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Nick Offerman is an American actor, humorist, and writer best known for portraying ‘Ron Swanson’ on the American political satire television series ‘Parks and Recreation’. Offerman was presented with the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy for his contribution to television satire. In the late 2000s, he also appeared in ‘American Body Shop’ and ‘Children’s Hospital’ He is best known for portraying ‘Karl Weathers in the black-comedy crime drama series ‘Fargo’. In his career spanning over two decades, Offerman has appeared in nearly fifty films. He is also a prominent voice actor. Even though he has not played a leading character in a film, he has played several significant roles, such as ‘Karl Steele’ in ‘Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous and ‘Shlubb’ in ‘Sin City’. In addition, he has appeared in films such as “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” “21 Jump Street,” “22 Jump Street,” and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” This trait of his personality is frequently reflected in his acting, as he is well-known for his droll sense of humor. As a voice actor, he has portrayed numerous characters in films such as ‘The Lego Movie’, ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’, and ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’.

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Nick Offerman’s Career

Nick Offerman’s professional career began in the theater industry. In addition to acting, he worked as a master carpenter and fight choreographer for numerous Chicago theaters such as Goodman, Steppenwolf, and Wisdom Bridge. After a few minor roles in films and television series such as ‘ER,’ ‘Profiler,’ ‘Going All the Way,’ and ‘Treasure Island,’ Offerman was cast in ‘Will & Grace,’ where he met his future wife Megan Mullally.

Through the middle of the 2000s, he had minor roles in “24,” “NYPD Blue,” “George Lopez,” and “Gilmore Girls.” During this period, he also appeared in films such as “Cursed,” “Wristcutters: A Love Story,” and “3 lbs.” In the 2005 American neo-noir crime anthology film ‘Sin City’, he co-starred with Benicio Del Toro, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, and Jessica Alba. In the comedy film ‘Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous’, he portrayed the role of ‘Karl Steele’.
In 2007, Offerman portrayed Rob in the American comedy series American Body Shop. A year later, he was cast as ‘Chance Briggs in the series ‘Children Hospital,’ which aired until 2015. Michael Schur and Greg Daniels, the creators of the American political satire sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’, offered him the part of ‘Ron Swanson’. Audience members praised Offerman’s performance, and he became a major contributor to the show’s success. His physical humor and presence were unique.

In 2011, he won the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy, for which he had been nominated the previous year. In 2011, he was also nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. From 2013 to 2015, he served as an executive producer for the American adult animated television series ‘Axe Cop,’ for which he also provided the voice of the main character.

Offerman is also well-known in the film industry for his voice acting. He provided the voice for ‘MetalBeard’ in ‘The Lego Movie’. He provided the voices for ‘George’ in ‘Ernest & Celestine’, ‘Mike’ in ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’, ‘Gavin’ in ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’, and ‘Raymond’ in ‘My Life as a Courgette’. In 2019, he is scheduled to appear in the sequel to “The Lego Movie.”

Nick’s Personal Life

Nicholas Offerman was born on June 26, 1970, in Joliet, Illinois, to Cathy Roberts, a nurse, and Ric Offerman, a junior high school educator. In 1993, he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

On September 20, 2003, he wed Megan Mullally, a comedian, and actress by trade, whom he met on the set of ‘The Berlin Circle’. Offerman is well-known for his hobby of boat-building. He has also published three semi-autobiographies: ‘Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living’, ‘Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Bravest Troublemakers,’ and ‘Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop’.

Estimated Net Worth

American actor and producer Nick Offerman has a net worth of $25 million. This is the net worth he shares with his wife since 2003, actress Megan Mullally. Nick Offerman is likely best known for his portrayal as Ron Swanson on the wildly popular sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” in which he starred.

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