Even as a youngster, Jon Hamm had the casual confidence and gravelly voice that jettisoned him to stardom years later as the lead of AMC's Mad Men. And here's the proof, courtesy of a 1997 movie clip recently published on YouTube:
In a marketing move worthy of Don Draper in Mad Men, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that famous actor and lifelong fan Jon Hamm will get his own theme night at Busch Stadium this summer. Hamm, who grew up in St. Louis and graduated from John Burroughs High School, gave interview after interview ... More >>
"And then we started playing Trivial Pursuit." So begins our new favorite story about St. Louis native and John Burroughs School alum Jon Hamm. Vanity Fair releases a cover story about the Mad Men star online today that includes a hilariously nerdy story from Hamm's high school days.
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It may be traditional to have ham for the holidays (even, in some circles, for Hanukkah), but we're willing to bet that more people would prefer Hamm -- Jon Hamm, that is, the Mad Men star who St. Louisans love to claim as their own, even though he hasn't lived here for years. (But he went to John B ... More >>
Comic ventriloquist brings his cast of characters to the Family Arena tomorrow night for his latest one-man, many-puppets show. I have another pair of tickets to give to a lucky Jeff Dunham & Co. fan, and all you have to do is answer a simple question.As always, here are the ground rules.1. Y ... More >>
Last night was the debut of Joe Buck's new show on HBO, called, appropriately enough, Joe Buck Live. Now, let me get this out of the way at the very beginning: I'm a fan of Joe Buck. I've always enjoyed listening to him call a game, whether that be on television or on the radio. He isn't his father, ... More >>
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Directed by Lasse Hallström