. in this Netflix show, Smith portrays Betty Broderick-Allen aka BBA. Hopefully, fans will get to see her as Sadness and Betty again... and maybe even as Phyllis Vance again, since it is the day and age of reboots, reunions and revivals.
Another character with the same first name on the show and in real life is Oscar Nuñez as Oscar Martinez. Some of the TV series that he has appeared in, besides, of course, The Office, include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grounded for Life, Still Standing, Malcolm in the Middle, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and NCIS: Los Angeles.
He was also Ramone in the movie The Proposal from the year 2009, the voice of Pepe/Cha-Cha in Bob's Burgers and Councilman Rodriguez in the new Baywatch film from 2017.
Pretty soon, Ryan Howard showed up at Dunder Mifflin, and actor B.J. Novak portrayed this character. Novak has also been seen and heard in Knocked Up from 2007, Inglourious Basterds from 2009, The Smurfs 1 and 2 as the voice of the Baker, The Internship from 2013, Saving Mr. Banks from 2013, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from 2014.
As true fans know, this guy is also good friends with his co-star, Mindy Kaling (who plays Kelly Kapoor on The Office), so he also played Jamie on her show, The Mindy Project, from 2013 to 2016.
Time to move right on to Mindy Kaling, aka Kelly Kapoor! She acted alongside some other people from The Office in The 40-Year-Old Virgin as Amy in 2005, License to Wed as Shelly in 2007, and Inside Out as the voice of Disgust in 2015.
Kaling was also in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian in 2009, No Strings Attached in 2011, The Five-Year Engagement in 2012, and This Is the End in 2013. She starred in The Mindy Project from 2012 to 2017, and last year, she was in two very notable movies - A Wrinkle in Time and Ocean's Eight.
There are so many great stars in this series, but one that will be recognized right now is Craig Robinson, who was Darryl Philbin. He also appeared in Knocked Up, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and This Is the End, as did other people from The Office!
He was also in Pineapple Express and Hot Tub Time Machine 1 and 2. On television, people have seen Robinson in The Bernie Mac Show, Friends, Arrested Development, Mr. Robot and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, to name a few.
Last but not least is Michael Scott himself… Steve Carell. In 2003, he was Evan Baxter in Bruce Almighty. In 2004, he was Brick Tamland in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. In 2005, he was Andy in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. In 2010, he was Phil Foster in Date Night.
In 2011, he was Cal in Crazy, Stupid, Love. In 2014, he was John du Pont in Foxcatcher. Carell also has several upcoming projects, including next year's Minions: The Rise of Gru, as he has been voicing this memorable animated character for quite some time!