Slattery in 2008
John M. Slattery Jr.
August 13, 1962
|Alma mater||Catholic University of America (BFA, 1984)|
Talia Balsam (m. 1998)
John M. Slattery Jr. (born August 13, 1962) is an American actor and director known for his role as Roger Sterling in the AMC drama series Mad Men. Slattery's other acting credits include the role of Howard Stark in cameo appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Iron Man 2, Ant-Man, and Captain America: Civil War. He has received four Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Mad Men and was part of the Mad Men ensemble cast that won two SAG Awards.
In 2013, Slattery directed his first feature film, God's Pocket (2014), which he co-wrote with Alex Metcalf. The film, based on a 1983 novel of same name by Pete Dexter, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and was picked up for distribution by IFC Films.
Slattery was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Joan (née Mulhern), a retired CPA, and John "Jack" Slattery, a leather merchant. He is one of six children. Slattery is of Irish descent and was raised Roman Catholic. He attended high school at St. Sebastian's School in Needham, Massachusetts, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Catholic University of America in 1984.
Slattery said when he was younger, he loved both TV and movies, staying up late to watch them and making it very hard to wake up in the morning. As a young boy, he dreamed of being a baseball player.
Apart from his role on Mad Men, Slattery has had roles such as union organizer Al Kahn on Homefront; Senator Walter Mondale in the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon; as political adviser Tommy Flannigan in the HBO series K Street; guest appearances as Will Truman's brother Sam on Will & Grace; as Michael Cassidy, Amy's estranged husband, on Judging Amy; politician Bill Kelley on Sex and the City; principal Dennis Martino on Ed; and college president Peter Benedict on Jack and Bobby. In March 2007, he began a series of appearances on Desperate Housewives portraying Victor Lang, Gabrielle Solis's (Eva Longoria) second husband, until his character's death in Season 4. In December 2009, Slattery appeared on The Colbert Report in a faux commercial advertising gold.
Slattery played Paul Moore, boyfriend of Katherine Watson (portrayed by Julia Roberts) in the film Mona Lisa Smile, and he portrayed Howie in David Lindsay-Abaire's play, Rabbit Hole. He had a small part as a teacher in the film Sleepers. He also appeared as a government promoter in the Clint Eastwood feature Flags of our Fathers and as CIA official Henry Cravely in Charlie Wilson's War. He was cast as Bert Miller, father of the leading female character, in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, and in The Adjustment Bureau played Richardson, a mid-level agent in the mysterious paranormal agency called the Bureau. Slattery narrates the audiobook version of Don DeLillo's 2007 novel Falling Man, Stephen King's 2008 psychological horror novel Duma Key, and Ernest Hemingway's 1929 novel A Farewell to Arms.
In 2015, Slattery portrayed journalist Ben Bradlee Jr. in the Academy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated drama film Spotlight, and also appeared in the Netflix comedy series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, for which he earned a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series.
|1995||A Woman of Independent Means||Dwight||Uncredited|
|1996||City Hall||Detective George|
|1996||Hallmark Hall of Fame||Will Kidder|
|1996||Eraser||FBI Agent Corman|
|1997||My Brother's War||Devlin|
|1998||The Naked Man||Ferris|
|1998||Where's Marlowe?||Kevin Murphy|
|2000||Traffic||ADA Dan Collier|
|2001||Sam the Man||Maxwell Slade|
|2002||Bad Company||Roland Yates|
|2003||The Station Agent||David|
|2003||Mona Lisa Smile||Paul Moore|
|2004||Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights||Bert Miller|
|2006||The Situation||Colonel Carrick|
|2006||Flags of our Fathers||Bud Gerber|
|2007||Reservation Road||Steve Cutter|
|2007||Charlie Wilson's War||Cravely|
|2010||Iron Man 2||Howard Stark|
|2011||The Adjustment Bureau||Richardson|
|2012||In Our Nature||Gil|
|2015||Ted 2||Shep Wild|
|2015||Spotlight||Ben Bradlee Jr.|
|2016||Captain America: Civil War||Howard Stark|
|2017||Churchill||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|1988||Dirty Dozen: The Series||Pvt. Dylan Leeds||7 episodes|
