Remember Kevin Malone in the American adaptation of The Office? Well, this amazing character was played by Brian Baumgartner, and here is everything you need to know about him.
Brian was born on November 29, 1972, in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School and The Westminster Schools, which he graduated from in 1992. He is also a graduate of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.
Originally he wanted to pursue a sports career, but his dreams were shattered by a serious injury and surgery at the age of 13. As fate would have it, fate sent him into acting.
He started acting in high school and performed in school plays; after middle school, he even attended the cherub program at Northwestern University.
Not many people know Brian as a director, but interestingly enough, Baumgartner served as artistic director of the Hidden Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and received many awards for his outstanding work not only as a director but also as an actor. He has also performed at several other theaters, including the Guthrie Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Berkeley Repertoire Theater, and the Children’s Theater Company.
Before he starred in The Office alongside Kate Flannery, he played in Everwood, Arrested Development, Jake in Progress, and Last Comic Standing. He also starred in the 2007 American romantic comedy film License to Wed alongside Mandy Moore, Robin Williams, and John Krasinski. In the same year, Baumgartner won a Daytime Emmy Award for his film The Office: Accountant Webisodes.
He also starred in NBA 2K13 – All-Star Celebrity Team alongside other celebrities such as Bow Wow, Justin Bieber, Mac Miller, Wale, Sean Kingston, JB Smoove, Meek Mill, Pauly D, and Vinny.
Baumgartner is an accomplished golfer who also enjoys watching and talking about football.
Awards And Nominations
In 2006 Brian was nominated for and won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
While he was nominated the following year (2007) and won the same award, the following year he was again nominated for the same award but could not take the award home with him. Subsequently, Brian was nominated for the award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2102. But the honor only stopped with the nomination, he did not pocket the award.
Brian has a net worth of 6 million dollars, which he earned mainly through his acting career.
Brian Baumgartner’s Wife
The man married Celeste Ackelson in April 2014 and the two have remained together ever since. The couple tied the knot in a ceremony that took place in the backyard of the star in LA, the reception took place at the Wilshire Country Club.
Baumgartner and Celeste welcomed a daughter Brylee Bea Baumgartner the following year. The office actor went to his Instagram page and announced the arrival of his bundle of joy with a photo and caption expressing his feelings for the newborn; he described the baby as his latest 9-month-old project.
His Weight Loss
After The Office ended in 2014, fans began to notice that Brian Baumgartner may have lost considerable weight. Some said he had lost up to 100 pounds, while others believed he had only lost about 50 pounds.
There were also several explanations from different sides as to why the weight loss took place. While some explained that it was possible that the producers of the show asked Baumgartner to maintain his height until the end of the show, others pointed to his wedding as a possible reason for losing weight to look good on his wedding day.
His weight loss could also be due to his dietary changes since he moved to L.A. According to Baumgartner, it is easy for him to find good food in the city. He also revealed that he now makes sure that his meals are prepared from simple, farm-fresh ingredients.
What Happened To His Teeth?
The actor’s teeth are one of the things people want to know about him, as it is widely believed that there is something wrong with them. If you’re one of those people wondering what happened to Brian’s teeth, here’s your answer:
There’s really nothing wrong with his teeth. Yes, Mr. Brian has a full and complete set of front teeth, contrary to what many people think.
Quick Facts About Brian Baumgartner
Full Name: Brian Bruce Baumgartner
Date of Birth: November 29, 1972
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 1.85 m
Net Worth: $6 million
Education: Southern Methodist University, The Westminster Schools
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Celeste Ackelson
Children: 1 (Brylee Bea Baumgartner)