Slattery on September 17, 2008
|Born||John M. Slattery, Jr.
August 13, 1962
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||Catholic University of America, BFA 1984|
|Spouse(s)||Talia Balsam (m. 1998)|
John M. Slattery, Jr. (born August 13, 1962) is an American actor and director. He is best known for his role as Roger Sterling in the AMC drama series Mad Men. He has received four Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and two Critics' Choice Television Awards for AMC's series Mad Men. He was also 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 is also known for 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 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.|
|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|
|1991–93||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"|
|1998–99||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"|
|2001–02||Ed||Dennis Martino||17 episodes
Nominated—Prism Award for Outstanding Performance by a Comedy Series
|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|
|2004–05||Jack & Bobby||Peter Benedict||21 episodes|
|2007||Desperate Housewives||Victor Lang||14 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
|2007–15||Mad Men||Roger Sterling||75 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2009–10)
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2010–11)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2008–11)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2008, 2011, 2013)
|2009–13||The Cleveland Show||Mayor Larry Box (voice)||3 episodes|
|2010||30 Rock||Steven Austin||Episode: "Brooklyn Without Limits"|
|2011||The Simpsons||Robert Marlowe (voice)||Episode: "The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants"|
|2013||Arrested Development||Dr. Norman||3 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
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
|2015||Documentary Now!||William H. Sebastian||Episode: "Kunuk Uncovered"|
- God's Pocket (2014)
Awards and nominations
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- "Emmys.com". Emmys.com. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
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- 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. 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.
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