Must-see morning clip: Nick Offerman on his cute, mischievious childhood

The "Parks and Recreation" star talks to Jay Leno about the pranks he played as a kid and how he discovered acting

Published March 13, 2013 1:14PM (EDT)

"I was cute for quite some time, and then I had to turn to comedy," says "Parks and Recreation" actor Nick Offerman about his childhood. When he discovered acting, "I thought I was amazing," he said. "I said, 'I'm here, I'm your Hamlet!' and they said, 'You are our plumber.' "

"That was quite upsetting," he told Leno.

By Prachi Gupta

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