While mostly recognized for playing the office punching bag on “Parks and Recreation,” Emmy-winner Jim O’Heir has graced the small screen on a regular bases for the last
30-years. Partial credits include “Better Call Saul,” “Brooklyn 99,” “911,” “Boston Legal,” “Friends,” “Criminal Minds” “Ally McBeal,” “Diagnosis Murder,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Star Trek Voyager,” “Just Shoot Me,” and countless other critically acclaimed shows. O’Heir can also be seen in a number of feature films. He worked with Stephen Soderbergh on Lucky Logan. He has played alongside Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in Focus Features’ Seeking a Friend For the End of the World, as well as starring in Ned Crowley’s feature film Middle Man, which won the Grand Jury Prize for New American Cinema at the Seattle International Film Festival. O’Heir can be seen with fellow Parks co-star Nick Offerman in Bad Times at the El Royale.
As for life off screen, O’Heir stays busy with a mix of activities including boating, travel, poker and seizing as many opportunities as possible to cross paths with old Hollywood greats. O’Heir began his career in theater and has loved working with the amazing talent, on stage and off, at The New Theatre. He is also a self-proclaimed pet lover and supports various organizations that work to protect the well-being of animals. You might not want to carpool with O’Heir, as he is very open about his appreciation for Barry Manilow and the occasional Broadway show tune.