Birth Name: Jon Hamm
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Born in St. Louis, MO in 1971, Hamm was orphaned by the age of 20. Inheriting a trust from his late mother, Hamm attended the John Burroughs School, a prestigious private prep academy. After graduating with an English degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Hamm returned to the Burroughs School to teach, having been inspired by the education he had received there. For the next year he worked at the school as a faculty drama teacher. Moving out to L.A. in the 1990s, Hamm suffered through a three year lull before work started rolling in. After a couple of unsuccessful pilots, Hamm caught his big break in 2000, landing a semi-regular role as romantic firefighter Burt Ridley, on "Pro...
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