Jon Hamm Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Oct 27, 2022 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 12, 2022
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Jon Hamm is an international star for his portrayal of Don Draper from 'Mad Men'.
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About Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm is a successful Hollywood actor, best known for his portrayal of Don Draper from the hit show 'Mad Men'.
Hamm was born on March 10, 1971, in Missouri. He had humble beginnings and started taking his acting career seriously only after college.
As he graduated from the University of Missouri, he decided to settle in Los Angeles to become a professional actor. He had only $150 and his car when he landed in Los Angeles. He then moved in with several aspiring actors as roommates and worked as a waiter to make money while auditioning for other opportunities. However, even after three years, he had not booked a single assignment and was let go by his agency.
In the year 2000, Jon Hamm appeared in NBC's 'Providence' in a guest appearance before he got a recurring role on the show, and soon after he bagged a meaty part in the movie 'Space Cowboys'. In just a year, major film roles started coming his way, such as 'Kissing Jessica Stein', and 'We Were Soldiers'.
However, he kept doing guest appearances during this period in television series such as 'The Division', 'The Sarah Silverman Program', 'CSI: Miami', and 'Numb3rs'.
It was not until he was cast in the period drama 'Mad Men' as his character Don Draper that he tasted real success. Jon Hamm played an advertising executive during the '60s in 'Mad Men'. He based his character on his father since, like Don Draper, Hamm's father was also a prominent man but with a secretive past. 'Mad Men' became an instant hit both domestically and internationally debuting with an audience of 1.7 million. His performance as Don led to much critical praise and recognition for him and a host of nominations and awards.

Jon Hamm Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jon Hamm’s net worth?

With a successful career as an actor in movies and television, Jon Hamm's net worth is $45 million.

How much does Jon Hamm earn per year?

Jon Hamm struck big with his breakthrough role in 'Mad Men'. He was paid $275,000 per episode for his work which brings his earnings per year to around $4 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jon Hamm?

Jon Hamm is a pretty tall actor standing at 6 ft 1 in (186 cm).

How old is Jon Hamm?

Born in 1971, Hamm is now 51 years old.

Childhood And Education

Jon Hamm was born to Deborah and Daniel Hamm in St. Louis, Missouri, where his mother was a secretary and his father managed a family trucking company. He has no siblings.
Hamm had a difficult childhood as his parents got divorced when he was only two years old. He then started living with his mother in a St. Louis suburb. However, his mother died of colon cancer when he was 10 years old. Hamm then moved to Normandy, Missouri to live with his father and grandmother.
Jon Hamm graduated high school from John Burroughs School in Ladue. He was into sports and as a result, a member of the football, baseball, and swim teams. He played Winnie-the-Pooh in first grade, his first acting role. Though at 16 he played the role of Judas in a school play and liked the experience, he was not inclined towards acting yet. Jon Hamm was 20 when his father died.
Hamm enrolled at the University of Texas after his graduation in 1989 but later transferred to the University of Missouri. Shortly after graduating from the University of Missouri in 1993 with an arts degree, Hamm joined as an acting teacher at his old high school.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jon Hamm dating?

Jon Hamm was in a long-term relationship with writer and actress Jennifer Westfeldt from 1997-2015. They even appeared in a film together, 'Friends With Kids', in 2011. He has never been married and has no children from any relationship.
If rumor mills are to be believed, he has been romantically linked to actress Anna Osceola since 2020. Though both of them have never publicly confirmed a relationship, the two have been often spotted together during the pandemic.

Career And Professional Highlights

While studying at the University of Missouri Hamm gave an audition for a theater company that was looking for actors in a production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. His audition was successful and he was cast in the production. However, two years later he made the decision to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally.
After an initial period of failure to get acting parts, Jon Hamm started getting television and film roles. Though a popular name by the mid-2000s, Hamm got his real breakthrough a few years later in 2007 being cast as Don Draper in 'Mad Men'. Hamm did not think of himself as a serious contender since there were about 80 actors who auditioned for the role, and many were more famous than him. But as luck would have it, NBC finally cast him for the role through numerous auditions and he instantly became an international star.
Hamm's most notable big-screen roles have been in films such as 'The Day The Earth Stood Still', 'Million Dollar Arm', 'Keeping Up With The Joneses', 'The Town', 'Bridesmaids', 'Baby Driver', 'Tag', 'The Report', and so on. His portrayal of a sports agent in 'Million Dollar Arm' was critically acclaimed and earned him praise. Interestingly, in 'Bridesmaids' he chose to remain uncredited as he thought his name could suggest a more serious film, while the film was a comedy.
He is also a regular voice actor and has lent his voice to the popular movie 'Shrek Forever After', narrated documentaries for the MLB and the NFL as well as appeared in commercials for American Airlines, H&R Block, and SkipTheDishes.
Jon Hamm has also acted in an independent film, 'Howl', based on Allen Ginsberg’s 1956 poem with the same name.

Best Known For…

Other than being famous for television appearances in shows like 'Mad Men', '30 Rock', 'SNL', and 'Black Mirror', he is also an active voice actor. He has lent his voice for the animated films 'Shrek Forever After', 'Minions', television series 'Legion' and Mercedes-Benz commercials.
Hamm is well known for his roles in films like the science fiction film 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' and independent thriller 'Stolen', his first leading film role. His success continued with leading roles in 'Million Dollar Arm', 'Keeping Up With The Joneses', and 'Beirut', and supporting roles in 'The Town', 'Sucker Punch', 'Bridesmaids', 'Baby Driver', 'Tag', and more.

Charity Work

Jon Hamm in 2013, donated to his old high school to fund a performing arts center in memory of his mentor.

What awards has Jon Hamm won?

For his outstanding work in 'Mad Men', Hamm won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series: Drama in 2008, being also nominated the same year for both the Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG) for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Hamm won the Golden Globe Award again in 2016 in the same category as earlier. He received his first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2015, after receiving 12 Emmy nominations. He has been nominated several times for the Emmy and SAG Awards. He also won the SAG Award twice in the Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series category.

Jon Hamm’s Hobbies And Interests

Hamm is a tremendous sports enthusiast and plays golf and tennis regularly. He is also a huge fan of the MLB team, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the NHL team the St. Louis Blues.

Other Interesting Jon Hamm Facts And Trivia

Hamm taught eighth-grade acting at his high school after graduating from college.
He, in 1995, moved to Los Angeles with just his car and $150.
Jon Hamm is an animal rescue advocate.
He was named People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2008.
He won GQ magazine's International Man award in 2010.
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Jon Hamm Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Jonathan Daniel Hamm

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Place of Birth

St. Louis, Missouri



186 cm

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John Burroughs School

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Anna Osceola


Daniel Hamm, Deborah Hamm

Annual Earnings

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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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