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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Sometimes I'll start a sentence, and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way. Like an improv conversation. An improversation.


When I was in college I used to get wicked hammered. My nickname was Puke. I would chug a fifth of SoCo, 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 Bs. They called me Buzz.