Nick Offerman is an actor, writer and woodworker, best known as the character of Ron Swanson on NBC's hit comedy series Parks & Recreation. His long list of film credits also includes The Kings of Summer, 21 Jump Street, Smashed, and Sin City. In addition to Parks & Recreation and Fargo, television audiences have seen Offerman on multiple episodes of Adult Swim's Children's Hospital and ABC's George Lopez. Offerman got his start in the Chicago theater community, where we was a founding member of the Defiant Theatre. he received a Joseph Jefferson Citation for his performance in The Kentucky Cycle, at Chicago's Pegasus Players Theatre, and was awarded a second Jefferson Citation 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. In 2014, he starred with his wife, 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. His stage work also includes A Confederacy of Dunces, and he is a member of the Evidence Room Theater Company in Los Angeles. 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.
It's easy to lose yourself in your dreams. But better not to let your big ideas get the best of you, says Nick Offerman.
To explain what good luck is and how to create your own, Nick Offerman leans on the wisdom of Tom Waits, Socrates, Tom Jefferson and Nick Offerman.