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James Spader Joins 'The Office'

James Spader Joins 'The Office'

James Spader has joined the cast of The Office!

The 51-year-old actor will reprise his role as Robert California in the show’s upcoming eighth season. Robert was one of several potential bosses who visited the Dunder-Mifflin/Sabre offices last season.

“James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior,” Paul Lieberstein, an executive producer on the show who also stars as HR rep Toby Flenderson, said (via EW).

“He’ll have been hired over the summer as the new manager, but within hours, got himself promoted. Within days, he took over the company. James has an energy that is completely his own, and The Office has no tools for dealing with this guy. We’re thrilled he’s joining our cast,” Paul added.

Steve Carell, who played boss Michael Scott, recently ended his run on the show.

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  • Cristobal

    He had me laughing during the season finale. haha

  • really

    love love love love love JAMES SPADER, what a true talented actor!

  • stee-low-flow

    Agree with the above. Don’t watch Office regulary but will now.

    Spader is a unique actor and brings life to any role. Loved him in Boston Legal…the Movie: Secretary and countless others.

    Did anyone ever see the movie with him and Rob Lowe back in 90′s where Rob Lowe stole his identity set him up for murder and taped recorded Spader in trists wth girls…only to show his fiance’s parents??

    That movie was great. Spader cn play good guy…bad guy….anything!

  • shoegal

    I’m officially a fan of this show now!

  • nicole

    I mean I love The Office and James was funny.
    But without Michael, I don’t know man, seriously?

  • test

    sexy yes