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September 27, 2012
COMEDY Give him all of the bacon and eggs you have - Nick Offerman is back onstage. Best known for his mustachioed portrayal of the masculine ur-libertarian Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation," Offerman brings his standup tour - appropriately titled "American Ham" - to UCLA. It will surely rank at the top of his pyramid of greatness. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Sat. $25. aap.ucla.edu.
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April 11, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Nick Offerman, who plays surly, meat-lovin' Ron Swanson on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," was at the helm of Thursday's big reveal episode, directing Amy Poehler as she delivered that squeal-worthy "Well, buddy, ... " line. It's the second episode the man with impeccable upper lip hair has directed. And -- spoiler alert -- it was quite the one to take on, as it sees Leslie Knope faced with another major milestone in her life: motherhood. We spoke with Offerman, who is currently in New York, where he's appearing in the off-Broadway production of "Annapurna" with his wife, Megan Mullaly, and asked about his reaction to the big plot twist, geeking out over guest star Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, and his thoughts on former costar Rob Lowe's tough life as a handsome man. BEST TV OF 2013 Lloyd | McNamara ------------------------------------- I'm mad at myself because I come into this interview having not had breakfast this morning.
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BUSINESS
September 11, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally have put their house in the Hollywood Hills West area up for sale at $12.65 million. The contemporary sits behind walls on about a quarter of an acre in the celebrity-populated "bird streets" area. The 3,803-square-foot home has three bedrooms, 31/2 bathrooms and city views. There is a swimming pool. Offerman, 42, has played parks department director Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation" since 2009. Mullally, 53, was a regular on "Will & Grace" from 1998 to 2006, had her own talk show and stars on the comedy "Childrens Hospital" (2008-present)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
"Parks and Recreation. " Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) is married! Again! What can it mean? Well, for last week's season premiere it meant a double episode including a trip to London that was among the best the show has aired. Andy (Chris Pratt) met his sweet and goofy match in a wealthy nobleman and philanthropist who hired him for a three-month gig, which means April (Aubrey Plaza) will be on her own for a while. Leslie (Amy Poehler), who went to London to accept an award in the hopes the citizens of Pawnee would stop trying to recall her, has returned with her spine and spunk back.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
Nick Offerman, the man behind the best mustache on "Parks and Recreation," knows how to satirize machismo, but his home woodworking shop is no joke. Offerman's turn as Ron Swanson has introduced him to TV audiences, but his very funny new memoir, "Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living" (Dutton, $26.95), will allow readers to get to know the comedian behind the 'stache. In the book, Offerman reveals he is a former student of kabuki fight theater, a guitarist, a woodworker, former set designer and that, as a break dancer (!
BUSINESS
May 30, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally have sold their house in Hollywood Hills West's Bird Streets area for $9.97 million. The contemporary sits behind walls on about a quarter of an acre. The 3,803-square-foot home has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and city views. There is a swimming pool. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around? Malibu has it Offerman, 42, has played parks department director Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation" since 2009. Mullally, 54, was a regular on "Will & Grace" from 1998 to 2006, had her own talk show and stars on the comedy "Childrens Hospital" (2008 to the present)
NEWS
June 9, 2011 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Would you rather win an Emmy or have your face on a T-shirt? Or on a bobble-head that has somehow found its way into more than a million homes? Or be the inspiration for a perennial Halloween costume? "Actually, can I just answer, 'All of the above'?" says three-time Emmy nominee Rainn Wilson, who plays the socially stunted micromanager Dwight on "The Office," an improbably popular character that has graced numerous tees, sold bobble-head dolls by the truckload and inspired many men to don short-sleeve, mustard-hued shirts and geek glasses on Oct. 31. "I may not have won any Emmys," Wilson adds.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Nick Offerman, who plays surly, meat-lovin' Ron Swanson on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," was at the helm of Thursday's big reveal episode, directing Amy Poehler as she delivered that squeal-worthy "Well, buddy, ... " line. It's the second episode the man with impeccable upper lip hair has directed. And -- spoiler alert -- it was quite the one to take on, as it sees Leslie Knope faced with another major milestone in her life: motherhood. We spoke with Offerman, who is currently in New York, where he's appearing in the off-Broadway production of "Annapurna" with his wife, Megan Mullaly, and asked about his reaction to the big plot twist, geeking out over guest star Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, and his thoughts on former costar Rob Lowe's tough life as a handsome man. BEST TV OF 2013 Lloyd | McNamara ------------------------------------- I'm mad at myself because I come into this interview having not had breakfast this morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
"Parks and Recreation. " Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) is married! Again! What can it mean? Well, for last week's season premiere it meant a double episode including a trip to London that was among the best the show has aired. Andy (Chris Pratt) met his sweet and goofy match in a wealthy nobleman and philanthropist who hired him for a three-month gig, which means April (Aubrey Plaza) will be on her own for a while. Leslie (Amy Poehler), who went to London to accept an award in the hopes the citizens of Pawnee would stop trying to recall her, has returned with her spine and spunk back.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
Nick Offerman races into the lobby of West Los Angeles' Odyssey Theatre, pulls off his green trucker's cap and wipes his brow. Megan Mullally, right behind him, smooths her magenta-tinted hair and adjusts her cat-eye glasses. "It's a thing with us," Offerman says, only slightly abashed for arriving 30 minutes after rehearsal was set to begin for their new play "Annapurna. " "We're chronically late. " Mullally slips her arm through Offerman's, he pecks her cheek and they exhale in tandem.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
Nick Offerman, the man behind the best mustache on "Parks and Recreation," knows how to satirize machismo, but his home woodworking shop is no joke. Offerman's turn as Ron Swanson has introduced him to TV audiences, but his very funny new memoir, "Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living" (Dutton, $26.95), will allow readers to get to know the comedian behind the 'stache. In the book, Offerman reveals he is a former student of kabuki fight theater, a guitarist, a woodworker, former set designer and that, as a break dancer (!
BUSINESS
May 30, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally have sold their house in Hollywood Hills West's Bird Streets area for $9.97 million. The contemporary sits behind walls on about a quarter of an acre. The 3,803-square-foot home has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and city views. There is a swimming pool. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around? Malibu has it Offerman, 42, has played parks department director Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation" since 2009. Mullally, 54, was a regular on "Will & Grace" from 1998 to 2006, had her own talk show and stars on the comedy "Childrens Hospital" (2008 to the present)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
Nick Offerman races into the lobby of West Los Angeles' Odyssey Theatre, pulls off his green trucker's cap and wipes his brow. Megan Mullally, right behind him, smooths her magenta-tinted hair and adjusts her cat-eye glasses. "It's a thing with us," Offerman says, only slightly abashed for arriving 30 minutes after rehearsal was set to begin for their new play "Annapurna. " "We're chronically late. " Mullally slips her arm through Offerman's, he pecks her cheek and they exhale in tandem.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2012
COMEDY Give him all of the bacon and eggs you have - Nick Offerman is back onstage. Best known for his mustachioed portrayal of the masculine ur-libertarian Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation," Offerman brings his standup tour - appropriately titled "American Ham" - to UCLA. It will surely rank at the top of his pyramid of greatness. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Sat. $25. aap.ucla.edu.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally have put their house in the Hollywood Hills West area up for sale at $12.65 million. The contemporary sits behind walls on about a quarter of an acre in the celebrity-populated "bird streets" area. The 3,803-square-foot home has three bedrooms, 31/2 bathrooms and city views. There is a swimming pool. Offerman, 42, has played parks department director Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation" since 2009. Mullally, 53, was a regular on "Will & Grace" from 1998 to 2006, had her own talk show and stars on the comedy "Childrens Hospital" (2008-present)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
There are many reasons to watch NBC's marvelously funny "Parks and Recreation," but at this point I only need one: Ron Swanson. Swanson is played by Nick Offerman, an actor blessed with a deeply melodious voice and wickedly expressive eyebrows who has mastered, if not invented, the art of over-the-top understatement. But Swanson is a sum of several parts - an exquisite creation of Offerman's talent, but also of writing and directing, of hair, makeup and wardrobe. And I love him with all my heart.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
There are many reasons to watch NBC's marvelously funny "Parks and Recreation," but at this point I only need one: Ron Swanson. Swanson is played by Nick Offerman, an actor blessed with a deeply melodious voice and wickedly expressive eyebrows who has mastered, if not invented, the art of over-the-top understatement. But Swanson is a sum of several parts - an exquisite creation of Offerman's talent, but also of writing and directing, of hair, makeup and wardrobe. And I love him with all my heart.
NEWS
May 26, 2001
Did anyone check the Angels' parking lot last Sunday morning to see how many Tim Salmon bobble dolls were left, bobble heads separated from bobble bodies, for the trash collectors? After whining all winter about whether he could tolerate being an Angel, old Tim has easily become the biggest contributor to games lost of anyone on the team. What marketing wizard thought that fans have forgotten the famous duo of Tim and Mo who stunk up last season in the same way that Salmon is this year?
NEWS
June 9, 2011 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Would you rather win an Emmy or have your face on a T-shirt? Or on a bobble-head that has somehow found its way into more than a million homes? Or be the inspiration for a perennial Halloween costume? "Actually, can I just answer, 'All of the above'?" says three-time Emmy nominee Rainn Wilson, who plays the socially stunted micromanager Dwight on "The Office," an improbably popular character that has graced numerous tees, sold bobble-head dolls by the truckload and inspired many men to don short-sleeve, mustard-hued shirts and geek glasses on Oct. 31. "I may not have won any Emmys," Wilson adds.
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