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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Star Ellie Kemper on Her Former Improv Teacher Jon Hamm and Audition for ‘The Office’

"In terms of playing Kimmy's naive side, there is always a danger of that being grating or obnoxious for people to watch," Kemper says.

Watch the Emmy Award Speeches From Viola Davis, Jon Hamm, Peter Dinklage and More !

Watch the 2015 Emmy Award Speeches from Viola Davis, Jon Hamm, Peter Dinklage, julia Louis-Dreyfus and more!

‘Mad Men’ Star Jon Hamm Talks about Leaving the AMC Show Behind: “You go through stages of grief”

The cast of Mad Men has shot their last scenes and fans are eagerly awaiting for the second half of the seventh season to air. Jon Hamm loved the opportunity that the character Don Draper brought to his career, but he’s also ready to move on. He shared, “Being in an emotional and precarious state [as Draper] has been a lot of weight to carry. Acting isn’t lead mining, it’s not physically taxing… except when it is. You talk to [Breaking Bad’s] Bryan Cranston, you talk to Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Hugh Laurie (House), all these guys who’ve been ... Read more

Trailer: ‘The Congress’ Starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti & Kodi Smit-McPhee

The Congress: More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years ... Read more

Jon Hamm on ‘Million Dollar Arm’ and the End of ‘Mad Men’

With Million Dollar Arm, Jon Hamm is starring as the lead in a big studio movie for the first time since Mad Men became one of the most popular shows on television. The family-friendly Disney movie is a major change from Mad Men‘s mature content. Hamm plays real-life sports agent J.B. Bernstein, who started a contest in India to find cricket players who could pitch in professional baseball in America. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Hamm spoke about taking on the role, meeting the person he played in the film, and his thoughts on the end of Mad Men. ... Read more

Surprise! Neve Campbell Shows Up in a Critical Scene on ‘Mad Men’ Premiere

Fans of Mad Men might have done a double take on last week’s season premiere of the show. Yes, that was former Party of Five star Neve Campbell snuggling with Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, in the airplane scene. The 40-year-old actress spoke with Vulture about her coveted role on the critically acclaimed show. She explained how she wound up on the series, “I auditioned. I was sent some scenes, and I went in and auditioned for [creator] Matt Weiner . I was excited to do it, too, because I had heard he was very creative in the room and really gave good ... Read more

What Jon Hamm Would Tell His Young Actor Self: “Just Work Harder”

Jon Hamm has rocked television viewers for the last six seasons as Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men. Now he’s continuing with another challenging character as a morphine-addicted middle-aged man looking back on his 24-year-old self, played by Daniel Radcliffe, in Season 2 of the British TV series, A Young Doctor’s Notebook. Hamm looked back at his own life at 24 with The Observer. He shared what he would tell his young self, “I’d be telling him, just work harder. I had been doing plays back then. At 24, I’d just come to Los Angeles. When you think of yourself ... Read more

Mad Men’s Jay R. Ferguson on Growing His Big ‘Ole Beard and Working with Jon Hamm

Sometimes actors find joy in the little things. One of the highlights of Jay R. Ferguson’s time playing Stan Rizzo on Mad Men was the chance to grow an insane beard for the role.

The First Time Jon Hamm Met Bryan Cranston: “We were simply two actors, in costume and out of context”

Looks like we’re not the only ones obsessed with Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Cranston was recently named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world. To write about his achievements, TIME landed no less than Jon Hamm to talk up Cranston’s talent.

Jon Hamm Talks Don Draper and the Eventual Goodbye to ‘Mad Men’

The creator of Mad Men, Matt Weiner, begins every season by having a long dinner with his leading man, Jon Hamm. They discuss the trajectory of the scripts and the characters, but they’re also known to slip in a few low-brow jokes as well.

Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe on their new BBC Series, ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’ (video)

Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe are starring in a new BBC series, A Young Doctor's Notebook, based on the Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov's novel of the same name.

Emmy Nominated Ben Feldman Talks ‘Mad Men’ and Working with Jon Hamm: “When he’s in character, he’s in character”

Ben Feldman recently won an Emmy nomination for his role as Michael Ginsberg on AMC’s Mad Men. It was a lucky break for an actor previously known for his work on Drop Dead Diva.

TV Dramatic Actors Roundtable with Bryan Cranston, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Hamm, Peter Krause, Damian Lewis & Kiefer Sutherland

In this interview, Bryan Cranston, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Hamm, Peter Krause, Damian Lewis and Kiefer Sutherland talk about their careers, acting and more

Watch: Jon Hamm Gives Advice to Young Girls: “Everybody Farts”

I have no idea whose idea it was at Rookie Magazine to have Jon Hamm dispense his manly wisdom to a some randomly selected teen girls, but they deserve a raise.

The Cast of ‘Mad Men’ to Appear on ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ (with video)

Inside the Actors Studio and host James Lipton welcome the cast and creator Mad Men to the show, which premieres Monday, May 14th.

Watch: ‘And Introducing… Famous Faces in Their Film Debuts’

Here's a cool video featuring a bunch of well-known actors in the very first on-camera roles.

Jon Hamm says Don Draper is a “Dream job for an actor”

Don Draper isn’t a very happy place right now (er, 1966) - his upstart advertising agency is struggling, another man is raising his children and even a saucy rendition of “Zou Bisou Bisou” from his beautiful young wife puts him on edge. Still, actor Jon Hamm enjoys the character he plays on AMC’s Mad Men all the same.

Jon Hamm on His ‘Friends with Kids’ Director (and Girlfriend): “Fortunately I didn’t have to sleep with the director to get this role”

It’s probably not hard for Jon Hamm to get cast. But in the case of his new movie, Friends with Kids, he had an even better shot.

Jon Hamm: “I don’t find myself funny. I find myself smart enough to stand next to funny people”

“I do love comedy. I've been a fan of it since I've been a little kid,” said the 40-year-old actor, who plays womanizing advertising executive Don Draper on the show that sparked AMC’s foray into original programming.