Vincent Paul Kartheiser
May 5, 1979
Vincent Paul Kartheiser (born May 5, 1979) is an American actor. He played Connor on The WB television series Angel and Pete Campbell on the AMC television series Mad Men, for which he received six Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and won twice along with the cast. He had starring roles in the films Alaska, Masterminds, and Another Day in Paradise. His most recent appearance is in the third season of the HBO series Titans.
The youngest of six children, he has four sisters, Andrea, Colette, Elise and Theresa, and a brother, Nathan. He is of Luxembourgish, German, and to an extent Polish, Finnish, and Swedish ancestry. Kartheiser attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota, but dropped out at age 15 because he "wanted to make money."
Some of Kartheiser's first acting experiences were on stage of Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis, including roles in Pippi Longstocking, Our Town, Dr. Seuss' The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
He made his screen debut with a bit role in the 1993 film Untamed Heart. Kartheiser found himself cast in mostly family fare, including The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) and a starring role in the film Alaska (1996). The film led to Kartheiser getting the lead role in Masterminds the following year.
He was next cast as Bobby, a drug-addicted, homeless street urchin in Larry Clark's Another Day in Paradise. He had two explicit sex scenes with Natasha Gregson, one of which was cut from the film in order to avoid an NC-17 rating. The film earned the young actor significant accolades, and he went on to appear in Strike! (later retitled All I Wanna Do) and Crime and Punishment in Suburbia.
Screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia was a moody, updated take on Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, set in a modern high school. Kartheiser co-starred on the supernatural drama series Angel in 2002, playing Connor, the son of the title character Angel, appearing in a total of 28 episodes. Returning to film work, Kartheiser starred in the well-received coming-of-age drama Dandelion, which was shown at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
Kartheiser played the role of ambitious young ad man Pete Campbell in the AMC television series Mad Men (2007–2015). Along with the rest of the show's cast, Kartheiser won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2009 and 2010.
Kartheiser filmed his role as Fielding in the BBC's two-part adaptation of Martin Amis' novel Money in the winter of 2009. The adaptation began airing on BBC Two on May 23, 2010. In 2011, he appeared in In Time and provided a voice for Rango.
Kartheiser's short film, Fruit of Labor, made its Orange County debut at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April 2013. In the summer of 2013, he returned to his theatrical roots in Minneapolis to portray Mr. Darcy in an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at the Guthrie Theater.
Kartheiser dated The Hairy Bird co-star Rachael Leigh Cook for four months in 1998. He began dating actress Alexis Bledel in mid-2012. He and Bledel announced their engagement in March 2013, and were married in California in June 2014. They have one son, born in 2015. The couple sold their Brooklyn duplex penthouse for $1.32 million in May 2016.
|1993||Untamed Heart||Orphan Boy|
|1994||Little Big League||James|
|Heaven Sent||Eddie Chandler|
|1995||The Indian in the Cupboard||Gillon|
|1998||Another Day in Paradise||Bobbie|
|All I Wanna Do||Snake – Flat Critter|
|2000||Crime and Punishment in Suburbia||Vincent|
|Ricky 6||Ricky Cowen|
|2001||The Unsaid||Thomas Caffey|
|2005||Shakespeare's Sonnets||Sebastian||Short film|
|2006||Alpha Dog||Pick Giaimo|
|Waning Moon||Michael||Short film|
|2007||Killing Zelda Sparks||Craig Blackshear|
|2011||Rango||Ezekiel / Lasso Rodent (voice)|
|In Time||Philippe Weis|
|Fruit of Labor||Alfred||Short film|
|2012||Cussing in the Workplace||Jack||Short film|
|Red Knot||Peter Harrison|
|2015||Winter Light||Samuel||Short film|
|Day Out of Days||Tark|
|2016||The Second Sound Barrier||Charles Michael Fortitude as The Artist||Short film|
|A Kind of Murder||Detective Lawrence Corby|
|2017||The Most Hated Woman in America||William J. Murray III|
|My Friend Dahmer||Dr. Matthews|
|2018||Most Likely to Murder||Lowell|
|2019||American Hangman||Henry David Cole|
|2020||The Social Dilemma||A.I. (voice)|
|1994||Sweet Justice||Nicholas||Episode: "Story of My Life"|
|1999||ER||Jesse Keenan||Episode: "Truth & Consequences"|
|2007–2015||Mad Men||Pete Campbell||87 episodes|
|2010||American Experience||Thomas Nickerson (voice)||Episode: "Into the Deep: America, Whaling, & the World"|
|Money||Fielding Goodney||2 episodes|
|2011||The Cleveland Show||(voice)||Episode: "Like a Boss"|
|2013||Axe Cop||Bat Warthog Man (voice)||2 episodes|
|2013–2015||High School USA!||Marsh Merriwether (voice)||12 episodes|
|2015||Inside Amy Schumer||Juror #4||Episode: "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer"|
|Saints & Strangers||William Bradford||2 episodes|
|2016||Casual||Jordan Anderson||7 episodes|
|2017||Genius||Raymond H. Geist||2 episodes|
|2018||The Path||Congressman Buck Harbaugh||4 episodes|
|2018–2020||Das Boot||Samuel Greenwood||10 episodes|
|2019||Proven Innocent||Bodie Quick||13 episodes|
|The OA||Pierre Ruskin||4 episodes|
|2019–2020||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Steve Getz||2 episodes|
|2021||Titans||Dr. Jonathan Crane||Main (season 3)|
|2011||L.A. Noire||Walter Clemens (voice)|
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