Emmy Award winner James Spader will be joining the regular cast of NBC’s “The Office” this Fall.
Spader, best known for his roles in “Boston Legal” and “The Practice,” will play the CEO Robert California of Sabre, the parent company of Dunder Mifflin on “The Office.”
“James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior,” said Paul Lieberstein, one of the series’ executive producers and a series regular. “He’ll have been hired over the summer as the new manager, but within hours, got himself promoted. Within days, he took over the company. James has an energy that is completely his own, and ‘The Office’ has no tools for dealing with this guy. We’re thrilled he’s joining our cast.”
“The Office” returns Thursday, September 22, with the Season 8 premiere at 9/8c on NBC.