Nick Offerman

  1. Steve Carell,  The Office, TV,  2005-2013.    In the hunt for a US version of Ricky Gervais for the US take on his classic BBC mockumentary series, NBC also looked at Hank Azaria, Bill Chott, Ben Falcone, Paul Giamatti, Thomas Lennon, Ken Marino, Bob Odenkirk, Martin Short, Paul F Tompkins, Alan Tudyk, Rain Wilson (who became Dwight) and Jim Zulevic.  Carell, a Jon Stewart protégé  on The Daily Show, survived as Michael Scott for 138 of the 187 episodes.
  2. Paul Schneider, Parks and Recreation, TV, 2009-2014.      While auditioning as a city planner, Offerman was made  was offered  Ron Swanson, the P&R director in The Office-style mockumentary success starring Saturday Night Live’s Amy Poehler.   He took it.  And ran with it for 112 episodes. 

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