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Usually our boy is just appearing in shows as his charming-ass self, but he has had a handful of legitimate acting roles too. The first was a two-part character in Ally McBeal. Look how cute he is with Calista Flockhart!
Grobes has been animated on plenty of occasions, lending himself to bit parts in shows like American Dad and Robot Chicken. In 2009, he was immortalized in an episode of The Simpsons when Lisa and her new friend Juliet (Emily Blunt) obsess over his operatic jams. They also paint him as a knight in shining armor.
Tim and Eric
It's not all obvious, mainstream network TV for Joshy boy, however. The singer proved he can get extremely weird when he appeared on an episode of Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! in 2009, performing the terrifying hits of Tim Heidecker's sloppy character Casey. Easily the weirdest thing our boy has ever done.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks
British TV has like ten million comedy panel shows, and they all run the gamut from watchable to inspired. They also all feature The Mighty Boosh's comedy goth Noel Fielding. In other words, they're just weird enough to catch Josh Groban's sparkly eyes, so he's appeared on the pop-themed Never Mind the Buzzcocks on numerous occasions.
Once again proving he can play someone other than himself, Groban popped up in two episodes of the American edition of The Office. Here he played the role of Walter Bernard, Jr., brother of Andy Bernard (you wish, Ed Helms).
You want viral vids? You better believe our boy's got you covered. Josh Groban has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! plenty of times, including a cameo in the great "Fucking Matt Damon" song. Still, his best and most popular appearance was when he sang some of the best now-deleted Kanye West tweets, bringing them to life with his silky voice.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Proving he can plug in anywhere, the Grobes played himself in the 100th episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, appearing alongside Dee in a hilariously awkward press junket.
Muppets Most Wanted, the sequel to the recent Muppets reboot, was generally a disappointment, but it did have its moments. Unsurprisingly, one of its highlights came courtesy of J Grizzy, who appeared alongside Tina Fey as a gulag prison warden with dreams of singing.
Parks & Recreation
Most recently, Groban appeared in the last season of Parks & Recreation. The whole season was, rather annoyingly, set in the near future, but that did allow for some great jokes. For example, when Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle celebrate "Treat Yo Self" day at a special sushi restaurant. The menu's items are named after celebrities, and Groban orders the rolls named after himself. Damn you, delicious Josh Groban.
Fresh-faced and golden-voiced, Josh Groban is best known as the biggest opera star in the Starbucks CD section (rest in peace). He’s still plugging away at the whole music thing, with a new album called Stages set to arrive next month.
Honestly though, unless you’re looking for some soothing sounds for your SUV, who cares about Josh Groban’s music career? He’s way better as a budding comedic actor, and he’s got the cameos to prove it. From Ally McBeal to Tim and Eric, the dude has been around the programming block. Click through the gallery to relive some of our favourite Groban-related TV and movie memories.