Jon Hamm Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

25th January 2016

Quote: "I got the Golden Globe in the mail and they spelled my name wrong, which was also awesome. I was like, 'Oh man. Uh, guys, there's no 'H'." Jon Hamm's first-ever Golden Globe for his role on Mad Men came with a spelling error. Hamm was unable to accept his trophy in person, since the traditional ceremony did not take place due to the Writers Guild of America strike in 2008.

25th September 2015

Fact: Emmy Award winner Jon Hamm is not quite ready to say goodbye to his Mad Men character Don Draper, despite wrapping the TV drama this summer (15) - he'll appear in a 2016 episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, as Don Grouper - a fishy ad agency boss.

21st September 2015

Quote: "There has been a terrible mistake, clearly." Mad Men star Jon Hamm was dumbfounded when he went onstage to accept the prize for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night (20Sep15). The actor has been nominated for his role as Don Draper seven previous times, but has never won. He has also received five other nominations for his guest roles on 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, both created by comedienne Tina Fey, who presented the long-awaited trophy to him on Sunday.

13th September 2015

Quote: "All I can say is I wish him the best. I wish them both the best. They're both incredibly talented, wonderful people. They'll both find happiness, there's no doubt in my mind." MAD MEN creator MATTHEW WEINER addresses his former leading man Jon Hamm's split from longterm girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt. The couple announced its split after 18 years last week (07Sep15).

1st July 2015

Quote: "All of Scandinavia, I've never been and I've never been north of the Arctic Circle; I wanna see the Northern Lights, Iceland..." MAD MEN star Jon Hamm is keen to travel.

30th June 2015

Quote: "We were married on the movie and we never worked together; we never saw each other! A very typical marriage...! Sandy and I were never really in the same spot." Actor Jon Hamm jokes about recording his voiceover parts for new animated comedy MINIONS separately from his co-star and onscreen wife Sandra Bullock.

24th June 2015

Fact: Jon Hamm recreated his Bonnaroo festival Gummi Bear-throwing skills during an appearance on U.S. TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night (23Jun15), throwing the candy into host Kimmel's mouth. Hamm perfected the skill with co-star Zack Galifiankis during downtime on a film set in Georgia and the MAD MEN actor showed off the party trick onstage at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee earlier this month (Jun15).

18th May 2015

Fact: The cast of MAD MEN, including Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, gave fans a special treat on Sunday (17May15) as they teamed up for a live reading of the season one finale in Los Angeles, just hours before the series finale aired in America. They were joined by special guests Fred Savage, Ashley Greene, and Mad Men guest star Colin Hanks.

29th January 2015

Fact: Actors Chris Pine and Jon Hamm are to join Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd in the upcoming Tv reboot of 2001 cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer.

9th January 2015

Fact: Mad Men star Jon Hamm jokingly proposed to award-winning film editor Anne V. Coates at Hollywood hotspot Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Wednesday (07Jan15). According to, the actor got down on one knee to praise the 89 year old's work and was encouraged to jokingly ask for her hand in marriage following chants of "proposal!" by restaurant guests.

17th December 2014

Quote: "I had to do that once when I had to work with Dan Radcliffe, but I basically mumbled and that solved it all!" American actor Jon Hamm admits his British accent isn't great, despite putting it to the test while starring as the older version of Radcliffe's character on hit Tv show A Young Doctor's Notebook.

16th December 2014

Quote: "We shot the last episode in July and I've been gainfully unemployed since then!" Mad Men star Jon Hamm admits he has been enjoying his time off after wrapping filming on the seventh and final season of the hit period drama over the summer (14).

6th June 2014

Quote: "The first year of the show, every script I got was about a guy in a hat and coat, smoking a cigarette in the '60s." Jon Hamm felt trapped by his Mad Men character, Don Draper, as the show took off.

12th May 2014

Quote: "A lot of people would say this kind of describes my acting on Mad Men - a lot of waxy stares, a lot of silent brooding." Mad Men star Jon Hamm jokes after the unveiling of his new wax figure at Madame Tussauds museum in New York City. The actor also posed for "selfies" with his doppelganger.

20th April 2014

Quote: "I'll miss it. It will be a loss. Hopefully, I'll have something else to do." Jon Hamm on life after hit Tv drama Mad Men.

15th April 2014

Quote: "Oh he's dead. He's gotta be dead. There's no way. Oh he's actually eighty... no he's dead." Mad Men star Jon Hamm on where he thinks his onscreen alter ego, the womanising and heavy-drinking Don Draper, would be if he were alive today.

