The Office’s Baha’i Connection

It is quite possible that you are not familiar with the hit NBC sitcom “The Office”. It is also possible that you are a big fan of the show. But most likely you have no idea that one of the main (and arguably the funniest) characters is a Baha’i.

rainn wilson.pngRainn Wilson (that’s him on the left) plays the role of Dwain Schrute. Wilson has also appeared in several big budget movies: Sahara, My Super Ex-Girlfriend as well as other well known US tv shows such as CSI and Six Feet Under.

Rainn grew up in a Baha’i family in Seattle. When he was 16, both his parents started working at the US Baha’i National Center so the whole family moved to Chicago. Rainn then moved back to the West coast to attend the University of Washington where he studied Drama.

Tune in and catch Rainn’s performance. It is only second to the inimitable Steve Carrel. If you enjoy dry British-style humour, it will have you rolling on the floor laughing.

Oh, and if you happen to live where they don’t broadcast it, you can watch it thanks to the magical tubes of the interweb:

The Office episodes (US version)