Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

Date of Birth

Birthday: March 10
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Jon Hamm’s nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, philandering advertising executive Don Draper on Mad Men has firmly established him as one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actors, and earned him numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, Television Critics Association Award and a Critics’ Choice Television Award, as well as multiple Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominations. He has also joined with the entire cast to twice win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Jon Hamm’s nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, philandering advertising executive Don Draper on Mad Men has firmly established him as one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actors, and earned him numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, Television Critics Association Award and a Critics’ Choice Television Award, as well as multiple Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominations. He has also joined with the entire cast to twice win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series.

On the big screen, Hamm starred in the baseball drama Million Dollar Arm, based on a script by Thomas McCarthy. In 2012, Hamm starred in Friends With Kids (which he also produced), for writer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt, opposite Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Megan Fox. His previous film credits include Bridesmaids, Ben Affleck’s The Town, Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch, Howl, Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character Brogan, The Day The Earth Stood Still, and Jennifer Westfeldt’s Ira & Abby, Kissing Jessica Stein and We Were Soldiers 

Hamm recently finished production on Clear History with Larry David for director Greg Mottola and completed work on A Young Doctor’s Notebook, a BBC miniseries in which he stars opposite Daniel Radcliffe (and also executive produced). Hamm’s appearances on the Emmy-winning comedy 30 Rock have earned him 3 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, and he has hosted Saturday Night Live 3 times to critical acclaim. His additional television credits include IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, The Division, What About Brian, The Unit, and Providence as well as voice work on Metalocalypse, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers and more. 

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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Awards & Nominations

16 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2015
  • Winner
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television / UROK Productions
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix
Outstanding Drama Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, Producer
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television / UROK Productions
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Drama Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, Producer
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Drama Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, Producer
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Abner and David Brinkley
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Drama Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, Producer
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Dr. Drew Baird
  • 30 Rock
  • "Emmanuelle Goes To Dinosaur Land"
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Dr. Drew Baird
  • 30 Rock
  • "The Bubble"
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2008
  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Jon Hamm and Naomi Watts present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Andy Samberg and Jon Hamm embrace backstage at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jon Hamm accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jon Hamm accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend at the 67th Emmy Awards.
The cast of Mad Men say goodbye onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
Jon Hamm and January Jones onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Vincent Kartheiser onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
Panel moderator Debra Birnbaum and Jon Hamm onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
A display of the Jon Hamm issue of emmy magazine at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Vincent Kartheiser onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
Jon Hamm and January Jones onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
The cast of Mad Men say goodbye onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig
Jon Hamm (l) and January Jones (r) of Mad Men at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.
(From left) Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Westfeldt at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Jon Hamm (l) of Mad Men and Jennifer Westfeldt (r) at the 66th Emmys.
Jon Hamm of Mad Men and Jennifer Westfeldt arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Jon Hamm and Alec Baldwin present the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jon Hamm and Alec Baldwin on stage at the 65th Emmys
Seat cards for the 65th Emmy Awards.
Actors Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt
Writer Matthew Weiner (C) with cast and crew of "Mad Men"
Actors Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones and John Slattery pose with the cast of "Mad Men"
Jon Hamm & Betty White at the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards
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Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, Jarrod Harris, Robert Morse
Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm
Still of Jon Hamm and John Slattery in Mad Men
Still of Jon Hamm, Vincent Kartheiser and John Slattery in Mad Men
Still of Jon Hamm in Mad Men
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt arrive at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Jon Hamm (L) and Jennifer Westfeldt (R) in the audience
Jon Hamm and Will Arnett during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
(L-R) Jon Hamm, Jane Lynch and John Slattery backstage
TV personality Kate Gosselin (L) and actors Jorge Garcia, Tina Fey, Jane Lynch, Jon Hamm and Cory Monteith attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jimmy Fallon, Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Jorge Garcia
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jimmy Fallon, Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Jorge Garcia
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Joel McHale, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Jorge Garcia, Nina Dobrev, Kate Gosselin
Actors Jon Hamm and wife Jennifer Westfeldt attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actors Jon Hamm (L) and Betty White present an award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actor Eric Stonestreet (R) accepts his award from actors Betty White (L) and Jon Hamm onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy
Actor Eric Stonestreet (C) accepts his award from actors Jon Hamm (L) and Betty White onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy
Actors Jon Hamm (L), Isaiah Mustafa and producer Matthew Weiner attend Governor's Ball
Matthew Weiner and Jon Hamm at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Jon Hamm and Mary Lynn Rajskub at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Matthew Weiner and the men of Mad Men
Cast & creators of Mad Men - Charles Bush Photo Gallery 2
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Jon Hamm and Naomi Watts present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Jon Hamm and Naomi Watts present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Andy Samberg and Jon Hamm embrace backstage at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Andy Samberg and Jon Hamm embrace backstage at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. 

