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 43)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Celeste Ackelson (m. 2014); 1 child

Brian Baumgartner (born November 29, 1972) is an American film and television actor who is best known for his role as Kevin Malone in The Office.


Born in Atlanta, Georgia, best known for his portrayal of Kevin Malone in the hit television series "The Office", 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 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. 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.[1] He was also featured in NBA 2K13 on the all star celebrity team. He also made an appearance in Ingrid Michaelson's music video "Time Machine."


Year Film Role Notes
2001 Herman U.S.A. Roger Film debut
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 Shop Owner
Everwood Contractor
Jake in Progress Michael
2005–2013 The Office Kevin Malone Directed the eighth season episode "After Hours"
2006 Moosecock Paul Wood
2007 License to Wed Jim
2008 Four Christmases Eric
Celebrity Family Feud Himself Baumgartner took on the role of captain, he and his team (other The Office 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
2012 Astronaut: The Last Push
2012 Wilfred Hospital Orderly Episode 2.1 "Progress"
2013, 2015 Hot in Cleveland Claude 2 episodes
2013 Mike & Molly James, Molly's Union Rep. Episode 4.01 "Molly Unleashed"
2014 Criminal Minds Bill Harding Episode 9.22 "Fatal"
The Bridge Gary, Daniel Frye's AA sponsor Episode 2.1 "Yankee"
Episode 2.7 "Lamia"


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