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Also Known As: John M Slattery Jr. Died:
Born: August 13, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor

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A well-respected and prolific stage actor throughout the 1990s, John Slattery broke into screen acting at the end of the 1980s and endured several failed series and guest spots in television movies and the occasional feature film. Recurring roles on a string of high-profile programs like "Will and Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006), "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004), "Ed" (NBC, 2000-04) and "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-2012) made him a casting agent's go-to for flinty and occasionally unyielding authority figures. Appearances in major motion pictures like "Traffic" (2000), "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006) and "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007) preceded perhaps his most widely-recognized character, playing the hard-drinking, chain-smoking philanderer and advertising executive Roger Sterling on "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007-2015). Exuding a devil-may-care attitude and old school charm, Slattery's performance earned him considerable acclaim and status as one of the show's favorite characters. Because of his newfound prominence, Slattery was rewarded with supporting turns in big movies like "Iron Man 2" (2010) and a profile that was finally on the rise.

A well-respected and prolific stage actor throughout the 1990s, John Slattery broke into screen acting at the end of the 1980s and endured several failed series and guest spots in television movies and the occasional feature film. Recurring roles on a string of high-profile programs like "Will and Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006), "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004), "Ed" (NBC, 2000-04) and "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-2012) made him a casting agent's go-to for flinty and occasionally unyielding authority figures. Appearances in major motion pictures like "Traffic" (2000), "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006) and "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007) preceded perhaps his most widely-recognized character, playing the hard-drinking, chain-smoking philanderer and advertising executive Roger Sterling on "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007-2015). Exuding a devil-may-care attitude and old school charm, Slattery's performance earned him considerable acclaim and status as one of the show's favorite characters. Because of his newfound prominence, Slattery was rewarded with supporting turns in big movies like "Iron Man 2" (2010) and a profile that was finally on the rise.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Churchill (2017)
3.
 Spotlight (2015)
4.
 Ant-Man (2015)
5.
 Ted 2 (2015)
6.
 Bluebird (2013)
8.
 In Our Nature (2012)
10.
 Iron Man 2 (2010)
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1988:
Made his TV series debut as a regular in "The Dirty Dozen: The Series" (Fox)
1989:
Made stage debut opposite Nathan Lane in Terrence McNally's "The Lisbon Traviata"
1991:
Cast in the short-lived ABC spy drama "Under Cover"
1991:
Appeared in Richard Greenberg's play "The Extra Man"
1991:
Cast as union organizer Al Kahn in the World War II-era drama "Homefront" (ABC)
1995:
Featured in the NBC miniseries "A Woman of Independent Means"
1995:
Portrayed Charles Van Doren in Richard Greenberg's off-Broadway play "Night and Her Stars"
1996:
Made feature film debut in "City Hall"
1996:
Cast opposite Mary Stuart Masterson in the Hallmark Hall of Fame¿s adaptation of Horton Foote's "Lily Dale"
1997:
Played both a father and his own son in Richard Greenberg's off-Broadway "Three Days of Rain"
1998:
Portrayed Senator Walter Mondale in the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"
1998:
Cast as a goofy but sexy veterinarian in the Lifetime comedy series "Maggie"
1999:
Played Will's brother on a two-part episode of "Will & Grace" (NBC)
1999:
Portrayed Amy's estranged (later divorced) husband in the CBS drama series "Judging Amy"
2000:
Starred opposite Sela Ward as a steelworker romancing a movie actress in "To Catch a Falling Star" (CBS)
2000:
Returned to Broadway, co-starring with Liev Schreiber and Juliette Binoche in "Betrayal"
2002:
Cast in the film "Bad Company"
2003:
Starred as Tommy Flanegan on the HBO satire series "K Street"
2004:
Played the father in the film "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights"
2004:
Cast as Peter Benedict on the short-lived drama series "Jack & Bobby" (The WB)
2007:
Played an unlikable CIA boss in Mike Nichols' "Charlie Wilson¿s War"
2010:
Had a small role as Howard Stark, Tony's father, in Jon Favreau's "Iron Man 2"
2011:
Had a recurring role on animated series "The Cleveland Show" as city mayor Larry Box
2011:
Cast in the science fiction thriller "The Adjustment Bureau"
2011:
Co-starred in indie drama "In Our Nature"
2013:
Starred in indie drama "Bluebird"
2013:
Had a recurring role in rebooted "Arrested Development" as Doctor Norman
2015:
Appeared in comedy sequel "Ted 2"
2015:
Returned to the Marvel Universe as Howard Stark in "Ant-Man"
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Education

Catholic University of America: Washington , Washington D.C. - 1984

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wife:
Talia Balsam. Actor. Announced engagement in early 1998; married on December 30, 1998.

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