There are many things to admire about John Slattery. From his physical appearance, a full head of gray hair that makes him look like God in the flesh, his soft but assertive voice, to his resume that showcases his impeccable work as Roger Sterling on Mad Men and as Howard Stark, the mistress’ father includes Tony Stark from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
John Slattery has been in business as a professional actor since 1989 and his work has been celebrated by several award organizations including the prestigious Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In his more than five decades on earth, John Slattery has lived a life many would envy. Read more about him and his achievements below.
John Slattery’s bio
John Slattery is the son of Joan Slattery and John Slattery. His father John was a leather merchant while his mother Joan is a retired chartered accountant. He was born on August 13, 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts, to a middle-class family of six children. John was born into an Irish family and grew up in Boston. He was raised a member of the Roman Catholic Church, which made his appearance in Spotlight, a film about the infamous investigation into church behavior, all the more significant.
For his education, John attended St. Sebastian School in Needham and after graduating from the Catholic University of America, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984. John had an affinity for acting, developed from a childhood of watching films and television. When an opportunity presented itself for him to pursue a career in his childhood passion, he took it and moved to New York, where he began attending auditions in hopes of securing roles in plays and films.
Three years after graduating, he secured his first onscreen role in a television show called Dirty Dozen: The Series. He starred in the show for seven episodes,Playing Pvt. Dylan Leeds. It was the on-screen breakthrough that he had worked for after years as a limousine driver and waiter. For the first seven years, following his onscreen debut, John Slattery worked only in television and theater. He’s appeared on shows like Undercover, China Beach, Homefront, Ned & Stacey and appeared in Off-Broadway plays like The Lisbon Traviata, Mi Vida Loca, The Extra Man and a few others.
He landed his first full-length part in A Womanof Independent Means, a 1995 film. Since then, John Slattery has appeared in over 30 films, including four films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Iron Man 2, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame. Other notable films include Spotlight which was a critical success and received an Academy nomination, Underdog The Adjustment Bureau, and a few others.
He was cast for his famous role as Roger Sterling in 2007’s Mad Men and appeared as the character in 85 episodes between 2007 and 2015. Outside of acting, John is also a director, having directed one film and eight episodes from two series, including Mad Men, which he put together. His voice has also been lent to audio books such as Duma Key, A Farewell to Arms and Falling Man. He also voiced Admiral Havelock in the video game Dishonored.
He has been recognized for his work by several awards, including SAG Awards for Mad Men, Spotlight, Desperate Housewives and Critics Choice Television Awards, nomination for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. So far he has received 6 out of 19 nominations for his name.
Wealth (income and earnings)
Appearing in a commercially hit show like So Long Mad Men and filmography with credits from 50+ movies and TV shows has helped John Slattery to a staggering $10 million net worth. Movies like Spotlight, Iron-Man 2 and Ant-Man, which were commercial successes, added to his decent net worth.
Family – Wife, Talia Balsam and Son, Henry Slattery
Despite his amazing position as a distinguished man, John, an actor with a creditable job, has managed to establish a reputation as a simple, decent man. He has been married to his wife Talia Balsam since 1999 and they share one son, Harry Slattery.
His wife Talia is an actress who stars in films such as No Conditions, Killer Instinct, Little Men and currently in Divorce as Dallas Holt.