Jonathan Daniel \"Jon\" Hamm is an American actor, director, and television producer best known for playing advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC drama series Mad Men.
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.
Hamm gained wide recognition when Mad Men began airing in July 2007. His performance earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2008. He has 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, Sucker Punch, and Bridesmaids. Hamm has received 12 Emmy nominations for his performances in Mad Men, 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.