The Official Nick Offerman Aging Timeline

It’s hard to grasp, but our dear Ron Swanson has not always appeared so…manly. From a Little Leaguer to Diehard Chicago Cubs Fan, Nick Offerman has always embodied the spirit of rivalries. And he’s got the right gear. Head over to New Era to start your rivalry.

1. 1999

Did you know that Nick Offerman was on The West Wing? He was!

2. 2000

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Nick met fellow actress Megan Mullally in 2000, when they were in a play together. They were married in 2003.

3. 2001

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Offerman even appeared on Mullally’s biggest show, Will & Grace, as a plumber who Karen (Mullally) kisses because her husband wants her to sleep with other people.

4. Gilmore Girls

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Nick Offerman was Beau, Jackson’s brother. Here he is pictured in the church with Jackson Douglas and Melissa McCarthy.

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While his wife was working on the Broadway production of Young Frankenstein, Offerman decided to build a canoe. He mentioned that he was an actor when he ordered the plans for the boat, and the company asked him to do create a how-to video while he built it.

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Here he is playing the guitar!

7. 2009

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Here’s the Ron Swanson we all know and love. Offerman joined the cast of NBC’s Parks and Recreation in 2009—and soon, his famous deadpan attitude and illustrious mustache became legendary.

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Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman worked together once again in Parks and Recreation as ex husband and wife.

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Will Ferrell and Nick Offerman appear on NBC News’ “Today” show.

Portraits of Offerman from his REAL, FUNCTIONAL woodshop in Chicago, called Offerman Woodshop.

11. He’s just the best.

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