Nick Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson on Parks & Rec, grew up in a small town called Minooka, IL. It's a suburb of Joliet. His dad was a teacher at the local high school. (I'm not sure if he still is). Mr. Offerman taught Social Studies. But, how cool would it have been if he taught Wood Shop?!
Here is Nick Offerman talking about his town town on Leno HERE.
I happen to know someone who grew up in Minooka, IL and had Mr. Offerman. They whipped out their year book to prove it, so I snapped this pic to show you. Nick bases 'Ron' off his dad.
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