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The Cameraman visible on the right side of the screen

The Camera Man is a member of the documentary crew who follows the everyday workings of Dunder Mifflin employees. The camera crew is an acknowledged part of the show, breaking the fourth wall. The crew is rarely talked about and only occasionally seen in the show, but they are talked to whenever an office member is being interviewed. Characters frequently look to the camera as if to share silent thoughts with the cameraman.

The cameraman sometimes participates in the story rather than being an observer, such as in "Email Surveillance". Other times, the cameraman's participation is inadvertent, such as in "Branch Wars". See details below.

The cameraman has spoken once in a deleted scene of "The Surplus" where Andy is cleaning his shoe and the cameraman says “Mose” to bring his attention to Mose, who is standing in the background watching him.

Characters who are not part of the main cast sometimes react in surprise to the camera crew, such as in the episode "Money", in which Michael's new boss thinks they are a crew documenting the exploitation of workers. Sometimes people ignore the cameras along with everyone else, such as in numerous sales calls where the customer is seemingly not perturbed by the presence of a camera crew.

Notable appearances

  • In "Email Surveillance", Pam asks the cameraman to let her know if he sees anything that would suggest a relationship between Dwight and Angela, and later in the episode, the cameraman alerts her to Dwight eating the same candy bar that Angela had earlier bought two of.
  • In "Cocktails", Rachel Wallace nearly bumps into the cameraman while trying to escape an awkward situation after being introduced to Michael and Jan.
  • In "Dunder Mifflin Infinity", Michael opens the car door to help the cameraman escape the sinking car.
  • In "Branch Wars", the cameraman is responsible for getting Jim caught hiding from Karen in a car, prompting Jim to mouth the words "Come on, man!" to him.
  • In "Night Out", the cameraman tips off Michael that the woman at the club with whom he had been flirting is now chatting up somebody else.
  • In a deleted scene from "Did I Stutter?", Pam asks the cameraman to unfocus the camera to show the viewers what the world looks like to her.
  • In "Weight Loss," Part 1, Jim gets the cameraman to leave Pam's dorm by tricking him into looking at Pam's art.
  • At the beginning of "Stress Relief," Kevin knocks over the cameraman trying to escape from the burning office.