Early life[ edit ] Hamm was born in St. Louis , Missouri , the son of Deborah and Daniel Hamm. His father managed a family trucking company, and his mother was a secretary. Louis County in Creve Coeur with his mother  until her death from colon cancer , when he was 10 years old. He attended John Burroughs School , a private school in Ladue , where he was a member of the football, baseball, and swim teams.
After graduation during , Hamm enrolled at the University of Texas ,  where he was a member of the Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity.
There, Hamm was arrested for participating with a violent hazing incident in November Mark Sanders was beaten with a paddle and a broom by other fraternity members, while Hamm was leading him with a hammer claw around Sander's testicles around the fraternity house; Sanders' clothes were also set afire.
So I was, like, auditioning to be their dads. Hamm continued working as a waiter  and, briefly, as a set designer for a softcore pornography movie. You either suck that up and find another agent, or you go home and say you gave it a shot, but that's the end of that. The last thing I wanted to be out here was one of those actors who's 45 years old, with a tenuous grasp of their own reality, and not really working much. So I gave myself five years. I said, if I can't get it going by the time I'm 30, I'm in the wrong place.
And as soon as I said that, it's like I started working right away. In the series, set in a fictional s advertising agency, he plays a suave, married advertising executive with an obscure past. Weiner also sensed that the actor had suffered early loss of his parents, which was similar to Draper's backstory. Hamm in November Mad Men debuted on July 19, , with almost 1. Robert Bianco of USA Today was complimentary of Hamm's performance, describing the actor's interpretation of Draper as a "starmaking performance".
Bernstein in Disney 's sports drama Million Dollar Arm First Day of Camp. He was featured in the animated comedy Minions , as the voice of Herb Overkill. In , Hamm appeared in the drama Nostalgia and the political thriller Beirut.