Stephen Collins -- whose Will Decker character captained the Enterprise in the first Star Trek movie until Admiral James T. Kirk elbowed him out of the way -- will on “The Office” play Walter Bernard, father of Andy.
Collins is apparently shooting his role right now.
SPOILER. Showrunner Paul Leiberstein has indicated we’ll learn in the season premiere who succeeds Robert California as Scranton branch manager. Leiberstein earlier indicated that the character permanently inheriting Michael Scott’s old office will be an established character promoted from within.
My guess is Andy, who was originally named Walter Bernard Jr. until Andy’s younger brother was assigned that name, did not invite his dad to Scranton because he lost the branch manager gig to Daryl Philbin.
Dee Wallace ("E.T.") plays Andy's mom; Josh Groban ("Crazy Stupid Love") plays Andy's brother.
New episodes of “The Office” return to NBC Sept. 22.
Find GMMR’s story on Collins here.
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