Leslie David Baker

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Leslie David Baker
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Baker in October 2007
Born (1958-02-19) February 19, 1958 (age 59)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Loyola University Chicago
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
Occupation Actor

Leslie David Baker (born February 19, 1958) is an American film and television actor. He is most known for his portrayal of Stanley Hudson in The Office, playing the role as a sassy, non-caring paper salesman. He also had several small roles in Scrubs and appeared on That '70s Show as a janitor after a Ted Nugent concert and played an office worker in several of OfficeMax's "Rubberband Man" series of advertisements. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and a M.S. in Human Services Administration from Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. He taught special education, grades K-8, while working on his masters. He was reluctant to move to Hollywood, as he thought it important to first attain financial security. He once played a police officer and a customer in a stereo store in Malcolm in the Middle and a security guard in Action. His favorite episodes of The Office are "Did I Stutter" and "Basketball".

In November 2011, Baker released his debut single, "2 Be Simple", with an accompanying music video.[1] Jen Chaney of The Washington Post wrote that the song is "destined to be the party anthem at all your yuletide throwdowns,"[2] while Cameron Mathews of Spinner described the hook as "infectious" and the lyrics as "totally [capturing] the daydreams of a middle-aged man in crisis."[3]

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Action Guard Episode: "Love Sucks"
2000, 2003 Malcolm in the Middle Cop / Customer 2 episodes
2001 Road to Redemption Tow Truck Driver
That '70s Show Janitor Episode: "Backstage Pass"
2001–2003 The Guardian Teddy Desica 3 episodes
2002 Just Shoot Me! Man Episode: "The Burning House"
2003 Scrubs Surgery Patient Episode: "My Interpretation"
2004 Line of Fire Large Man Episode: "The Best-Laid Plans"
2005 Elizabethtown Airport Security #2
2005–2013 The Office Stanley Hudson Main role; 201 episodes
2006 The Office: The Accountants Stanley Hudson Webisode
2008 Kevin's Loan Stanley Hudson Webisode
2012 The Life & Times of Tim Al Sharpton's College Roommate Episode: "The Smug Chiropractor"
2013 Key & Peele Benjamin Button Man 1 episode
2014 Marry Me Jake's Boss Episode: "Pilot"
2015 Austin & Ally Mr. Schxlumbraugh Episode: "Duos & Deception"
2015 The Exes Officer Wilson Episode: "Requiem for a Dream"
2017 Life in Pieces Gavin Episode: "Chef Rescue Negotiator Necklace"
2017 Fallen Stars Ron
2017 Raven's Home Principal Wentworth 2 episodes
2017 Puppy Dog Pals Frank Exposition/Rufus Voice Roles, Recurring
2018 The Happytime Murders Lt. Banning Filming

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