American actor and comedian Nick Offerman was born on June 26, 1970 in Joliet, Illinois. A graduate of the University of Illinois with a BFA degree in theater, he began working for the stage in Chicago. Aside from co-founding Defiant Theatre and appearing in productions for several other groups, he worked behind the scenes, constructing sets, creating special effects and even choreographing fight scenes.
Offerman began acting in 1997, playing small roles in films such as Going All the Way, City of Angels, Treasure Island, Early Bird Special and Murder by Numbers. He also played guest roles in television shows such as ER, Arli$$, The West Wing, Will & Grace, Robbery Homicide Division, Good Morning, Miami, NYPD Blue, The King of Queens and 24. His first major television role was in the sitcom George Lopez, where he plays Randy McGee, the love interest of Benny Lopez (Belita Moreno). He joined the cast in 2003.
After other films such as Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Sin City and Cursed, he got his next regular television role, this time for the comedy series American Body Shop. He plays the role of car repairman Rob, the “MacGyver” of the group because of his ability to fashion anything out of everything—and often fails spectacularly.