7 Things We Learned About Steve Carell on Inside the Actors Studio

And one thing we learned about The Office's Michael Scott...

You may feel like you already know Steve Carell from his portrayal of the hapless Michael Scott on The Office, or the endearing 40-Year-Old Virgin in the Judd Apatow hit, but get ready to go deep with America's favorite funny man. Didn't know he was a mailman (who got lost on his first day...during Christmas)? Well, now you do.

Learn all that and so much more about The Big Short star, below. 

1.  He was a mailman.

Inside the Actors Studio
Steve Carell Got Lost His First Day as a Mailman
Between a flat tire and delivering mail out of the right side of his Toyota Corona, it wasn't a great day.

Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night will stop Steve the mailman. But getting lost sure will. (This reminds us of the time Michael Scott drove his car into the lake...)

2.  He played the fife in Revoluntionary War reenactments.


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Steve Carell's History with Civil War Reenactments
Known for playing "losers," Steve Carell reminisces on the time he fought and played the fife for the British.

Oh, to be one of those people stumbling out of a bar at in the wee hours of the morning only to see a red coat-wearing Steve Carell. Yes, that happened. Apparently in his days of Revolutionary War reenactments, the Union wasn't authentic enough for Steve and he switched sides to fight for the British. Hear all about his time as a red coat above. 

3.  His friendship with Stephen Colbert is the cutest.


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Steve Carell on Stephen Colbert: "He's The Best"
Steve Carell talks about his friendship with Colbert, and how 'The Late Show' host is under appreciated.

Steve and Stephen go way back — did you know that Stephen got Steve his Daily Show gig? Watch him wax poetic about his bestie and try not to say, "Aww!"

4.  He and James Lipton were both in 'Deep Throat'


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James Lipton and Steve Carell Were Both in 'Deep Throat?!'
Steve Carell makes maybe our favorite Inside the Actor's studio joke ever.

Just kidding! Find out what movie they both featured in above. We'll give you a few hints: witches, Will Farrell, and the '60s.

5.  His dating game consisted of talking about 'The Three Stooges.'


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Steve Carell on Identifying with Larry From The Three Stooges
Steve Carell explains his love of The Three Stooges comedy – and why it's a bad topic for dates.

So, he didn't have the strongest dating game...but guess who's laughing now? (To clarify that would be Steve Carell.) See him explain why Larry was the Stooge for him, above. 

6.  Paddling a fake canoe changed his life


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The Moment Steve Carell Fell for Acting: Paddling a Canoe
'The Office' star explains how paddling a canoe in his first grade Thanksgiving play changed his life forever.

Watch Steve explain why paddling a canoe in a first grade Thanksgiving play gave him the acting bug. 

7.  He's wiling to literally set himself on fire for comedy.


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Steve Carell Talks About Being Set on Fire During 'Bruce Almighty'
Steve Carell recalls the time he literally set his hair on fire for a role.

While filming Bruce Almighty, a scene required his head to light on fire and all the studio had on hand in case of emergency was a wet towel...terrifying. 

8.  Michael Scott just wanted to be loved.


Inside the Actors Studio
Steve Carell on Always Playing "Losers"
James Lipton asks 'The Office' star why he is drawn to playing those outside the mainstream.

Okay, not technically about Steve, but important nonetheless! The comedic star speaks out in defense of the "losers" he tends to portray. 

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