9th April 2014

Quote: "That was 1995. I was all of 24 years old and making some questionable decisions with my life." Actor Jon Hamm regrets appearing on a 1990s dating competition show.

18th March 2014

Fact: Actor Jon Hamm is set to receive an Excellence in Acting Award at CinemaCon 2014 later this month (Mar14). The Mad Men star will be feted for his work on 26 March (14) in Las Vegas. The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks received the accolade last year (13).

13th December 2013

Fact: Mad Men star Jon Hamm has interviewed his former drama student Ellie Kemper for the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. The Bridesmaids stars knew each other before fame hit - she was a top kid in teacher Hamm's class at his former St. Louis, Missouri school. They kept in touch when their careers were kicking off in Hollywood, and now Hamm has sat down to chat to his prized pupil.

5th December 2013

Quote: "I'm getting older. I'm morphing into that guy who stands on his lawn and shakes his fist and shouts, 'Get off my lawn!' All I can say is that I don't get Miley Cyrus, I don't get Katy Perry... Ask any 16-year-old girl; she'll say I remind her of her dad. I am a 42-year-old guy in a world in which Ryan Gosling exists." Mad Men star Jon Hamm is feeling his age.

26th September 2013

Quote: "It's not as bad as how the National Enquirer reported it, which was that I was coughing up blood and probably had cancer... My sister called me and was like, 'Is there something you wanna tell us?'" Actor Jon Hamm insists his upcoming throat surgery to remove a polyp isn't quite as bad as news outlets have been reporting.

18th July 2013

Fact: Jason Sudeikis, Paula Patton, Jon Hamm and Ben Affleck were among the Hollywood stars who helped hand out trophies to athletes at the annual Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (Espy) Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday (17Jul13).

14th May 2013

Fact: Firefighters rushed to actor Jon Hamm's California home on Monday morning (13May13) after his smoke alarm went off. According to, emergency responders only spent three minutes at the Mad Men hunk's residence before determining the device had simply malfunctioned.

30th April 2013

Quote: "I was in the wrong rooms when I first got to L.A... They would want me to go and play James Van Der Beek's dad, and I was like, 'I think he's older than me, or, like, two years younger... I'm pretty sure I'm not gonna get this part.'" Mad Men star Jon Hamm on his early casting nightmares.

18th April 2013

Fact: Mad Men star Jon Hamm is the latest celebrity to make a guest appearance on U.S. children's programme Sesame Street. The actor stopped by the show to help beloved character Elmo explain to viewers the definition of a sculpture. Hamm's episode is set to air in America on Thursday (18Apr13).

27th March 2013

Quote: "Most of it's tongue-in-cheek. But it is a little rude... They're called 'privates' for a reason. I'm wearing pants, for f**k's sake. Lay off. I mean, it's not like I'm a f**king lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world. But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my c**k, I feel like that wasn't part of the deal." Mad Men star Jon Hamm isn't impressed with Internet speculation focused on his crotch.

25th September 2012

Fact: Robin Williams, Betty White, Malin Akerman and celebrity couple Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt have teamed up to sing the Beatles' Hey Jude anthem for a new public service announcement. The actors join singers Jennifer Hudson and Darius Rucker in the new Hey St. Jude video, in which celebrities sing the hit alongside sick kids and staff at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The promo was filmed to encourage people to visit new website and donate to the Memphis, Tennessee based medical centre.

19th June 2012

Quote: "It was really fun, though we were shooting on a tight schedule in a short period of time in the worst winter New York has seen in 40 years, so it was testing. Getting it finished gave us a great sense of accomplishment and I think it brought us even closer. " Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is proud of her new movie Friends With Kids, which she made with longterm partner Jon Hamm.

14th June 2012

Fact: Mad Men star Jon Hamm's prom date was former 24 villain Sarah Clarke.

9th April 2012

Quote: "It's hard to drive those around and not look like a total tool shed. You attract a lot of attention in them, and that's not my jam. The Cls is very fast and capable but doesn't look that different from a Beverly Hills mom driving to the farmers' market." Mad Men star Jon Hamm prefers his Mercedes perk as the voice of the car firm's TV ads to Ferraris and Porcshes.

26th March 2012

Quote: "We may not have a piece of paper that says we're husband and wife but after 10 years she's more than just a girlfriend. What we have is much deeper. To me, people get married when they're ready to have children, which I'm not ruling out." Mad Men star Jon Hamm has ruled out marrying his long-term girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt.

22nd March 2012

Quote: "I still don't have a good stock answer to why people like him. He's conflicted. And I think people identify with him and his flaws." Jon Hamm is bemused at the popularity of his Mad Men character Don Draper.