|1989||Father Dowling Mysteries||Doug||Episode: "The Man Who Came to Dinner Mystery"|
|1991||Under Cover||Graham Parker||Episode: "Sacrifices - Part 2"|
|1991||China Beach||Dr. Bob||Episode: "Hello Goodbye"|
|1991||Before the Storm||Graham Parker||Television movie|
|1991||Under Cover||Graham Parker||Television movie|
|1991–1993||Homefront||Al Kahn||38 episodes|
|1995||Ned & Stacey||Sam||Episode: "Threesome"|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Walter Mondale||Episode: "Apollo One"|
|1998||Party of Five||Jay Mott||2 episodes|
|1998||Becker||Peter||Episode: "Man Plans, God Laughs"|
|1998–1999||Maggie||Dr. Richard Meyers||11 episodes|
|1998||Law & Order||Arlen Levitt||Episode: "Tabloid"|
|1999||Will & Grace||Sam Truman||2 episodes|
|1999–2000||Judging Amy||Michael Cassidy||3 episodes|
|2000||Sex and the City||Bill Kelley||2 episodes|
|2000||Law & Order||Dr. Richard Shipman||Episode: "Stiff"|
|2001–2002||Ed||Dennis Martino||17 episodes|
|2002||A Death in the Family||Jay Follett||Television movie|
|2003||K Street||Tommy Flannegan||10 episodes|
|2004||The Brooke Ellison Story||Ed Ellison||Television movie|
|2004–2005||Jack & Bobby||Peter Benedict||21 episodes|
|2007||Desperate Housewives||Victor Lang||14 episodes|
|2007–2015||Mad Men||Roger Sterling||85 episodes|
|2009||The Colbert Report||John Slattery (From Prescott Financial)||Episode: "Alicia Keys"|
|2010||30 Rock||Steven Austin||Episode: "Brooklyn Without Limits"|
|2011||The Simpsons||Robert Marlowe (voice)||Episode: "The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants"|
|2011–2012||The Cleveland Show||Mayor Larry Box (voice)||4 episodes|
|2013||Arrested Development||Dr. Norman||2 episodes|
|2015||Center of Attention: The Unreal Life of Derek Sanderson||Narrator||1 episode|
|2015||Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp||Claude Dumet||6 episodes|
|2015||Documentary Now!||William H. Sebastian||Episode: "Kunuk Uncovered"|
|2016||Veep||Charlie Baird||6 episodes|
|2018||The Romanoffs||Daniel Reese||2 episodes|
|1989||The Lisbon Traviata||Paul||Off-Broadway|
|1990||Mi Vida Loca||Paco||Off-Broadway|
|1992||The Extra Man||Daniel||Off-Broadway|
|1993||Laughter on the 23rd Floor||Kenny||Broadway|
|1995||Night and Her Stars||Charles Van Doren||Off-Broadway|
|1997||Three Days of Rain||Walker/Ned||Off-Broadway|
|2016||The Front Page||Hildy Johnson||Broadway|
|2010–2013||Mad Men||5 episodes|
|2014||God's Pocket||Feature film|
Awards and nominations
- Helena de Bertodano (2013-04-08). "John Slattery on ageing, drinking, and how he'd like Mad Men to end". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
- "Celebrity birthdays on Aug. 13". The Miami Herald. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
- "Emmys.com". Emmys.com. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
- Siegel, Tatiana. "Sundance: IFC Films Acquires U.S. Rights to John Slattery's 'God's Pocket'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
- Patrick Pacheco (May–June 2012). "John Slattery: A Boston Man Gone Mad". Boston Common Magazine. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
- Stephanie M. Peters (23 September 2007). "John Mulhern, 80; lawyer triumphed on ice, in politics". The Globe. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
- "Mad Men's' John Slattery: Rise of the silver fox". The Daily News. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- Handy, Bruce (2009-08-13). "Mad Men Q&A: John Slattery". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2010-08-15.
I grew up Irish Catholic in Boston...
- "Alumni". The Catholic University of America Office of Admissions. Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
- Doyle, Stacey (May 4, 2012). "John Slattery Talks to Boston Common Magazine About 'Mad Men' and More". Boston Common Magazine. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
- "Prescott Financial - Gold, Women & Sheep". The Colbert Report. December 15, 2009. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
- Friedman, Devin (April 2012). "On the Cover: John Slattery". GQ. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
- de Bertodano, Helena (April 8, 2013). "John Slattery on ageing, drinking, and how he'd like Mad Men to end". The Telegraph. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
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