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How the Cast of 'The Office' Aged from the First to Last Season

March 30, 2020 1.1k votes 117 voters 4.3k views21 items

List RulesVote up the characters who changed the most from the first to the final season of The Office

Whether working at Dunder Mifflin, attending weddings or participating in company picnics, viewers laughed along while watching the cast of The Office for nine hilarious seasons. From the first season dropping in 2005 to the ninth season premiering in 2012, the cast aged right along with Jim, Pam, Michael and the entire Office family.

How old is the cast of The Office? A relatively unknown Steve Carell was 43 when the first episode of The Office premiered in 2005. He portrayed the "World's Best Boss," Michael Scott throughout the series' nine season run, though he left the main cast in season seven. John Krasinski was 25 when he first started playing Jim and Jenna Fischer was 31 when she made her debut as Pam.

Then 39-year-old, Rainn Wilson became the breakout star of The Office back in 2005 and Ed Helms was 33 when he joined the cast in season three.

Which cast member of The Office do you think aged the most in nine seasons?

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  • Steve Carell (Michael Scott)
    Photo: NBC

    A relatively unknown Steve Carell was 43 when the first episode of The Office premiered in 2005. He portrayed the "World's Best Boss," Michael Scott throughout the series' nine season run, though he left the main cast in season seven.

    Michael's slicked back hair softened over the years as did his desire to be a boss rather than a friend.

    Since leaving The Office, Carell has focused on dramatic roles in such projects as Foxcatcher, The Big Short, and The Morning Show.

    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, USA
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  • John Krasinski (Jim Halpert)
    Photo: NBC

    At 40, John Kraskinski may better known as an action hero, portraying the title character in Amazon's Jack Ryan, but for fans for The Office, he will always be Jim.

    Kraskinski was a fresh faced 25-year-old with floppy hair when he made his Office debut in the series pilot and much like everyone's favorite paper salesman, Jim Halpert, he has evolved his look and his career. Along with starring many films and TV series, Krasinski also wrote and directed The Quiet Place and its sequel.

    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America
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  • Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor)
    Photo: NBC

    At the age of 24, Mindy Kaling first portrayed Kelly Kapoor in the "Diversity Day" episode of The Office's first season. Kelly changed A LOT from season one to season nine transitioning from a by-the-book, kind of stuffy Dunder Mifflin employee to the vibrant, celebrity obsessed Kelly of later seasons.

    Kaling served as a writer, executive producer, and director of The Office. She also created the popular series The Mindy Project.

    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, Area code 617, Middlesex County, United States of America, United States
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  • Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly)
    Photo: NBC

    From the ages of 31 to 39, Jenna Fischer portrayed Pam Beesly on The Office on all nine seasons.

    Since The Office wrapped, Fischer appeared in Brad's Status, Splitting Up Together and several other movies and TV shows.

    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America
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