16 Facts About Nick Offerman

1. In 2004, Nick Offerman auditioned for the role of Michael Scott for the American version of the hit British comedy, The Office.

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2. In 1996, Nick Offerman caught his first, small break when he landed a minor role in the 1996 action movie, Chain Reaction, starring Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman.

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3. Nick Offerman earned the role of Ron Swanson on the comedic workplace television show Parks and Recreation.

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4. Nick Offerman was born in Joliet, Illinois, the United States on June 26, 1970, to parents Ric Offerman and Cathy Roberts.

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5. Nick Offerman is a die-hard Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan.

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6. Nick Offerman has written a book, out on October 18, 2016, about woodworking including several project tutorials, titled Good Clean Fun.

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7. Nick Offerman starred in alternative rock band They Might Be Giants' 2018 video for their song "The Greatest".

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8. Nick Offerman played the recurring role Karl Weathers in the second season of Fargo.

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9. Nick Offerman 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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10. Nick Offerman appeared in the 2006 film Wristcutters: A Love Story as a cop who attempts to arrest Shannyn Sossamon's character, Mikal.

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11. Nick Offerman is the voice of Axe Cop in the animated series of the same name that premiered on July 27, 2013.

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12. Nick Offerman appeared twice on Gilmore Girls, in 2003's "The Festival of Living Art" and 2005's "Always a Godmother, Never a God".

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13. Nick Offerman lived in Chicago in the mid-1990s, where he participated with theatre companies such as Steppenwolf, Goodman, and Wisdom Bridge.

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14. Nick Offerman received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1993.

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15. Nick Offerman is the son of Cathy, a nurse, and Ric Offerman, who taught social studies at a junior high school in nearby Channahon.

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16. Nick Offerman was born in Joliet, Illinois and grew up in Minooka, Illinois.

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