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10 Reasons Why I Miss Jon Hamm

Updated on January 27, 2017
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Stately Jon Hamm in 2010
Stately Jon Hamm in 2010 | Source

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Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm (born March 10, 1971) is an American actor, director, and television producer best known for playing advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC drama series, Mad Men (2007–2015).

For much of the mid-1990s, he lived in Los Angeles, making appearances in television series Providence, The Division, What About Brian, and Related. In 2000, he made his feature film debut in the space adventure film Space Cowboys. The following year, he had a minor role in the independent comedy, Kissing Jessica Stein (2001). He gained wide recognition when Mad Men began airing in July 2007. His performance earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama in 2008 and 2016 and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2015. He directed two episodes of the show.
In 2008, Hamm appeared in a remake of the science fiction film The Day The Earth Stood Still.

His first leading film role was in the 2010 independent thriller Stolen. He also had supporting roles in The Town (2010), Sucker Punch (2011), and Bridesmaids (2011). Hamm has received 16 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his performances in Mad Men, 30 Rock (2006–2013), and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–present.

And with this capsuled-version of a neat idea I have about asking someone in Hollywood or maybe PBS to film a documentary entitled, "Getting to Know Jon Hamm," I could publish just this information about Hamm and a lot of my followers would be happy.

Jon Hamm posing for GQ
Jon Hamm posing for GQ | Source
A first look at Don Draper of AMC's Mad Men before it was so popular
A first look at Don Draper of AMC's Mad Men before it was so popular | Source
Jon Glaser, Andrew McCutchen,  Joe Lo Truglio, Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd  and Carlos Correa at WorldSeries  Game 3 of World Series
Jon Glaser, Andrew McCutchen, Joe Lo Truglio, Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd and Carlos Correa at WorldSeries Game 3 of World Series | Source
Doesn't Jon Hamm  make the GQ cover look great?
Doesn't Jon Hamm make the GQ cover look great? | Source

Other film roles that Jon Hamm could easily play:

  • Superman
  • Batman
  • Ironman
  • "Reed Richards," "Mr. Fantastic" of Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four"
  • Robin Hood
  • John Dillinger

to name a few.

But I am not about

short-glimpses of a major super star and you will agree with me that Jon Hamm is a major super star. Personally, I think that Hamm is of a bigger arena than once-GQ material, George Clooney, but that's just me. I do not know how you feel.

As for his debut series, "Mad Men" which I loved, I find myself missing Jon Hamm so much since this series has ended, I try to be content with watching him in television commercials as he talks about (one of) those huge insurance companies.

So I will shut up and confess even more reasons, 10 to be exact, why I miss Jon Hamm

10.) Hamm's silhouette is my idea of Hollywood's "ideal man." Just look at how he poses without any problem. Hamm just stands relaxed and lets the hundreds of papparazzi snap away. Hamm in my opinion, is bringing back by himself, "that" certain look that made men like Clark Gable, Tab Hunter and Tony Curtis household words.

9.) Jon Hamm has "the perfect" jaw line. Look closely at any of his photos. See how straight and perfect this jaw line is and I am not just talking about his "best side," for as you ladies will agree, Hamm has two "best sides."

8.) Hamm's quick-wit along with his dashing (yes, I used 'dashing'), good looks complements his manly good looks and charismatic personality.

7.) Athleticism is not beyond Jon Hamm. If you were a fan of AMC's Man Men, you will soon see Hamm as ad exec, Don Draper moving around his plush offices and in some scenes, him running to catch cab's and to meet important clients for lunch. Do not think for a moment that if some casting company were to cast him as an iconic American athlete say, Jim Thorpe, he would not fit the part without question.

6.) Speech and diction are very important to every actor famous or retired. Listen to Jon Hamm when he speaks and goose pimples will suddenly appear on your skin. The only other actor to affect me in this way was John Wayne.

5.) Versatility is just one of Jon Hamm's gifts that has brought him to the top in Hollywood films and television work. If the script needs a man who speaks fluent German, Hamm is the man. So if a man (or woman, to be fair) can be this flexible, then yeah, I will miss them terribly when they are not on my television screen to enjoy.

4.) Hamm's camera presence helps to make him a much sought-after celebrity. Can you begin to tell me of any other (male) celebrity who is in such demand as Jon Hamm? Brad Pitt? Are you serious? He is too busy recouping his life after his wife, Angelina Jolene left him cold.

3.) Jon's wardrobe choices are not just made by his wardrobe designers. No, sir. Hamm is a man with his own mind and "he" calls the shots when he is cast for a certain role that calls for a certain look. Other male celebrities are somewhat timid toward speaking their minds on what suit matches what socks and such. But thank God, not Jon Hamm.

2.) Trustworthiness is just one of the things that I admire about Jon Hamm. He has "that" look of "I can be trusted. Do not worry," about him. I trust Hamm completely and I have not yet been blessed with the opportunity to meet such an humble and down-to-earth film star as Jon Hamm.

1.) Hamm was very easy to write about. I am being honest with you here. I did think first about writing about Ryan Gosling or maybe Tom Wopat, but when I settled on Hamm, the rest was gravy.

And I just want to openly thank Mr. Jon Hamm for giving himself to his craft of making me and millions very happy by sharing his many talents on film.

Good night, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Jon Hamm enjoys Game 5  of World Series where the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians for their first World Series Title in 106 years
Jon Hamm enjoys Game 5 of World Series where the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians for their first World Series Title in 106 years | Source

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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, RoadMonkey,

      This is a very honest comment. I admire and respect your choice of not having a television and not frequenting the movies in years. You have a lot of self-discipline.

      I agree with your reasons why you do not watch TV or film.

      Personally, I only watch National Geographic; Discovery and History Channel and for the same reasons you gave.

      Frankly, I do not miss the rubbish and negativity at all.

      I pray that you have a peaceful night.

      Write soon.

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      RoadMonkey 

      20 months ago

      I am very happy that I do not have a TV. I got fed up with all the rubbish on it years ago. I haven't even been to the cinema in many years. I love reading.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, RoadMonkey,

      I have always dreamed of visiting the UK. You are a blessed person for living in such a historical place.

      I am so sorry that you do not have a TV, but at the same time I am happy that you have grandchildren to mind and videos to teach them.

      Write me anytime and be in peace.

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      RoadMonkey 

      20 months ago

      Hi Kenneth, I am in the UK and I don't have a TV from choice. I obviously have a computer but I cannot be bothered watching films or videos these days, except for children's videos, which I sit through while minding grandchildren. The kids videos are at about my level!

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, RoadMonkey,

      Thanks so very much for your nice comment.

      If you watch TV, he is appearing in a series of H&R Block ads with the tagline: "Don't get your taxes done. Get your taxes won."

      Yes, he can act very well--he was Don Draper in AMC's hit series, Mad Men.

      Like I said in my piece, he is bringing back that "Old Hollywood"-type of manly men.

      And I applaud that.

      Write me anytime.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dearest Sakina :)

      Thank you kindly for your reading and commenting on this hub.

      Thanks for just being there and taking an interest in what I do

      that makes me happy.

      May God bless you.

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      RoadMonkey 

      20 months ago

      Interesting look at an actor, I have never heard of. You have listed many attributes, but can he act?

    • SakinaNasir53 profile image

      Sakina Nasir 

      20 months ago from Kuwait

      This hub is so detailed and you have explained your emotions towards this superstar beautifully. I loved this hub. :) Amazing job done buddy.

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