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: 08/13/1962 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

Captain America: Civil War 2016 (Movie)

Howard Stark (Actor)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Veep 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

Howard Stark (Actor)

Bluebird 2015 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Documentary Now! 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Spotlight 2015 (Movie)

Ben Bradlee Jr. (Actor)

Ted 2 2015 (Movie)

Shep Wild (Actor)

Mad Men 2010, 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

In Our Nature 2012 (Movie)

Gil (Actor)

Return 2012 (Movie)

Bud (Actor)

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

Cameo

The Adjustment Bureau 2011 (Movie)

Richardson (Actor)

The Cleveland Show 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

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)

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
Director (1)

God's Pocket 2014 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

God's Pocket 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

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, 2004-2012) 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, 2007-2015). 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

Martin Balsam Actor

Father-In-Law
Slattery and Talia Balsam married December 30, 1998

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

Joyce Van Patten Actor

Mother-In-Law
Slattery and Talia Balsam married December 30, 1998

EDUCATION

Catholic University of America

Washington , Washington D.C. 1984

Milestones

2015

Appeared in comedy sequel "Ted 2"

2015

Returned to the Marvel Universe as Howard Stark in "Ant-Man"

2015

Co-starred in prequel series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" as Claude Dumet

2013

Had a recurring role in rebooted "Arrested Development" as Doctor Norman

2013

Starred in indie drama "Bluebird"

2011

Had a recurring role on animated series "The Cleveland Show" as city mayor Larry Box

2011

Cast in the science fiction thriller "The Adjustment Bureau"

2011

Co-starred in indie drama "In Our Nature"

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

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

2007

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

2006

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

2004

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

2004

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

2003

Featured in indie drama "The Station Agent"

2003

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

2002

Cast in the film "Bad Company"

2001

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

2000

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

2000

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

2000

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

1999

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

1999

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

1998

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

1998

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

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

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

1991

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

1991

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

1991

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

1989

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

1988

Made his TV series debut as a regular in "The Dirty Dozen: The Series" (Fox)

Bonus Trivia

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Slattery's trademark prematurely gray hair allowed him to play several characters, such as "Mad Men" exec Roger Sterling, who were considerably older than his actual age.

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Slattery's wife, Talia Balsam, portrayed Roger's vindictive ex on several episodes of "Mad Men."

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Through his marriage to Talia Balsam, Slattery was the son-in-law of Joyce Van Patten and Martin Balsam, and nephew-in-law of Dick Van Patten.

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Slattery was an avid surfer who traveled internationally in search of surfing beaches.

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"The jobs I had weren't even that bad, I was just terrible at them. I was a horrible limo driver: I ran out of gas with passengers in the back and I used to get lost on a regular basis. But the worst one was when I worked in a bakery where I had to chase rats out of the kitchen in the morning - I'm a coward, so that was awful." -- GQ, March 7, 2012

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