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For me, it is about creating a career – I’m very interested in the sports side and want to continue to do more stuff in that. But ultimately, what I consider myself to be is an actor, and the more variety I can play will continue to round me out.

Brian Baumgartner

For me, it was a lot of hard work doing theater eight nights a week around the country, going from job to job.

Brian Baumgartner

I come from straight theater.

Brian Baumgartner

I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things.

Brian Baumgartner

I had a shih tzu dog for 12 years – we were different in size but he was certainly man’s best friend, he was my little guy.

Brian Baumgartner

I moved to Los Angeles, and ‘The Office’ became successful, and the charity/cocktail party circuit is really not my scene. But I played golf, and I started getting invited to charity golf events, and I just fell in love with the game ten-fold, and at a lot of these events, there were athletes.

Brian Baumgartner

It was really tough as a kid going to a Braves game. It was a guaranteed loss. You’re looking at 100 losses a year. I was a huge baseball fan, played it for quite a while. But when ’91 happened, with Smoltz and Glavine, it turned around, and I will say it made it pretty sweet.

Brian Baumgartner

Television is certainly a writers-led medium. They’re the ones who are there, they’re the ones that are conferencing or whatever, with directors coming and going.

Brian Baumgartner

The show is called ‘The Office,’ and while it focuses on the people, the architecture of the space is very important.

Brian Baumgartner

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