Brian Baumgartner discovered fame on “The Office” — and a $1 million fortune on Cameo.
Baumgartner, 48, was comparatively unknown till he landed the function of bumbling accountant Kevin Malone on the US model of the hit sitcom “The Office,” which additionally starred Steve Carrell, John Krasinksi, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms and Bj Novak, amongst different now-beloved comedian actors to have labored on the long-running NBC sequence.
The present ended after 9 seasons in 2013, however that was only the start of Baumgartner’s career as Cameo’s “most bankable star,” so-dubbed in a recent Hollywood Reporter interview with the app’s founder and CEO, Steven Galanis.
The comic reportedly fees $195 for every personal message he delivers on the platform, which permits followers to pay celebrities and different public figures to report personal video messages for themselves or, extra usually, as presents for others.
And it’s no shock that he’d get pleasure from a big company clientele base — given his function on the workplace comedy — for whom he charges $2,500 for each video.
Speaking to the BBC this week, Baumgartner known as the gig “rewarding.”
“Here’s how I view Cameo: This is not about me, or about getting a message from me. I view it as an attempt from two people who want to make a connection.”
“They want to make a connection so they give this message from me because it brings them back to a moment that they shared together,” he defined, utilizing an instance of two individuals who as soon as watched “The Office” collectively utilizing his Cameo to reconnect.
“As long as I keep focused on that, and how much people seem to be enjoying it, then it’s been, actually very rewarding.”
Baumgartner additionally made an look on John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” final Sunday throughout a season-long bit during which the host had the magic energy to summon celebs with the snap of a finger.
“If this isn’t a Cameo, then just get the f- -k out of my phone,” Baumgartner informed Oliver.