List of The Office (U.S. TV series) cast members

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Below is a list of actors and actresses that are or were part of the cast of the American mockumentary comedy television series The Office.

The show's main stars have included Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, Ed Helms, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nunez, Craig Robinson, Phyllis Smith, Zach Woods, Amy Ryan, James Spader, Catherine Tate, Clark Duke, and Jake Lacy.


Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Steve Carell Michael Scott Main Guest
Rainn Wilson Dwight Schrute Main
John Krasinski Jim Halpert Main
Jenna Fischer Pam Beesly-Halpert Main
B.J. Novak Ryan Howard Main Guest
Melora Hardin Jan Levinson Recurring Main Guest Guest
David Denman Roy Anderson Recurring Main Guest Guest Guest
Leslie David Baker Stanley Hudson Recurring Main
Brian Baumgartner Kevin Malone Recurring Main
Kate Flannery Meredith Palmer Recurring Main
Angela Kinsey Angela Martin Recurring Main
Oscar Nunez Oscar Martinez Recurring Main
Phyllis Smith Phyllis Lapin-Vance Recurring Main
Paul Lieberstein Toby Flenderson Recurring Main
Mindy Kaling Kelly Kapoor Recurring Main Guest
Creed Bratton Creed Bratton Recurring Main
Craig Robinson Darryl Philbin Recurring Main
Ed Helms Andy Bernard Main
Amy Ryan Holly Flax Recurring Main
Ellie Kemper Erin Hannon Recurring Main
Zach Woods Gabe Lewis Recurring Main Guest
Catherine Tate Nellie Bertram Guest Main
James Spader Robert California Guest Main
Clark Duke Clark Green Main
Jake Lacy Pete Miller Main
Character Season
Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
Season Five
Season Six
Season Seven
Season Eight
Season Nine

Other Dunder Mifflin/Sabre employees[edit]

Todd Packer David Koechner   David Koechner
David Wallace   Andy Buckley   Andy Buckley
Karen Filippelli   Rashida Jones   Rashida Jones  
Jo Bennett   Kathy Bates  
Danny Cordray   Timothy Olyphant  
Nate   Mark Proksch
Val   Ameenah Kaplan
Cathy Simms   Lindsey Broad  

Former Dunder Mifflin/Sabre employees[edit]

Madge Madsen Karly Rothenberg   Karly Rothenberg  
Lonnis "Lonny" Collins Patrice O'Neal  
Hide Hidetoshi Imura   Hidetoshi Imura
Josh Porter   Chip Esten  
Devon White   Devon Abner   Devon Abner
Sadiq   Omi Vaidya   Omi Vaidya  
Hunter   Nicholas D'Agosto  
Tony Gardner   Mike Bruner   Mike Bruner  
Martin Nash   Wayne Wilderson  
Hannah Smoterich-Barr   Ursula Burton  
Troy Underbridge   Noel Petok   Noel Petok   Noel Petok
Nick   Nelson Franklin   Nelson Franklin  
Charles Miner   Idris Elba  
Matt   Sam Daly  
Deangelo Vickers   Will Ferrell  
Jordan Garfield   Cody Horn  

Family and friends[edit]

Katy Moore Amy Adams  
Stacey   Trish Gates  
Helene Beesly   Shannon Cochran   Linda Purl   Linda Purl
Carol Stills   Nancy Carell   Nancy Carell   Nancy Carell
Bob Vance   Robert R. Shafer   Robert R. Shafer
Gil   Tom Chick  
Jake Palmer   Spencer Daniels   Spencer Daniels   Spencer Daniels
Sensei Ira   Lance Krall   Lance Krall
Mose Schrute   Michael Schur
Melvina Whitaker   Beth Grant   Beth Grant
Pete Halpert   Tug Coker  
Tom Halpert   Blake Robbins  
Rolf Ahl   James Urbaniak   James Urbaniak
William Beesly   Rick Overton  
Cynthia   Algerita Wynn Lewis  
Sylvia "Meemaw"   Peggy Stewart  
Donna Newton   Amy Pietz  
Isabel Poreba   Kelen Coleman  
Senator Robert Lipton   Jack Coleman
Walter Bernard, Jr.   Josh Groban
Jessica   Eleanor Seigler  
Irene   Georgia Engel  
Brandon   Jerry Minor  
Ravi   Sendhil Ramamurthy
Brian   Chris Diamantopoulos
Trevor Bortmen   Chris Gethard
Zeke   Matt Jones

Other characters[edit]

Hank Tate   Hugh Dane
Billy Merchant   Marcus York  
David Brent   Ricky Gervais  
Carla Fern   Roseanne Barr

Dual roles[edit]

Several of The Office cast members also serve as writers, producers, and directors on the series.

