Jon Hamm

Actor ● Supporting Actor ● Executive Producer


American actor, director, and television producer Jon Hamm is popularly known for his portrayal of advertising executive Don Draper for the AMC television drama series, 'Mad Men'. After making several appearances in many TV series, During 2000, he made his feature movie debut in the space adventure movie Space Cowboys. He had gained wide recognition in Mad Men, which earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama during 2008 and 2016 and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series during 2015. Jon is of German, English, and Irish descent, and graduated in 1989, after he enrolled at the University of Texas and completed his graduation during 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Hamm had featured in the comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses, alongside Zach Galifianakis and Gal Gadot, and has provided voices for animated movies like 'Shrek Forever After' and 'Minions'. During 1997, Hamm began a relationship with actress and screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldtm whom he had separated from in 2015.

Born on: 10 March, 1971

Born in: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Height: 6' 2"

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Trivia:
In 2010, Mercedes-Benz hired Hamm to be the voice for their new S400 Hybrid campaign and can be heard in this commercial. Something about his voice just exudes 'elegance.'

After getting dropped by his talent agency, he even took a job as a set designer for a softcore pornography production.

In 1995, he moved out to Los Angeles with a car and $150 in his pocket. He took up residence with four other aspiring actors and worked as a waiter while auditioning for roles.

His high school prom date was actress Sarah Clarke, who is best known for playing Bella Swan's mom in the 'Twilight' series.

Both an actor and football star in high school, Hamm turned down athletic scholarships to study English at University of Texas.

Hamm's first acting role was as Winnie the Pooh in first grade, which piqued the future 'Mad Men' star's interest in acting. However, it would be many years before Hamm would take acting seriously.

Hamm's father was a larger-than-life character, who'd often bring Jon along to bars and clubs after he was through with work. Sadly, Hamm's mother succumbed to colon cancer when he was 10, and he went to live with his grandmother.

His parents divorced when he was only two years old, and he continued to live with his mother during the week and his father on weekends.

Jon Hamm was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Deborah and Daniel Hamm. His mother was a secretary, while his father ran a family trucking company.