Interview with Creed Bratton of The Office and The Grass Roots at Niagara Falls Comic Con 2019

At Niagara Falls Comic Con 2019, The Convention Junkies sat down with the delightful Creed Bratton — known to many as the devious Dunder Mifflin Quality Assurance Director on NBC’s “The Office” — to reminisce about the show and discuss his wide-ranging acting and music career.

Creed Bratton (born William Charles Schneider on February 8th, 1943) is an American actor and musician — a former member of the band “The Grass Roots.” He played a fictional version of himself in the U.S. television series “The Office.” Confusion may arise from the fact that the character was played by and partially based on the musician of the same name. B.J. Novak has said that the actual Creed Bratton is exactly like the character he plays, except that the real Creed is a good-hearted and likable person, while his character has a very dark side to him.

“The Office” is an American television sitcom on NBC — adapted from the original BBC series of the same name — that aired 201 episodes over nine seasons from March 24th, 2005 to May 16th, 2013. It depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional ‘Dunder Mifflin’ Paper Company. To simulate the look of an actual documentary, “The Office” was filmed in a single-camera setup, without a studio audience or a laugh track. The show initially featured Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and B. J. Novak as the main cast, but other notable stars joined the ensemble cast during its run, including Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Craig Robinson, James Spader and Ellie Kemper. The series won a Peabody Award in 2006, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award for Carell’s performance and four Primetime Emmy Awards — including one for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2006.

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