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Angela Kinsey, Kate Flannery, Steve Carell, Phyllis Smith, Jenna Fischer

Steve Carell [13]

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Born:August 16, 1962 (56)
Filmography Rating:7.51 / 10
IMDB Rating:8.07 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.51 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:73.55%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Office: Season 1 [2005](43) => Michael Scott
The Office: Season 2 [2005](43) => Michael Scott / Writer
Over the Hedge [2006](44) => Hammy  (voice)
The Office: Season 3 [2006](44) => Michael Scott
The Office: Season 4 [2007](45) => Writer / Michael Scott
Horton Hears a Who! [2008](46) => Mayor (voice)
Get Smart [2008](46) => Maxwell Smart
The Office: Season 5 [2008](46) => Director / Michael Scott
The Office: Season 6 [2009](47) => Director / Michael Scott
The Office: Season 7 [2010](48) => Director / Michael Scott
Despicable Me [2010](48) => Gru (voice)
The Office: Season 9 [2012](50) => Michael Scott  (uncredited)
Despicable Me 2 [2013](51) => Gru (voice)

Trivia that mentions this person:
Despicable Me 2 [2013]
  • The actors are filmed the entire time they read their parts. Their facial and hand expressions are used on screen. Steve Carell's wife had fun pointing out the expressions in Gru that reminded her of Steve.
  • Though most of the movie was from the script, there were some lines ad-libbed by Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig.
    Get Smart [2008]
  • Steve Carell and B.J. Novak did uncredited work on the script.
    Over the Hedge [2006]
  • Hammy suggests calling the hedge "Steve", saying that "Steve is a nice name". Hammy is voiced by Steve Carell.
    Despicable Me [2010]
  • Steve Carell describes Gru's accent as a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi.
  • The producers only wanted comic improvisational actors in the cast, e.g. Steve Carell, Russell Brand, etc.
    The Office: Season 1 [2005]
  • Before becoming cast members on [The Office], both Larry Wilmore and Steve Carell were correspondents on [The Daily Show].
    The Office: Season 2 [2005]
  • On the episode {Office Olympics}, Nancy Carell, wife of Steve Carell, appears as Michael Scott's realtor and eventual love interest beginning in this episode.
  • Michael has a bandage around his finger in the episode {Dtug Testing} because Steve Carell hurt his finger during the week and was unable to remove his wedding ring due to the swelling. Instead of cutting off his ring, the crew simply wrapped a bandage around it.
    The Office: Season 3 [2006]
  • It is frequently mentioned that the characters Phyllis Lapin Vance and Michael Scott are the same age, having gone to high school together. In real life Phyllis Smith is 11 years older than Steve Carell.
  • In {Gay Witch Hunt}, the kiss between Michael and Oscar in the conference room was not scripted. The scene had been shot a couple of times with Steve Carell not kissing Oscar Nuņez. Then on one take, Oscar saw "[Carell's] lips coming closer and closer". Nunez recalled "I'm like, 'Dear God, he's going to kiss me.' And sure enough, he planted one on my face." The other cast members were laughing during the kiss but because the camera stay focused on Carell and Nunez, the scene was still usable.
  • In the episode {Diwali}, Michael proposes to Carol to no avail. However Carol is played by Steve Carell's wife, Nancy.
    The Office: Season 4 [2007]
  • The show had to stop production in November 2007 because of a writer's strike. The show's star Steve Carell (himself a WGA member) supported the writers, and refused to cross the picket lines even for non-writing duties. Carell went so far as to call in sick to the network on the first day of the strike, citing a case of "enlarged balls" as the reason he couldn't come in.
  • On {The Deposition}, the scene where Michael pushes Toby's lunch tray off the table was not scripted. The crew was doing one last take of the scene and actor Paul Lieberstein suggested that Steve Carell push his food off the table.
    The Office: Season 5 [2008]
  • Although the "SlumDunder Mifflinaire" skit in {Company Picnic} and the scenes in which it was prepared were all scripted, Steve Carell and Amy Ryan improvised several of the moments including Michael's "Yay!" cheer upon getting an answer right, the bow Carell and Ryan take at the end while the Buffalo branch employees are angry, and Michael's Indian accent. Carell improvised with several different accents on the set, with the producers settling on the one that sounded most like the character from the film, although he used his regular accent when answering the final question in the skit.
  • The extras were told not to laugh or react at all to the "SlumDunder Mifflinaire" sketch in {Company Picnic}, but Steve Carell and Amy Ryan were not told of those instructions in order to create a genuine stage fright awkwardness among the two actors; Ryan in particular was thrown off guard by their lack of response.
    The Office: Season 7 [2010]
  • 3 of the 4 Anchormen from Anchorman the legend of Ron burgundy appear at some point in this series. Steve Carell as Michael Scott, David Koechner as Todd Packer and [?] Will Ferrel as Deangelo Vickers. Ironically the one who didn't appear, Paul Rudd, appeared on [Parks and Recreation] which was originally going to be a spin-off, but still had the mockumentry style this show has. Paul Rudd played Bobby Newport.
  • Paul Giamatti, Martin Short, Bob Odenkirk, and Hank Azaria were all considered for the role of Michael Scott before Steve Carell was cast. Thomas Lennon, Ken Marino, [?] Ben Falcone, Nick Offerman, Alan Tudyk, [?] Jim Zulevic and [?] Bill Chott also auditioned for the role of Michael Scott. Rainn Wilson originally auditioned for the role of Michael Scott before being cast as Dwight Schrute. Steve Carell only watched a few minutes of the British version before permanently stopping such viewing because he did not want to copy Ricky Gervais' performance as the office manager. John Krasinski, on the other hand, was an avid viewer of the original. When John Krasinski first auditioned for the show, he was called back for the role of Dwight. He told the producers that he would rather play Jim, but they refused to allow it. After a suitable Dwight was found for the show, Krasinski was allowed to come in for the role of Jim.
    The Office: Season 9 [2012]
  • In {Moving On}, when Pam interviews for the Real Estate job in Philadelphia, Bob Odenkirk plays the manager of the Real Estate company who interviews her. Pam immediately sees the resemblance to her old boss Michael Scott. Bob Odenkirk auditioned for the role Michael Scott, but Steve Carell was eventually chosen. Originally Steve Carell was unavailable to play Michael Scott being already committed to Come To Papa. As a result, Bob Odenkirk was selected to play him and was a part of the cast when the show was presented to NBC Executives.