Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthNovember 29, 1972
SpouseCeleste Ackelson
MarkOver emphasized acting style
FactGraduated from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas) with a BFA in acting in 1995.


Who is Brian Baumgartner?

Brian Baumgartner was born on 29 November 1972, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and is an actor, best known for being a part of the American adaptation of the television series “The Office”, in which he gained fame playing the character Kevin Malone. He’s also appeared in other popular television shows and films throughout his career.

The Riches of Brian Baumgartner?

How rich is Brian Baumgartner? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $6 million, earned through a successful career as an actor. He’s been active in the industry since 2001, and has also made many guest appearances in popular shows. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Brian grew up in Atlanta, where he attended the private Westminster School. It is a school which dates its history back to 1951 and is based in Atlanta. The school held the largest endowment of any non-boarding school in the United States back in 2008. It was the same school his future “The Office” co-star Ed Helms would matriculate from too. During his time there, he participated in competitive speech events.

Brian Baumgartner

After matriculating from high school, he then enrolled at Southern Methodist University (SMU), located in University Park, Texas, with two other satellite campuses in nearby locations. It was founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, though it later became non-sectarian in its teaching. According to reports, they have over 11,000 students from all 50 states and 83 countries. They have eight schools offering a variety of programs, including the Cox School of Business, the Guildhall, the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

Rise to Fame – The Office

After completing his education, Baumgartner moved to Los Angeles to start his acting career, but then went to Minneapolis, Minnesota to serve as the artistic director for Hidden Theatre. During his time there, he received multiple awards for his acting and artistic efforts. He continued working in theatrical projects, performing at the Guthrie Theatre, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. It was only a matter of time before he started to do on-screen work, and he became a guest in several shows, including “Arrested Development”, and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.

In 2005, he gained his biggest role in the show “The Office”, a sitcom which aired on NBC from 2005 to 2013, and is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The show follows the lives of employees in the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company and was filmed to simulate an actual documentary; it starred Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, James Spader, and many more. After a rough start, the show got its stride and gained widespread acclaim from television critics and viewers. It won numerous awards over the course of its run, including a Golden Globe, Peabody, Primetime Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Recent Projects

During his time in “The Office”, Brian won a Daytime Emmy Award alongside Angela Kinsey and Oscar Nunez for their work on the web episodes entitled “The Office: The Accountants”. After completing the show, he then went back to working as a guest or recurring character in several television shows, including “Mike & Molly”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and “The Bridge” a crime drama series starring Diana Kruger.

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He had a three episode role in “Melissa & Joey”, which is a sitcom starring Joey Lawrence and Melissa Joan Hart, which aired for four seasons, and follows the story of a local politician who hires a victim of a Ponzi scheme to look after her niece as well as her nephew. Other projects he had in the following year include “Chicago Fire”, “Scream Queens”, and “Life in Pieces”. In 2019, he voiced several characters in the Cartoon Network animated series called “Summer Camp Island”. The show follows two childhood best friends who are dropped off at a magical summer camp, and who experience numerous bizarre occurrences.

Personal Life and Social Media

For his personal life, it is known that Baumgartner married Celeste Ackelson in 2014 in a wedding which received a lot of coverage from the media; this was especially due to the fact that the wedding felt like a reunion of “The Office”, with many stars of the show attending as guests, including John Krasinsky and his wife Emily Blunt, Jenna Fischer, Oscar Nunez and Angela Kinsey. While the wedding received a lot of attention, he is known for keeping most of his personal life away from the spotlight, and not much has been heard of the couple since.

Similar to numerous actors, Brian is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Instagram on which he has over 500,000 followers, and uses the platform to share bits of his life, giving insight to his endeavors away from acting. He often spends time with family, going outdoors or heading to sports events – he loves meeting sports legends, and doing charity work during his free time. He also has an account on Twitter which has over 410,000 followers, and uses this platform to promote his projects, while also posting photos similar to those on his Instagram account.

