Brian Baumgartner (born November 29, 1972) is an Emmy Award-winning American film and television actor who played Kevin Malone in The Office.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Baumgartner attended Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, he attended and graduated high school at The Westminster Schools (before future Office co-star Ed Helms in 1992). He then attended SMU before moving to Los Angeles and served as Artistic Director of Hidden Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he received multiple awards for artistic and acting excellence. In addition, Baumgartner performed regionally at the Guthrie Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Children's Theater Company, and Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Baumgartner studied acting at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. His television roles are in Jake in Progress, Arrested Development and Everwood. He also acted as a talent scout on Last Comic Standing with his Office co-star Kate Flannery. He appears in the romantic comedy feature film License to Wed opposite Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, and Office co-star John Krasinski. In June 2007, Baumgartner won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Broadband Program - Comedy, for his work on The Office: Accountants webisodes. His co-stars Angela Kinsey and Oscar Nunez also shared the award. He was also featured in NBA 2K13 on the all star celebrity team.