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When it was announced The Office would leave Netflix, I bet the hit comedy’s biggest fans were at least happy to learn a subscription to Peacock, on which it is now exclusively available, was free. Yet, after an insurmountable number of times binging Michael Scott’s (Steve Carell) managerial bumbling, Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam’s (Jenna Fischer) blossoming romance, and other workplace misadventures, it might be time to find something else to watch. However, if you still cannot get enough of The Office cast, there is plenty more from them available to stream.
In fact, the stars of the NBC hit, itself inspired by Ricky Gervais’ acclaimed British mockumentary style sitcom, have since gone on to lead some incredibly impressive careers in front of and behind the camera. For instance, Steve Carell is a respected Academy Award-nominated actor, John Krasinski is a successful filmmaker and action star, and Mindy Kaling is the brains behind some of the most groundbreaking comedy series in recent memory, just to name a few. The amount of exciting big and small screen projects that involve the cast of The Office outside their Dunder Mifflin tenure is almost too big a number to compile.
However, we are going to try anyway by focusing primarily on just 12 of the series’ biggest names and the most noteworthy titles of their respective filmographies. The following are the best movies and TV shows a fan of The Office can also spend their time with right now, starting with the man who gave you a reason to admire someone you would be ashamed to call your boss otherwise.
Steve Carell (Michael Scott)
Following his stint as Scranton’s inept Dunder Mifflin manager, Steve Carell recently played an Army general whose job challenges are less his fault on the satirical Space Force (which he co-created with Greg Daniels) and a TV host whose career mistakes are far more despicable (but to Emmy-nominated acclaim) on The Morning Show for Apple TV+. The former Office lead has also exhibited wonderful acting range in films like the clever rom-com Crazy Stupid Love, Adam McKay’s bold, Oscar-nominated political biopic Vice, heartbreaking family drama Beautiful Boy opposite Timothee Chalamet, and even the animated Dr. Seuss adaptation Horton Hears a Who! - his second collaboration with Jim Carrey.
Stream Space Force on Netflix here.
Stream The Morning Show on Apple TV+ here.
Stream Crazy Stupid Love on Hulu here.
Stream Vice on Hulu here.
Stream Beautiful Boy on Amazon Prime here.
Stream Horton Hears a Who! on Disney+ here.
Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute)
Outside of creating the website SoulPancake, Rainn Wilson has done well to outgrow his otherwise best known role of the ridiculously self-serious Dwight Schrute by playing a widow upended by Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s mysterious derelict in Hesher, a gym teacher battling zombie children in Cooties, the voice of Lex Luthor in The Death of Superman, and, most recently, on Utopia as one of several people who believe they must save the world. Plus, to see the actor in something crazy before he landed The Office, Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses easily does the trick.
Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly)
Even if receptionist-turned-saleswoman Pam Beesly is destined to remain Jenna Fischer’s defining role, it is still always a treat to see her in big comedy movies like Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as the second wife of John C. Reilly’s titular musician and in Hall Pass as the fed-up wife of a horny Owen Wilson. The St. Louis-born The Office alum has also known for impressive turns in indie films, such as the quirky 2012 rom-com The Giant Mechanical Man or the mid-life crisis dramedy Brad’s Status, in which she plays Ben Stiller’s wife.
Stream Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story on IMDb TV here.
Stream Hall Pass on Cinemax here.
Stream The Giant Mechanical Man on Peacock here, on Tubi here, or on IMDb TV here.
Stream Brad’s Status on Amazon Prime here.
John Krasinski (Jim Halpert)
When you are not checking on Some Good News in the world with John Krasinski, you can also watch him save the world in the title role of Amazon Prime’s Jack Ryan series - a massive leap from Jim Halpert. Of course, we can easily call everything the A Quiet Place director and husband of Emily Blunt has done since The Office (or even during) a massive leap, including Sam Mendes’ delightful Away We Go, Kathryn Bigelow’s harrowing Detroit, and Disney’s nature documentary Born in China, in which he serves as the narrator of.
Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor)
After ending her stint as Kelly Kapoor in 2012, Mindy Kaling starred in the acclaimed comedy The Mindy Project - the first TV series of her own invention before co-creating the semi-autobiographical coming-of-age sitcom Never Have I Ever for Netflix and co-developing a series reimagining of Four Weddings and a Funeral for Hulu. The multi-talented comedian, who wrote and directed several episodes of The Office, too, also penned and starred in Amazon Prime’s Late Night with Emma Thompson, but stuck purely to acting duties for the heist comedy Ocean’s Eight and when providing her voice to Wreck-It Ralph and Inside Out for Disney.
Stream The Mindy Project on Hulu here.
Stream Never Have I Ever on Netflix here.
Stream Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu here.
Stream Late Night on Amazon Prime here.
Stream Ocean’s Eight on HBO Max here.
Stream Wreck-It Ralph on Disney+ here.
Stream Inside Out on Disney+ here.
B.J. Novak (Ryan Howard)
Also pulling triple-duty as a star, writer, and director on The Office was B.J Novak, who played Ryan Howard - Dunder Mifflin's temp turned mainstay and love interest of Kelly Kapoor (and, supposedly, Michael Scott, too). While his, arguably, best known big screen role in Inglourious Basterds is currently unavailable to stream, you can catch him in other period pieces like The Founder, also starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s franchise developer Ray Croc, and Saving Mr. Banks, in which Novak’s Robert B. Sherman tries to convince P.L. Travers to allow his cheery songs into Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins adaptation.
Ellie Kemper (Erin Hannon)
Ellie Kemper made a smooth transition from The Office after landing the title role of Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which would lead to further big screen roles, like as dog owner Katie in The Secret Life of Pets and its sequel from 2019. Before hitting it big as eccentric Dunder Mifflin secretary Erin Hannon, the actress starred alongside a young Donald Glover in the film Mystery Team, which he also wrote with his old troupe Derrick Comedy.
Ed Helms (Andy Bernard)
Joining the cast of The Office as Andy Bernard immediately made Ed Helms an exciting comedic talents, which increased with The Hangover and its two sequels (the first being the most successful). In addition to playing prolific TV personality Tom Snyder in A Futile and Stupid Gesture and producing (and appearing) on Australian comedy trio Aunty Donna’s American debut sketch series Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun on Netflix, Helms has also found success with more dramatic roles, such as in the tragic Joe Kennedy biopic Chappaquiddick.
Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin)
It is hard to separate Angela Kinsey from her uptight character on The Office, partially because they have the same first name. To help better disassociate the two, check out the actress in Hulu’s reality TV parody The Hot Wives of Orlando, her supporting role in Netflix’s Miranda Sings series Haters Back Off!, or playing opposite the late Fred Willard in the 2014 sports comedy All Stars.
Oscar Nuñez (Oscar Martinez)
The actor behind fellow Dunder Mifflin accountant Oscar Martinez has also been hard at work outgrowing his Office days. Oscar Nuñez plays one of many Chilean coal miners trapped underground in The 33, which is based on a true incident, and can also be seen on Mr. Iglesias, a the Netflix original sitcom led by comedian Gabriel Iglesias.
Phyllis Smith (Phyllis Vance)
Phyllis Smith was able to to reunite with one her fellow The Office alums in the beloved Pixar film Inside Out, in which she provided the voice of “Sadness” alongside Mindy Kaling’s “Disgust.” She also played a flight attendance in the third Alvin and the Chipmunks movie (which was cheekily subtitled Chipwrecked) in 2011 and later scored a starring role as high school teacher Betty Broderick-Allen on The OA - a unique sci-fi series on Netflix.
Craig Robinson (Darryl Philbin)
It was Craig Robinson’s success outside The Office (in movies like Pineapple Express, for instance) that earned him (and his character, Darryl Philbin) a promotion on the show and his own short-lived series, Mr. Robinson, on NBC after the 2013 finale. The comedian has not slowed down since, appearing in unique comedies like the Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name alongside Eddie Murphy or An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn with Parks and Recreation alum Aubrey Plaza.
What do you think? Which The Office alum has the most successful career following the series’ end? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check back for additional information and updates on this beloved sitcom, as well as even more of our own recommendations for movies and TV shows you can stream right now, here on CinemaBlend.