03/29/2013 07:40 am ET

Nick Offerman Reveals His Secret Hip Hop Rap And Dance Past On 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

Nick Offerman would never break into dance on "Parks & Recreation" as Ron Swanson, but he was game for it on "Late Night" He'd just revealed that he used to be a rapper back in his home state of Illinois. Offerman was party of a hip hop duo called Tick Tock and Flip Flop with a buddy of his. They would write rhymes about the tough thug life in their idyllic small town.

Offerman earned the name Tick Tock because he had a hidden talent for popping and locking. It's a tough style to master, but once the information was out there, Fallon was demanding that Offerman show whether or not he still had it.

He proved himself enough to get a shout-out in Vulture's late night roundup, and a rousing applause from the "Late Night" crowd. There are many facets to the man behind Ron Swanson.

Perhaps dance will manifest itself in some way in Offerman's one-man show, "American Ham," now on tour. He can, of course, also be seen in "Parks & Recreation," Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. ET on NBC.

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