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Vlada Gelman
February 5, 2013
Pilot News: Closer Alum J.K. Simmons to Play Blind Dad in NBC Comedy
Pilot News: Closer Alum J.K. Simmons to Play Blind Dad in NBC Comedy

There’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 EW.com, 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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