Jon Hamm is best known for his role as "Don Draper" in the 2007 series Mad Men, where he shared credits with celebrities like Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, and January Jones, among others. During the 1990s and 2000s, he appeared in several television series like Charmed, Related, Ally McBeal, and Gilmore Girls, but we all have to agree that the portrayal of the iconic advertising executive in Mad Men is probably his most relevant professional achievement.
Jon Hamm: Life Before Fame
Jon Hamm came to prominence when Mad Men started, his role was so successful that he won two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Television Series in 2008 and 2016, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2015. But what has he been up to since the show ended in 2015?
Mad Men star Jon Hamm - What is he doing now?
Since Mad Men ended Jon Hamm has appeared in numerous television series like 30 Rock, Black Mirror, and Parks and Recreation; he has also appeared in several animated shows like The Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy, and Bob's Burgers. His most recent work in television was in the 2019 miniseries Good Omens, based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name, where he played the role of "Archangel Gabriel."
Regarding film, Jon Hamm has acted in Sucker Punch, Million Dollar Arm, and Baby Driver, among others. He has also voiced several characters in films like Shrek Forever After and Minions. He is currently working in the upcoming movies Top Gun: Maverick, Corner Office, Confess,Fletch and Off Season which are expected to be released in 2022.
Five quick facts about Mad Men star Jon Hamm
- He was in a relationship with actress Jennifer Westfeldt from 1997 to 2015; they never got married
- His character "Don Draper" was a heavy smoker, but Jon Hamm actually quit smoking when he was 24. On set he smoked herbal cigarettes without nicotine and tobacco
- Jon Hamm is an avid golfer and tennis player
- His mom died when he was 10 years old; his father passed away ten years later
- He became interested in acting when he was only a little boy! It all started in first grade when he was picked to play "Winnie-the-Pooh"!