John Hamm Wiki: Movie, Net Worth, 'Baby Driver' & Facts To Know

Jon Hamm is a famous movie actor and producer popularly known for the Mad Men series. Find out more about his life, career, and net worth.

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John Hamm Wiki: Movie, Net Worth, 'Baby Driver' & Facts To Know

Jon Hamm Wiki: Movie, Net Worth, Baby Driver, and Facts to Know

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Jon Hamm is an American movie star, producer, and a director. He is globally recognized after taking part in Mad Men series as Don Draper. His role as the advertising executive was epic and it made him receive a lot of positive appraisal from the film critics. Hamm was able to accumulate a tremendous net worth during his time in the series. The American actor has also taken part in other major hit films and series such as Baby Driver, Black Mirror, and Beirut to mention a few. Jon Hamm has also received numerous awards for his appearing performances in movies.

Jon Hamm’s Early Life and Education

Jon Hamm was born as Jonathan Daniel Hamm on March 10, 1971, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. His parents were Deborah and Daniel Hamm. Jon Hamm had two-step sisters from his father’s first marriage. The Baby Driver actor is of German, English, and Irish ancestry. The Hamm’s family was the owner of a huge trucking company. The family business was very successful but it declined as Jon Hamm grew up. His parents divorced when Hamm was barely two years old. At the age of ten years, his mother passed on due to colon cancer. This sudden change in his life made him shift to live with his father and grandmother. Jon Hamm attended John Burroughs High School in Ladue. His studies went smoothly and he graduated in 1989. He attended the University of Texas for his further studies. However, his studies in the University were short-lived after being arrested due to a violent episode he participated in. After his jail term, he returned to enroll in the University of Missouri where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While at the University, Hamm went for an acting audition for a film A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was given a role and from that day, he decided to become an actor.

The Movie Star’s Career

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Having graduated from the University with a Bachelor’s degree, he was unable to find a promising role in the film industry. The Baby Driver actor juggled between works as a waiter and auditioning for small roles. He decided to shift to Los Angeles for greener pastures. His first promising role came in 2000 when he landed a role of a romantic firefighter in a series called Providence. His role in the film made him appear in more than one episode. This was followed by his appearance again in the space adventure movie Space Cowboys. More roles came in independent movies such as Kissing Jessica Stein and We Were Soldiers. By this time, Jon Hamm was turning thirty years old and his name was becoming recognized. His next role was in a series The Division, which took place from 2002 to 2004. Jon Hamm further landed minor roles in What About Brian, CSI: Miami, Related, Numb3rs, The Unit, and Sarah Silverman Program. Jon Hamm’s breakthrough came when he landed a role in the series Mad Men. The Mad Men was an American drama television series that was produced by Lions Gate. Hamm maintained his character in Mad Men as Don Draper. He received a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the series. The Mad Men made Hamm receive several awards and recognition worldwide. This made his net worth to amass greatly.

Hamm’s Career Highlights

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Jon Hamm’s next role was in an independent movie Howl. He also made a guest appearance in a series The Simpson as an FBI supervisor, Sucker Punch, Bridesmaids, Friend with Kids, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and in Million Dollar Arm. His appearance in all these movies and series were a major hit. Jon Hamm was already a movie star who was most sought after in Hollywood. By December 2014, Hamm landed a role in Black Mirror. The Black Mirror series is a British science fiction anthology genre. The series received positive reviews from the film critics. Black Mirror also received a Primetime Emmy Awards. This made Hamm take part in more series and movies. He provided his vocals in the animated movie the Minions. The Minions was a major hit movie that grossed $1 billion at the Box Office. By this time, Jon Hamm’s net worth was rewarding. He featured in Keeping up with Jonesses, Marjorie Prime, and a comedy Baby Driver. The Baby Driver film is of action-crime movie genre that was written and directed by Edgar Wright. Hamm played alongside Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, and Lily James. Baby Driver grossed up to $226 at the Box Office. The Baby Driver movie received many positive appraisals from the film critics. Jon Hamm further took part in a horror thriller called Beirut. Beirut movie was directed by Brad Anderson and was written by Tony Gilroy. Hamm acted alongside Rosamund Pike, Emily Ratajkowski, and Dean Norris in Beirut. The film was a success and it grossed $2 million. Beirut film was featured early this year and it received both positive and negative reviews from the critics. The year 2018 was a busy year for the Beirut star. Apart from taking part in the Beirut film, Hamm further performed in the Tag film as well as in Bad Times at the El Royale movie. The Tag movie is an upcoming comedy-drama that was directed by Jeff Tosmic. Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen also wrote the film. The Tag movie is based on a story that was written in The Wall Street Journal. In the Tag film, Hamm acted alongside Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, and Annabelle Wallis. The movie will be released mid this year. Jon Hamm will also take part in a postproduction movie called Bad Times at the El Royale. The film is set to be released in October this year. Bad Times at the El Royale is of a drama thriller genre that Drew Goddard wrote and directed. Hamm acted alongside Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, and Cynthia Erivo in Bad Times at the El Royale movie. Jon Hamm has also appeared in a TV show alongside Emily Ratajkowski in a game of charades together with Jimmy Fallon. Emily Ratajkowski acted alongside Hamm in the horror movie Beirut. The Beirut star Emily Ratajkowski is a model who has appeared in many films and series as well.

