The Closer Star to Visit Parks and Recreation

Actor J.K. Simmons arrives at the premieThere’s a new mayor in town.

The Closer alum J.K. Simmons will guest-star on an upcoming episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

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Per, the actor will play the slightly gruff mayor of Partridge, Minn., the town over which an 18-year-old Ben briefly governed… until he was impeached.

In the episode, which airs next month, Ben and fiancée Leslie visit the city — where they also run into his sister (played by Annabeth Gish).

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  1. Dawn says:

    It is a mini Party Down reunion with Simmons and Adam Scott. :) I miss that show so much!

  2. Superhero says:

    Vernon Schillenger!

  3. robinepowell says:

    What about the fact that he was recurring on Law & Order for a number of years? He just seem to leave the show and never return, never found out why.

  4. big cheddar says:

    This guy brings a touch of awesome to every show he’s on.

  5. Natalie says:

    Yet another piece of perfect casting!

  6. keith says:


  7. AT says:

    Cave Johnson!

  8. Bazaldua says:

    I am the younger 18 year old version o Ben, no recognition to me? :( haha it was fun though!