Jon Hamm is a Actor and Producer American born on 10 march 1971 at St. Louis (USA)
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Birth name Jonathan Daniel HammNationality USABirth 10 march 1971
(48 years) at St. Louis (USA
Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm (born March 10, 1971) is an American actor, director, and television producer best known for playing advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC drama series Mad Men (2007–2015).
For much of the mid-1990s, Hamm lived in Los Angeles, making appearances in television series Providence, The Division, What About Brian, and Related. In 2000, he made his feature film debut in the space adventure film Space Cowboys. The following year, he had a minor role in the independent comedy, Kissing Jessica Stein (2001).
Hamm gained wide recognition when Mad Men began airing in July 2007. His performance earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama in 2008 and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2015. He also directed two episodes of the show. In 2008, Hamm appeared in a remake of the science fiction film The Day The Earth Stood Still. His first leading film role was in the 2010 independent thriller Stolen. He also had supporting roles in The Town (2010), Sucker Punch (2011), and Bridesmaids (2011). Hamm has received 16 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his performances in Mad Men, 30 Rock (2006–2013), and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–present).
His other television credits include starring in the Sky Arts series A Young Doctor's Notebook and guest roles in Parks and Recreation and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He provided his voice to the animated film Shrek Forever After in 2010, and in 2015, he starred in the animated film Minions, which has grossed over $1.119 billion worldwide.
In 1997, Hamm began a relationship with actress and screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt. They own homes in Los Angeles and the Upper West Side in New York. In an interview discussion about his relationship with Westfeldt, Hamm said: "We may not have a piece of paper that says we're husband and wife, but after 10 years, Jennifer is more than just a girlfriend. What we have is much deeper and we both know that. To me, people [should] get married when they're ready to have kids, which I'm not ruling out." Along with Westfeldt, Hamm has appeared in Gap-related campaign advertisements. In April 2009, Hamm and Westfeldt formed their own production company, Points West Pictures. Hamm and Westfeldt are advocates of animal rescue and have adopted a mixed breed dog named Cora from the Much Love Animal Shelter in California. In September, 2015, Hamm and Westfeldt announced they were ending their relationship.
Although his role as Don Draper requires him to smoke, Hamm gave up smoking when he was 24. On set he does not smoke actual cigarettes, but rather herbal cigarettes that do not contain tobacco or nicotine. In March 2015, Hamm's representative confirmed that Hamm had recently completed inpatient treatment for alcoholism.
Hamm has vitiligo.
Internationally viewed as a sex symbol, Hamm was named one of Salon.com 's Sexiest Man Living in 2007, and was named one of People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2008. Hamm also won GQ 's 'International Man' award in September 2010. In November 2008, Entertainment Weekly named him one of their Entertainers of the Year. He again was named one of the magazine's Entertainers of the Year in 2010.
Hamm is an avid golfer and tennis player. He is a devoted fan of the National Hockey League (NHL) team the St. Louis Blues, even appearing in two television spots advertising for the team. He is also a fan of the Major League Baseball (MLB) team the St. Louis Cardinals, and narrated the official highlight film for the 2011 World Series which the Cardinals won. He is also a cricket fan, having been introduced to the sport by Daniel Radcliffe when filming A Young Doctor's Notebook.
In March 2010, Hamm was hired by Mercedes-Benz as their new voiceover for their campaign with the S400 Hybrid vehicle. Hamm replaced actor Richard Thomas. Also, in 2013 American Airlines debuted a commercial titled "Change is in the Air" featuring Hamm as the voice-over. Hamm is an American Airlines frequent flier and his Mad Men character Don Draper often speaks of aspiring to win such accounts as American Airlines.
Hamm identifies as a Democrat.