Back in fall 2003, the producers of the
But those actors didn't just waltz into the roles. They auditioned and competed against a large number of other, equally talented performers for the roles. And in the 10 years since those auditions, many of those actors and actresses have gone on to establish successful careers outside of the friendly confines of the Dunder-Mifflin office in
The video will be available on the season 9 DVD set, which will be released in September.
Yes, Rainn Wilson was so good in the role of deluded office schemer Dwight Schrute, but amazingly, he beat out
Bob Odenkirk was already well known to fans of his HBO sketch comedy series "Mr. Show" when he auditioned to play Michael Scott. Carell got the role, but Odenkirk went on to play a very Michael Scott-ish boss in a later episode of the series. And he's also landed a leading role on the critically acclaimed
And even the minor roles had actors with great talent auditioning. The role of office manchild Kevin, played with a disturbing mix of innocence and base instincts by