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Andrew Patrick "Andy" Buckley Jr. plays David Wallace, the CFO of Dunder Mifflin.

Andy Buckley had given up acting and gone on to a career in finance as a stock broker for Merrill Lynch. The Office casting director Allison Jones remembered him and convinced him to return to acting to play the role of David Wallace. He still works full-time as a stock broker; his recurring role on The Office is merely a side job. Buckley's co-workers are reportedly very supportive of his dual career.

Early life

Buckley was born in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of Barbara J. (King) and Andrew P. Buckley. He has two brothers, Fred and Bradford, and a sister, Barbara (Bonnie). He attended Pine Crest School, where he graduated in 1983, and Stanford University, where he graduated in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in political science. He played golf on the Stanford Men's Golf Team. He later studied sketch comedy and improvisation at the Groundlings Theatre, working with comedians Melissa McCarthy and Dax Shepard.

Acting career

Early work

Buckley appeared in two 1997 music videos, "I'd Rather Ride Around with You" and "What if it's You", by American country-music artist Reba McEntire.

The Office

Buckley played David Wallace, embattled CFO and later CEO of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, in 37 episodes of The Office from 2006 to 2013.

When he got the role, Buckley assumed he might come back once or twice a year, not realizing that he would become a recurring character.[1]

After the show ended, he is still occasionally recognized in public, sometimes with a shout of "Suck it!", which usually perplexes the others around him.[1]

Other work

In addition to The Office, Buckley has appeared in television series such as The LeagueCSI: MiamiNYPD BlueThe West Wing, and Veep. In 2010, his bit in the film The Other Guys climaxed with a fall from an eighth-floor ledge. That year, he had another supporting role in the film Life as We Know It with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel.

As of 2011, Buckley was cast as Captain Correlli in the children's film Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. He played Rose Byrne's husband in the 2011 hit movie Bridesmaids, though his part was mostly cut out. He was cast as Ted Mercer, a happily married adoptive parent and plastic surgeon, in ABC Family's The Lying Game. In 2015, he appeared in a supporting role in the science fiction adventure film Jurassic World. Buckley joined the cast of writer/director Chris Blake's indie horror film, All Light Will End, alongside Sarah Butler, John Schuck, and Sam Jones III.

Appearances

Public appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kinsey, Angela and Jenna Fischer, Office Ladies: Valentine's Day with Andy Buckley podcast
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