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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 August 1962Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameJohn M. Slattery Jr.
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Slattery was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, to Joan (Mulhern), a CPA, and John "Jack" Slattery, a leather merchant, both of Irish descent. John landed his first TV gig on the 1988 series Dirty Dozen: The Series (1988) and has worked steadily since then. His television career has included the short-lived series Under Cover (1991), Homefront (1991), Maggie (1998) and Feds (1997); and the mini-series A Woman of Independent Means (1995) with Sally Field and From the Earth to the Moon (1998), in which he played Walter Mondale. By having recurring roles on Will & Grace (1998) as Will's big brother, "Sam"; Judging Amy (1999) as Amy's estranged husband; and Sex and the City (1998) as a very kinky politician, John has become one of the most in-demand character actors. In 2001, he had a role on NBC's comedy-drama Ed (2000), where he played the confident, cool, aloof high school principal "Dennis Martino". This role earned him much notoriety, and made him the subject of debate among Ed (2000) fans. John has also had a long, successful and diverse career in the theater. He made his theater debut in the 1989 play "The Lisbon Traviata", which also starred Nathan Lane. He has had several successful collaborations with the playwright Richard Greenberg and appeared in the author's "The Extra Man", "Night and Her Stars" and "Three Days of Rain", for which he earned critical praise for his dual roles of father and son. In 1993, John made his Broadway debut starring opposite Nathan Lane in Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor". Returning to the theater in 2000, John starred in a revival of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal". Making his feature film debut in 1996, John had a small role in the movie City Hall (1996). He has since appeared in the movies Eraser (1996), Where's Marlowe? (1998) and Traffic (2000). In 2002, he will be seen in the Anthony Hopkins movie Bad Company (2002).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Carly

Spouse (1)

Talia Balsam (30 December 1998 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Grey/silver hair

Trivia (14)

Engaged to Talia Balsam. [April 1998]
Son-in-law of Joyce Van Patten and the late Martin Balsam.
Is a Democrat, but portrays a Republican in Jack & Bobby (2004).
Received his B.F.A. from Catholic University of America in 1984.
John and Talia were married on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.
Has four older sisters and one younger brother.
In the Broadway play, "Rabbit Hole," John's character, Howie Corbett, watches videos of Becca and Howie's son, Danny. The voice on the video is John's real 5 year old son, Harry.
Nephew-in-law of Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten.
Enjoys surfing.
Irish-American.
The first to play the role of Michael Cassidy, the ex-husband of the title character on "Judging Amy". The role was later taken over by Richard Burgi. Burgi and Slattery later both played recurring guest roles on "Desperate Housewives" but never appeared in the same episode. Slattery played Victor Lang, Gabby's love interest on "Desperate Housewives" for 14 episodes in 2007. Burgi played Karl Mayer, Susan's ex-husband for 46 episodes in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009 but was absent from the show during John's run.
Appearing on Broadway in "Rabbit Hole". The play also stars Cynthia Nixon and Tyne Daly. [January 2006]
Currently guest-starring on Desperate Housewives (2004) as "Victor Lang", a new love interest for "Gabrielle Solis". [March 2007]
Currently starring on AMC's critically acclaimed drama, Mad Men (2007) as "Roger Sterling". [July 2007]

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