10 most underappreciated characters from The Office

THE OFFICE -- "Launch Party" Episode 3 -- Aired 10/11/2007 -- Pictured: (l-r) Oscar Nunez as Oscar Martinez, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone, Leslie David Baker as Stanley Hudson, Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor, Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin, Creed Bratton as Creed Bratton, and Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin (Photo by Justin Lubin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE OFFICE -- "Launch Party" Episode 3 -- Aired 10/11/2007 -- Pictured: (l-r) Oscar Nunez as Oscar Martinez, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone, Leslie David Baker as Stanley Hudson, Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor, Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin, Creed Bratton as Creed Bratton, and Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin (Photo by Justin Lubin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) /
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9. Robert California

So many great stars have appeared on the show in many different ways, but none hold a candle to what James Spader brought to the table. His character Robert California came on the scene at a rough time for Office fans, which may have soured any chances of him being revered the way he should be. Michael Scott had just left, and it was difficult getting used to Dunder Mifflin Scranton without its infamous manager. Despite the less than ideal timing, the mysterious and intimidating lizard king was arguably one of the most uniquely addictive personalities second only to Creed. While the well-executed Spader turn has some memorable moments, he never really got the appreciation he deserved.

10. Holly Flax

Academy-award nominee Amy Ryan has had some amazing roles in her career, but none of them compare to that of Holly Flax. She literally started from the bottom when she first arrived, replacing Toby of all people. But then she rose the ranks to take Michael’s heart and become his wife. Her tenure as The Office Queen didn’t last long as she was an escape route for Steve Carell to make his heart-wrenching exit, which is why some people may not hold her in the best regard. Despite the fact she kind of took Michael away from fans, her time on the show was filled with so many adorable and laugh-out-loud funny moments, and she did end up as half of one of TV’s favorite couples. Holly flax deserves a spot in The Office Hall of fame without question.