They started dating in the third season and, after a very short period, were married during an impromptu ceremony in the episode "Andy and April's Fancy Party". He also received an honorary degree from Notre Dame. Fellow cast members have described Jim O'Heir as the actor least similar to his character, the bumbling and impossibly pure Jerry (born Gary), who's relentlessly teased and re-named by his co-workers. An anonymous woman, who says she went on a date with Ansari, alleges he forced himself on her despite numerous "cues" that she "wasn't interested.".  When Kelly visited Leslie's office to advocate for the novel, she politely refused, and Kelly responded by handcuffing himself to a pipe in her office, promising to stay there until she agrees. Rachel Leishman 9/18/2020 Measure to increase stimulus checks, Boeing 737 Max to return to skies: 5 things to know Tuesday His return brought excitement and joy to all of Pawnee, except for Ben, who didn't understand what made him so special. , George Williams (Biff Yeager) works in the Public Works Department, first seen in the season three episode Jerry's Painting, although he was referred to as "Lenny".  Marlene has low expectations for her daughter's ability to succeed, but is ultimately supportive of her, as indicated in "Canvassing" when Marlene attended Leslie's public forum in support of her despite privately predicting it would be a "train wreck". Afterward, Leslie awkwardly blurted to Howser, "Councilman Howser. Marcia uses fear-mongering tactics and often expresses racist and homophobic sentiments.  Tom, who strongly admired Justin's hipness and idolized him, became extremely disappointed by the break-up and reacted like a child whose parents are divorcing..  He tries to dress stylishly, makes up and raps spontaneous rhymes and often speaks in slang terms such as variations of the suffix -izzle as popularized by rapper Snoop Dogg. Share Share Tweet Email Comment. Tynnyfer (June Diane Raphael) is a former employee of Eagleton's parks department whose position was the equivalent of April's. Based solely on her physical attractiveness, Trish was favored by the panel of judges, which included Tom Haverford and Jessica Wicks. , Lawrence (Eric Edelstein) is an Eagleton resident who has criticized the parks and recreation department's plans at public forums, which embodied a recurring Parks and Recreation theme that only citizens opposed to projects bother to attend town meetings. He works at Tilton & Radomski Accounting in Pawnee. « Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 » See also. Ann finally sets up a date, and the two start dating regularly. The two met when Marlene was 18 years old and Frank, a lifeguard, saved her life. Completely brilliant.  Extremely health-conscious, he exercises constantly and eats only healthy foods,[nb 2] and hopes to be the first human being to live 150 years. Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) is Leslie's chief opponent in her fourth season campaign for City Council. After recurring heavily during the show's sixth season, Eichner was promoted to a starring cast member in the seventh season, beginning with the fourth episode "Leslie and Ron". A special reunion episode aired on April 30, 2020.  Her dream is to become the first female President of the United States. Mullally is the real-life wife of Nick Offerman, who plays Ron.  He advocates for program cuts wherever possible, actively works to make city hall less effective, and especially detests interacting with Pawnee taxpayers. Hit TV show Parks and Recreation launched several big-name stars, many of whom have amassed a fortune. Andy did file a lawsuit with the hopes of winning enough money to impress his ex-girlfriend Ann, but it ended with a settlement that resulted in the pit getting filled in.. When Donna Meagle accidentally sends a sexually suggestive tweet from the department Twitter, Jamm uses this as an opportunity to hold public hearings that put Leslie's ethics into question. Originally working as a bartender in the Snakehole Lounge, Lucy meets Tom after he comes to the bar to settle his tab from the night before, when he unsuccessfully attempted to pick up several girls by buying drinks for them. The two are married in an extremely fast-paced wedding filmed on April's phone and with highlighter pens acting as a bouquet.  Tom was Leslie's immediate subordinate on the parks department and the two would often work together on tasks. This made him a favorite of Ron Swanson, who once quipped, "I like Tom. Rather than try to pick up Lucy like the other girls, he simply acts like himself; the two end up hitting it off and soon begin dating.  In her first appearance, "Pawnee Zoo", she objected to Leslie's marriage of two male penguins during a publicity stunt for the zoo. ", "James Greene, 'Parks and Recreation' Actor and Broadway Veteran, Dies at 91", "Parks and Recreation: "Soulmates" Review", "Parks and Recreation: "The Camel" Review", "Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Soulmates': Me and you, Boo", "Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Harvest Festival': Curses! "Somehow, it seemed to make sense that April Ludgate would be tired of only scowling at things, and could fall for a guy who is nothing but upbeat and positive," Schur told The AV Club.  