One is a creepy relic who's had trouble with the law. The other is a character on The Office.
Creed Bratton: Quality Assurance Representative, The Office
Scott Stapp: Frontman, reunited rock band Creed
Bratton—Frequently forgets the names of his co-workers, calling Meredith “Mary Beth” or “the redhead.” When Jim announces his engagement to Pam, Creed congratulates him before
asking, “Which one is Pam?”
Stapp—Issued apology after Chicago concertgoers sued the band for a subpar performance in which Stapp bombed in front of 15,000 fans, rolled around on stage and forgot his own lyrics.
Bratton—“I’ve been involved in a number of cults, both as a leader and a follower. You have more fun as a follower. But you make more money as a leader.”
Stapp—“A lot of the songs have a sexuality to them, a vibe to them. ... I call it ‘sexy rock and roll.’”
Bratton—Blogs extensively on NBC.com. Example: “Boy do I have a story to tell. You know how I was keeping track of Michael’s safe combo? Well it finally came in handy.”
Stapp—More than 2,000 fans follow his frequent Twitter updates about where he is and how he’s feeling. Example: “Cloudy day in Nashville A perfect ‘somber’ day for introspection. I’m lighting some candles..writing some lyrics let you know how it goes :)”
Musical Glory Days:
Bratton—The real Creed Bratton (the actor behind the character of the same name) played guitar in 1960s band The Grass Roots, and he solos in deleted scenes of the “Booze Cruise” episode.
Stapp—1999 album Human Clay went platinum 11 times, and the band picked up a Grammy for Best Rock Song in 2000 for “With Arms Wide Open.”
Evidence of Impending Midlife Crisis:
Bratton—“Hey, bra. I’ve been meaning to ask you. Can we get some Red Bull for these things? Sometimes a guy’s gotta ride the bull. Am I right? Later, skater.”
Stapp—Stapp recently shaved his head, a mere 10 years after his foxy Jesus haircut went out of style.
Bratton—Operates a fake ID business for teenagers out of the trunk of his car, using a laminating machine he stole from the sheriff’s department.
Stapp—In 2005, became a spokesperson for NASCAR, performing Creed songs and our national anthem at the racetrack.