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March 10, 2016

A bio for Nick Offerman, who will be joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Will Ferrell for the Red Hot Benefit.

NICK OFFERMAN is an actor, writer and woodworker, best known for the role of Ron Swanson on NBC’s hit comedy series “Parks & Recreation.” The show, in which he stars with Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, and Aziz Ansari, is currently filming its 7th and final season. For his work on the show, Offerman won a Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, having earned his first nomination in 2010. He also received two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Currently, he can be seen touring his comedy show “Full Bush”. His last tour, “American Ham”, is now streaming on Netflix. Earlier this year, Offerman and his bride, Megan Mullally debuted their “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe” comedy show. In 2013, Offerman released his New York Times Bestselling book, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living. His second book is due out in 2015.

On the big screen, Offerman was last seen in Sony‘s blockbuster hit “22 Jump Street” with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Earlier this year, he lent his voice to the animated film “The Lego Movie” which was the largest February opening for any animated film and the largest opening for an animated Warner Bros. release. He was also seen in Warner Bros.’ box office success “We’re The Millers”, with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, which came out in August 2013. Upcoming, Offerman has “A Walk in the Woods”, “Welcome to Happiness” and “Me, Earl and the Dying Girl” due out in 2015.

His long list of film credits also includes Lake Bell’s “In a World…”, “Somebody Up There Likes Me”; “The Kings of Summer”; “21 Jump Street” with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill; “Smashed” with Octavia Spencer and Megan Mullally; “Casa de mi Padre” with Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna; “All Good Things”; “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” alongside George Clooney; “The Go-Getter”; “Wristcutters: A Love Story”; “Sin City,” with Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke; “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous,” starring Sandra Bullock; and “Groove”

In addition to his current series, television audiences have seen Offerman on multiple episodes of Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital” and ABC’s “George Lopez.” He has also guest starred on numerous series, including “Deadwood,” “NYPD Blue,” “24,” “The Practice,” “Will & Grace,” “The West Wing”, “Gilmore Girls,” “Monk,” and “ER.” He has voiced animated characters for “Axe Cop”, “The Simpsons”, “Bob’s Burgers”, “Gravity Falls" and “Out There.”

Offerman got his start in the Chicago theater community, where he was a founding member of the Defiant Theatre. He received a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in “The Kentucky Cycle,” at Chicago’s Pegasus Players Theatre, and was awarded a second Jefferson Award for the puppets and masks he and his team crafted for “The Skriker,” at Defiant. He also worked extensively at Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Wisdom Bridge and Pegasus Players, among others. His stage work includes the off-Broadway play “Adding Machine,” and he is a company member of the Evidence Room Theater Company in Los Angeles.

This past spring he starred with Megan Mullally in the play “Annapurna” at the Acorn Theatre in New York. Offerman also appeared in the play when it premiered at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles in April 2013.

In his spare time, he can be found at his woodshop in Los Angeles building hand-crafted items ranging from fine furniture to canoes to ukuleles.