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Warren Buffett's Years Of Regional Theater Finally Starting Pay Off

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Last month, Warren Buffett received some devastating news- his beloved soap, All My Children, was getting the ax. The cancelation was difficult to take not only because Buffett has faithfully kept up with the characters, who felt more like friends, every day for the 50-odd years it's been on, but because as a struggling actor, it was the one gig he could count on. Over the years, Buffett has appeared on AMC a handful of times and with the pricks at ABC killing it off, it was unclear what he was gonna do. Show up to open casting calls? Take his clothes off for some producer looking to take advantage? Luckily, it appears as though we may not have to find out.

The Hollywood Reporter said that Mr. Buffett had joined the roster of guest stars planned for the “Office” finale, which NBC will show on May 19. That lineup includes Ricky Gervais, Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Will Arnett, Ray Romano and others better known for their comedy chops than their business acumen. Mr. Buffett is to play one of many characters seeking the vacated regional manager’s post at the Scranton, Pa., branch of the Dunder Mifflin paper company.

Clearly this has the trappings a big break moment.

[ArtsBeat via Dealbook]