Jon Hamm

Actor
A versatile character actor on series television and in feature films, Jon Hamm became a star following his critically hailed performance as the complex Madison Avenue advertising executive Don Draper on the 1960s-set ... Read more »
Born: 03/09/1971 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (63)

Black Mirror 2000 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Mirror 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad Men 2000 - 2004, 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Minions 2015 (Movie)

(Voice)

Providence 2000 - 2004, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2000 - 2004, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Million Dollar Arm 2014 (Movie)

JB (Actor)

The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Web Therapy 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Archer 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Childrens Hospital 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2013 ESPY Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Congress 2013 (Movie)

Dylan Truliner (Voice)

The Greatest Event in Television History 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2009, 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Sound and the Fury 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Compson (Actor)

30 Rock 2009 - 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friends With Kids 2012 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2012 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Real Time with Bill Maher 2008, 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Saturday Night Live 2008, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

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

Cameo

The Franchise 2012 (Tv Show)

Narrator

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

High Roller/Doctor (Actor)

The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Tina Fey: Mark Twain Prize 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Howl 2010 (Movie)

Jake Ehrlich (Actor)

Powder 2010 (Movie)

Matt Trent (Actor)

Shrek Forever After 2010 (Movie)

Brogan (Voice)

Stolen 2010 (Movie)

Tom Adkins, Sr. (Actor)

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Simpsons 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Town 2010 (Movie)

FBI S.A. Adam Frawley (Actor)

The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Globe Winner Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008 (Movie)

Michael Granier (Actor)

Ira & Abby 2007 (Movie)

Ronnie (Actor)

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

Skydiving Guide Chris Knarl (Actor)

The Unit 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

What About Brian 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Point Pleasant 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gilmore Girls 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kissing Jessica Stein 2002 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

We Were Soldiers 2002 (Movie)

Captain Matt Dillon (Actor)

The Trouble With Normal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Space Cowboys 2000 (Movie)

Young Pilot No 2 (Actor)

All-Star Celebrity Bowling (Tv Show)

Himself

Clear History (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Too Many Stars (TV Show)

Performer
Producer (3)

Rogue 2000 - 2004, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Friends With Kids 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Killing Bono 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

A versatile character actor on series television and in feature films, Jon Hamm became a star following his critically hailed performance as the complex Madison Avenue advertising executive Don Draper on the 1960s-set "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ). Hamm had come a long way from his one-line feature debut in "Space Cowboys" (2000), which led to a recurring role as a wholesome firefighter on "Providence" (NBC, 1999-2002) and a meatier supporting role in the indie comedy, "Kissing Jessica Stein" (2002). Following a small part in "When We Were Soldiers" (2002), he appeared as Inspector Nate Basso on "The Division" (Lifetime, 2001-04), a procedural drama about a team of female police officers. Once that series was axed, Hamm had recurring roles on "What About Brian" (ABC, 2006-07) and "The Unit" (CBS, 2006-09) before landing his career-defining lead role on "Mad Men." As Draper, Hamm exuded both swagger and heartache as the complicated lead character, beneath whose seemingly stable family life lurks duplicity and betrayal. His award-winning role opened doors for higher profile projects like "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (2008), "The Town" (2010), and voicing Brogan in "Shrek Forever After" (2010), making the handsome actor one of the most sought-after in Hollywood.

Relationships

Deborah

Mother
Hamm lived with mother after his parents divorced Died of died of abdominal cancer when Jon was 10 years old

Daniel Hamm

Father
Ran the family's interstate trucking business Raised Jon with his mother after his ex-wife passed away Died in 1991, ten years after Jon's mom passed away

Jennifer Westfeldt Actor

Companion
Met in 1997 when they co-starred in Westfeldt's off-Broadway play "Lipschtick" Hamm had small roles in her films "Kissing Jessica Stein" (2001), "Ira and Abby" (2006), and "Friends with Kids" (2012)

EDUCATION

University of Missouri

St. Louis , Missouri
Performed in several theater productions

Columbia University

New York , New York 1993
Attended on a theater scholarship

John Burroughs High School

St. Louis , Missouri 1989
Private school

University of Texas at Austin

Austin , Texas
Won a scholarship, but returned home after the death of his father left him shaken

Milestones

2012

Cast in the ensemble comedy "Friends with Kids" alongside writer, director, and real-life companion Jennifer Westfeldt

2011

Acted in the hit comedy "Bridesmaids"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series

2011

Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama

2011

Co-starred in "Sucker Punch," an action-fantasy film written and directed by Zack Snyder

2010

Cast in the ensemble crime drama "The Town," directed by Ben Affleck

2009

Appeared in a recurring role on NBC's "30 Rock" as Liz Lemon's (Tina Fey) love interest Dr. Drew Baird

2008

Cast as Dr. Michael Granier, a NASA official in the remake of the 1951 sci-fi movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

2007

Featured in "Ira and Abby," a star-studded romantic comedy written by and starring girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt

2007

Cast in breakthrough role as Don Draper, the creative director of Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency, on the AMC series "Mad Men"; made directing debut with fifth season premiere

2006

Landed a recurring role on the ABC drama "What About Brian"

2006

Guest starred in a recurring role on the CBS drama "The Unit"

2002

Appeared in "We Were Soldiers" starring Mel Gibson

2002

Played Inspector Nathan Basso on the Lifetime series "The Division"

2001

Appeared in the indie feature "Kissing Jessica Stein," written, produced and directed by girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt

2000

Feature debut with a small one line role in "Space Cowboys"

2000

Had a recurring role as wholesome firefighter Burt Ridley on NBC's "Providence"

1997

Cast in the off-Broadway play "Lipschtick" (would later become the film "Kissing Jessica Stein"); met future girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt while starring together

1995

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career

1994

After college, taught eighth grade acting at his old high school, John Burroughs

Bonus Trivia

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"Most people think actors are overpaid, and they don't really work that hard. But inevitably, if you get somebody who's not an actor and put them in front of a camera, they turn eight shades of white and their knees start shaking and it's like, 'You see? It's a little harder than you think.'" – Hamm to Emmy magazine, Issue No. 2, 2008

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"[I'm] able to leave Don Draper at work. I'm quite dissimilar from him in real life." – Hamm talking about his "Mad Men" role to Parade magazine, Aug. 1, 2010

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Hamm revealed to the U.K. magazine The Observer in September 2010 how he struggled with chronic depression after the death of his father at the age of 20.

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"This is by turns hilarious and embarrassing, but I'll tell it anyway. I cried at 'Marley & Me.' Not just teared up a little but full-on cried. That was a f*cking nightmare. Dead-dog stories always get me. And dead-mom stories – 'Terms of Endearment, stuff like that. If a parent dies in a movie, I'm a f*cking wreck." – Hamm quoted in Playboy, April 2012

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