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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 5 May 1979Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Birth NameVincent Paul Kartheiser
Nickname Vinnie
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Known to audiences worldwide as spitfire advertising executive Pete Campbell on Mat Weiner's Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG Award-winning drama series Mad Men, Vincent Kartheiser has actually been acting since a teen. Starting with Untamed Heart alongside Marisa Tomei, Kartheiser accumulated an impressive number of credits during his youth inclusive of Little Big League, Ironwill, Indian In The Cupboard, and Alaska. He has since appeared in the likes of Another Day In Paradise with James Woods and Melanie Griffith, Crime And Punishment in Suburbia, and most recently, the sci-fi thriller In Time which reunited him with his Alpha Dogs co-star Justin Timberlake.

During his Mad Men hiatus, Kartheiser filmed the indie Beach Pillows and performed the lead role in Death of the Novel which brought him back to his stage roots that originated at the renown Guthrie theatre.

Kartheiser previously starred on Joss Whedon's Angel, and has guest-starred in numerous other series including ER, BBC America's Money, and The Cleveland Show. He's also lent his voice to the big screen's Rango and will next lead the cast of FOX's High School USA.

A native of Minneaplois, MN, Kartheiser was named after Vincent Van Gogh and grew up surrounded by his works.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pinnacle PR

Spouse (1)

Alexis Bledel (June 2014 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

Youthful appearance
Rich voice
Bright blue eyes

Trivia (9)

Has four sisters and one brother.
Failed the 9th grade.
Born to Janet Marie Gruye and James Ralph Kartheiser, he has four sisters, Andrea, Colette, Elise, and Theresa and a brother, Nathan.
Is the youngest out of 6 siblings.
Before he got married, he told The Guardian (UK) that he often wore a wedding ring in his private life so that he "can flash it to warn people off if [he] need[s] to," and that he has "never been monogamous" in any relationship.
In an April 2010 interview with The Guardian (UK) newspaper, Kartheiser revealed that after experiencing some of the material excesses of Hollywood (such as awards shows where already-wealthy people receive gift bags full of expensive free items), he started a process of shedding his possessions that includes selling or giving away most of what he owns. He told the interviewer that he now no longer owns a car (even though he lives in Los Angeles, a city that is notoriously difficult to get around in without one) and he moved into a very small one-room house that doesn't even have a toilet in it.
He got engaged to Alexis Bledel (March 20, 2013) and then married in June 2014.
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Starring in stage version of 'Pride and Prejudice' as the romantic lead, Mr. Darcy, at the Guthrie Theater in his hometown where he got is start as an actor [July 2013]
He has German, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, and Luxembourgian ancestry. His matrilineal great-grandmother, Stella Louise Richter, immigrated from Blonie, Poland, with her parents, Stanley Richter and Anna Petrowski.

Personal Quotes (3)

I was such a nerd when I was younger and I may look different now and girls may like me, but I still feel like that nerd.
I think it's healthy to hate. I think it's extremely healthy, because without hate, you cannot see love. Without red, there wouldn't be any green. That's not a very good metaphor but, you know, it's the same.
I'm with my mom so much that it's like if we go out to eat somewhere, we probably say ten sentences to each other. We're like an old couple. There's nothing that we have to say. It's okay to sit there and just be.

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