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Office Scoop: Stephen Collins Is Andy's Dad!

Stephen Collins is Scranton-bound.

The Office has cast the onetime 7th Heaven patriarch as Andy’s (Ed Helms) father, TVLine has confirmed.

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“Doing The Office this week,” Collins announced on Twitter Tuesday evening. “Ridiculously fun and talented group, including Rainn Wilson who I worked w/in his 1st job in ’89 in the Park.”

Meanwhile, the role of Andy’s mom will be played by E.T. matriarch Dee Wallace.

Look for Andy’s parents when the turn up in an October episode.

The Office kicks off its eighth season on Sept. 22.

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Comments (28)

  • That means Andy is the new boss. Dad comes to congratulate him. What else?

    Comment by Luis – August 16, 2011 07:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • One thousand billion other scenarios… what else?

      Comment by Waage – August 16, 2011 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ope i’l get a copy of the season release

      Comment by Isaac – August 16, 2011 09:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well Luis, IF that’s your real name, how about these possible scenarios:

      Mum and Faaather are getting divorced.
      Andy is finally being cut off from the family.
      Dad comes to congratulate son for getting engaged to Erin (Who, BTW, I want to make a gazillion babies with).
      Father wants Andy to come home and run the family “import-export” business.

      Those are a few alternatives to the horrible idea Andy gets promoted.

      Comment by JB Smooove – August 17, 2011 03:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • After all, the guy that portrays Andy is the most likable on the show, and it is the only one making movies currrently. He was the obvious choice.

    Comment by Luis – August 16, 2011 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Luis- Andy is NOT the only one making movies currently. Jim is in a few movies recently out and Pam is a movie that just came out.

      Comment by tara – August 17, 2011 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Darryl is the most likable and he is making movies. They can’t bypass Jim or Dwight but Darryl has never been in their loop.

      Comment by ot1eboy – August 17, 2011 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • After seeing Stephen Collins play Bruce Mathis so well and so hilariously on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, I can totally see this being a great setup on The Office. This is a good casting choice.

    Comment by Amber – August 16, 2011 07:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • my thoughts exactly. he was great on it’s always sunny in philly!

      Comment by Joe – August 17, 2011 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t they already show Andy’s parents on the episode he proposed to Angela??

    Comment by Bee – August 16, 2011 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yeah. it was a quick shot, though. they also recast pam’s mom, so there is some precedence on the show.

      Comment by scott – August 16, 2011 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Way too many other scenarios possible: 1- Andy’s the dad of the 2nd woman who is apparently pregnant (after Pam) and his dad comes to visit to see who the mother of Andy’s child will be.
    2- Andy DIDN’T get the job and his dad pays him a visit to find what a “loser” his ivy-league son has become
    3- Andy – gullible as he is – invites his dad for a visit: either to show some ivy-league-ness to the new boss, or just invites him in another Andy-fashioned way.
    4- …

    You get my point, right? It’s The Office we’re talking about: anything can happen.

    Comment by julie – August 16, 2011 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AMAZING CASTING.
    OH WOW.

    Comment by Katie Young – August 16, 2011 09:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In “Goodbye Toby” when Andy proposes to Angela, they show a quick shot of Andy’s parents, who were Ed Helms’ actual parents in a cameo. So, it makes sense to recast since I assume Ed Helms’ father is not an actor.

    Comment by Keith – August 17, 2011 04:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Actually, the new boss for the time being is James Spader.

    Comment by Jennifer – August 17, 2011 08:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • …Luis ur a tard…theres no way ed helms would be boss…just cus hes doing movies doesnt mean anything..

    Comment by monstro – August 17, 2011 08:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Probably shouldn’t go around throwing the term “tard” around when you can’t write a 20 word message without complete disregard for punctuation or being able to type like an adult. I doubt Andy’s taking over either but good lord, try and have a conversation like a human being.

      Comment by Live from the 305 – August 17, 2011 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Live from the 305
        Thank you for typing what I was thinking far more politely than I was thinking it!

        Comment by edip – August 17, 2011 11:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Actually Jennifer, james Spader is the new CEO of Dunder Miflin, not the office manager,

    Comment by Taylor – August 17, 2011 08:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • James Spader will actually be the new CEO replacing Jo Bennett. The new boss will most likely be Jim, Andy, Darrell, or Dwight because they are not casting anyone new, other than Spader, to be the new branch manager.

    Comment by Landry – August 17, 2011 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Although I love Jim to death, he can’t be manager- they tried that one already and he didn’t fit the job- in a not funny way. I don’t think Darrell would work well there either, he’s not goofy enough. And we know that the show would just crumble if Dwight finally achieved Manager and there was no struggle for him to gain power any more. Andy is the only choice.

      Comment by Sarah – August 17, 2011 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Actually, James Spader is first named the new office manager and then later promoted to CEO from what I’ve read.

    Comment by Joe – August 17, 2011 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • James spader gets hired as the manager and within days becomes the ceo we will never see him as manager because he gets promoted over the summer the new manager will come from in house and with how the interviews went last season it will most likly be darrell or jim….definitly not andy or dwight

    Comment by chris – August 17, 2011 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Stephen Collins. Worked with him on 7th Heaven. He’s great. Stephen if you read this…I’m waving to you Shecky. From Minty. Good to see you back on TV.

    Comment by MK204 – August 17, 2011 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No one is a tard, although Andy is the self appointed Nard Dog…

    Comment by Vic – August 17, 2011 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t Andy’s parents show up when he proposed to Angela at Toby’s going away party? It sure seemed like that was them based on their reactions in the background….

    Comment by Natalie – August 18, 2011 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • am i the only person who hopes andy becomes the new boss? that scenario, in my opinion, provides the most opportunity for humor and interesting, shifting relationship dynamics.

    Comment by murley – August 18, 2011 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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