Brian Baumgartner discovered fame on “The Workplace” — 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 Workplace,” 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 profession as Cameo’s “most bankable star,” so-dubbed in a latest Hollywood Reporter interview with the app’s founder and CEO, Steven Galanis.
The comic reportedly fees $195 for every private message he delivers on the platform, which permits followers to pay celebrities and different public figures to report private video messages for themselves or, extra typically, as presents for others.
And it’s no shock that he’d take pleasure in a big company clientele base — given his function on the office comedy — for whom he fees $2,500 for every video.
Talking to the BBC this week, Baumgartner known as the gig “rewarding.”
“Right here’s how I view Cameo: This isn’t about me, or about getting a message from me. I view it as an try from two individuals who wish to make a connection.”
“They wish to make a connection so they provide this message from me as a result of it brings them again to a second that they shared collectively,” he defined, utilizing an instance of two individuals who as soon as watched “The Workplace” collectively utilizing his Cameo to reconnect.
“So long as I hold centered on that, and the way a lot individuals appear to be having fun with it, then it’s been, truly very rewarding.”
Baumgartner additionally made an look on John Oliver’s “Final Week Tonight” final Sunday throughout a season-long bit by which the host had the magic energy to summon celebs with the snap of a finger.
“If this isn’t a Cameo, then simply get the f- -k out of my cellphone,” Baumgartner instructed Oliver.