KTZR: An Interview with Jim O’Heir

I was lucky enough to get the chance to talk to Jim O’Heir, an actor most people know from Parks and Recreation. On the show, Jim plays Jerry, the bullied worker who, although is the most clumsiest man in the office, goes home to a beautiful wife every day. In the interview, Jim and I talk about his work on the show, his career in TV, as well as what it was like working with Dick Van Dyke and several other actors he’s had the pleasure of working along side. We also discuss the status of television as a whole, from how ratings work to what goes on behind the scenes.

Perhaps one of the nicest guys I have ever talked to, Jim gave me great insight about one of my favorite shows on TV right now. Enjoy the interview and also check out his video he did recently on the Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he personally takes on Abercrombie & Fitch.

If the embedded interview does not work, you can follow this link and listen.

Written By Nick

Nick is a man obsessed with all things related to film. From the most obscure to the very popular, he’s seen it all and hopes to one day turn his obsession into a career that makes a lot of money so he can buy a monkey, a bulldog, and a full size Batman suit.


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  • GREAT stuff buddy!!! Awesome interview and good questions. He sounds like such a cool guy and he looks a bit like Carroll O’Connor in that pic above. Bob Newhart for the win!

  • Ries

    This was a lot of fun, Nick. Definitely a big step in the right direction.

  • Good stuff, nice job! He sounds like the perfect person for a first time interview, very friendly and accommodating!

  • Nick

    Thanks for listening to it Chris! He was definitely a great guy to talk with. Very honored I got the chance!

  • Nick

    THE WORLD IS NEXT!

  • Nick

    He really was which made the interview even easier and more comfortable. Now I want to interview everyone and their mothers… lol It’s quite a rush

  • Totally coming back in the morning, want to listen to the whole thing 🙂 Seriously cool that you could do this man, Jerry’s the worst but Jim sounds like a cool guy!

  • Tom

    Ha! I can’t believe that you guys pulled this off. So cool. Gergich. Get the damn name right! Hahaha.

  • Nick

    I know. Right off the bat I mess it up a little lol. Thanks for listening!

  • I need to listen to this when I get to a terminal that has speakers. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get to your site. I’m so slow. How exciting. Ron is my idol and Jerry is my next best character.

  • Nick

    Let me know what you think once you listen!

  • Nick

    It’s a fun interview. Let me know what you think once you listen!

  • Michael

    This is a great interview Nick. Very personable actor. I have to admit that I’ve never watched Parks and Recreations but this made me want to watch it.

  • Tyson Carter

    Nice job dude! My internet cut out when you started talking about dvd outtakes, but Ill listen a little later. Does the Dick van Dyke clue above mean you asked him my question?!?! 🙂

  • Maaaaaaybe.

  • Thanks for listening Michael.

  • You listen to the whole thing yet? lol

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