General Info

Full NameBrian Baumgartner
Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthNovember 29, 1972
Height1.85 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Actor
EducationSouthern Methodist University, The Westminster Schools
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseCeleste Ackelson

Accomplishments

AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, TV Land Future Classic Award
MoviesOrdinary World, The Last Push, Into Temptation, Four Christmases, License to Wed, Moosecock, No. 6
TV ShowsThe Office, The Office: Subtle Sexuality, The Office: The Accountants

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Over emphasized acting style

Quotes

#Quote
1I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things.
2I come from straight theater.
3I had a Shiatsu dog for 12 years - we were different in size but he was certainly man's best friend, he was my little guy.
4Television is certainly a writers-led medium. They're the ones who are there, they're the ones that are conferencing or whatever, with directors coming and going.

Facts

#Fact
1Went to Westminister High School, in Atlanta, Georgia, with fellow The Office (2005) cast member, Ed Helms.
2Graduated from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas) with a BFA in acting in 1995.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Last Nightpost-productionEscott
Hand of God2017TV SeriesDr. Olonari
Chicago Fire2016TV SeriesScott Powers
Blunt Talk2016TV SeriesPrison guard
The Goldbergs2016TV SeriesLarry
Scream Queens2016TV SeriesRichard
Diagnosis Delicious2016TV MovieEd Paulson
Ghostbusters2016Frank (uncredited)
Ordinary World2016/IRupert
The Crossroads of History2016TV SeriesJohn Frederick Parker
Melissa & Joey2015TV SeriesHank Jeffers
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn2015TV SeriesJo McCoy
Hot in Cleveland2013-2015TV SeriesClaude
The Bridge2014TV SeriesGary
Rake2014TV SeriesGeorge Copley
Bad Teacher2014TV SeriesOfficer Edmund
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2014TV SeriesGordon Montlieff
Criminal Minds2014TV SeriesBill Harding
Charles, Your Hangover2014TV Mini-SeriesSonny
Maker Shack Agency2014TV SeriesPrincipal Downing
Mike & Molly2013TV SeriesMr. Wisney
The Office2005-2013TV SeriesKevin Malone
Wilfred2012TV SeriesOrderly #2
The Last Push2012Bob Jansen
Adventure Time2011TV SeriesGeorgy / Private in Movie
The Office: The Girl Next Door2011TV SeriesKevin Malone
The Office: The 3rd Floor2010TV SeriesKevin Malone
Dirty Girl2010Concierge (uncredited)
The Office: The Mentor2010TV SeriesKevin Malone
Into Temptation2009Fr. Ralph O'Brien
The Office: The Outburst2008TV SeriesKevin Malone
Four Christmases2008Eric
The Office: Kevin's Loan2008TV SeriesKevin Malone
License to Wed2007Jim
Smith and Mike on a Tuesday2007ShortBob
No. 62006ShortBoris
Moosecock2006ShortPaul Wood
The Office: The Accountants2006TV SeriesKevin Malone Kevin
Everwood2005TV SeriesContractor
Jake in Progress2005TV SeriesMichael
Arrested Development2005TV SeriesGun Vendor
LAX2004TV SeriesWes
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesDog Man
The Lyon's Den2003TV SeriesAl Grissom
Herman U.S.A.2001Roger

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Office2005-2012TV Series performer - 8 episodes

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Training for Tahoe 22012TV Movie executive producer
Training for Tahoe: Brian and His Famous Fans2011TV Movie executive producer
Golf Therapy: Life, Lessons & the Pursuit of Par2010TV Movie executive producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Office2012TV Series 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning Today2014TV SeriesHimself
2013 Hero Dog Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
Training for Tahoe 22012TV MovieHimself
Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament2012TV MovieHimself
Training for Tahoe: Brian and His Famous Fans2011TV MovieHimself
Golf Therapy: Life, Lessons & the Pursuit of Par2010TV MovieHimself
The Edge with Jake Sasseville2009TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Family Feud2008TV SeriesHimself
Today2008TV SeriesHimself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Last Comic Standing2008TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Talent Scout
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2007TV SeriesHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Infanity2006TV Series documentaryHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)
2008Future Classic AwardTV Land AwardsThe Office (2005)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Broadband Program - ComedyThe Office: The Accountants (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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