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 2016 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.