John M. Slattery Jr. (born August 13, 1962) is an American actor and director widely known for his role as Roger Sterling Jr. in the AMC drama series Mad Men (2007–15), for which he was nominated four times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
John M. Slattery Jr.
August 13, 1962
|Education||Catholic University (BFA)|
Slattery's other acting credits include a starring role as Ben Bradlee, Jr., in the Best Picture-winning film Spotlight (2015), and the role of Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Iron Man 2 (2010), Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He won two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Mad Men and was part of the Mad Men ensemble cast that won two Screen Actors Guild 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 the 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 accountant, and John "Jack" Slattery, a leather merchant. He is one of six children. As a young boy, he dreamed of being a baseball player.
Slattery is of Irish descent and was raised Catholic. He attended high school at Saint Sebastian's School in Newton, Massachusetts (since relocated to Needham, Massachusetts), and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Catholic University of America in 1984.
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 versions 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.
|1996||City Hall||Detective George|
|Eraser||FBI Agent Corman|
|1997||My Brother's War||Devlin|
|The Naked Man||Ferris|
|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|
|Mona Lisa Smile||Paul Moore|
|Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights||Bert Miller|
|2006||The Situation||Colonel Carrick|
|Flags of our Fathers||Bud Gerber|
|Reservation Road||Steve Cutter|
|Charlie Wilson's War||CIA Director Henry Cravely|
|2010||Iron Man 2||Howard Stark|
|2011||The Adjustment Bureau||Richardson|
|2012||In Our Nature||Gil|
|2015||Ted 2||Shep Wild|
|Spotlight||Ben Bradlee Jr.|
|2016||Captain America: Civil War||Howard Stark|
|2017||Churchill||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|2019||Avengers: Endgame||Howard Stark|
|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||13 episodes|
|Under Cover||Television movie|
|Before the Storm|
|China Beach||Dr. Bob||Episode: "Hello Goodbye"|
|1991–93||Homefront||Al Kahn||Main role, 38 episodes|
|1995||A Woman of Independent Means||Dwight||Miniseries; uncredited|
|Ned and Stacey||Sam||Episode: "Threesome"|
|1996||Lily Dale||Will Kidder||Television movie|
|1997||Feds||Michael Mancini||Episode: "Smoking Gun"|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Walter Mondale||Episode: "Apollo One"|
|Party of Five||Jay Mott||2 episodes|
|Becker||Peter||Episode: "Man Plans, God Laughs"|
|1998–99||Maggie||Dr. Richard Meyers||Main role, 11 episodes|
|1998||Law & Order||Arlen Levitt||Episode: "Tabloid"|
|1999||Will & Grace||Sam Truman||2 episodes|
|1999–00||Judging Amy||Michael Cassidy||3 episodes|
|2000||Sex and the City||Bill Kelley||2 episodes|
|Law & Order||Dr. Richard Shipman||Episode: "Stiff"|
|2001–02||Ed||Dennis Martino||Recurring role, 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|
|2004–05||Jack & Bobby||Peter Benedict||Main role, 21 episodes|
|2007||Desperate Housewives||Victor Lang||Recurring role, 14 episodes|
|2007–15||Mad Men||Roger Sterling||Main role, 85 episodes|
|2009||The Colbert Report||John Slattery||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"|
|2011–12||The Cleveland Show||Mayor Larry Box (voice)||4 episodes|
|2013||Arrested Development||Dr. Norman||2 episodes|
|2015||Wet Hot American Summer:
First Day of Camp
|Claude Dumet||6 episodes|
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||Sandwich Man||Episode: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon|
|Documentary Now!||William H. Sebastian||Episode: "Kunuk Uncovered"|
|2016||Veep||Charlie Baird||6 episodes|
|2018||The Romanoffs||Daniel Reese||2 episodes|
|2020||Mrs. America||Fred Schlafly||Miniseries; 7 episodes|
|neXt||Paul LeBlanc||Main role|
|2021||Girls5eva||Himself||Episode: "Alf Musik"|
|Santa Inc.||Larson (voice)||3 episodes|
|2022||The Good Fight||Dr. Lyle Bettencourt|
|1989||The Lisbon Traviata||Paul||Off-Broadway|
|1990||Mi Vida Loca||Paco|
|1992||The Extra Man||Daniel|
|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|
|2015||Oh, Hello on Broadway||Understudy Gil Faizon||Broadway; credit only|
|2016||The Front Page||Hildy Johnson||Broadway|
|2010||The National - "Conversation 16"|
|2010–2013||Mad Men||5 episodes|
|2014||God's Pocket||Feature film|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- 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 (22 January 2014). "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.
- Doyle, Stacey (May 4, 2012). "John Slattery Talks to Boston Common Magazine About 'Mad Men' and More". Boston Common Magazine. Retrieved June 14, 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.
- "Prescott Financial - Gold, Women & Sheep". The Colbert Report. December 15, 2009. 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.
- Krum, Sharon (May 6, 2015). "Mad Men star John Slattery is back in the Big Apple — where he belongs". Brick Underground. Retrieved 2 March 2019.