Nick Offerman

A master of eliciting raucous laughter with a minimum of facial expression, Nick Offerman rose to fame as the mustachioed, government-hating bureaucrat Ron Swanson on the comedy "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-15). The jaw-clenched character with the sarcastic deadpan on the critically acclaimed series was Offerman's ticket to fame, which had eluded him for many years that he had spent guest-starring on numerous hit television sitcoms including "The King of Queens" (CBS, 1998-2007) and "George Lopez" (ABC, 2002-07). Offerman often collaborated with real-life wife Megan Mullally, who had famously made her impact playing the martini-swilling, sharp-tongued Karen Walker on "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006; 2017- ). True to his earlier career as an actor on Chicago's thriving theater scene, Offerman continued to make unconventional choices after "Parks and Recreation" ended, preferring to work on stage, write books and appear in acclaimed indie films like "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" (2015) and "The Little Hours" (2017) rather than merely headline another sitcom. And throughout his acting career, he maintained a serious second career in woodworking and boat building, owning and operating Offerman Woodshop in Los Angeles. Like his famous spouse, Offerman's sardonic sense of humor earned him a scene-stealing reputation within comedy circles and a long career playing offbeat characters that explored humor in the most unexpected of ways.