11 May 2011

Buffett to appear in TV comedy series finale

1:57 pm on 11 May 2011

US billionaire and philanthropist Warren Buffett is to feature in the season finale of the US version of The Office.

According to the trade paper Variety, Mr Buffett, 80, will make a cameo in Thursday's episode.

The Berkshire Hathaway chairman will be seen interviewing for the job of office manager as a replacement for Michael Scott, the character Steve Carell played until last month.

The BBC reports he follows Jim Carrey and Ricky Gervais in making a cameo appearance.

Carell last year announced he was leaving the show to spend more time with his children.

He has starred in the US version of the series since its launch in 2005.