Actor Jon Hamm dishes on new movie ‘Baby Driver,’ and his career before acting.
Photo: Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Photo: Jason Merritt, Getty Images

How ‘Mad Men’ actor Jon Hamm turned daycare teaching job into Hollywood stardom

Actor Jon Hamm is probably best known for his role as the dapper Don Draper of AMC’s “Mad Men” fame, but in recent years, Hamm has also played a globally savvy baseball scout in the film “Million Dollar Arm” and a suburban spy in “Keeping Up With the Joneses.”

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Up next he’s part of a heist gang in the film “Baby Driver,” which is due out later this month, but Hamm once had a surprising role most fans probably don’t know anything about: daycare teacher.

“I was always into trying to be an educator,” Hamm, who majored in English at the University of Missouri, said. 

“When I was in college I taught daycare. I knew how important that is to early childhood development. There aren’t a lot of men in that profession, which is too bad.”

Hamm, an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, had a knack for connecting with kids, but decided to try acting, instead, which proved to be a good choice. 

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