SBO’s Interview with James Urbaniak

Filed under Interviews by Nette on 24-05-2009

Wasn’t the guy who played Rolf, Dwight’s best friend in Company Picnic, a dead on match for Dwight? Did you say to yourself, “I bet that actor could have played Dwight”? Well, it could have happened!

After the Season Five finale, we caught up with James Urbaniak, who played Rolf, and got his feedback about the episode, Rolf’s possible future, his work on the episode and a lot more!

ScrantonBranchOffice: Could you please tell our readers a little about yourself and how you got your start in “show biz”?

James Urbaniak: I was born and bred in New Jersey. After high school I spent a couple of years at a local community college called Brookdale where I took acting classes and did a ton of plays but never graduated. Around that time I also started taking part-time classes at a well-known acting school in New York called HB Studios. I studied with a great old character actor named William Hickey who plays the old mob boss in “Prizzi’s Honor”. I related to Hickey because he was a skinny character man like myself. He was full of showbiz stories; those classes were very entertaining.

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