Baumgartner in December 2007
|Born||November 29, 1972|
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Education||Southern Methodist University (BFA)|
Early life and career
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Baumgartner attended Holy Innocents' Episcopal School. He attended and graduated from The Westminster Schools in 1991, one year before his co-star on The Office Ed Helms graduated. During his time at The Westminster School, Baumgartner competed in competitive speech events, reaching the national finals his senior year. Between his junior and senior year of high school, Baumgartner also attended Northwestern University’s National High School Institute where he focused on theater. He later attended Southern Methodist University where he graduated in 1995, majoring in theater. He later moved to Los Angeles and served as Artistic Director of Hidden Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he received multiple awards for artistic and acting excellence. Later, Baumgartner performed regionally at the Guthrie Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Children's Theater Company, and Theatre de la Jeune Lune.
He has had roles on the television shows Jake in Progress, Arrested Development and Everwood. He played a talent scout on Last Comic Standing with his The Office co-star Kate Flannery, and starred with Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski in License to Wed. In June 2007, Baumgartner won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Broadband Program - Comedy, for his work on The Office: The Accountants webisodes. His co-stars Angela Kinsey and Oscar Nunez also shared the award. He also appeared in Ingrid Michaelson's music video for "Time Machine". Baumgartner is an accomplished golfer. In 2020, he hosted and executive produced An Oral History Of The Office, a podcast for Spotify that featured interviews with his The Office co-stars.
|2003||The Lyon's Den||Al Grissom||Episode: "The Fifth"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dog Man (uncredited)||Episode: "Fur and Loathing"|
|2005||Arrested Development||Frank Rica III||Episode: "Burning Love"|
|Jake in Progress||Michael||Episode: "Jake or the Fat Man"|
|Everwood||Contractor||Episode: "Good to Go"|
|2005–13||The Office||Kevin Malone||Main role (201 episodes). Directed the eighth season episode "After Hours"|
|2006||Moosecock||Paul Wood||Short film|
|2007||License to Wed||Jim|
|Celebrity Family Feud||Himself||Baumgartner played the captain, he and his team (other cast members) won and donated $50,000 to Children's Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania.|
|2009||Into Temptation||Fr. Ralph O'Brien|
|2010||House of Good and Evil||Bob Bradley|
|2011||Adventure Time||Georgy / Private in Movie (voices)||Episode: "Heat Signature"|
|2012||Astronaut: The Last Push||Bob Jansen|
|Wilfred||Hospital Orderly||Episode: "Progress"|
|2013, 2015||Hot in Cleveland||Claude||2 episodes|
|2013||Mike & Molly||James, Molly's Union Rep.||Episode: "Molly Unleashed"|
|2014||Criminal Minds||Bill Harding||Episode: "Fatal"|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Gordon Montlieff||Episode: "Thought Criminal"|
|The Bridge||Gary / Daniel Frye's AA sponsor||2 episodes|
|2015||Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn||Jo McCoy||Episode: "I Want Candace"|
|Melissa & Joey||Hank Jeffers||3 episodes|
|The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show||King Hotu Mat'u (voice)||Episode: "Hotu Mat'u"|
|Chicago Fire||Scott Powers||Episode: "That Day"|
|Ghostbusters: Answer the Call||Frank the Mercado Hotel guest||Cameo. Deleted from theatrical cut, only available on the extended cut.|
|The Goldbergs||Larry||Episode "George! George Glass!"|
|Scream Queens||Richard||Episode: "Warts and All"|
|2017||Life in Pieces||Dean the Airline Passenger||Episode: "Late Smuggling Dreambaby Voucher"|
|Disjointed||Krinkle the Clown||Episode: "Travissimo Private Reserve"|
|2019||Summer Camp Island||Storm Cloud / Additional voices||1 Episode|
|2020||My Boyfriend's Meds||Chase|
|2020||Home Movie: The Princess Bride||Fezzik|
|2020||Trash Truck||Walter||Web series|
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…actor Brian Baumgartner in 1972 (age 47)
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- Furlong, Lisa. "Hollywood's Top 100 Golfers". Golf Digest. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
- Pedersen, Erik (July 7, 2020). "'An Oral History Of The Office' Podcast Set With Host Brian Baumgartner – Hear The Trailer". Deadline. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
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