Nick Offerman
American actor
Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman is an American actor best known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the acclaimed NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. He is also a skilled woodworker.
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Celebs Share Their First Date Horror Stories And They're Beyond Awkward
Huffington Post - 4 days
You don’t know a bad first date until you’ve had dinner with a cheek-licker. Just ask Connie Britton.  In the Vanity Fair video above, Britton and other celebs including John Legend and Nick Offerman share their worst first date stories. Britton’s anecdote is particularly bad:  “There was this guy I met who described himself as a sheik from somewhere,” the “Friday Night Lights” star explains. “He ended the night by like, trying to kiss me but then he licked my cheek, so I call him the sheik cheek licker.” Ew. We feel confident in assuming there was no second date. Watch the clip above for more awkward first date stories.  The HuffPost Lifestyle newsletter will make you happier and healthier, one email at a time. Sign up here. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Stories + articlesList=55c8fb6fe4b0923c12bdbe2b,5842a89fe4b0c68e04810e36,58189207e4b0990edc335c75,56b0595ce4b0b8d7c230734b -- This feed and its contents are the ...
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The IMDb files: Nick Offerman found his groove with 'Parks and Recreation' and has been busy ever since
LATimes - 22 days
Nick Offerman has been working as an actor for two decades, but the Illinois native, 46, didn’t quite find his groove until he was cast on the NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation.”  His role as stoic, wise parks director Ron Swanson struck a chord with viewers, cementing Offerman as a beloved...
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Nick Offerman Recites The Most Moving Poem About Firewood You'll Ever Hear
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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This audiobook has a 166-person cast, including Nick Offerman and Susan Sarandon
NPR - about 1 month
George Saunders, a master of the short story, has written his first novel. The audiobook promises to be a star-studded spectacle.
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Watch Nick Offerman react to the nonsense gadgets of CES 2017
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Here in the cavernous halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the suites of the city's most opulent hotels and casinos, we see a lot of gadgets that spring up out of nowhere as fast as they fade into obscurity. As part of a promotional campaign for his American Greetings brand of greeting cards, Parks and Recreations star Nick Offerman came to Vegas to opine about the pitfalls of modern technology.
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Serena Williams trolls fans with a taco engagement ring
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Serena Williams is going to fit in just fine with her new Reddit family. The tennis icon announced her engagement to the website's co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, last week with her own Subreddit. Now, she's Instagrammed a "sneak peek" of her engagement ring with a cheesy joke.  SEE ALSO: Serena Williams pens letter on sexism and perseverance Sneak peek. ❤️It was a corn tortilla of course in case you were wondering. A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Jan 2, 2017 at 1:06pm PST "It was a corn tortilla, in case you were wondering," she captions a picture of a taco ring, the symbol of true love. Ohanian is reportedly worth $4.5 million, so he would probably at least splurge on organic ingredients when he put a ring on it.  A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Dec 31, 2016 at 7:02am PST Williams and Ohanian are currently vacationing in New Zealand, where she is keeping her hands in her pockets.  Prior to announcing their engagement, the couple stayed pretty ...
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Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Tennis superstar Serena Williams is engaged to Reddit co-founder and author Alexis Ohanian. Yes, they made the happy announcement in their own dedicated Subreddit: r/ISaidYes.  Image: reddit SEE ALSO: Serena Williams pens letter on sexism and perseverance According to the poem Williams kicked off a thread with, Ohanian popped the question on a surprise trip to Rome where they initially met.  Ohanian (whose Reddit username is kn0thing) responded, "And you made me the happiest man on the planet." Her post is currently 93% upvoted, which is sort of remarkable because only 7% of Reddit users are being jerks.  Bear necessities A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Nov 28, 2016 at 6:14pm PST The couple began dating in 2015 after things between Williams and Drake fizzled out. They were first spotted when Williams, the eternal badass, chased down a man who stole her cell phone, but have kept a relatively low profile since then.  BONUS: Genius shower thoughts with Nick Offerman ...
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"Sing" Is An Optimistic Song To the World
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Sing" (Universal Pictures) In a season of movies that are filled with darkness ("Nocturnal Animals" and "Manchester By the Sea") and disaster ("Rogue One" and "Passengers") it is good to have a sweet movie that brings out the optimist in us all, The movie that instills this emotion is "Sing", a fun filled animated musical from the creators of "Despicable Me' and "The Secret Life of Pets." The story centers around Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey), a koala bear who has loved show biz all his life. In his adult life he owns a theater tat has seen some good times and currently some bad times. To raise revenue he decides to hold a talent contest with a $1,000.00 prize. When he tells his secretary Miss Crawley (Garth Jennings) to print off some leaflets she inadvertently types in the prize money as $100,000.00. Tons of acts audition for the show but it gets narrows down to a fabulous few that includes Rosita (Reese Withersp ...
