Brian Bruce Baumgartner was born on 29 November 1972, in Atlanta, Georgia to American parents. He is currently a popular TV actor and producer, widely acclaimed for his portrayal of Kevin Malone in the hit TV series, “The Office”. He is also known for his roles in other TV series like “Jake in Progress”, “Arrested Development”, and “Everwood”.
With all his appearances on TV, just how rich is Brian Baumgartner? His numerous roles in TV series through the years have allowed him to acquire a net worth estimated by sources at $6 million over his 15-year career to early 2016.
Brian Baumgartner Net Worth $6 Million
His early education was in Holy Innocents Episcopal School, then at Westminster High School. in his adolescent years. (Fellow “Office” cast member, Ed Helms also attended Westminster.) He briefly attended Southern Methodist University in 1995, before he moved to Los Angeles. He graduated with a BFA in acting from the school, then he served as the Artistic Director of the Hidden Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and it was in this position where his acting talents were on full display and he garnered numerous accolades and recognition. He was also quite active at this time as he was a regular performer in the Guthrie Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Theater de la Jeune Lune, and Children’s Theater. It was during this period that Baumgartner honed his acting skills with his numerous appearances, and it would not be long before his TV his career would take off. His net worth had started to build.
His most notable role in a full-length film is a part in the 2007 romantic comedy, “License To Wed”. He appears in the movie along with notable stars, Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and fellow “Office” star John Krasinski. He also appeared in “Four Christmases” in 2008. However, it is still his role in the mockumentary, “The Office” that Baumgarnter is best known for. The role rewarded him with a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Broadband Program in Comedy. His net worth benefited from all these appearances.
When “The Office” ended in 2013, Baumgartner continued to appear on TV in guest appearances on shows like “Hot in Cleveland” and “Mike & Molly”. His image and likeness were also used in the NBA 2K13 video game where he plays on the celebrity all star team. Baumgartner has also recently lent his talents and appeared in the music video, “Time Machine by Ingrid Michaelson”. Again, all added steadily to his net worth.
Baumgartner also recently appeared as a talent scout on the TV show, “Last Comic Standing” alongside his “Office” co-star Kate Flannery.
Because of his background in theater, Baumgartner is well-known for his over-the-top acting style. It is this over emphasis on style that has made him a very famous and beloved comedian. He is also well-known for a love of life and sometimes being childish and not too serious.
In his personal life, Brian Baumgartner married Celeste Ackelson in 2014; they have a daughter, and currently reside in Los Angeles and Hilton Head.
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