The Office is one of the most popular comedy television shows of all time. From 2005 through 2013, the series ran on NBC and more than 200 episodes were produced. While the show has not been produced in eight years, it continues to be popular with fans all over the world who enjoy streaming old episodes and constantly sharing their favorite The Office quotes. One of the main reasons the show was so popular was because it had a variety of great characters. There were some characters in particular that were very well received and adored by fans.

Michael Scott

The lead of the show for the first seven seasons of the series was Michael Scott, who was portrayed by Steve Carell. Michael Scott was well known for being the manager of the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch, which was the setting for the majority of scenes in the show. He was well known for being quirky, unpredictable, and emotional at times. However, he had a great relationship with his staff and formed lifelong bonds. His story largely ended in season 7 when he left Scranton to move to Denver with his new fiancée, Holly.

Jim Halpert

One of the most loved characters on the show was Jim Halpert who was portrayed by John Krasinski. Jim was well known for being a fun-loving member of the sales team. The first few seasons of Jim was watching him spend time with his love interest and receptionist Pam while also playing pranks on his co-worker Dwight. The series continued to see Jim grow and mature while taking on more leadership roles. He also eventually formed a romantic relationship with Pam and the two married and started their own family. Eventually, towards the end of the series, Jim opted to leave Dunder Mifflin to start his own sports marketing firm.

Dwight Schrute

One of the quirkiest characters on the show was Dwight Schrute, who was one of the best salesmen in the branch and often the butt of Jim’s jokes and pranks. Dwight was well known for his strong-minded attitude, work ethic, and expectations for the perfection of others in the office. He had multiple periods of leadership in the office, which came with mixed results. Outside the office, he was an avid outdoorsman and also ran his own beet farm with his cousin. During his time on the show, he started a relationship with Angela, the lead accountant in the branch. While this started out as a secret relationship, the two eventually became public and married. Dwight was portrayed by actor Rainn Wilson throughout the series.

Ryan Howard

A character that consistently had a volatile storyline in the show was Ryan Howard, who is portrayed by BJ Novak throughout the series. Ryan entered the show as a temp in the office but immediately was adored by office manager Michael. While working at Dunder Mifflin, Ryan eventually earned his MBA and received a major promotion to work for the corporate office in New York. Following a major blunder, Ryan was fired but eventually hired back for a low-level role in Scranton. Ryan was consistently looking into new schemes and had an on-and-off relationship with Kelly.

One of the main reasons that The Office continues to be so popular today is because of the great mix of characters. Anyone who watches the show is able to find a character or two that they identify with. These are some of the most popular characters in the show, which are also well known for providing fans with some very amazing and memorable quotes.