Brian Baumgartner

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Brian Baumgartner
Baumgartner smiling
Baumgartner in December 2007
Born (1972-11-29) November 29, 1972 (age 50)
EducationSouthern Methodist University (BFA)
Occupation(s)Actor, director
Years active2001–present

Brian Baumgartner (born November 29, 1972)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for playing Kevin Malone, a character in the NBC sitcom The Office (2005–2013).

Early life and career[edit]

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.[2] During his time at The Westminster School, Baumgartner competed in competitive speech events, drama, 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 majored in theater and graduated in 1995. 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.[3]

Baumgartner has had roles on the television shows Jake in Progress, Arrested Development and Everwood. He served as a celebrity 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.[4] He also appeared in Ingrid Michaelson's music video for "Time Machine".[5] Baumgartner is an accomplished golfer.[6] 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.[7] In 2021, he hosted and executive produced a podcast for iHeart: The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner. This podcast features the full-length, in depth interviews with the cast and crew of The Office originally heard in An Oral History of The Office.[8]


Brian Baumgartner filmography
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 1 episode
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"
2005–2013 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
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show King Hotu Mat'u (voice) Episode: "Hotu Mat'u"
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.
Scream Queens Richard Episode: "Warts and All"
2016–2018 The Goldbergs Larry 2 episodes
2017 Hand of God Dr. Olonari 4 episodes
Life in Pieces Dean the Airline Passenger Episode: "Late Smuggling Dreambaby Voucher"
Good Behavior Patrick Donnelly 2 episodes
2018 Disjointed Krinkles Episode: "Travissimo Private Reserve"
2019 Summer Camp Island Storm Cloud / Additional voices Episode: "Cosmic Bupkiss"
2020 My Boyfriend's Meds Chase
Home Movie: The Princess Bride[9] Fezzik Episode: "Chapter Three: The Cliffs Of Insanity"
Sneakerheads Old Boss Episode: "Hustling Backwards"
2020–2021 Trash Truck Walter (voice) Web series
2021 Electric Jesus Skip Wick
Rumble Klonk (voice)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Himself


  1. ^ "UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 29, 2019". United Press International. November 29, 2019. Archived from the original on December 24, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2020. …actor Brian Baumgartner in 1972 (age 47)
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame - Westminster Schools".
  3. ^ "You are being redirected..." November 5, 2009.
  4. ^ 34th Annual Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards Archived December 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, from the Emmy Awards website
  5. ^ Horst Hatch, Megan (February 22, 2015). "Ingrid Michaelson shares star-filled music video for breakup song 'Time Machine'". axs. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  6. ^ Furlong, Lisa. "Hollywood's Top 100 Golfers". Golf Digest. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner". iHeart. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  9. ^ Starner, Nina (June 26, 2020). "Quibi just announced a Princess Bride remake you never expected to see". Retrieved June 26, 2020.

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