John Slattery

Actor
A well-respected and prolific stage actor throughout the 1990s, John Slattery broke into screen acting at the end of the 1980s and endured several failed series and guest spots in television movies and the occasional ... Read more »
Born: 08/12/1962 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

Howard Stark (Actor)

Bluebird 2015 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Ted 2 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Spotlight 2014 (Movie)

Ben Bradlee Jr. (Actor)

Mad Men 2010, 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

In Our Nature 2012 (Movie)

Gil (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2012 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Return 2012 (Movie)

Bud (Actor)

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Cameo

The Cleveland Show 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Adjustment Bureau 2011 (Movie)

Richardson (Actor)

The Simpsons 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

30 Rock 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

Howard Stark (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charlie Wilson's War 2007 (Movie)

Cravely (Actor)

Desperate Housewives 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reservation Road 2007 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

The Situation 2007 (Movie)

Colonel Carrick (Actor)

Underdog 2007 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Bud Gurber (Actor)

Jack & Bobby 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 (Movie)

Bert Miller (Actor)

K Street 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Sam the Man 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Before We Ruled the Earth 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Narrator

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

Paul Moore (Actor)

The Station Agent 2003 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Bad Company 2002 (Movie)

Roland Yates (Actor)

Ed 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Catch A Falling Star 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1998, 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Traffic 2000 (Movie)

ADA Dan Collier (Actor)

Becker 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cash Crop 1999 (Movie)

Sheriff Bill Johnson (Actor)

Maggie 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Man 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Where's Marlowe? 1999 (Movie)

Murphy (Actor)

Will & Grace 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red Meat 1998 (Movie)

Stefan (Actor)

Feds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

City Hall 1996 (Movie)

Intel Detective--George (Actor)

Eraser 1996 (Movie)

Corman (Actor)

Lily Dale 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Ned and Stacey 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sleepers 1996 (Movie)

Carlson (Actor)

Spy Games 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Cover 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Cover 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Dozen: The Series 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Death in the Family (TV Show)

Actor

Before the Storm (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

The Brooke Ellison Story (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

God's Pocket 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

God's Pocket 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A well-respected and prolific stage actor throughout the 1990s, John Slattery broke into screen acting at the end of the 1980s and endured several failed series and guest spots in television movies and the occasional feature film. Recurring roles on a string of high-profile programs like "Will and Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006), "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004), "Ed" (NBC, 2000-04) and "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004- ) made him a casting agent's go-to for flinty and occasionally unyielding authority figures. Appearances in major motion pictures like "Traffic" (2000), "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006) and "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007) preceded perhaps his most widely-recognized character, playing the hard-drinking, chain-smoking philanderer and advertising executive Roger Sterling on "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ). Exuding a devil-may-care attitude and old school charm, Slattery's performance earned him considerable acclaim and status as one of the show's favorite characters. Because of his newfound prominence, Slattery was rewarded with supporting turns in big movies like "Iron Man 2" (2010) and a profile that was finally on the rise.

Relationships

Talia Balsam Actor

Wife
Engaged in April 1998 Married Dec. 30, 1998; Balsam was previously married to George Clooney in the early 1990s

Harry Slattery

Son
Mother, Talia Balsam

John Slattery

Father

EDUCATION

Catholic University of America

Washington , Washington D.C. 1984

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

2011

Cast in the science fiction thriller "The Adjustment Bureau"

2010

Had a small role as Howard Stark, Tony's father in Jon Favreau's "Iron Man 2"

2007

Played an unlikable CIA boss in Mike Nichols' "Charlie Wilson’s War"

2007

Co-starred as advertising executive Roger Sterling opposite Jon Hamm on AMC's "Mad Men"; made TV directorial debut on a 2010 episode

2007

Landed recurring role on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Victor Lang, a politician and love interest for Gabriella (Eva Longoria)

2006

Cast in Clint Eastwood's WWII drama "Flags of Our Fathers"

2004

Cast as Peter Benedict on the short-lived drama series "Jack & Bobby" (The WB)

2004

Played the father in the film "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights"

2003

Starred as Tommy Flanegan on the HBO satire series "K Street"

2003

Featured in "The Station Agent"

2002

Cast in the film "Bad Company"

2001

Had a recurring role as Dennis Martino on the NBC comedy "Ed"

2000

Returned to Broadway, co-starring with Liev Schreiber and Juliette Binoche in "Betrayal"

2000

Starred opposite Sela Ward as a steelworker romancing a movie actress in "To Catch a Falling Star" (CBS)

2000

Guest starred as a politician with kinky sex habits romancing Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie on "Sex and the City" (HBO)

1999

Played Will's brother on a memorable two-part episode of "Will & Grace" (NBC)

1999

Portrayed Amy's estranged (later divorced) husband in the CBS drama series "Judging Amy"

1998

Cast as a goofy but sexy veterinarian in the Lifetime comedy series "Maggie"

1998

Portrayed Senator Walter Mondale in the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"

1997

Played both a father and his own son in Richard Greenberg's off-Broadway "Three Days of Rain"

1996

Cast opposite Mary Stuart Masterson in the Hallmark Hall of Fame’s adaptation of Horton Foote's "Lily Dale"

1996

Made feature film debut in "City Hall"

1995

Featured in the NBC miniseries "A Woman of Independent Means"

1995

Portrayed Charles Van Doren in Richard Greenberg's off-Broadway play "Night and Her Stars"

1993

Broadway debut as a comedy writer in Neil Simon’s acclaimed "Laughter on the 23rd Floor"; again teamed with Nathan Lane

1991

Cast in the short-lived ABC spy drama "Under Cover"

1991

Appeared in Richard Greenberg's play "The Extra Man"

1991

Cast as union organizer Al Kahn in the World War II-era drama "Homefront" (ABC)

1989

Made stage debut opposite Nathan Lane in Terrence McNally's "The Lisbon Traviata"

1988

TV series debut as a regular, "The Dirty Dozen: The Series" (Fox)

Raised outside of Boston, MA in Newton and Wellesley

Bonus Trivia

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"You see people from 'Seinfeld' and 'Friends' and whatever, 'Gilligan's Island,' and you go, 'There's Gilligan!' I'm sure there are meetings going on: 'What about Slattery?' 'No can't use him; he plays that guy on 'Mad Men.' On the flip side, I've gotten a lot of opportunities I certainly wouldn't have had." – Slattery quoted in GQ magazine, April 2012

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