See Who Almost Got Cast in The Office

Including Seth Rogen, who tried out for role of Dwight
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2013 8:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's hard to imagine anyone but Steve Carell running The Office as Michael Scott, but the show's producers have released a teaser video of some of the big names that auditioned for that and other roles in 2003. Maybe the biggest surprise is none other than Seth Rogen—a few years away from his breakout in Knocked Up—trying out for the part of Dwight Schrute, reports the LA Times. Some others who lost out:

  • Michael: Bob Odenkirk, familiar to fans of Breaking Bad and HBO's Mr. Show
  • Kevin: Eric Stonestreet, now on Modern Family
  • Pam: Kathryn Hahn of Crossing Jordan and currently, We're the Millers
  • Jim: Adam Scott of Parks and Recreation

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