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Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

Actor Jon Hamm took on his most famous character to date in 2007 as philandering ad executive Don Draper in the American Movie Classics show Mad Men.

Famous Facts

  • Jon was both an actor and football star in High School. He turned down an athletic scholarship to study English at University of Texas.
  • While teaching eighth grade theater one of his students was Ellie Kemper. Ellie later went on to play Erin Hannon in “The Office.”
  • Don Draper’s character is always smoking, but Jon Hamm gave up smoking at 24. To combat the problem, he smokes herbal cigarettes that contain no tobacco or nicotine.

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“My advice to aspiring actors would be, don’t be afraid to fail. It’s not the end of the world, and in many ways, it’s the first step toward learning something and getting better at it.”

Jon Hamm