In an interview with Team Coco, when asked how he first got his start on the show, O’Heir said, “I auditioned for Ron Swanson, like everyone else in LA … There was heat because it was the unnamed Amy Poehler.” Project.”
A lot of people auditioned because they had the opportunity to work with Poehler and because it wasn’t just a pilot, the show went straight to production. However, O’Heir said he never in a million years expected to actually get the part. Still, he wanted to impress the show’s creators if a guest role ever became available. “When you go in, you don’t know what else they’re working on.” And he recalls walking out of the audition thinking he’d done exactly what he needed to do.
O’Heir continued, “So I went in, I did my Ron Swanson version,” but when prompted to delve further into his version of Ron, O’Heir said he couldn’t remember. However, “are you thinking of anyone other than Nick Offerman [playing Ron Swanson]- I can’t even – my head can’t go there.”
A few weeks after the first audition, they called O’Heir and asked if he would be interested in reading for the role of Garry. When offered the role, they weren’t initially sure how long Garry’s character would last on the show, but even so, O’Heir found it “a no-brainer” to accept the role. When he learned that the role would become a long-term and regular one, he was overjoyed.