She reappeared in "94 Meetings", where she organized a birthday party for Nick Newport, Sr. by completely renovating and tearing down portions of the historic Turnbill Mansion. But whatever, he's a douchebag." " He is also mentioned in the episode "Leslie's House," when Mark asks everyone if they heard about the incident involving his dog, prompting Ron to say, "Oh my god, it was a bloodbath." Jhonny tries to approach April and go out with her to know the city, besides showing her interest to invite her to travel with Jhonny to his city in Venezuela. Kim tries to act dismissive, but gets scared out of the room by Donna. Ron, April and Andy ask them the location of the shoeshine stand while searching for a hidden key to Ron's home.  He was particularly unsettled by Pawnee's public forums, in which the residents loudly and angrily criticized their government officials; Raul explained he usually holds his meetings in fortresses, citadels or palaces, and that anyone who complains or does anything out of line is immediately thrown in jail. However, they soon break up, and Tom works up the courage to ask her to go with him to Donna’s wedding. She was introduced in the third episode of Season 5, "How a Bill Becomes a Law", and is a junior high school vice principal and a single mother of two young girls, Ivy (Sadie Salazar) and Zoey (Rylan Lee). Joan Callamezzo (Mo Collins) is the hostess of Pawnee Today, a local news magazine/talk show that combines elements of NBC's Today and news shows like Nancy Grace. The two of them bonded over their mutual love of the TV series Scandal. He joined the show in the penultimate second-season episode "The Master Plan" as an Indiana state auditor, but eventually took a job at Pawnee working with Chris. They had a two-week affair before going their separate ways. Ron is at first reluctant to take on a new stylist, but bonds with Typhoon over their shared hatred of Europe and bicycles. Dexhart first appeared in "Practice Date", when he publicly admitted to having participated in a foursome in a Brazil cave under the guise of building houses for the underprivileged. Subscribe to our daily newsletter to get more of it. and The Final Word With Perd. The primary characters of the American television comedy series Parks and Recreation are the employees of the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional Indiana town.  He has two ex-wives, both named Tammy, both of whom he hates. Ron immediately proposes to her, and she accepts under one condition: that the wedding be as plain as possible.  Despite working in a government job, Ron is a steadfast libertarian who believes in as little government as possible and feels the parks department should not even run or maintain parks. Leslie used Tom's company, Entertainment 720, to give Li'l Sebastian a funeral. Swanson at first took a liking to Dunn, as the latter was mustachioed, taciturn and also named Ron. Greg Daniels and Michael Schur created the series that aired on NBC. Leslie ultimately solved the problem by turning Pawnee's side of the park into a wiffle ball field and making the fence its home run wall.  Introduced in the first-season finale "Rock Band", Wendy is an attractive, outgoing and wealthy pediatric surgeon, and the other characters are surprised she is married to Tom, who often brags about her attractiveness. Dunn was laid off along with most other Eagleton employees (excepting Craig), which he took in stride. She first appeared in Smallest Park, where she made quite an impression on Andy, April, and particularly Ron.  He also embarrassed Leslie by showing her naked photos of Marlene from her youth. He complained that Andy's music was "loud, . Tom tells her Harris still lives with his parents and has been to at least 200 Phish concerts; Harris informs them he has been to 308.  In later episodes, Joan has gone through an ugly divorce and become an alcoholic; when Ron Swanson appears on her show, she has just returned from a "singles cruise" and simply passes out during their taping, leading Ron to take over as host and do such a great job that the on-camera graphics show the episode as "You're on With Ron". During his stay, one night Jhonny sends a car to April to pick her up and take her to be with him but she uses the car to go to the movies with her friends.. "I really believe that Jerry is — at least Jerry believes this — that they think the world of him," O'Heir told Vulture ahead of season six. Schneider went on to marry Theresa Avila, the co-founder of The World Lens Foundation, in 2016. He later took a job as Pawnee's Assistant City Manager and became a series regular on season three. Account active Billy Eichner who portrays Craig Middlebrooks, the "associate administrator" of the Pawnee parks department, recurred throughout the show's sixth season until he was promoted to the main cast in the fourth episode of the seventh season.  