Amy’s Office walk-on role, Part 1

Following is a report from Tallyhead Amy, who got to be an extra for the episode, ‘Branch Wars.’

Hello Fellow Tallyheads! Amy here, prize winner of the walk-on role on The Office. First, let me say that I am a huge fan of OfficeTally and if it weren’t for Tanster posting the info about the contest and leaving up the link to click on every day, I would never have known about it and thusly wouldn’t have won this fantastic prize. And fantastic it was!!!

The prize people weren’t informed about any details about the walk-on part so I had no clue as to what to expect. I was trying not to get my hopes up about anything — in fact, I was fully expecting to be walking down the street way off in the distance as part of a background shot. I would have been happy with that — anything would have been great if it meant I got to be a tiny part of my favorite television show.

Reality turned out to be a hundred times better than my hopes. My guest and I had flown into Los Angeles on Thursday and our car taking us to the set picked us up at 6:30am on Friday.

When we arrived we were greeted by the prize people and the second assistant director. I was taken to my trailer(!!) which was actually Phyllis’ trailer but had my name taped over it. As we were walking toward it, we passed everyone else’s trailer and as I’m seeing familiar name after familiar name go by, I’m thinking, oh my gosh, are all these people here today?!?!?

Then I was taken to wardrobe where I was given a jacket to go with my “business casual” outfit I was already wearing. After that I headed off to hair and make-up. While I was having my makeup applied, I notice that in the area to my right is Steve Carell, also having his makeup done.

I believe some of the cast was aware that there was a contest winner on set so as he was leaving, he stopped by and introduced himself and said hello!!! He was so nice and friendly. In fact, he chatted with me a couple times during the day and made a point of saying goodbye when he was done shooting. I found it most impressive that someone who certainly did not have to speak to me at all, would go to that much trouble — it certainly says a lot about him.

Unfortunately, this concludes the spoiler-free part of my visit. The rest of my experience will have to wait until ‘Branch Wars’ airs. Until then, I’ll leave you with this picture and a clue so you will know who I am in the episode: I am walking in two shots right alongside the character the episode is centered around and I am also in the general scenes that I believe are at the beginning of the episode.

Read Part 2 of Amy’s report here.


  1. i wish i was her. That would be so cool be on The Office. I could die happy if i was in her shoes.

  2. Oh man..luckiest person ever. Her guest I can’t wait to read the second part of this.

  3. awesome, congrats! i’m so glad a tallyhead made it onto the show, looking forward to your inside scoop :)

  4. So Lucky, Amy!

    So, So, So Lucky. Glad that you had a fantastic time on the set of our favourite show — damn, that OFFICE cast is so nice!

    Can’t wait to read the next part of your little adventure…


  5. OMG! you are SO lucky! If it was me and I walked in that trailer and saw Steve Carell (or any of the cast really) I would be so happy/nervous I would literally start crying (yes I’m THAT person lol.) I am so happy for you, when that episode airs I will be sure to keep a look for you :D

  6. Awesome! Huge Congrats to Amy!

    I cant wait to read the rest. The cast are the most friendliest group of people you will ever meet. Ever. It’s a fact ;)

  7. Lucky you, Amy! What a dream come true! I’ve been to the studio and can picture all the cast trailers and the makeup trailer at the back end of that “corral” area but can’t imagine sitting next to Steve Carell in a make-up chair! Can’t wait to hear the rest of your story and see whatever pictures you are able to share after the episode airs. Just think…you’ll be on the Season 4 DVD’s too! Amazing!

  8. I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to see the episode! (As if I could wait before…)

  9. Thanks for the report Amy! I’m so pleased that a great fan of the show won the role. I look forward to seeing the rest of your report after Branch Wars airs. Question: did you take any pictures during the visit?

  10. I will definitely be looking for you. That is so great about Steve Carell talking with you. Yeah for you!!

  11. Amy! You are so darling, I can’t wait to see the episode and hear the rest of your excitement when it’s over.

    Thanks for sharing with us Tallyheads :)

  12. That’s fantastic, Amy! I entered my name (and my mom’s) in that contest every day and didn’t win. :(

    Oh well, I’m so glad that a Tallyhead won! Keep us posted. I can’t wait to see you in the episode!

  13. Oh, I’m so happy for you! And I’m glad to hear that Steve Carell is just as nice as I’ve heard :)

  14. Oh my gosh, that’s so exciting lucky you! Thanks for sharing your experience with us Amy.

  15. How great is that? See yourself in The Office, just amazing! Steve seems like a great guy, very down-to-earth.

  16. Congrats Amy! And thank you for taking the time to write about your amazing day – can’t wait for the follow-up and to see you in the actual episode. I’m so glad a Tallyhead won!!

  17. Amy, I give you props for not passing out. I know I would have! It would have been too much for my brain to handle!

  18. That’s so cool! Good for you! Can’t wait to see you in Branch Wars! The office cast sound like such nice peeps.

  19. Congrats to you, Amy! Sounds like you had a wonderful experience and I cannot wait to hear more. Not that I’m surprised of course, but I love to hear that Steve was so nice towards you. And that’s so cool that you got to share Phyllis’ trailer! I’m anxiously awaiting the rest of your report.

  20. There’s an odd sense of pride in the fact that a Tallyhead won this contest… can’t wait to see you in the episode. (I’m already jealous of just the thought of you meeting all the cast:)

  21. From one brunette Amy to another — congratulations! It sounds like you had a fan-tastic experience and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  22. That sounds amazing! Good job meeting Steve Carell and I know you met John Krasinski, so you are my hero!

  23. Wow! Yay for Amy! Sounds like you had a well-deserved amazing time. I can’t wait to see you in the episode!

  24. That is so amazing Amy! I can’t wait to hear part 2!!! And see the episode! This is all very cool :)

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