Eric Christian Olsen and Sarah Wright Expecting First Child

04/17/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Eric Christian Olsen Expecting Son
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The mystery of why actor Eric Christian Olsen can’t stop smiling these days has been solved.

The NCIS: Los Angeles star and  Sarah Wright are expecting their first child — a boy! — in August, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.

“When they handed me the 3D sonogram and I saw Sarah’s perfect lips and that little Norwegian nose just like mine, I was overcome with a sense of clarity in the world that I can only imagine is beginning of fatherhood,” Olsen, 35, tells PEOPLE.

“We’re so excited and can’t wait to meet him.”

Olsen and Wright, who guest-stars on Parks and Recreation and Men at Workexchanged vows last June at their family’s ranch near Jackson Hole, Wyo. have been thinking about starting their family for a while now.

“I can’t imagine a better mother for our future children,” Olsen told PEOPLE the day after they wed.

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— Monica Rizzo

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Susan on

Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!

Tara on

I remember when he gave details of his engagement on a talk show and how sincerely romantic and in love he was. What a lucky little boy who will undoubtedly be the center of his dad’s world!

MF on

Congrats to a good looking couple!

Terry on

So very happy for the couple. We love you Sarah.

Kaylin on

AWESOME!!! Good for them!

trish on

Good looking couple, I’m happy for them, I love his show and watch it often when I can sit down an enjoy it.

SC on

LOVE him on ncis Los Angeles! So thrilled for him and Sarah, such an adorable couple!!

Marky on

Never miss NCIS LA! Love me some Deeks! Congratulations to the happy couple and can’t wait to see his picture! So excited for them!!

Joan on

Eric is too cute! Congrats to both-wishing you the best!

Yolanda on

Ah a little Deeks. Congrates from South Africa!

jbt3618 on

Congrats to Dad and Mom. I love to watch him on NCIS Los Angeles. Love me some Deeks. They are so cute and so happy. Wish only the best for them.

Donnie on

now that Poppy has become a mom, will she be back on her show UNFORGETABLE?? i herd it was un cancelled!!!
i miss you and the show Poppy!!!