‘The Office’: Brian Baumgartner Shares One of the Last Photos Ever Taken on Set

Brian Baumgartner, who plays Kevin Malone in The Office, is releasing a book called Welcome to Dunder Mifflin in November 2021. The Office actor recently teased the book on Twitter by sharing an emotionally-charged photo — just one of the hundreds of behind-the-scenes images. See one of the last photos taken on the set of The Office, plus fan’s reaction to the emotional shot.

Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone, Jake Lacy as Pete, Paul Lieberstein as Toby Flenderson, Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Vance, Craig Robinson as Darryl Philbin, Ellie Kemper as Erin Hannon, Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer, Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, Leslie David Baker as Stanley Hudson in one of the final photos from the set of 'The Office'
Brian Baumgartner, Jake Lacy, Paul Lieberstein, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Kate Flannery, Ed Helms, and Leslie David Baker | Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Brian Baumgarter’s new book ‘Welcome to Dunder Mifflin’ drops Nov. 16, 2021

Baumgartner, producer Ben Silverman, and showrunner Greg Daniels wrote Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office. The book, which will release on Nov. 16, will take fans behind the scenes of The Office to hear stories from the cast and crew.

“This book is full of the memories and stories of the cast and crew and how we all found our way to each other, from everyone’s point of view,” says Daniels. The Office cast members like Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Amy Ryan, Craig Robinson, and more come together to relive their favorite memories from the comedy series. 

‘Welcome to Dunder Mifflin’ features behind-the-scenes photos of ‘The Office’

Chris Haston served as the key photographer on the set of The OfficeAside from meeting his girlfriend Kate Flannery working on the show, Haston captured some of the most memorable photos behind the scenes, hundreds of which are in Baumgartner’s book. 

During his interview with Baumgartner on The Office Deep Dive podcast, Haston talks about some of the most memorable behind-the-scenes photos from the show. “That sign was so bright, which was the joke,” Haston says while describing a photo of Carell’s Michael Scott sitting in the glow of the Saint Paulie’s girl sign from “The Dinner Party” episode — one of Haston’s favorites. 

“[That was] one of the most unforgettable nights of my life,” the photog continues. “My whole shirt was wet from laughing so hard.” 

‘The Office’ finale: Pam’s final talking head captured in a photo

Baumgartner shared another photograph the duo discussed on the podcast to his Twitter account. “I talked to Chris Haston about never before seen photos (like this one) that appear in my new book Welcome to Dunder Mifflin,” he tweeted to promote the episode. 

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Haston describes the photo above during his time on the podcast. “The very last shot we [filmed] was Pam’s talking head…” Haston recalls. “I was outside of the conference room, and I have [this] photograph of everyone silhouetted watching that final talking head through the window of the conference room.” 

The image moved many fans. “Brian, even after The Office has ended, you guys still bless us with a lot of new content!” a fan replied to Baumgartner’s tweet. “It’s just nice to feel like the people you now consider family still connect with you…even after.”

‘The Office’ podcasts from Brian Baumgartner 

Baumgartner has two podcasts for those Office fans looking for more behind-the-scenes content: The Office Deep Dive and An Oral History of The Office. In each episode, the actor takes listeners through in-depth interviews with his fellow cast and crew from the show. Both are available wherever you find podcasts.