Michael GinsbergPlayed by Ben Feldman
The talented but erratic new copywriter hired by Peggy, Michael Ginsberg proved to be a wild card at SCDP and a bit of a loose cannon. Funny and outspoken, but lacking a filter when it comes to human interaction, Ginsberg admitted his loneliness to Peggy and revealed a shocking truth about his past: that he was born in a concentration camp. He also claimed to be a Martian, furthering her suspicions about his volatile mental state. Don found himself competing with Ginsberg on the Pepsi “Sno-ball” campaign. Irritated by Ginsberg’s rising star, Don took a devious turn to clip his wings, leaving the boards for Ginsberg’s pitch in a taxicab, and then pitching his own idea to the client.