Dr. Ben Brieger is an Austin-based ER doctor who served as the model for Dr. Krieger. Behind the Scenes Ben is close friends with Adam Reed - the two went to college together at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Krieger borrows his appearance, his profession and most of his name from Ben Brieger.
Candi McElhannon is an Atlanta-based antiques dealer who served as the model for Pam Poovey. Behind the Scenes Candi had botox in effect at the time of her inaugural photography, making modelling troublesome. Candi is friends with Amber Nash, Pam's voice actor.
Kathleen Cohen is an Atlanta based actress who served as the model for Malory Archer. Matt Thompson exaggerated Kathleen's features for Malory to give her a more extreme, "Pissed off" appearance/demeanor. Matt considered using Malory's voice actor, Jessica Walter, but thought this was abuse of her time. He later rethought that in hindsight.