22nd March 2012

Fact: Mad Men stars Jon Hamm, John Slattery, January Jones and Christina Hendricks were among the cast who were invited to the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning (21Mar12) to ring the bell to signal the start of the working day.

21st March 2012

Quote: "It was at least six... Matt (Weiner) tells this story now that he knew I was perfect for Don Draper after the first audition... I wish he had f**king told me. It would've made me feel a lot better." Actor Jon Hamm on his many auditions for Mad Men's leading man.

20th March 2012

Quote: "It was an incredible experience. An eye-opening experience. An invigorating experience. It was a look into a part of a show that I hadn't really seen... I was re-energised in many ways." Actor Jon Hamm enjoyed stepping behind the camera to direct an upcoming episode of his hit TV show Mad Men.

20th March 2012

Quote: "I cried at Marley & Me. Not just teared up a little but full-on cried. That was a f**king nightmare. Dead-dog stories always get me. And dead-mom stories... If a parent dies in a movie, I'm a f**king wreck." Sad films make actor Jon Hamm sob.

20th March 2012

Quote: "I don't think outdoor sex is a particularly good idea. It's one of those things that sound way better than they actually are. There's something not sexy about all the twigs and bugs and sand." Mad Men star Jon Hamm on alfresco lovemaking.

15th March 2012

Quote: "I don't feel bad. I feel bad that she was hurt... I didn't mean anything personal to her. I didn't say anything directly to her. But, it was more about the culture at large and how we celebrate that... It was maybe phrased ineloquently (sic)." Mad Men star Jon Hamm refuses to feel guilty about taking aim at Kim Kardashian's intelligence in a recent magazine article about his dislike of reality TV.

15th March 2012

Quote: "God bless her, man. She had a baby and he's a cute baby. She's doing it by herself. And you just go, 'Good for you.' She's a great gal. I wish her the best of luck there. I know from being raised by a single mum how hard it is." Mad Men actor Jon Hamm heaps praise on his co-star January Jones. The blonde beauty gave birth to little Xander back in September (11), but she's refused to identify her son's father.

12th March 2012

Quote: "I remember Rob Lowe's old quote: 'A celebrity's life is reliving a succession of bad hairstyles.' Watching myself in early movies, I'm glad I still have that hair, but, those styles!! What was I thinking?" Mad Men star Jon Hamm hates seeing his bad hair on film.

2nd March 2012

Quote: "A piece of the set fell and hit me directly in the head... Eight stitches, blood down the neck. I immediately took my jacket off - because it's rented." Actor Jon Hamm on his worst Mad Men on-set injury.

2nd March 2012

Fact: Mad Men star Jon Hamm has provided the narration for his native St. Louis, Missouri's world championship baseball team the Cardinals' commemorative 2011 season Dvd.

2nd March 2012

Quote: "It's a bunch of 40-year-old men trying not to get hurt... (and) I'm this dumb; I play the one position that I could literally get hit in the face with a bat or a ball or a human being." Mad Men star Jon Hamm on the amateur Los Angeles baseball team he plays catcher for.

17th February 2012

Quote: "I was relieved of my car by the City of Los Angeles through unpaid parking tickets. And I don't know how familiar you are with L.A.'s public transportation system but it doesn't really exist. So walking and rollerblading became the de facto. It's a terrible, terrible, terrible look." Mad Men star Jon Hamm was forced to travel by rollerblades before he shot to fame.

15th July 2011

Quote: "I don't want to say I was surprised, because I have tremendous amount of faith in Matt's ability to tell a story." Actor Jon Hamm was not shocked TV drama series Mad Men landed 19 nominations when the Emmy Awards nods were announced on Thursday morning (14Jul11). He credits the quality of series creator Matt Weiner's writing for the haul. Hamm was among the Best Actor nominees.

8th June 2011

Quote: "I'm a million in Hollywood years. I'm 40, which is ridiculously old in Hollywood. I mean, come on, I'm not in Twilight. I could play their grandfather or something." Jon Hamm feels old in comparison to Hollywood newcomers like Robert Pattinson and Kellan Lutz.

15th May 2011

Fact: Ed Helms, Jon Hamm and Steve Carell teamed up for a skit on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live at the weekend (14May11). Carell and Helms, who was hosting the show, played animated evil geniuses that come to life, while Mad Men star Hamm played superhero Ace in The Ambiguously Gay Duo.

13th May 2011

Quote: "They do it well and they do it quickly... I would get sent over bourbon in these sort of tankards. Human beings can't drink that much bourbon. They don't really realise that what I'm drinking on the show is not bourbon - it's tea or water with food colouring in it." Jon Hamm on his recent trip to London, where Mad Men fans insisted on buying him drinks.

