The Office remains one of the most popular TV shows in America, even though the last episode aired in 2013. The actors of The Office cast have gone on to do some pretty incredible things after leaving the show.
Let’s take a look at where the stars of The Office are now and what they’ve done professionally since the show wrapped.
The Office Cast
Character: Michael Scott
Steve Carell has at least 80 acting credits to his name, but he is probably best known as Michael Scott, the sexist branch manager who never fails to make the people around him uncomfortable.
Before the end of The Office, he starred in the first Despicable Me as Gru, the lovable villain, back in 2010. He’s reprised the role multiple times since, in sequels and video games.
One of his first blockbusters after The Office cast wrapped was The Big Short, a movie about the 2008 stock market crash and the people who saw it coming.
In 2020, he starred in Space Force as General Mark R. Naird, a satire on Donald Trump’s intergalactic addition to the military.
His current recurring role is Mitch Kessler on The Morning Show, an Apple TV original starring Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon.
Character: Pam Beesly
Fischer played one half of one of the most iconic television couples of all time. Jim and Pam are the quintessential cute couple that people can’t help but say “aw” when watching.
While Carell parlayed his skills into film, Fischer has continued starring in mostly TV shows and a few shorts. Her credits include:
- Newsreaders as Kelly Spears
- You, Me and the Apocalypse as Rhonda
- The Mysteries of Laura as Jennifer Lambert
- The Grinder as Kelly
- The Guest Book as Laurie Galiff
In her most recent role, she played Lena on Splitting Up Together, a show about her co-parenting with the husband she’s getting a divorce from.
She even made an appearance on Drunk History, playing the role of Katharine Wright.
Jim Halpert, the other hand of the dream couple, is now shredded. John Krasinski pivoted away from his lovable dad bod and got fit for his future roles.
He’s been quite busy since The Office wrapped, but his most notable projects to date include A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place Part II, both of which he directed and starred in with his wife, Emily Blunt, and the Jack Ryan series.
A Quiet Place was notable for its incredible storytelling that did not require much dialogue or music and for casting a deaf actor in a deaf role. He made sure everyone in the cast learned sign language.
One of Krasinski’s biggest TV roles after The Office is Jack Ryan in the adaptation of Tom Clancy’s original books. Audiences have been impressed with Krasinski’s portrayal of Ryan, since it’s such a different role from a happy-go-lucky pencil pusher.
During the pandemic, Krasinski decided he wanted to make people smile. He started a short web show called Some Good News, where he highlighted inspirational stories to help empower people during such a dark time. The sign he uses as his logo was colored and decorated by his kids.
Character: Dwight Schrute
Because of the incredible character work Wilson did, it’s so hard to watch anything he’s in now and not immediately see Dwight. Wilson actually has more credits than Carell and has 6 credits in 2020 alone.
He’s done so many different things, from starring in The Meg, a blockbuster about a megalodon shark hellbent on destroying those who woke him from his prehistoric slumber to lending his voice to animated series such as Star Trek: Short Treks. He definitely has the widest range of the bunch.
Character: Kelly Kapoor
Like Wilson, Kaling has gone on to do a wide variety of projects. For example, she stars in the Disney Pixar movie Inside Out as the voice of Disgust. And she’s also responsible for creating shows like The Mindy Project and Never Have I Ever.
Both on-screen and behind the scenes, she’s done some truly notable work, showcasing diverse stories and actors.
Character: Ryan Howard
Novak continued to work alongside his co-star Kaling after the rest of The Office cast parted ways. He produced and directed her show The Mindy Project, and he wrote the episode Harry & Sally.
He’s a triple threat as a successful actor, director, and producer, with credits like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Threat Level Midnight: The Movie, a callback to his work on The Office, to his name.
Coming up in 2022, he’s producing Young People and acting in Vengeance.
Character: Andy Bernard
BJ Novak isn’t the only person from The Office cast working with other actors from the show. Helms was in BoJack Horseman with Krasinski and starred in Threat Level Midnight with Novak producing.
Character: Angela Martin
Like Fischer, Kinsey spent most of her acting career after The Office cast parted ways portraying television roles. She has quite a few one-episode appearances in shows like A.P. Bio and Real Rob.
Here are some of the shows where she had a recurring role:
- Impress Me as Annie Marshall
- Your Family or Mine as Claire
- Haters Back Off! as Bethany
Character: Meredith Palmer
Flannery has also been busy since The Office wrapped, playing a wide variety of roles from the voice of Barb Miller in Steven Universe to The Prank as Loretta, which is still filming.
She also worked with Novak in Threat Level Midnight as Man / Bachelorette #1.
Character: Kevin Malone
Baumgartner, perhaps best known for the infamous Office chili scene, has also stuck to the world of TV acting.
He’s been in everything from Mike & Molly to Bad Teacher to Hot in Cleveland to Criminal Minds to The Goldbergs.
In a hilarious nod to his chili scene, BUSH’S Beans had him star in a commercial making his “famous chili.”
And…you guessed it…he was in Threat Level Midnight.
Were You Surprised By Anyone in The Office Cast?
Of course, we all expected Steve Carell to keep us laughing after leaving The Office cast. But was there anyone who surprised you? For me, I was shocked when I saw John Krasinski sporting a full beard and six-pack.
Tell us in the comments who you were surprised by!