Chris Pratt is most known for playing Andy Dwyer in the comedy “Parks and Recreation” and later Peter “Star-Lord” Quill in “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Before Pratt became the actor he is today, he attended community college in Washington where he grew up, but before completing his first year, he got a one-way ticket to Hawaii. Pratt lived in his van in Hawaii while serving tables to pay for gas and food, which he says was a simple life, “It's a pretty awesome place to be homeless. It would be different if I lived on the streets of Chicago and ate garbage from a dumpster. We just drank and smoked weed and worked minimal hours, 15-20 hours per week, just enough to cover gas, food and fishing supplies. You know, it was charming time.” His homeless life quickly changed though when actor Rae Dawn Chong offered him a role in her movie “Cursed Part III”, which encouraged him to leave Hawaii and his van. Just two years later, Pratt joined the cast of “Everwood” as Bright Abbott. The show was cancelled after four seasons, but Pratt continued to appear in a few shows, which eventually landed him the role of Andy Dwyer in “Parks and Recreation” for a six-episode arc, but the producers wrote him in as a member of the cast. As Pratt continued to make fans laugh on TV, he started building his movie career, appearing in a few comedies, which eventually led him to star in “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Now, Pratt continues to build his film career as he stars in the upcoming “Jurassic World”, and “Avengers”.
While Pratt was homeless in Hawaii, he admits to smoking weed while working minimal jobs and living in his van. Pratt also admits that his “Parks and Recreation” character most likely smoked weed, “Here’s something you might not have known about those characters. They smoked a lot of weed. they’d probably be doing that right now.” According to Chris Pratt, the entire parks department smoked marijuana, which may actually explain a lot about the characters and their story lines.