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After many years with Dunder Mifflin, David Wallace got the last laugh as the boss.
Andy Buckley joined NBC’s The Office as David Wallace, the chief financial officer, in the second season. As an outsider, he constantly battles manager Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) to bring him back to reality from the absurdities and eccentricities of the branch.
Wallace ended up being the chief executive officer after purchasing the company when he made $20 million by selling his Suck-It! Patent to the United States military.
Buckley joined the show as a part-time acting gig as he was a full-time stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. In total, he appeared in thirty-seven episodes of The Office from 2006 to 2013.
Andy Buckley started his career in two 1997 music videos with country music legend Reba McEntire with “I’d Rather Ride Around With You” and “What If It’s You.” He studied sketch comedy and improvisation at The Groundlings Theatre and worked with Melissa McCarthy and Dax Shepard. In television, he appeared on multiple shows, including The League, CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, and Veep. Also, he had parts in films such as The Other Guys, Life as We Know It, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, and Jurassic World.
LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actor Andy Buckley on his experience and role with The Office. The show is the US adaptation about the hijinks at a paper company in Scranton, Penn., in a documentary-style format.
All episodes of The Office are now streaming on the Peacock service.
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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Peacock