His full name is Michael Gary Scott, as said in the episode "Double Date".He came from a relatively difficult childhood of loneliness, describing to Jan's child Astrid that she will be able to survive not having a father figure around because he was in that position as a child.However, on the BBC Radio 5 Live Film Review show, he stated in an interview that his time on the show would probably end after his contract ran out after Season 7.This was later confirmed on June 28, 2010, when Carell confirmed that the seventh season of the show was to be his last after his contract with NBC expired. His birthdate is March 15, 1964, as described in "Michael's Birthday" and "Dream Team".He was hired as a salesman at Dunder Mifflin in the 1990s, where he proved to be extremely effective.Dwight praised him in a deleted scene from "The Coup" for winning consecutive awards for best salesman.Michael Gary Scott is a fictional character in NBC's The Office, portrayed by Steve Carell and based on David Brent from the original British version of the program.
He also claims to be two-fifteenths Native American.
As a consequence of their reunion, Michael hires his nephew Luke as an intern for the office, but eventually confronts the incompetent and rude Luke and ends up spanking him in front of the office, leading Luke to burst into tears and quit.
In the episode "Take Your Daughter to Work Day", Michael makes the claim that he was a child star on a kids' show called Fundle Bundle; however, it becomes clear that he simply appeared on the show as one of many guest children who usually watched from home.
In January 2004, Variety reported Steve Carell of the popular Comedy Central program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, was in talks to play the role.
At the time, he was already committed to another NBC midseason replacement comedy, Come to Papa.