Nicholas David Offerman (born June 26, 1970) is an American actor, writer, comedian, producer, and professional carpenter. He is best known for his role as Ron Swanson in the NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation". Offerman is also known for his role in "The Founder", in which he portrays Richard McDonald, one of the brothers who developed the fast-food chain McDonald's. His first major television role following the end of "Parks and Recreation" was as Karl Weathers in the second season of the FX black comedy crime drama series "Fargo". Since 2018, Offerman has co-hosted the NBC reality competition series, "Making It", with Amy Poehler.

Offerman served as an executive producer for the film "The House of Tomorrow", in which he also starred. He has provided voice-work for "The Lego Movie", "Hotel Transylvania 2", "Sing", "Ice Age: Collision Course", and "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" and played Agent Powers on "Gravity Falls".

Offerman was born in Joliet, Illinois, and grew up in nearby Minooka. He is the son of Cathy (née Roberts), a nurse, and Ric Offerman, who taught social studies at a junior high school in nearby Channahon. Offerman was raised Catholic. Offerman attended Minooka Community High School. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1993. That year, he and a group of fellow students co-founded the Defiant Theatre, a Chicago-based theatre company.

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