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NICK OFFERMAN (Frank Toy): Best known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC's critically acclaimed "Parks & Recreation," Nick Offerman's humor has made him a fixture in television culture.

On the Emmy-nominated show "Parks & Recreation," Offerman plays the masculine director of a parks and recreation department in small town Indiana. Working alongside the ensemble cast of Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, Offerman is a comedic heavyweight whose role has developed a cult following. For "Parks & Recreation," Offerman received the Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, after a previous nomination in 2010. The Critic's Choice Awards also nominated him for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for 2011.

Offerman can also be seen in several upcoming films. Bob Byington's film, Somebody up There Likes Me, in which Offerman both produced and starred in, premiered at the eclectic South by Southwest Festival last year and will have a limited release beginning March 8 and a VOD release March 12. He can also be seen We're the Millers, starring alongside Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, which will be released August 9, Diablo Cody's Paradise which includes Julianne Hough, Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer, which is slated for late Summer/early Fall 2013 and Lionsgate's Michael and Mattie.

He will be releasing his first book called Paddle Your Own Canoe: Nick Offerman's Fundamentals for Delicious Living which will be published in October 2013 by Dutton. Offerman stated, "I have logged 42 years of jackassery on this planet to date, and I have been taking notes. The time has come to share these musings with the public, so that we may all try to cultivate good manners and drape our lifestyles in the finest iterations of pork and beef. Heady stuff."

Offerman's recent films include Smashed, which premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, with a cast that includes Octavia Spencer, Megan Mullally, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul, 21 Jump Street with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum and Casa De Mi Padre with Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. Offerman also shared the screen alongside Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst in All Good Things. He has been seen in The Men Who Stare at Goats alongside George Clooney and Kevin Spacey, and Taking Chances.

Other film credits include: Harmony and Me and RSO [Registered Sex Offender], both written and directed by Bob Byington; Forward alongside Amy Ryan; The Go-Getter with Zooey Deschanel and Jena Malone; Wristcutters: A Love Story; Sin City alongside Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson; Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous, Cursed; Golf Cart Driving School; November; Pee Shy; Groove and Treasure Island.

Offerman has also tickled television audiences with his roles on Adult Swim's "Childrens Hospital," "Deadwood," "Will & Grace," "Monk," "The West Wing," "24," "ER," "George Lopez," "NYPD Blue," "The Practice," "The King of Queens," "Gilmore Girls" and "CSI: NY."

Offerman got his start in the Chicago theater community, where he was a founding member of the Defiant Theatre. He worked extensively at Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Wisdom Bridge, and Pegasus Players, among many others. Off-Broadway credits include "Adding Machine" at The Minetta Lane Theater. In Los Angeles, he is a company member of Evidence Room Theater Company, where he has appeared in many plays. He is also the recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Citation Award for his performance in "The Kentucky Cycle" by Robert Schenkkan at Chicago's Pegasus Players Theatre. He was awarded a second Jefferson Award for the puppets and masks he crafted for "The Skriker" at the experimental Defiant Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Offerman currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Megan Mullally. While he's not acting he is working in his woodworking shop building canoes, tables and other items by hand.


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