'The Office's' Brian Baumgartner Making $1 Million From Cameo App
The innovative app Cameo has been growing at an incredible pace and there is one breakout star: "Kevin Malone" from The Office! Star Brian Baumgartner has put a lot of time and effort into curating videos for his fans and it has paid off, literally!
An accountant from "Dunder Mifflin's" Scranton branch has to do some extra accounting now that his success on Cameo is skyrocketing! Hopefully, he doesn't use "Kelevin"!
The Office's Brian Baumgartner Making $1 Million On Cameo
The Cameo app has been reaching all avenues of pop culture and has come up with a creative way to have stars reach their fans directly. You can order personalized videos for friends as gifts or for yourself from megastars like Tom Felton, Snoop Dogg, Christopher Lloyd, Carole Baskin, Chris Harrison, Chris Hansen, and Dick Van Dyke!
Now in an interview on the New York Times Sway podcast, Cameo co-founder and CEO Steven Galanis explained how some creators on Cameo are putting in real effort to succeed. He explained "The person that did the most in revenue this year is Brian Baumgartner who is Kevin from The Office. He'll do over $1 million this year in bookings."
48-year-old Brian is most known for his hilarious character "Kevin Malone" who was an accountant that was not good at accounting but had a big heart and a snail-paced speech. His Cameo's have become super popular as he makes each very personalized, either staying in character, singing opera, or making fun skits! If you're lucky you can even catch one of his famous co-stars in one!
Galanis said, "He really takes a lot of pride in his craftsmanship of the videos. And I do think the quality of the Cameo is something that is really important to people. And he just is somebody that really takes it seriously and does a great job."
Each person who purchases a video on Cameo can leave a review for the creator so others are able to decide to pick that certain celebrity or not. Many high-profile celebrities charge hundreds even thousands for mere seconds of footage leaving buyers disappointed and losing future bookings left and right, while others treat them with great care and leave buyers coming back for more.
"He's reliable. He turns them around quickly. And the content is really funny," Steve said with pride. Apparently "comedians ten to do best" on the app.
Brian has continued to stay busy after The Office ended, even creating a fun podcast on Spotify called An Oral History of The Office where he has fun and intimate conversations with his former co-stars dishing on their favorite moments or best behind-the-scenes secrets.
"WUPHF.com" may have failed but "Kevin" sure has made great success outside of The Office!