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12 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 2 months
Each week, we get to look at plenty of new movie trailers, but if there’s one trailer roundup that you absolutely need to watch it’s this one. We’ve got new Rogue One footage, as well as the first trailers for a bunch of movies you might be waiting for, including the new Spider-Man , Transformers 5 , and the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel. Not enough? How about a new trailer for Fifty Shades Darker ? Assassin’s Creed A new Assassin’s Creed trailer? Yes please: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vRsgleRlc0 A United Kingdom A United Kingdom tells the story of the unprecedented love between the black king of an African country and a white woman. Based on real-life events from the 1940s, the movie launches February 17th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKPDNKdpys8 Baywatch Stop what you’re doing, you need to see this. Baywatch is making a huge comeback next year. Before you ask, there’s no David in it. Instead, we’ve got Dwayne Johnson and Zac Effron on duty. The movie launches on May 19th. h ...
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Nick Offerman Shares His Love Of Woodworking In 'Good Clean Fun'
NPR - 3 months
Comedian and actor Nick Offerman became a star as the Libertarian Ron Swanson in the hit sitcom, Parks and Recreation. He's also pretty good in the woodshop. In fact, building things out of wood is a serious passion. And he's written about it in his latest book, Good Clean Fun.
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Audiobooks: Twain’s Twang: Nick Offerman Reads ‘Tom Sawyer’
NYTimes - 3 months
Tom Sawyer is back in an audio version, his pranks narrated by Nick Offerman.
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12 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 4 months
We’ve got a fresh selection of movie trailers for you this week, including a brand new Wonder Woman clip. Vin Diesel’s next xXx film also has a new trailer you should check out. Finally, there’s a trailer for the Trainspotting sequel that you need to see, and a new trailer for Life , a space movie we’ll certainly want to see. DON’T MISS: The best MacBook Pro alternatives now that Apple ruined everything 20th Century Women We talked about 20th Century Women in the past. It’s the story of three women living in Southern California in the late 1970s. The picture opens on Christmas Day and stars Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, Laura Wiggins, and others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JnFaltqnAY All We Had All We Had is a new Katie Holmes movie hitting cinemas on December 9th. It’s a family drama about a mom, her daughter, and making the best life you can. Let’s call it 21st century women? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usa1lBKEDnY Gifted In Gifted we have a different family drama. Rather th ...
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Nick Offerman Explains Why Ron Swanson Would Hate Both Candidates
Huffington Post - 4 months
If you’re planning on casting your vote based on the political affiliations of your favorite TV characters this election, then Ron Swanson of “Parks and Recreation” has a bitter pill for you to swallow. He’s reluctant to vote for either candidate.  Nick Offerman, who brought Swanson and his moustache to life for seven seasons on the NBC sitcom, has finally weighed in on whether the anti-government, bacon-loving furniture maker would vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.  “I am frequently asked how Ron Swanson would weigh in on this election,” he wrote on Twitter Friday afternoon. “I was able to contact a source close to Ron and here is the result.” I am frequently asked how Ron Swanson would weigh in on this election. I was able to contact a source close to Ron and here is the result: pic.twitter.com/2A0JWEgpgu — Nick Offerman (@Nick_Offerman) October 14, 2016 Swanson’s biggest grievances against Trump are how the former reality host consistently ...
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Nick Offerman Says Voting For Hillary Clinton Is The Only 'Logical' And 'Sane' Choice
Huffington Post - 5 months
Plenty of celebrities have rallied against Donald Trump this election season, calling out the Republican presidential candidate’s racism, misogyny and lies.  The latest to speak up about Trump’s campaign is Nick Offerman, who recently spoke to Esquire magazine about the current state of American politics. “You know,” he said, “we have nobody to blame but ourselves for this election, and I think it’s just fascinating. I mean, I’m not a great political brain, but I definitely have a pretty simple take on politics that involves common decency.” In terms of voting, the actor said, “It’s usually easy for me to vote because one party usually offends me by being indecent.” And if we had to take a wild guess at who might be the most offensive candidate this election, we think it’s safe to say Trump, who regularly incites violence and once called for a “complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States.  “I’m always amazed in elections when the only flaws that can be pointe ...
