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Five Things Steve Carell And His 'The Office' Character "Michael Scott" Have In Common

Steve Carell as "Michael Scott" in The Office Season 1. What is he doing now? 
November 3, 2019 - 15:35 / Laura Pérez

Steve Carell portrayed the hilarious "Michael Scott" on NBC's The Office for a total of 149 episodes. Steve and "Michael" might seem quite different but they actually have a couple of things in common. Let's find out what they are!

The very talented Steve Carell has starred in several successful films and television series, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Crazy, Stupid, Love, and most recently Vice, and Beautiful Boy, but his portrayal of the hilarious "Michael Scott" in NBC's The Office is probably his greatest role. From 2005 to 2011 Steve Carell really made us laugh by depicting the Regional Manager of the Scranton branch of a paper distribution company, for a total of 149 episodes alongside co-stars Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, and Rainn Wilson, among others. 

It can be said that "Michael Scott" and Steve Carell are completely different. While the fictional character is well known for his constant desire of being the center of attention, his lack of common sense, and his selfish behaviour, the actor is actually considered to be one of the most kind and down-to-earth celebrities. However, it is also true that Steve Carell and his The Office character "Michael Scott" have a couple of things in common. Let's find out what they are!

Steve Carell as "Michael Scott" in The Office Season 2 

Steve Carell and his The Office character "Michael Scott" have some things in common

Age: Both were born in the early 1960's. Steve Carell is 57 years old and "Michael Scott" would be 55

Personal interests: In the series "Michael Scott" expresses his passion for theatrical stylings. Steve Carell was actually a member of Burpee's Seedy Theatrical Company, Denison University's improv-comedy group in Ohio

Ancestry: In Diversity Day, the second episode of the first season of the show, "Michael Scott" reveals he has German ancestry - such as Steve Carell

Career: "Michael Scott" started his career as a salesman in The Office. He is used to working with people and clients on a daily basis. Steve Carell used to work in a 24-hour grocery store where he had to establish relationships with customers. He has claimed he took many of his characters from that experience

Love life: Both "Michael Scott" and Steve Carell are married. Their wives are "Holly Flax" (Amy Ryan) and Nancy Carell, respectively

Music preferences: They are passionate about rock music. While "Michael Scott" is a big fan of Billy Joel and U2, Steve Carell's first concert was Jethro Tull

Great sense of humor: "Michael Scott" is well known for making fun of most of his employees, usually in reference to their race, sex, size, attractiveness, or sexual orientation. Steve Carell was nominated as "America's funniest man" in Life magazine, and has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, 2019