On a show full of scene-stealing supporting players, Creed Bratton may have been the scene-stealingest.
On NBC’s hit sitcom “The Office,” the frequently larcenous and always weird Creed Bratton could be counted on over nine seasons to never remember his co-workers’ names, to ask school children if they’d ever seen a foot with four toes, or to cultivate an “old-man” smell by sprouting mung beans in his desk.
He’s the guy who once (wisely) said, “Have you ever noticed you can only ooze two things: sexuality and pus?” And who (seemingly) confessed, “No one steals from Creed Bratton and gets away with it. The last person to do this disappeared. His name? Creed Bratton.”
In real life, Creed Bratton is none of those things. (Well, maybe. There was that time he was tripping on LSD and dropped trou while performing at the Fillmore in San Francisco. But that’s for another day.)
Before landing a job at Dunder Mifflin Paper Co., Bratton was an honest-to-god rock star, playing lead guitar for the hitmaking 1960s-70s psychedelic folk-rock band the Grass Roots (“Let’s Live for Today,” “Midnight Confessions”). He then segued into acting, with small parts on shows like “Eight is Enough” and movies like “Heart Like a Wheel.”
Now, with his “Office” days behind him, Bratton tours the country, bringing a blend of comedy and music to audiences everywhere. He was last in the Spokane area in 2015, when he took the stage at the Bartlett. On July 20, he’ll set up shop at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets will be $30.52 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through TicketsWest. Visit www.ticketswest.com or call (800) 325-SEAT. Find out more about Bratton at creedbratton.com/.
He’s still making music, by the way. Bratton just last week released his seventh-full length album, “While the Young Punks Dance.”