Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Strabismus and "The Office"

The Office is one of my favorite television shows. It just never fails to make me laugh. One weird thing I've noticed about it, though, is that FOUR of the characters look like exotropes to me. How can four people on one show be strabismic? And why can't I find anything on google about any of these actors having strabismus? Maybe I'm just crazy and have lazy eye on the brain... Take a look for yourself and tell me what you think.

First up, Michael Scott, manager of Dunder Mifflin, played by Steve Carell:

Look at that eye!

Next up, Ryan Howard, played by B.J. Novak:

One eye on, one eye taking a break...

Next up, Kevin Malone, played by Brian Baumgartner:

Do you see it???

And finally, Stanley Hudson, played by Leslie David Baker:

So, am I crazy or not?


  1. Ryan is the only one with catchlights that are in different places on his pupils. I can't see Kevin's, but I'm thinking from watching so many episodes that he's a good candidate.

    Michael and Stanley, not so much. Catchlights look identical in both irises. But then, they might be pseudostrabismic strabismic ... who knows!

  2. Check out Tina Fey on 30 Rock, too.....

  3. Actually, it might be something to do with cameras and lighting on sets because there are lots of actors that seem to have the condition but likely font all have it.