11th January 2011

Fact: Tina Fey threw a star-studded party to mark her husband JEFF RICHMOND's 51st birthday on Friday (07Jan11). Guests at the New York City bash included MAD MEN star Jon Hamm and the cast of hit TV show 30 ROCK.

11th November 2010

Quote: "Everyone wants to see a middle-aged Superman with the power of handicapped parking (and) mall walking." MAD MEN star Jon Hamm insists he won't be the new Man of Steel.

11th November 2010

Quote: "I've gone to the hospital twice - the first season a piece of the set fell on my head... I had seven stitches... In the second season in one of the flashbacks to the war... I broke my hand on the rehearsal and then when we shot it I separated my shoulder." MAD MEN star Jon Hamm admits he's a little accident prone.

10th November 2010

Fact: MAD MEN star Jon Hamm has topped a new Sexiest Guys Alive poll by America's Star magazine. The TV hunk beat True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard and James Franco to the top spot - the competitors came in second and third place, respectively.

31st October 2010

Fact: Rihanna, Andy Samberg and Jon Hamm gave U.S. TV audiences a late night laugh at the weekend (30Oct10), with a musical skit on comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live. The trio teamed up for a comedy spoof called Ronnie & Clyde, based on notorius 1930s bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde, in which the Grammy winner ditched her soft-spoken partner in crime, played by Samberg, for handsome bystander Hamm.

22nd September 2010

Quote: "Don't try to keep up with Jon Hamm!" Comedienne Tina Fey is no match for the MAD MEN star's tolerance for alcohol.

21st September 2010

Quote: "I was sort of a late bloomer and not one of the cool kids. I was the weird kid who didn't do much of anything, really. That should be enough to show you how awkward I was when I was dating. I can't even talk about it." MAD MEN star Jon Hamm wasn't always popular with the ladies.

16th September 2010

Fact: GLEE star Jane Lynch, Diablo Cody, and MAD MEN actor Jon Hamm have offered their company at dinner for an upcoming auction to benefit The Adrienne Shelly Foundation.

16th September 2010

Quote: "I have a Nespresso espresso machine in my trailer. It helps with the long hours. There's no clean-up, it makes fantastic coffee, and it's immediate." MAD MEN star Jon Hamm on his on-set perk.

13th September 2010

Quote: "Absolutely, I don’t know how the Twilight kids or Miley Cyrus handle it. You make one bad decision and people in Thailand Twitter about it." MAD MEN star Jon Hamm is glad he wasn't a big star in his teens and 20s.

12th September 2010

Quote: “When you try to learn how to act, you approach it with respect. But if you just want to be famous…that’s not much different than porn. ‘I’m a movie star!’ Well, no, no you’re not. You’re a porn star, and that’s completely different.” MAD MEN star Jon Hamm takes aim at fame-hungry reality TV stars.

3rd September 2010

Fact: MAD MEN star Jon Hamm and his actress girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt are developing one of her screenplays as a big screen project. Insiders claim the couple is in negotiations with Anne Hathaway to star in Friends With Kids.

29th July 2010

Quote: "That kind of stuff is only present if you give it attention. If it's not reflected back, it goes away. It's not like I'm Justin Bieber or something." MAD MEN star Jon Hamm brushes off his 'sex symbol' label.

24th September 2009

Quote: "Bryan Cranston won, which is great, but I really wanted Jon Hamm to win, so I could kiss him." Desperate Housewives star DANA DELANEY was hoping to smooch the Mad Men star at the 2009 Emmy Awards. She announced the winner of the Best Actor in a Drama category.

13th August 2009

Quote: "My grandmother is not a fan of the show. She's from a small town in southern Missouri and so things move a little slower there. She's a church going lady and her feedback on the show was, 'I don't think you're making very good decisions...'" Actor Jon Hamm's grandmother doesn't agree with his chain-smoking, womanising character's actions on hit TV series MAD MEN.

13th August 2009

Quote: "It's play smoke. (Under) California law you can't smoke inside anyway, so these are some sort of herbal blend, they're not addictive." MAD MEN star Jon Hamm insists the cigarettes his character smokes on the advertising TV drama are not real.

13th August 2009

Quote: "He is a spectacular form of human chaos!" Actor Jon Hamm on comedian Tracy Morgan after meeting him on the set of hit TV comedy 30 ROCK.

19th May 2009

Quote: "I was at the table of unfortunate names with Sting and Ludacris and Jon Hamm - and Bacon." Kevin Bacon on the seating arrangement at the recent White House Correspondents Dinner.

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