The Office Casts Andy's Parents

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We know he went to Cornell, but on season eight of The Office, we'll learn who paid for Andy Bernard's education there.

Sources confirm that Stephen Collins has been cast as Andy's father, as the former Private Practice/No Ordinary Family star himself Tweeted this week that the cast is a “ridiculously fun & talented group, including @Rainnwilson who I worked w/in his 1st job in ’89 in the Park.”

Stephen Collins

Meanwhile, Dee Wallace (ET, Detroit 1-8-7, Law & Order: LA) will come on board as Andy's mother, as first reported by Entertainment Weekly.

The Office, and new Sabre CEO James Spader, returns on Thursday, September 22.

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No you're not wrong. I hate when shows do that. They think we won't remember. I understand his parents will have a bigger part this time and will need to be played by real comedic actors, but when you cast a role you need to have that in mind!


I must be wrong... I could have sworn that Andy's parent were already on an episode of The Office. The episode where he proposed to Angela at Toby's good-bye party...

The Office Quotes

Guess what, I have flaws. What are they? Oh, I don't know. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me... No, don't sue me. That is the opposite of the point that I'm trying to make.


When I was in college I used to get wicked hammered. My nickname was puke. I would chug a fifth of socos, sneak into a frat party, polish off a few people's empties, some brewskies, some Jell-O shots, do some body shots off myself, pass out, wake up the next morning, puke, rally, more soco, head to class. Probably would have gotten expelled if I had let it affect my grades, but I aced all my courses. They called me Ace. It was totally awesome. Got straight B's. They called me Buzz.