Brian Baumgartner

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Brian Baumgartner
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Baumgartner at the premiere of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, December 2007
Born (1972-11-29) November 29, 1972 (age 46)
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)Celeste Ackelson (m. 2014)

Brian Bruce Baumgartner (born November 29, 1972) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Kevin Malone in the American adaptation of The Office.


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. He attended Southern Methodist University 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. Later, 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.[citation needed]

His television roles are in 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.[1] He also appeared in Ingrid Michaelson's music video "Time Machine."[2] Baumgartner is an accomplished golfer.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Herman U.S.A. Roger
2003 The Lyon's Den Al Grissom Episode: "The Fifth"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dog Man (uncredited) Episode: "Fur and Loathing"
2004 LAX Wes
2005 Arrested Development Gun Vendor 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
2008 Four Christmases Eric
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
Dirty Girl Concierge
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
2016 Ordinary World Rupert
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"


  1. ^ 34th Annual Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards Archived December 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, from the Emmy Awards website
  2. ^ Horst Hatch, Megan (February 22, 2015). "Ingrid Michaelson shares star-filled music video for breakup song 'Time Machine'". axs. Retrieved July 2, 2017.

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