Hamm’s Personal Life

Jon Hamm has been together with his longtime girlfriend actress Jennifer Westfeldt. The duo separated in 2015 after being together for more than a decade. While the couple was together, they created a production company namely Points West Pictures. The two also adopted a mixed breed dog called Cora. Jon Hamm is a recovering alcoholic addict and he suffered from vitiligo when casting Mad Men.

Rumors and Controversies Concerning Hamm

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So far, the famous movie star has managed to keep his life in line. There are no rumors concerning his personal life as well as his professional life. He has maintained a low profile picture despite being in the limelight. Hamm has done his best to keep his life from the probing eyes of paparazzi.

Facts to Know About Jon Hamm

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1. Jon Hamm’s parents owned a successful trucking company that had operated for decades. 2. His parents divorced when Hamm was two years. This made him stay with his mother during weekdays and his father on weekends. 3. Hamm’s mother died when he was ten years old due to colon cancer. This resulted in Hamm living with his father and grandmother. 4. Jon Hamm’s father lived a carefree life. He used to take Hamm to his drinking places after work. 5. The popular actor first appeared in an animated film Winnie the Pooh while he was in first grade. His performance in the animated cartoon film made Hamm pick interest in acting. However, he never took acting serious until when he was in University. 6. Jon Hamm turned down an athletic scholarship at the University of Texas so that he could pursue acting. 7. He was arrested while he was in University due to a violent incidence that he participated in. He had to drop out from the University of Texas. 8. Hamm applied for the University of Missouri where he graduated with a degree of Arts in English. 9. His high school prom date was Sarah Clarke. Sarah Clarke is a famous actress and she is widely recognized for her role in Twilight series as Nina Myers. 10. After Jon Hamm graduated from University, he went to teach eighth grade at his former high school. Elie Kemper was one of his pupils. He is widely recognized for his role in The Office movie. 11. Ellie Kemper and Jon Hamm acted together in a hit comedy film called Bridesmaids. 12. Jon Hamm has been a waiter and a set design for a soft-core pornography production before becoming a movie star. 13. His first movie role was in Space Cowboys in 2000. 14. He has never been married. However, he was in a steady relationship for more than a decade with his girlfriend called Jennifer Westfeldt. The girlfriend is a renowned actress as well. 15. Hamm suffered from vitiligo when he was casting Mad Men movie.

Hamm’s Awards and Achievements

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• Jon Hamm has won a Satellite Award for the Best Cast Television Series, a Golden Globe Award for the Best Actor Television Series Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performances by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and a Critic Choice television Award all for Mad Men, The Town, and 30 Rock films. • He has also received a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award, Satellite Award, Screen Actor Award, and Golden Globe Award for some of his major hit movies including Mad Men, The Town, and 30 Rock.

Hamm’s Net Worth

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The popular movie star has managed to amass a $30 million net worth. His performance in hit films such as Beirut, Speed, and Mad Men has contributed greatly to his net worth fortune. The actor has also appeared in other major epic series and films such as Baby Driver and Black Mirror. His net worth will continue to gross since he will be taking part in the upcoming films namely Tag and Bad Times at the El Royale. The 47-year-old actor has worked hard to create his name in the film industry. He is globally known for his performance in Mad Men, which was his major income that grossed to his net worth fortune. Jon Hamm is a private man who has kept his life in order. He continues to be humble despite his global fame.