Brian Baumgartner is an American actor and director. In 2001, he made his cinematic debut in the film Herman U.S.A. He next had one-time roles in such television shows as The Lyon’s Den, Arrested Development, Jake in Progress, and Everwood. His breakthrough role was as Kevin Malone in the mockumentary sitcom The Office, which he starred in from 2005 to 2013. Simultaneously, the actor had performances in some films, including License to Wed, Four Christmases, Into Temptation, and Dirty Girl. He next made notable roles in such TV shows as The Bridge and Melissa & Joey, after which he appeared in the movie Ordinary World.