The two Brians

The Office: The Two Brians

It’s been awesome seeing some of the long-time Office staff in front of the camera recently, including the inspiration behind “Brian.” Here’s a little bit of trivia:

“Brian”: the character of Brian the boom operator, introduced in the episode Customer Loyalty, is played by Chris Diamantopoulos. The character also appeared in Junior Salesman (cold open), Vandalism (the fight), and Couples Discount (lunch with Jim and Pam).

Brian: “Brian” the character is named after real-life and longtime Office sound man Brian Wittle. In Customer Loyalty, he steps in front of the camera as the annoyed parent sitting next to Pam during Cece’s dance recital.

Superfan trivia: this isn’t Brian Wittle’s first time in front of The Office camera; he actually appears on one of the DVDs! See the next page.

Dunder Mifflin Super Bowl ad

From press release:, a leading business to business office products provider, will air the first-ever commercial for the once-fictional Dunder Mifflin brand from NBC’s “The Office” during the big football game on February 3.

The spot, “Paper War,” was created via a contest on the Tongal crowdsourcing platform by Freddy Rabbath of Tallahassee, Florida, who won a $15,000 prize for making the winning ad. The selection committee included the executive producers of NBC’s “The Office” and executives from and NBCUniversal.

Here’s the finished ad that will air in Scranton during the Super Bowl:

Buy real Dunder Mifflin products here!

Original contest details on the next page.