Richard Olen "Rich" Sommer II (born February 2, 1978) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Harry Crane on the AMC drama series . He is also known for his roles in the comedy-drama films Mad Men (2006), The Devil Wears Prada (2012), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), and The Giant Mechanical Man (2015). Hello, My Name Is Doris
Early life and education [ edit ]
Sommer was born in
Toledo, Ohio, and raised in Stillwater, Minnesota, where he was educated at Oakland Junior High School and Stillwater Area High School. He then went on to attend [1 ] Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where he majored in theater and sang in The Concordia Choir. Sommer studied [2 ] improvisation at the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, and started an improv group, the Slush Puppies, in Moorhead. In 2004, he received his [3 ] Master of Fine Arts in acting from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Sommer returned to the school in 2006 to teach [4 ] icebreakers to law students, and again in 2008 to do an improv workshop with undergraduate theatre students.
Sommer's most notable film role to date is as
Anne Hathaway's friend Doug in the 2006 film . He has appeared in The Devil Wears Prada commercials for companies such as Bud Light, Nextel, and Sprint.
From 2007 until its ending in 2015, Sommer maintained a regular role on
AMC's period drama series as Mad Men Harry Crane, a media buyer who becomes head of the television department in a 1960s Madison Avenue ad agency. In 2008, Sommer appeared as a guest star in two episodes of NBC's mockumentary sitcom series , portraying the role of Alex. In 2010, he played Jimmy Wilson in a guest appearance on The Office . Ugly Betty [5 ]
In 2011, Sommer guest starred in two episodes of
The CW's drama-thriller series as electrical engineer and CIA consultant Malcolm Mitchell. Nikita The following year, he co-starred with [6 ] Bob Odenkirk and Jenna Fischer in the romantic comedy film . The Giant Mechanical Man In May 2012, he began performances of the [7 ] Roundabout Theatre Company's production of on Harvey Broadway, co-starring alongside Jim Parsons. Also that same year, he guest starred in NBC's police procedural series [8 ] as Boyd Hartwell. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit [9 ]
On March 1, 2014, it was reported that Sommer had been cast in the
CBS pilot Good Session; however, the network later declined to pick up the project to series. In November 2014, Sommer reprised his role as Harlan Emple in an episode of CBS' procedural drama series [10 ] , after guest starring as the character in an episode the previous year. Elementary From February 2 to March 13, 2016, Sommer will star in the Off-Broadway revival of [11 ] Sam Shepard's play , alongside Buried Child Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. In 2016, he will co-star in [12 ] Rob Reiner's biopic as Press Secretary LBJ Pierre Salinger, in a cast including Woody Harrelson in the title role. [13 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Sommer lives in
Los Angeles with his wife, Virginia Donohoe, whom he married on August 13, 2005. Together, the couple have a daughter, Beatrice Grace (born 2008), and a son, Patrick Ryan (born August 31, 2010). [14 ] [15 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Other credits [ edit ]
Video games [ edit ]
L.A. Noire John Cunningham
Voice and motion capture
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Divine, Mary (April 24, 2015). ". TwinCities.com. 'Mad Men' actor Rich Sommer comes home for Stillwater benefit"
^ "Saberi, Sommer to Receive Sent Forth Awards". Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota). March 4, 2014.
^ Royce, Graydon (July 27, 2011). "It's a mad, mad, mad weekend for Brave New Workshop". . Star Tribune
^ Washington, Julie (November 25, 2008). "Rich Sommer of 'Mad Men' puts his 'cigarettes' down to help out at Case Western Reserve University / Cleveland Play House graduate program". Cleveland.com.
^ Ausiello, Michael (January 16, 2010). ". 'Ugly Betty' exclusive: 'Mad' man Rich Sommer woos Betty" Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved . March 27, 2012
^ Masters, Megan (March 16, 2011). "Nikita Scoop: Mad Man Infiltrates Division!". TVLine.
^ Fernandez, Jay A (June 12, 2010). "Three Actors Cast in 'The Giant Mechanical Man' Romantic Comedy". . The Hollywood Reporter
^ Leeds, Sarene (April 26, 2012). ". 'Mad Men' Actor Rich Sommer: 'Harry’s Not a Douchebag '" . Rolling Stone
^ Stanhope, Kate (April 17, 2012). "Exclusive SVU Video: Chloe Sevigny Gets "Sociopathic" as a Self-Destructive Housewife". . TV Guide
^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 1, 2014). "Rich Sommer Cast In CBS Pilot 'Good Session'; Brian Howe In 'Save the Date. '" Deadline.com.
^ Abrams, Natalie (July 31, 2014). "Exclusive: Mad Men's Rich Sommer Returning to Elementary". TV Guide.
^ Clemet, Olivia (December 3, 2015). ". "Mad Men" Star Rich Sommer Joins Cast of Upcoming Off-Broadway Revival of Sam Shepard's Buried Child" . Playbill
^ Lincoln, Ross A (September 21, 2015). "Allison Tolman, Michaela Watkins Join Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler Comedy; LBJ Packs Cast As Production Starts". Deadline.com.
^ Farley, Christopher John (March 19, 2012). "A Mad Man on the Loose". . The Wall Street Journal
^ Michaud, Sarah (September 2, 2010). "Rich Sommer Welcomes Son Patrick Ryan". People . Retrieved . March 27, 2012
External links [ edit ]
Awards for Rich Sommer
, The West Wing season 1/ season 2
, The West Wing season 2/ season 3
, Six Feet Under season 2
, Six Feet Under season 3
, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
season 4/ season 5
, Lost season 1/ season 2
, Grey's Anatomy season 2/ season 3
, The Sopranos season 6, part II
, Mad Men season 2
, Mad Men season 3