Jon Hamm Net Worth $35 million
Jon Hamm salary $2,000,000
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Jon Hamm is an American actor, director, and television producer and his current net worth is $35 million.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri as the son of Deborah, a secretary, and Daniel Hamm, manager of the family’s trucking company; he is of German, English and Irish descent.
Around the time he turned two years old, his parents divorced and he moved to St. Louis County with his mother, until she died.
His mother died when he turned 10 years old, from colon cancer. Upon his mother’s death he moved with his father in Clayton, Missouri.
In first grade he started his acting, as Winnie the Pooh. Later, at 16, he played in Godspell, enjoying the experience but didn’t take acting seriously.
Hamm went to John Burroughs School, a private school in Laude, where he became the member of the football, baseball and swim teams.
At 20 years old, his father died. Upon graduating he enrolled at the University of Texas. There he became a member of the Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity.
Police arrested him for taking part in a violent hazing incident in November 1990.
After the charged dropped, he enrolled at the University of Missouri. While there he saw an advertisement from a theater company seeking players for a production. He auditioned for A Midsummer Night’s dream, and got the part.
Later, other roles followed, including in Assassins where he played Leon Czolgosz. He graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
He returned to his high school to teach eight-grader some acting. Among his students, was Ellie Kemper, who later became an actress and stars in the Netflix original series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
With a car and $150 in his pocket, he moved to Los Angeles permanently, during 1995.
He moved into a house alongside four other aspiring actors and started working as a waiter, while still going to auditions.
During this time he has also played in theater, including in Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens with the Sacred Fools Theater Company.
Finding work proved to be difficult, because he looked older than his age, despite representation by the William Morris Agency.
After the agency dropped him because he couldn’t get any acting jobs for three years, he continued working as a waiter.
For a short period of time he even worked as a set designer for a softcore pornography movie.
After earning a role in NBC’s drama series Providence, his contract extended for 19 episodes, which allowed him to quit working as a waiter.
He made his feature film debut with one line in Space Cowboys directed by Clint Eastwood.
In the next period more substantial roles followed in movies such as Kissing Jessica Stein, and the war film, We Were Soldiers.
He turned 30 during that film, which according to him, was the age he would quit acting if nothing major happened.
But his career kept going with him playing the recurring role of police inspector Nate Basso in the TV series The Division, from 2002 to 2004.
In 2007 he received what will become his breakthrough role in AMC’s drama series Mad Men, where he played Don Draper, the main character.
The show quickly gathered a loyal audience with Hamm receiving great critical acclaim.
For his role as Don Draper in the show he received many awards and nominations, such as a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a TV series in 2008.
After seven seasons the TV series ended in 2015.
Upon the show’s end, his name became famous all around the world, which made it easier for him to get more auditions.
Among his upcoming movies include the High Wire Act, and the drama Nostalgia. He has also appeared in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode “Factory Fresh”.
In 1997 he started a relationship with actress and screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt, which ended in 2015.
Then in 2009, Hamm and Westfeldt formed their own production company, Points West Pictures.