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Wilson says NBC passed on 'The Farm'

Wilson says NBC passed on 'The Farm'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Actor Rainn Wilson says he won't be starring in an "Office" spinoff set on a Pennsylvania beet farm after all.
Dwight Schrute has a sister?

Dwight Schrute has a sister?

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Actress Majandra Delfino is to play Dwight Schrute's younger sister in "The Farm," a spinoff of the Pennsylvania-set sitcom "The Office," EW.com reported.
People in the news

People in the news

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By United Press International
'Office' spinoff in the works

'Office' spinoff in the works

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- NBC is developing a spinoff of the U.S. sitcom "The Office," starring Rainn Wilson, television industry insiders told E! News.

Actor Wilson drops William Morris

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Actor Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute on the U.S. TV series "The Office," has a new representation group, an industry source says.
Rainn Wilson to be TCM guest programmer

Rainn Wilson to be TCM guest programmer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies says it has chosen U.S. actor Rainn Wilson to be the channel's guest programmer for October.
Wilson: 'Rocker' has John Hughes feel

Wilson: 'Rocker' has John Hughes feel

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Actor Rainn Wilson says his upcoming movie "The Rocker" is reminiscent of the family-friendly works of Hollywood director John Hughes.
'Office' star cast in 'Transformers 2'

'Office' star cast in 'Transformers 2'

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- U.S. television actor Rainn Wilson said he has signed on for a small role in the movie "Transformers 2."
Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Organizers of Film Independent's 2008 Spirit Awards said dozens of Hollywood's biggest stars are planning to attend the upcoming show in Santa Monica, Calif.

'Office' convention planned in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Fanatical fans of Pam, Michael, Dwight and Jim are expected to descend on Scranton, Pa., this month for "The Office Convention."

Rainn, Kanye face off at Emmys

LOS ANGELES , Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood comedian Rainn Wilson and Grammy Award-winning rapper Kanye West had a little singing competition at the Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles.

'Office' star craves diversity in roles

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- Rainn Wilson says he tries to avoid being typecast by choosing film roles that differ from the iconic weirdo he plays on the U.S. sitcom, "The Office."

Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 sidekicks

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- Entertainment Weekly has released its list of the 50 greatest sidekicks, including Ed McMahon, Chewbacca, Ethel Mertz and Samwise Gamgee.
Wiki

Dwight Kurt Schrute is a fictional character on NBC's The Office portrayed by Rainn Wilson. His counterpart in the original UK version of The Office is Gareth Keenan. Dwight is the top salesman for the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company and has won numerous awards for his successes, despite lacking social skills and common sense. Additionally, despite his personal dislike of Jim Halpert, the two have been shown to be a very effective sales team. Dwight's ability as a salesman, though, has rarely commanded the respect of his peers or led to higher levels of professional success. He is a physically imposing man at 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 m) with little, if any, sense of humor.

In an episode commentary on the season-one DVD, Wilson refers to Dwight as a "fascist nerd". In a featurette on the season-three DVD, Wilson describes Dwight as "someone who does not hate the system, but has a deep and abiding love for it".

Dwight is a former volunteer sheriff. He has been trained in the art of surveillance. He enjoys Battlestar Galactica, the Harry Potter franchise, The Lord of the Rings, The Crow, Star Wars, Lost and 24. Dwight lives on his family's 60-acre (240,000 m2) beet farm, in a nine bedroom farmhouse (with one bathroom), with his cousin Mose (played by producer/writer Michael Schur), where they grow table beets. Dwight also likes paintball and Karate and many weapons. Not much is revealed about Dwight's parents except that his father used to take him hunting, and also that his father battled cancer. Dwight once mentioned that his grandfather fought in WWII and ended up in an Allied Prison Camp.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Dwight Schrute."
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