  • Paul Lieberstein is the showrunner, an executive producer, and a main writer and director.
  • B. J. Novak is an executive producer, a main writer, and has directed four episodes and a webisode series.
  • Mindy Kaling is an executive producer, a main writer, and has directed two episodes and two webisode series.
  • Steve Carell is a producer, has written two episodes, and directed three episodes.
  • Rainn Wilson has directed three episodes and co-written one episode.
  • John Krasinski has directed three episodes and shot the exteriors of buildings in the title sequence.[1]
  • Ed Helms has directed two episodes.
  • Brian Baumgartner has directed one episode.


  • For the first five seasons, only Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and B. J. Novak are credited in the opening credits. Beginning with the sixth-season episode "Sabre", Ed Helms is added to the opening credits. The fifth-season episode "Stress Relief" features the rest of the starring cast in the opening credits. The first-season episode "Hot Girl", fifth-season episode "Company Picnic" and the seventh-season episodes "China", "Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager", and "Search Committee" feature short edited versions of the credits where the characters are not shown and the actors are not credited. The entire cast are billed in the usual order (starting with Carell) after the opening credits.
  • The rest of actors that portray the other characters began either being credited as a co-star or guest star and eventually became credited as starring after the opening credits in alphabetical order, with the exception of Melora Hardin, David Denman, Catherine Tate and Ed Helms, who, when credited, always appeared first (in that order) before the other actors, and Amy Ryan, who, upon joining the cast, appeared last receiving the "and" credit.
  • In the episodes in which Melora Hardin and Amy Ryan were not credited as regular cast members, they were credited as "Special Guest Stars", after the starring cast (in the seventh and fifth seasons respectively). Idris Elba, Kathy Bates and Will Ferrell also received this credit for their appearances.
  • Beginning with the second-season episode "The Secret", Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, and Phyllis Smith are credited as starring.
  • Beginning with the second-season episode "Boys and Girls", Melora Hardin and David Denman are credited as starring. The two are only credited in the episodes they appeared in. After season 3, Denman is no longer credited as starring. After season 5, Hardin is no longer credited as starring.
  • Beginning with the third-season premiere "Gay Witch Hunt", Mindy Kaling and Paul Lieberstein are credited as starring.
  • Beginning with the third-season episode "The Negotiation", Ed Helms is credited as starring.
  • Beginning with the fourth-season premiere "Fun Run", Creed Bratton and Craig Robinson are credited as starring.
  • Beginning with the sixth-season premiere "Gossip", Ellie Kemper is credited as starring.
  • Beginning with the seventh-season premiere "Nepotism", Zach Woods is credited as starring.
  • Beginning with the seventh-season episode "Sex Ed", Amy Ryan is credited as starring, under an "and" title. She did not appear in the six episodes that followed, but resumed her starring status in the seventh-season episode "Classy Christmas".
  • Beginning with the seventh-season episode "The Inner Circle", Steve Carell and Amy Ryan are no longer credited as starring.
  • Beginning with the eighth-season premiere "The List", James Spader is added to the opening credits and receives the "and" credit.
  • Beginning with the eighth-season episode "Tallahassee", Catherine Tate is credited as starring.
  • Beginning with the ninth-season premiere "New Guys", Clark Duke and Jake Lacy are credited as starring; B. J. Novak and James Spader are removed from the opening credits; and Mindy Kaling and Zach Woods are longer credited as starring.
  • Despite her status as a guest star, Rashida Jones appears on the DVD cover for the third season, making her the only member of the recurring cast to ever appear on a DVD cover.
  • Despite being billed as a recurring role for much of season 3 and promoted to an opening credit starring role in season 6, Ed Helms has appeared on 4 of the 7 DVD covers (3, 5, 6, 7). Meanwhile, Craig Robinson replaced B. J. Novak on the season 7 DVD cover, making it the first season Novak has not appeared on the DVD cover.
  • Several of the cast members are from Massachusetts: Carell is from Acton; Kaling is from Cambridge and former high school classmates Krasinski and Novak are from Newton. James Spader, who joined the main cast in season 8 as Robert California, is from Boston.


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