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Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jon Hamm accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jon Hamm accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jon Hamm accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jon Hamm accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards. 

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Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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The cast of Mad Men say goodbye onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
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The cast of Mad Men say goodbye onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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Jon Hamm and January Jones onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
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Jon Hamm and January Jones onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Vincent Kartheiser onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
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Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Vincent Kartheiser onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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Panel moderator Debra Birnbaum and Jon Hamm onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
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Panel moderator Debra Birnbaum and Jon Hamm onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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A display of the Jon Hamm issue of emmy magazine at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
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A display of the Jon Hamm issue of emmy magazine at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Vincent Kartheiser onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
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Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Vincent Kartheiser onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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Jon Hamm and January Jones onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
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Jon Hamm and January Jones onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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The cast of Mad Men say goodbye onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.
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The cast of Mad Men say goodbye onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig
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Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm of Mad Men and Kristen Wiig of The Spoils of Babylon at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Jon Hamm (l) and January Jones (r) of Mad Men at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Jon Hamm and January Jones of Mad Men at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball. 

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(From left) Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Westfeldt at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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(From left) Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Westfeldt at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Jon Hamm (l) of Mad Men and Jennifer Westfeldt (r) at the 66th Emmys.
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Jon Hamm (l) of Mad Men and Jennifer Westfeldt (r) at the 66th Emmys.

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Jon Hamm of Mad Men and Jennifer Westfeldt arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Jon Hamm of Mad Men and Jennifer Westfeldt arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.

Invision/AP
Jon Hamm and Alec Baldwin present the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
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Invision/AP
Jon Hamm and Alec Baldwin on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Seat cards for the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Actors Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt
Writer Matthew Weiner (C) with cast and crew of "Mad Men"
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Mathew Imaging
Actors Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones and John Slattery pose with the cast of "Mad Men"
Jon Hamm & Betty White at the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards
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Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, Jarrod Harris, Robert Morse
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Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm
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Still of Jon Hamm and John Slattery in Mad Men
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Still of Jon Hamm, Vincent Kartheiser and John Slattery in Mad Men
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Still of Jon Hamm in Mad Men
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Frank W. Ockenfels/AMC
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt arrive at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Jon Hamm (L) and Jennifer Westfeldt (R) in the audience
Jon Hamm and Will Arnett during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
(L-R) Jon Hamm, Jane Lynch and John Slattery backstage
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TV personality Kate Gosselin (L) and actors Jorge Garcia, Tina Fey, Jane Lynch, Jon Hamm and Cory Monteith attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
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Mathew Imaging
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jimmy Fallon, Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Jorge Garcia
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jimmy Fallon, Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Jorge Garcia
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Joel McHale, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Jorge Garcia, Nina Dobrev, Kate Gosselin
Actors Jon Hamm and wife Jennifer Westfeldt attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actors Jon Hamm (L) and Betty White present an award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actor Eric Stonestreet (R) accepts his award from actors Betty White (L) and Jon Hamm onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy
Actor Eric Stonestreet (C) accepts his award from actors Jon Hamm (L) and Betty White onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy
Actors Jon Hamm (L), Isaiah Mustafa and producer Matthew Weiner attend Governor's Ball
Matthew Weiner and Jon Hamm at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Mathew Imaging
Jon Hamm and Mary Lynn Rajskub at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Mathew Imaging
Matthew Weiner and the men of Mad Men
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Cast & creators of Mad Men - Charles Bush Photo Gallery 2
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Charles Willliam Bush Photography
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