Profile of Parks and Recreation
What actor played the role of Chris Traeger in the movie "Parks and Recreation"?
Hey, I'm Brice Sander for About.com, and we're profiling one of NBC's must-see comedies, Parks and Recreation.Parks and Rec stars Saturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a city councilwoman and former parks department employee in Pawnee, Indiana. Knope is a civil servant looking to better her community and, hopefully, become an all-star politician in the process. Leslie is surrounded by a kooky cast of characters at the Pawnee Parks Department. There's Ron Swanson, the mustachioed parks director, who tries to do as little work as possible. Then there's Tom Haverford, an overzealous staff member always on the hunt for a new business venture that could make him super rich, super quick. And April Ludgate, the monotone, always uninterested former-intern-turned-staff member.There's also Leslie's best friend, Ann Perkins, played by Rashida Jones, who somehow gets roped into the parks department's little dramas. Rob Lowe joined the cast in the show's second season as Chris Traeger, who would become Pawnee's city manager. Adam Scott also signed on to play Ben Wyatt, Leslie's love interest.The series is filmed as a mockumentary, or faux-documentary, like another NBC comedy, The Office. The episodes are intercut with cast confessionals about what's going on. While never a major ratings success, the show found a cult-following and critical acclaim. The series has racked up Emmy and Golden Globe nominations over the course of its run.And that's a look at Parks and Recreation. To learn more about Leslie and the gang, head to About.com.