Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

Updated Apr 08, 2014 at 01:23AM EDT by Brad.

Added Apr 04, 2014 at 02:04PM EDT by Molly Horan.

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About

Jon Hamm is an American actor best known for his role on the AMC period drama Mad Men. His guest spots on shows like Saturday Night Live and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon has lead to him staring in several viral videos.

Acting History

In 2001, Hamm won his first major role in a movie, Kissing Jessica Stein.[1] He appeared in several television shows throughout the 2000s including Providence, Gilmore Girls, and The Division. In 2007 he was cast in his breakout role, Don Drapper on the AMC period drama Mad Men. In its seventh and final season as of April 2014, the show has earned Hamm four Golden Globe nominations and one win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Drama) as well as eight Primetime Emmy nominations. He has also had prominent roles in several movies during Mad Men’s run including Friends with Kids (2011), Bridesmaids (2011), and Million Dollar Arm (2014).

Fandom

As of April 2014, Jon Hamm’s Facebook page[24] has over 24,000 likes. There are several Tumblr blogs dedicated to Hamm including jonhammmancrush[21],jonhammyhammham[22], and jonhammsome.[23] Fans of Hamm also gather on his FanPop[20] page.

Online History

On December 12th, 2008, Funny or Die [13] published a video featuring Hamm on the mock talk show Between Two Ferns. As of April 2014, the video has gained over 6.7 million views.



On May 8, 2012, Rookie Magazine, an online teen magazine, uploaded a video to their YouTube channel[19] titled “Ask a Grown Man with Jon Hamm” which featured Hamm answering questions from their teenage (predominantly female) readers. As of April 2014, the video has gained over 930,000 views.



On an episode of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon which aired on March 10th, 2014, Fallon and Hamm photobombed unsuspecting tourists who were taking pictures at Rockefeller Center. The stunt was uploaded to the show’s official YouTube Channel[16] that same day, and as of April 2014, it has gained over 1.2 million views.



On April 3rd, YouTube channel Lighthearted Entertainment[14] uploaded a clip from a 1996 episode of The Big Date game show that featured a 25-year-old Jon Hamm as a contestant. In less than 24 hours the video gained over 56,000 views and was covered by many sites such as Buzzfeed[17] and Slate.[18]



On April 4th, Lighthearted Entertainment uploaded a video[15] that featured the entire episode.

Penis Jokes

On September 9th, 2012, celebrity gossip blog The Superficial[5] published a post titled “Oh Yeah, That’s Jon Hamm’s Penis” which featured a photo of the actor in thin pants through which the outline of his penis was clearly visible. The photo was covered by many sites such as Gawker[6] and The Huffington Post.[7] On September 14th, a Facebook page[8] titled “Jon Hamm’s Penis” was created, it has gained over 1,900 likes as of April 2014.



On March 27th, 2013, Heavy[9] published a post titled “The Top 5 Tumblrs Obsessed with Jon Hamm’s D*ck” which featured Tumblr blogs such as Jon Hamm’s Wang[10] and 50 Shades of Hamm[11] that focus on the actor’s penis. The same day Rolling Stone[12] published an interview with Hamm in which he expresses anger at that particular kind of attention saying,

""They’re called ‘privates’ for a reason. I’m wearing pants, for fuck’s sake. Lay off. I mean, it’s not like I’m a fucking lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world. But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my cock, I feel like that wasn’t part of the deal … But whatever. I guess it’s better than being called out for the opposite."


Related Memes

Sad Don Draper

Sad Don Draper is a photoshop meme that involves taking a screen shot of Don Draper (played by Hamm) crying and putting it over a photo of something sad (or comically not sad). On September 5th, 2010, an episode of Mad Men titled “The Suitcase” aired. During one scene in the episode Don Draper breaks down sobbing, a screenshot of that scene is used for the meme. On September 7th, the Tumblr blog saddondraper[2], which collects and posts Sad Don Draper photos, was created. On the same day Refinery29[3] reported on the meme and on September 8th, Funny or Die[4] compiled the best of the meme.



Personal Life

Jon Hamm was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 10th, 1971. He attended the University of Texas, but graduated from the University of Missouri with a BA in English. He has been with his girlfriend actress Jennifer Westfeldt since 1997.

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