The Office Then And Now

By Molly 6 months ago

Steve Carrell (Michael Scott) Then

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Michael Scott is one of the main protagonists throughout the show's first seven seasons before he leaves the company to go and live with his wife, Holly Flax. His inappropriate comments and lack of social awareness often get him into trouble at work but it makes for hilarious viewing.

Steve Carrell (Michael Scott) Now

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Arguably the most famous and successful actor outside of the office, after leaving the show in Season seven, Steve Carrell went on to have an absolutely stellar career starring in films such as Despicable Me, Crazy Stupid Love, and Evan Almighty to name a few. He has also won many awards for his work.

John Krasinski (Jim Halpert) Then

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Seemingly one of the very few "normal" characters in the show, Jim starts off the show as a very lighthearted individual, loving pranks, and hating his job as a paper salesman! It is also very obvious that this fresh-faced salesman has a bit if a soft spot for the receptionist of the office...

John Krasinski (Jim Halpert) Now

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John Krasinski is another of the extremely successful actors to come from the show. Having stayed throughout the whole 9 seasons of the show, afterward, Krasinski went on to star and write some incredible films such as A Quiet Place, Jack Ryan, and Dr. Strange.

Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) Then

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The character of Dwight Schrute... the best way to describe him is as a one-of-a-kind. That's not always a good thing. As the recipient of Jim's pranks, the self-proclaimed best salesman in the office, and assistant (to the) regional manager, it's hard not to find Wilson's acting of this character truly brilliant.

Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) Now

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Wilson is definitely best known for his work as Dwight Schrute from The Office, but he has gone on to have a brilliant career behind the camera as a writer, producer, director, and also as a podcaster. Wilson has three Emmy award nominations for his work in The Office.

Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesley) Then

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Pam Beesly is the shy, reserved receptionist of the office. In the first episode (Pilot), she is the butt end of a (not so) practical joke from her boss that means she ends up in tears because she thinks she gets fired unfairly, but throughout the show, Pam grows into one of the best and most loveable characters as she comes into herself as a strong and independent woman.

Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) Now

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Also best known for her work in The Office, Jenna Fischer also has an Emmy Award nomination for her work portraying Pam Beesly, since then however, she has gone on to act in various comedy classics such as Blades of Glory and Hall Pass as well as starting a successful podcast talking about the office call "Office Ladies".

B. J. Novak (Ryan Howard) Then

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Another character at the start of the long series seems to be one of the only "normal ones", but as the seasons go on, we find out that this is far from the case. Ryan Howard starts off as a temp at Dunder Mifflin Paper, and has almost every role at the company including Salesman, COO, and Receptionist, getting fired and then coming back again as a temp!

B. J. Novak (Ryan Howard) Now

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Born Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak, his work in The Office was far from just his acting, and as a writer and executive producer has had a stellar career after The Office. His work has won him five prime-time Emmy Awards and has worked on films such as Inglorious Basterds and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Creed Bratton (Creed Bratton) Then

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Creed Brattin has a bit of a quiet start to the show in the first one or two seasons, but as the show goes on, he comes into himself, and in fact, becomes more and more weird in the most amazingly Creed way with each season. There's not much you can say to describe this character, you just have to watch it to know what I mean, but he definitely brings some unmissable moments!

Creed Bratton (Creed Bratton) Now

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Creed Bratton's story is a little different from the rest of our actors, as Creed actually played an oddball version of himself in the show. After having a great career as a musician in the 60s bands Grass Roots and 13th Floor Bratton now has more time to work on his music.

Craig Robinson (Darryl Philbin) Then

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Starting off as the warehouse manager, Darryl has no time for his nonsense boss Michael Scott upstairs and doesn't have a problem letting him know that, however as the show goes on, we see that Darryl is much more than just a pretty face and ends up getting some great opportunities to progress his career at Dunder Mifflin Paper.

Craig Robinson (Darryl Philbin) Now

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Craig Robinson has gone on to become somewhat of a sit-com specialist playing various roles in different US sitcoms such as Brooklyn 99 and Freight Train, and playing them brilliantly. The comedian and actor has also landed roles in films such as This is the End.

Oscar Nuñez (Oscar Martinez) Then

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Oscar Martinez is one of the three accountants at the company and is known for being a very intelligent individual. The dynamic of the three accountants is brilliant and as Oscar's character develops throughout the show we also find out is Gay, which makes for some brilliant watching as his co-workers and boss deal with this.

