Nick Offerman as Karl Weathers | Fargo Year 2 on FX

Nick Offerman

Karl Weathers

A Korean War veteran, Karl is Luverne, Minnesota’s oratorically gifted and (primarily) inebriated lawyer. He spends most of his time drinking at the Veteran’s Hall.

Career Highlights

Nick Offerman is an actor, writer and woodworker, best known for the role of “Ron Swanson” on NBC’s hit comedy series Parks & Recreation. For his work on the show, Offerman won a Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, having earned his first nomination in 2010. He also received two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. 

Offerman can be seen in A Walk in the Woods and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which took home the U.S. drama grand jury prize and U.S. drama audience award at Sundance and was released July 2015 by Fox Searchlight. A Walk in the Woods, starring Robert Redford, is set to be released by Broad Green in 2015. Offerman can be heard lending his voice to the upcoming Hotel Transylvania 2

He can be seen touring his comedy show Full Bush. His last tour, American Ham, was released on Netflix on December 12, 2014. Earlier this year, Offerman and his bride, Megan Mullally, debuted their Summer of 69: No Apostrophe comedy show which they will be taking on tour this year. In 2013, Offerman released The New York Times bestselling book, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living. His second book Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers was released May 2015. 

On the big screen, Offerman was last seen in Sony’s blockbuster hit 22 Jump Street. Earlier this year, he lent his voice to the animated film The Lego Movie. He was also seen in Warner Bros.’ We’re The Millers. Upcoming, Offerman can be seen in Welcome to Happiness.

His long list of film credits also includes In a World…; Somebody Up There Likes Me; The Kings of Summer; 21 Jump Street; Smashed with Octavia Spencer and Megan Mullally; Casa de mi Padre with Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna; All Good Things; The Men Who Stare at Goats alongside George Clooney; The Go-Getter; Wristcutters: A Love Story; Sin City, with Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke; Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous; and Groove.

On television, Offerman has also appeared on multiple episodes of Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital and ABC’s George Lopez. He has guest starred on numerous series, including Deadwood, NYPD Blue, 24, The Practice, Will & Grace, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, Monk and ER. He has voiced animated characters for Axe Cop, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Gravity Falls and Out There

Offerman got his start in the Chicago theater community, where he was a founding member of the Defiant Theatre. He received a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in The Kentucky Cycle at Chicago’s Pegasus Players Theatre, and was awarded a second Jefferson Award for the puppets and masks he and his team crafted for The Skriker at Defiant. He also worked extensively at Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Wisdom Bridge and Pegasus Players, among others. His stage work includes the off-Broadway play Adding Machine, and he is a company member of the Evidence Room Theater Company in Los Angeles. He also starred with Megan Mullally in the play Annapurna at the Acorn Theatre in New York. Offerman also appeared in the play when it premiered at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles in April 2013. 

In his spare time, he can be found at his woodshop in Los Angeles building hand-crafted items ranging from fine furniture to canoes to ukuleles.

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Brad Garrett

as Joe Bulo

A middle manager for the Kansas City mafia, Joe Bulo travels to Fargo, ND to acquire the Gerhardt operation by any means necessary.