Nick Offerman is an actor, author, and woodworker, best known as the character of Ron Swanson on NBC’s Parks & Recreation, Forest in Devs, the FX limited series from writer-director Alex Garland, Karl Weathers in the FX series Fargo and co-host and executive producer of NBC’s Making It. He co-stars as Colin Kaepernick’s father in the Netflix limited series Colin in Black & White, produced by Ava Duvernay, and is the voice of Beef Tobin in the FOX animated series, The Great North. Recent and upcoming projects include Pam & Tommy on Hulu, The Last of Us (HBO) and Amazon’s reboot of A League of Their Own.
Offerman has written five New York Times Bestselling books, including his latest, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside (Penguin Random House, 2021), Paddle Your Own Canoe, Gumption, Good Clean Fun, and The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, written with his wife, Megan Mullally. Film credits include Hearts Beat Loud, Lucy in the Sky, The Founder, Bad Times at the El Royale, The Hero, The Lego Movie (1&2), White Fang, and The Little Hours. He publishes the Substack newsletter Donkey Thoughts, and in his spare time, he can be found at his woodshop in Los Angeles building hand-crafted items from wood, ranging from spoons to canoes and ukuleles.