Claim to Fame: Emmy Award-winning actor best known for his ground-breaking role as advertising executive Don Draper in the Mad Men television series.
Neighborhood: Young Jon called St. Louis County neighborhoods in Normandy, Creve Coeur and Florissant home.
High School: John Burroughs, Class of 1989
Passion: His home teams: the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues hockey club. And, of course, acting. Jon was bit by the acting bug in high school where he also was a standout baseball and football star. After graduating from the University of Missouri (where he appeared in a TV commercial promoting Mizzou), he returned to his high school alma mater to teach drama. One of his students there was future star Ellie Kemper.
More: Hamm is proud of his St. Louis roots and talks about the Gateway City, St. Louis-style pizza, and his beloved teams while being interviewed by high-profile magazines and TV talk show hosts. Check out this video clip from Sports Illustrated of Jon chatting about his love of Cardinals baseball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGEjxwvBQ00