List of The Office U. TV series cast members Many characters portrayed by The Office cast are based on the British version of the show. While these characters normally have the same attitude and perceptions as their British counterparts, the roles have been redesigned to better fit the American show. The show is known for its generally large cast size, with many of its actors and actresses known particularly for their improvisational work.
Loosely based on David Brent , Gervais' character in the British version, Scott is a dim-witted and lonely man, who attempts to win friends as the office comedian, usually making himself look bad in the process. Rainn Wilson portrays Dwight Schrute , who, based upon Gareth Keenan , is the Assistant to the Regional Manager, although the character frequently fails to include "to the" in his title.
She is shy, but in many cases a cohort with Jim in his pranks on Dwight. On the episode " Frame Toby ", Novak's character leaves the office to travel to Thailand.
Novak actually took a leave of absence from the show to appear in Quentin Tarantino 's film, Inglourious Basterds ,  although he still resumed his role later in the season.
The show includes many supporting characters playing roles of office workers. Although not one of the original cast members, Andy is considered by many people one of the lead roles and in the season 6 episode "Sabre" he was added to the opening credits. Creed Bratton plays a fictionalized version of himself as the office's Quality Assurance Officer. Other characters include Warehouse Supervisor Darryl Philbin , played by Craig Robinson , and Jan Levinson , former Dunder Mifflin employee and Michael's ex-girlfriend, who is portrayed by Melora Hardin , although she was only present in the beginning of the season.
She is the new love interest of Andy. Ratings[ edit ] The fifth-season premiere " Weight Loss " received a 4. Season Five received generally positive reviews. The show's effortless balance of drama, intrigue and pitch-perfect comedy remains remarkably consistent, thanks to strong performances, clever writing and a devoted creative team.
It's the funniest show on broadcast TV right now, in my opinion, and I highly recommend the fifth season. I don't believe this was a bad season, but it is a season that let us see the show's age and put the concept to the test. The ten nominations for the Emmy Awards were announced on July 16, and include the categories: The three Teen Choice Awards nominations were for the show, the actor and the actress categories. TV series episodes In the following table, "U. Episodes are listed by the order in which they aired, and may not necessarily correspond to their production codes.