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Andrew P. Buckley Jr.

(1965-02-13) February 13, 1965 (age 58)
Education Stanford University (BA)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Nancy Banks
Children 2

Andrew P. Buckley Jr. (born February 13, 1965) is an American actor and financial analyst best known for his role as David Wallace on the NBC comedy series The Office from 2006 to 2013.

Early life

Buckley was born in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of Barbara J. (King) and Andrew P. Buckley. He has two brothers and a sister. He attended Pine Crest School, where he graduated in 1983, and Stanford University, where he graduated in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in political science. He played golf on the Stanford Men's Golf Team. He later studied sketch comedy and improvisation at the Groundlings Theatre, working with comedians Melissa McCarthy and Dax Shepard.

Acting career

Early work

Buckley appeared in two 1997 music videos, "I'd Rather Ride Around with You" and "What if it's You", by American country-music artist Reba McEntire.

The Office

Buckley played David Wallace, embattled CFO and later CEO of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, in 37 episodes of The Office from 2006 to 2013. At the time of his initial appearance, he had been working as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, and had been cast specifically because of his familiarity with the world of corporate finance. He continued to work in the finance industry full-time during his recurring role on The Office.

Other work

In addition to The Office, Buckley has appeared in television series such as The League, CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, and Veep. In 2010, his bit in the film The Other Guys climaxed with a fall from an eighth-floor ledge. That year, he had another supporting role in the film Life as We Know It with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel.

As of 2011, Buckley was cast as Captain Correlli in the children's film Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. He played Rose Byrne's husband in the 2011 hit movie Bridesmaids, though his part was mostly cut out. He was cast as Ted Mercer, a happily married adoptive parent and plastic surgeon, in ABC Family's The Lying Game. In 2015, he appeared in a supporting role in the science fiction adventure film Jurassic World. In 2017, Buckley joined the cast of writer/director Chris Blake's indie horror film, All Light Will End, alongside Sarah Butler, John Schuck, and Sam Jones III.

In 2018 Buckley appeared with golfer Phil Mickelson in a commercial for Workday, Inc with Mickelson acting as his "Business Caddy" for important business decisions.

In 2020, Variety announced Buckley was joining the cast of the Chris Blake quarantine comedy, Distancing Socially. It would mark Buckley's second on-screen collaboration with the director. The film was shot at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, using remote technologies and the iPhone 11. The film was acquired and released by Cinedigm in October of 2021.



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Body Waves Buckley
1997 No Small Ways Lyle
1998 Running Woman Reporter #2
1999 The Big Day Eddie Also co-writer
2002 Grand Champion Frank Bloomer
2005 Blood Trail Andrew P. Buckley Direct to video
2009 ExTerminators Steven Cantor
2010 The Other Guys Don Beaman
2010 Life as We Know It George Dunn
2011 Bridesmaids Perry Harris
2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Captain Correlli
2013 The Heat Robin
2014 Ask Me Anything Mark Aubichon
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 Surveillance Audio Agent
2015 Jurassic World Scott Mitchell
2015 Brand New-U Friend Two
2015 Burning Bohdi Buck
2016 Tracktown Burt
2017 The House Craig
2017 Lady Bird Matt
2018 All Light Will End David
2018 The After Party Mr. Levine
2018 A Million Little Pieces Dr. Stevens
2019 Bombshell Gerson Zweifach
2020 Most Guys Are Losers Mark Berzins
2021 Distancing Socially Andy


Year Title Role Notes
1990 China Beach Chaplain Episode: "Juice"
1991 A Woman Named Jackie John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. Television miniseries
1992 Sinatra Actor Playing Prew Television miniseries
1993 Silk Stalkings Patrick Rose Episode: "Soul Kiss"
1996 Caroline in the City Rob Rothman Episode: "Caroline and the Gift"
1996 The Crew Justin Episode: "The Man We Love"
1996 The Single Guy Tom Conklin Episode: "Mounted Cop"
1997 Melrose Place Tony Episode: "Screams from a Marriage"
1997–1998 Pacific Blue Teddy Callaway 3 episodes
1998 Forever Love Jerry Television film
2000 Jack & Jill Wayne Episode: "When You Wish Upon a Car"
2000 The West Wing Mike Satchel Episode: "Let Bartlet Be Bartlet"
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jason Hendler Episode: "Who Are You?"
2001 The District Rupert Grimes Episode: "Vigilante"
2001 First Years Jack Mitchel Episode: "The First Thing You Do..."
2002 NYPD Blue Mike Episode: "Jealous Hearts"
2003 Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie FBI Agent Simms Television film
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Reporter #1 Episode: "King Baby"
2006–2013 The Office David Wallace 38 episodes (13 voice only)
2009 CSI: Miami Gary Archer Episode: "In Plane Sight"
2011–2013 The Lying Game Dr. Ted Mercer Main role
2012 Veep Ted Cullen 3 episodes
2013 Arrested Development Colonel Grimm Episode: "Off the Hook"
2013 Baby Daddy Professor Roger Shaw Episode: "Test Anxiety"
2013 The League Tony Thompson Episode: "The Credit Card Alert"
2014 Silicon Valley Carl Fleming Episode: "Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency"
2014 The Bridge Doc Orton Episode: "Eidolon"
2015–2017 Scorpion Richard Elia 7 episodes
2015 Battle Creek Steven Episode: "Old Flames"
2015 American Dad! Dr. Miller Episode: "American Fung"
2015 Odd Mom Out Andy Weber Series regular
2015 You're the Worst Russell Fleischer 2 episodes
2015–2016 Casual Paul Schmidt 6 episodes
2016 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Andy Episode: "Chardee MacDennis 2: Electric Boogaloo"
2016 Hit the Floor Andy 5 episodes
2017 Young and Hungry Matt Danon Recurring (Season 5)
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm FBI Agent Episode: "Foisted!"
2018 Will & Grace Hank Episode: "Staten Island Fairy"
2018 9-1-1 Kenny Episode: "A Whole New You"
2018–2019 Shameless Randy 5 episodes
2020 Avenue 5 Frank Kelly Recurring role, 9 episodes
2020 The Fugitive Principal Spitaro Main role, 5 episodes
2020 Dirty John Robert Munro 2 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Electra Woman and Dyna Girl Agent Dan Dixon
2022 Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? Uncle Marcus

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