Published May 11, 2011
Warren Buffett is about to give a whole new meaning to being an “overqualified” job applicant.
According to published reports, the Oracle of Omaha is set to make a cameo on NBC’s hit comedy “The Office” as a potential replacement to Dunder Mifflin branch manager Michael Scott, who is played by Steve Carell.
Landing the job as manager at the fictional Scranton-based paper company would involve a considerable pay cut for Buffett, who is the third richest person in the world and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
It’s not clear if Buffett will be appearing as himself when he appears on Thursday’s night episode, which is titled “Search Committee.” He will be joined by big-name actors, including Jim Carey, Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett, Ray Romano and Kathy Bates.
Buffett is no stranger to acting roles as he appeared in last year’s "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" film, which grossed more than $130 million and was distributed by 20th Century Fox, which, like FOX Business, is owned by News Corp. (NWSA).