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JON HAMM's (Laramie Seymour Sullivan) nuanced portrayal of the high-powered,
advertising executive Don Draper on AMC's award-winning drama series Mad Men has
firmly established him as one of Hollywood's most talented and versatile actors.
He has earned numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award in 2015 for
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Awards in 2016 and 2008,
Television Critics Association Awards in 2011 and 2015, a Critics' Choice
Television Award in 2011, as well as multiple Screen Actors Guild nominations.
Mad Men concluded its seventh and final season on May 17, 2015.
Hamm was most recently seen starring in the Warner Bros. comedy Tag opposite Ed
Helms and Jeremy Renner. The film, based on a Wall Street Journal article,
centers on five best friends who have been playing a game of 'tag' since middle
school. Earlier this year he also starred in Tony Gilroy's Beirut alongside
Rosamund Pike. Hamm starred as a former U.S. diplomat who returns to service to
save a former colleague. Critics called Hamm's performance his "best work yet."
Next year, Hamm will appear in Neil Gaiman's Good Omens series for Amazon. Hamm
recently completed production on Scott Z. Burns' The Torture Report and will
begin production on Noah Hawley's Pale Blue Dot opposite Natalie Portman.
Last year, Hamm starred in Edgar Wright's hugely successful heist thriller Baby
Driver opposite Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx. Hamm also appeared in
the independent film Marjorie Prime.
In 2016, Hamm starred in 20th Century Fox's Keeping Up with The Joneses,
opposite Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher. In 2015, Hamm loaned his voice to
the wildly successful Universal Pictures animated feature, The Minions,
alongside Sandra Bullock and Steve Coogan. Hamm's previous film credits include
Disney's Million Dollar Arm, based on a script by Thomas McCarthy and directed
by Craig Gillespie, 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
Hamm's appearances on the Emmy-winning comedy 30 Rock from 2009 to 2012 earned
him three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. He
has also hosted Saturday Night Live three times, once in 2008 and twice in 2010
to critical acclaim. In addition to Mad Men, Hamm also appears in the second
season of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, created by Tina Fey and Robert
Carlock. Hamm played Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, the senior prophet who
fools four women into being held captive for 15 years while they believe to have
survived the apocalypse. The role earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Guest
Actor in a Comedy Series. His additional television credits include A Young
Doctor's Notebook, a BBC miniseries in which he stars opposite Daniel Radcliffe
and also executive produced, the Larry David film Clear History for HBO. Hamm
first came to the attention of audiences 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.
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