You'll by no means guess who performed Jim Halpert's dad on 'The Workplace'

It has been greater than 15 years since The Workplace first aired on NBC, however followers are nonetheless studying mind-blowing new details in regards to the present each week.

On a latest episode of the Workplace Girls podcast, former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey chatted all in regards to the two-part Season 6 episode, “Niagara.” They spoke with showrunner Greg Daniels a few scrapped storyline involving Pam’s ex Roy crashing the ceremony on horseback, they reminisced over Jim and Pam’s long-lost wedding ceremony web site, and so they shared what it was wish to movie the episode scene by scene.

After the Dunder Mifflin crew makes their approach to Niagara Falls for the massive celebration, they meet Jim and Pam’s mother and father on the rehearsal dinner.

Pam’s mother, Helene (who was performed by Shannon Cochran in Season 2), is performed by Linda Purl in “Niagara.” Pam’s dad, William, is performed by Rick Overton. Jim’s mother, Betsy, is performed by Perry Smith. And Jim’s dad? Gerald Halpert is performed by one Robert Pine, the daddy of Chris Pine. Sure, Chris Pine of Star Trek, Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse, Simply My Luck, Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, and The 4 Chrises fame. That Chris Pine!

Did everybody know this? As a result of I definitely did not! I gasped after I came upon, then informed 5 of my colleagues (all of whom are large followers of The Workplace and several other who’re large followers of Chris Pine). They have been all equally shocked.

Now, Robert Pine’s profession spans many years, with too many iconic credit to record. Maybe you recognize him from CHiPS or The Daring and the Lovely, or possibly you acknowledge him from appearances in Gray’s Anatomy, Veep, Parks and Recreation, or Superstore. His IMDB web page is overwhelmingly giant(opens in a brand new tab), so that you probably know him from one thing in addition to The Workplace. I definitely do, I simply did not know he was Chris Pine’s dad!

Anyway, Kinsey stated that “individuals have been so excited” to work with Pine on the set of The Workplace. “We have been just a little bit excited,” Fischer confirmed, and the 2 proceeded to sing Pine’s praises.

“To start with, he is a beautiful, pretty individual and was so good to everybody,” Kinsey stated. “However there have been a couple of people excited that Chris Pine’s dad was there.”

“It is true,” Fischer stated. “Though Robert Pine is like an extremely profitable actor in his personal proper.” 

Sadly, the 2 did not share which solid members have been Group Chris Pine, but when I needed to guess, I would say Mindy Kaling was most likely dwelling for this cameo.

Is Chris Pine a fan of The Workplace? Does he think about himself and Jim Halpert brothers in a way? I’ve so many questions.

Be sure you hearken to the complete podcast episode to listen to extra behind-the-scenes tales about filming the episode, “Niagara: Half 1.”

You possibly can stream episodes of The Workplace(opens in a brand new tab) on Peacock(opens in a brand new tab) and comply with together with the podcast each week on Earwolf(opens in a brand new tab)Apple Podcasts(opens in a brand new tab), or Stitcher(opens in a brand new tab).

Originally posted 2022-02-24 22:29:44.


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