Jon Hamm as Don Draper
Jon Hamm’s nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, philandering advertising executive Don Draper on AMC’s award-winning drama series Mad Men has earned him numerous accolades including a Golden Globe® Award, Television Critics Association Award, and a Critics’ Choice Television Award, as well as multiple Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild® nominations.
On the big screen, Hamm will next star in Million Dollar Arm, based on a script by Thomas McCarthy and directed by Craig Gillespie, about a sports agent who discovers professional baseball pitchers through a reality show he stages in India with cricket players. In addition, Hamm will lend his voice to the upcoming animated feature The Minions, which will also feature the voices of Steve Carell and Sandra Bullock.
His previous film credits include Friends With Kids, written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt; Bridesmaids with Kristen Wiig; Ben Affleck’s The Town; Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch; Howl with James Franco; Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character Brogan; The Day the Earth Stood Still with Keanu Reeves; Jennifer Westfeldt’s Ira & Abby and Kissing Jessica Stein; and We Were Soldiers. Hamm’s appearances on the Emmy®-winning comedy 30 Rock have earned him three Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, and he has hosted Saturday Night Live three times, to critical acclaim. His additional television credits include A Young Doctor’s Notebook, a BBC miniseries in which he stars opposite Daniel Radcliffe and that he also executive produced; the Larry David film Clear History for HBO; IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; The Division; What About Brian; The Unit; Numb3rs; and CSI Miami, as well as voice work onMetalocalypse, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and more. Hamm first came to audiences’ attention in the NBC series Providence. Signed for a cameo role, he impressed the producers so much that he ended up with an 18-episode run on the series.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Hamm received his Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Missouri–Columbia and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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