Oscar Nuñez (Oscar Martinez) Now

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Definitely best known for his time as Oscar Martinez in the office, Nuñez has carried on his acting career with some good films, but nothing quite as successful as The Office. He has had roles in films such as The Proposal, The Lost City, and also Baywatch.

Phyllis Smith (Phyllis Lapin-Vance) Then

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Phyllis is often overlooked in the show, but she has some absolutely outstanding moments throughout the show. From her crazy smells to her rainy-day catchphrases Phyllis is an absolute dark horse when it comes to her job and her personality throughout the 9 seasons of the show.

Phyllis Smith (Phyllis Lapin-Vance) Now

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Many people think that Phyllis Smith has not done a lot since the office, however, she has had a wonderful career after the office stopped airing as an actress and as a casting associate. Smith has worked on the critically acclaimed Inside Out (voicing sadness), The OA, and also Bad Teacher.

Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin) Then

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Angela Martin is one of those people that some people, not me, but some people could describe as the fun police, a killjoy, or a fun sponge. Her love for the rules and hatred for incompetence and fun makes her a difficult character to deal with, however as the show goes on, she does eventually get knocked off of her high horse.

Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin) Now

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Kinsey is another actress who is definitely best known for her work playing Angela in The Office, but has also had a great career afterward, appearing in Netflix's Tall Girl, Disney's Be Our Chef, and is currently a panelist on MTV's Deliciousness. She also runs the Office Ladies podcast with Jenna Fischer.

Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor) Then

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Kelly Kapoor is the one-person department in the office for customer relations, a pretty fitting role as she is known for being able to talk for hours non-stop. Her character is pretty quiet to start off with but grows into herself as the show goes on and her very toxic relationship with Ryan develops.

Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor) Now

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Born, Vera Mindy Chokalingam, but professionally Mindy Kaling, has had a wonderful career as an actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. She has received numerous accolades for her work including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Tony award, and six nominations for Primetime Emmy awards.

Brian Baumgartner (Kevin Malone) Then

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Kevin is one of the most loveable and innocent characters in the show, although he is an accountant, it is well-known that he is not the sharpest tool in the shed. I like to think of Kevin as the office's equivalent to Lennie from Steinbeck's classic "Of Mice and Men". Big, loveable, and pure-hearted, just a bit thick.

Brian Baumgartner (Kevin Malone) Now

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Brian Baumgartner is definitely best known for his role as Kevin in The Office and has made appearances in other films and shows, but nothing to quite the same level and success as The Office. He has made appearances in films such as License to Wed and Rio.

Leslie David Baker (Stanley Hudson) Then

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Stanley is as his boss describes him when he threatens to leave as a "middle-aged black man with sass". Stanley spends most of his day doing his crossword puzzles and counting down the clock until the end of the day. He hates his boss, and hates his job, but loves pretzel day!

Leslie David Baker (Stanley Hudson) Now

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Leslie David Baker is another best known for his work in The Office, and unfortunately has not quite matched it since. After being on the show for 9 seasons there is not a huge amount of work to shout about after the show about dunder mifflin stopped airing.

Paul Lieberstein (Toby Flenderson) Then

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Toby Flenderson is the one-man department of HR in the office. Quite well known for probably being the most boring man ever, Toby is also (quite unfairly) hated by Michael Scott, his boss, as Michael's plans, jokes, games, etc. are often very inappropriate, Toby is the one who has to tell him to reign it in.

Paul Lieberstein (Toby Flenderson) Now

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Lieberstein is definitely best known for his work as Toby Flenderson, and since The Office stopped airing, Leiberstein has stayed mostly behind the camera as a writer, director, executive producer, and showrunner. He is also a Primetime Emmy Award winner and has worked on shows such as The Newsroom, Ghosted, and Space Force.

Kate Flannery (Meridith Palmer) Then

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Meridith Palmer is best described as a loose cannon. Throughout the show, often gets her bits out, known to drink way too much, and later we find out she has a son who's a stripper (who is hired to a hen do she is at), she is truly a one of a kind and has some absolute gems in the show.

Kate Flannery (Meridith Palmer) Now

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After her breakthrough on television acting as Meridith Palmer, Kate Flannery has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and gone on to make appearances in Magnum PI and Young Sheldon. Most of her work now though is for charities and specifically the Alzheimers Association.

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