Jon Hamm is a brilliant actor who has built up an impressive profile over the years with prominent roles in notable films and TV shows such as Space Cowboys (2000), Kissing Jessica Stein (2001), Mad Men (2007), Baby Driver (2017), to name a few.
With an impressive voice, Jon voiced Hank Ackerley in A Single Man, Brogan in Shrek Forever, Dylan Truliner in Congress , Herb Overkill in Minions , Cartoon Lord Hater in Take a Walk Over There , CAM in The Amazing Gayl Pile , Don Grouper in SpongeBob SquarePants , Sacllops in Big Month , and Louis in Big City Greens.
Jon Hamm bio
The real name of the American actor is Jonathan Daniel Hamm, he was born on March 10, 1971 in St. Louis, Missouri and was the only child of his parents. Her father, Daniel Hamm, was a manager of a family truck business, while her mother, Deborah Garner, was a secretary. They both divorced when Jon was just two years old, with his mother, Deborah, having custody of young Jon. They lived in Creve Coeur but Deborah would die of colon cancer when Jon Hamm was nine, prompting a move to Clayton, Missouri to live with her father.
He attended a private high school – JohnBurroughs School in Ladue and made his acting debut as a child when he was cast as a first grader to play Winne the Pooh. Another occasion came when he appeared in the play Bon Dieu and was cast as Judas at the age of 16.
In high school, Jon was an avid sports lover; he participated in a number of sports like football, baseball and swimming. He was also popular for dating professional actress Sarah Clarke, but the year he turned 20, his father died.
After graduating in 1989, he was admitted to the University of Texas and became a member of a fraternity group called Sigma Nu, but his membership did not last long due to an arrest for bad behavior. Soon after, he won a scholarship to study English at the University of Missouri in his hometown. While in college, he got a job as a daycare teacher and often acted in some University production plays.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Jon always stayed in Missouri, where he taught eighth grade at his alma mater. After quitting teaching, he moved to Los Angeles in 1995 to pursue an acting career. With jobs that didn’t come his way, he worked as a waiter and set designer while going for auditions. He set a five-year goal that would have seen him return to Missouri if he hadn’t landed jobs by the time he was 30. However, the tables turned before his 30th birthday and he stayed put.
Jon Hamm’s official television debut came as a contestant on a 1996 television show The Big Date , but his professional acting career began with his small appearance on an episode of Ally McBeal as the Gorgeous Guy at Bar. Then he made his first feature film in 2002, playing Young Pilot No. 2 in the astronaut adventure film Cowboys He made more TV show appearances in the year 2000 and from 2001 to 2001 he was cast in 18 episodes of Providence as Burt Ridley.
In 2001 he appeared in the comedy Kissing Jessica Stein which was co-written by ex-girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt. Next came the war movie We Were Soldiers where he appeared as Captain Matt Dillon in 2002.
From 2002 to 2007, the young star received more TV projects which he became very famous for including Gilmore Girls , The Division, CSI: Miami, Point Pleasant, Charmed, Numb3rs, Related, The Unit, What About Brain, and The Sarah Silverman Program.
Jon Hamm returned to acting in 2006 with Ira and Abby with Ronnie, then did a movie in 2007 called The Ten starring Chris Knarl. The year 2007 marked the beginning of Jon’s major breakthrough in his career, as he was chosen from over 80 applicants to be the title character – an advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC series Mad Men This role earned him international recognition, numerous nominations and awards while playing alongside Eric Ladin.
He received around 12 Emmy nominations for acting, director and producer, but won two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2008 and 2016. Jon finally got his Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a drama series in 2015 during the show’s final season.
During his stint as host for 10 episodes of The Saturday Night Live Show from 2008 to 2015, a list of important films followed, adding to his back-up career like The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Stolen ( 2009), The City (2010), Howl (2010), Sucker Punch (2011), Bridesmaids (2011), Friends with Kids (2012), and Million Dollar Arms (2014).
From December 2012 to December 2013, Jon starred opposite Daniel Radcliffe in A Young Doctor’s Notebook, acting as Daniel’s oldest, Dr. Vladimir Bomgard. Daniel also introduced him to the sport, cricket, which he is now a fan of.
In 2013, he hosted the ESPY Awards television special and starred in the TV movie Clear History Jon starred alongside Gal Gadot and Zach Galifianakis in the comedy film Keeping Up With the Joneses which was released in October 2016. He also played Marjorie Prime, Baby Driver, Aardvark, Nostalgia, Bad Times at the El Royale, I love you, America with Sarah Silverman, among others.
Family Facts: Wife, Business, Children
Jon Hamm who is of German and Irish descent has two half-sisters namely; Jennifer Hinze and Julie Schulte. As a popular character, he received many endorsement offers from major brands such as Gap, Mercedes-Benz USA and the NHL’s St. Louis Blues.
Once upon a time in a very long-term relationship with actress and screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt from 1997 to 2015. In 2009, the couple decided to start a production company called Points West Pictures. It was tragic when Jon Hamm announced that he and Jen had split from their 18-year relationship.
Jon confessed he still misses her after two years of their breakup, but was found while filming Baby Driver flirting with actress Kate Beckinsale. He has also been photographed flirting with other women over the years, but nothing has been confirmed.