April and Derek eventually broke up, and April harbored a crush on Andy Dwyer for most of the second season. In the season six finale, he shows up to the opening of Tom's Bistro (Tom is aghast to see him, but Mona-Lisa cluelessly followed up on Tom's request to bring in big names) and is happy when it appears the restaurant is going to flop. Recognizing Ben's talent on Leslie's campaign, she offers Ben a job working with her on a Congressional campaign (he eventually accepts it) and has sex with Chris again but leaves Pawnee without saying goodbye to him. Brandi was also brought on as a guest and, to Leslie's chagrin, compared Leslie's painting to pornography and defended them both. He appears in three episodes across Seasons 4–6, during which Leslie secures his endorsement for City Council, Ann considers him as a sperm donor, and Pete refuses to endorse Sweetums' new sports drink. In 2020, Avila posted a picture of herself with a baby bump, proving that she and Paul are expecting their first child together. She awed Leslie by appearing in a picture where she's sharing an egg salad with Colin Powell. The season six episode "Galentine's Day" revealed that she had recently ended a relationship with a married man, and that she found out in college that her family was actually her father's secret second family. The Newport family are the owners of the Sweetums candy manufacturer in Pawnee and one of the city's richest and most prominent families. He was first mentioned in "Christmas Scandal", when the parks and recreation department held a satirical holiday skit full of inside jokes about Pawnee, and April declared, "That's crazier than Mayor Gunderson's dog, Rufus. Lawrence was also the one who pointed out in the same meeting that April Ludgate had been planted by Leslie as a supporter for the park, having recognized her since she was at his door the day before. Andy said in an interview with the documentary crew "Lawrence lives with his uh grandmother, which is pretty awesome. "Chris has a lot of feelings.  He appeared in "Harvest Festival", where he asked Leslie to relocate her festival because it was taking place on the sacred burial grounds of the Battle of Indian Hill, where his ancestors were killed in a seven-day battle. Through five seasons of “Parks and Recreation,” most of the cool nuggets you can glean from the Internet on the cast of “Parks and Rec” have already been shared.Everyone knows by now, for instance, that you can see Ron Swanson’s d*ck on Deadwood and that he’s married to Megan Mullally. , Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) is the parks and recreation director, although he allows Leslie to do almost all the real work in the department. When Leslie has the flu on season three, and Andy tells her: "I typed your symptoms into the thing up here and it says you could have network connectivity problems.  The show prominently features fart jokes and "your mom" insults, as well as constant sound effects from their sound man "China Joe", who hates his job. ‘Parks and Rec’ Cast to Reunite for Virtual Town Hall Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott and more to take part in one-night-only livestream to benefit Democratic Party of Wisconsin He idolizes Ben Wyatt, laughing raucously when Ben makes accounting puns and often calling in an unseen character named Ted to hear the pun after he laughs at it.  He constantly hits on women, particularly Ann Perkins, but usually to little success. ." His first appearance is in "Greg Pikitis," in which Leslie is determined to put a stop to his yearly Halloween tee-peeing of a statue. ", Jean-Ralphio Saperstein (Ben Schwartz) is the idiotic and cocky friend of Tom Haverford who, like Tom himself, fancies himself a pickup artist and baller, although he is looked upon with contempt by most people around him except Tom. His final appearance is in the Season 7 episode "Two Funerals". He then sued Ron and it looked he would win, but Tom, Andy and April threatened a similarly bogus lawsuit that Jamm knew he would lose, so both sides backed off. Larry and Rita were extremely pleased to meet him, and April revealed Rita is a big fan of Ron's secret jazz saxophonist alter ego, Duke Silver. Garry "Jerry"/"Larry"/"Terry"/"Gengurch"/ Gergich (Jim O'Heir) is a parks and recreation department employee who is regularly mocked and taunted by his fellow co-workers.  In "Galentine's Day", Tom admitted to Wendy his true feelings for her, but she rejected him, prompting an angry Tom to sue her for alimony in an attempt to blackmail her into going out with him. Although Diane does not appear in Season 7, she is frequently mentioned. "Pistol Pete" Disellio (Tuc Watkins) is a local celebrity, only remembered for his last-second game-winning dunk in the annual Pawnee-Eagleton high school basketball game in 1992. 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