06/20/2013 12:02 pm ET

Sean Hayes' Craig Robinson Connection: Both Actors Were Friends In College (VIDEO)

It's a small world ... especially amongst piano majors.

In an interview with CBS' "The Talk," Sean Hayes -- who will star in NBC's new comedy "Sean Saves the World" this fall -- revealed that he and Craig Robinson of "The Office" were close friends in college.

"Actually, I was a piano major with Craig Robinson from 'The Office.'" he said. "Me and Craig were very close in college at Illinois State University ... It's so bizarre to see us out here now doing things."

In February, Hayes received an honorary doctorate degree from his Alma Mater.

As for Robinson, ISU says he "discovered his natural gift for comedy while cracking one-liners and imitating Richard Nixon' for his pals on campus."

Who knew piano degrees led to such successful careers?!

"Sean Saves The World" will air on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC in the fall.

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