Leslie David Baker
|Leslie David Baker|
Baker in October 2007
February 19, 1958 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Loyola University Chicago
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
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. Jen Chaney of The Washington Post wrote that the song is "destined to be the party anthem at all your yuletide throwdowns," 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."
|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||Raven's Home||Principal Wentworth||2 episodes|
|2017||Puppy Dog Pals||Frank Exposition/Rufus||Voice Roles, Recurring|
|2018||The Happytime Murders||Lt. Banning||Filming|
- "Stanley From 'The Office', Pop Star? Leslie David Baker's '2 Be Simple' Music Video Surprises (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
- Chaney, Jen (29 November 2011). "Leslie David Baker, aka Stanley from 'The Office,' has made a music video". The Washington Post. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
- Mathews, Cameron (29 November 2011). "Stanley From 'The Office' (AKA Leslie David Baker) Releases Hot Music Video". Spinner. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
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