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Listen to Nick Offerman Read From ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
The "Parks and Recreation" actor is the voice of Audible's new audiobook version of the classic.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nick Offerman
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 42
    Offerman has also been featured in the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital with Rob Corddry and Rob Huebel. He is the voice of Axe Cop in the animated series of the same name that premiered on July 27, 2013.
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    In addition to his other work, Offerman is also known for his writing. He has released two semi-autobiographical publications: the first, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living was released in 2013; his second, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers, was released May 26, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Offerman writes using his extensive vocabulary, and the contents and subject matter are generally reflective of his life experiences, personal philosophies and belief system of how an individual may use this information in bettering one's self.
    Offerman conceived of and starred in punk band FIDLAR's 2013 video for their song "Cocaine".
    More Details Hide Details Offerman also played an alcoholic college guidance counselor in Believe Me (2014). Offerman played the recurring role Karl Weathers in the second season of Fargo (2015). Offerman voiced Grandpa Mike alongside wife Megan Mullally who voiced Grandma Linda in "Hotel Transylvania 2" (2015) In addition to acting, Offerman is also a professional boat builder and has a side business as a wood craftsman. Offerman makes furniture and other wooden structures such as canoes and boats at his woodshop. He also released an instructional DVD in 2008 titled Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building with Nick Offerman, shot by Jimmy Diresta. Diresta's pay for shooting the DVD was a canoe, the second Offerman has built. The writers of Parks and Recreation added a fondness for woodworking to Offerman's character.
    He appeared in the 2013 comedy We're the Millers, which starred Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston, and voiced Metalbeard in The Lego Movie.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 38
    In 2009, Office producers Michael Schur and Greg Daniels offered Offerman a regular supporting role in their NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation: that of Ron Swanson, the deadpan, government-hating head of a city parks department and boss of Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope.
    More Details Hide Details Slate magazine declared Offerman "Parks and Recreation's secret weapon", and said he regularly stole scenes and "has a gift for understated physical comedy". The role weaves antagonism and political philosophy with humanity, while the intense libertarian philosophy the character lives out is often played off against the equally intense liberalism and 'do-gooder' mentality of Poehler's character. Offerman said that supporting parts such as that of Parks and Recreation are his ideal roles, and that he draws particular inspiration from Reverend Jim Ignatowski, the character played by Christopher Lloyd in the sitcom Taxi.
  • 2007
    Age 36
    In 2007, Offerman co-starred in the Comedy Central series American Body Shop.
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  • 2003
    Age 32
    Offerman married actress Megan Mullally on September 20, 2003.
    More Details Hide Details They met while acting in The Berlin Circle, a play produced by the Evidence Room Theatre Company, and married after dating for 18 months. Mullally had a recurring role on Parks and Recreation as Ron Swanson's second former wife, Tammy 2. The couple have also appeared together in films such as The Kings of Summer and Smashed. He is a die-hard Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan. He and his wife play guitar together in their free time. Offerman starred in the music video for "Cocaine" by Californian garage punk band FIDLAR. Offerman also directed the music video for "Low Key" from Tweedy's debut album, Sukierae. Offerman was also in the music video for The Decemberists' song, "Make You better", playing a faux German music show host.
    He appeared twice on Gilmore Girls, in 2003's "The Festival of Living Art" and 2005's "Always a Godmother, Never a God".
    More Details Hide Details Offerman played would-be assassin of Wild Bill Hickok, Tom Mason, in an early episode of the HBO series Deadwood and in the third-season episode of Monk, "Mr. Monk and the Election" as a helper for the campaign of Natalie Teeger.
    In 2003, he married Will & Grace actress Megan Mullally and has also appeared on her talk show, The Megan Mullally Show.
    More Details Hide Details At the same time, he began appearing on television: as a plumber on Will & Grace during its fourth season's Thanksgiving episode, on The King of Queens, in three episodes of 24, and in an episode of The West Wing. Prior to Parks and Recreation, his most prominent role was as factory worker and Benny Lopez's love interest Randy McGee on George Lopez.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 22
    Offerman was raised Catholic and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details That year, he and a group of fellow students co-founded the Defiant Theatre, a Chicago-based theatre company. Offerman lived in Chicago in the mid-1990s, where he participated with theatre companies such as Steppenwolf, Goodman, and Wisdom Bridge. At Steppenwolf, he also worked as a fight choreographer and master carpenter. During this time, Offerman became acquainted with Amy Poehler, who was heavily involved with the Chicago improv comedy scene.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on June 26, 1970.
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