Jon Hamm

Born Mar 10, 1971

Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm is an American actor and director. For much of the mid-1990s, Hamm lived in Los Angeles as a struggling actor appearing in small parts in multiple television series, including Providence, The Division, What About Brian and Related. In 2000 he made his feature film debut in Clint Eastwood's space adventure, Space Cowboys. The following year, Hamm appeared in the independent comedy, Kissing Jessica Stein (2001) in a minor role.… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on March 10, 1971.


1989 18 Years Old Following graduation in 1989, Hamm enrolled at the University of Texas, where he was a member of the Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity.
1990 19 Years Old While Hamm was attending the University of Texas he was arrested for participating in a violent hazing incident that occurred in November 1990 in which another student, Mark Sanders, was beaten with a paddle and a broom, where Hamm was leading Sanders around the fraternity house with the claw of a hammer beneath Sander's genitals, and had his clothes set on fire. … Read More


1992 21 Years Old Hamm has known actor Paul Rudd for many years, and visited Hollywood to meet him in 1992.
1995 24 Years Old Not wishing to stay in a "normal career", Hamm moved to Los Angeles permanently in 1995 with an automobile and $150. … Read More
1998 27 Years Old In 1998, having failed to obtain any acting jobs after three years, he was dropped by William Morris. … Read More
2000 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2000, he made his feature film debut in the space adventure film Space Cowboys. … Read More


2002 31 Years Old His career was further bolstered when he played the recurring role of police inspector Nate Basso on Lifetime's television series The Division from 2002 to 2004. … Read More
2007 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamm received his breakthrough role in 2007 when he was cast from more than 80 candidates as the protagonist character Don Draper in AMC's drama series Mad Men. … Read More
For his work, he won a Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Actor in a Television Series Drama in 2008.
2009 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Hamm guest starred in three episodes of the NBC situation comedy show 30 Rock as Drew Baird, a doctor who is a neighbor and love interest of Liz Lemon's (Tina Fey). … Read More
Hamm had a voice cameo in the animated feature Shrek Forever After, released in May 2010, as an ogre leader named Brogan. … Read More


2013 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamm hosted the 21st ESPYS Awards on July 17, 2013. … Read More
2015 44 Years Old …  In March 2015, Hamm's representative confirmed that Hamm had recently completed inpatient treatment for alcoholism.
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