Famous today as Mad Men's dapper, womanizing Don Draper, Hamm, then a year-old waiter, was rejected on the dating show by a pretty young woman, described as a computer animation student, looking for someone "who knows how to give a good foot massage. Her name was Mary Lou Carter and, like Hamm, she was an actor. Fresh off the bus from Seattle, she'd only agreed to appear on The Big Date because it was a paying gig: She heard about it through a casting call, and treated it as an audition to show off her acting range.
Watch: A painfully young Don Draper / Jon Hamm goes on a dating show in the early 90's
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Early life[ edit ] Hamm was born in St. Louis County in Creve Coeur with his mother  until her death from colon cancer , when he was 10 years old. He attended John Burroughs School , a private school in Ladue , where he was a member of the football, baseball, and swim teams. After graduation in Hamm enrolled in the University of Texas ,  where he was a member of the Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity. There, Hamm was arrested for participating in a violent hazing incident in November
Years later, she turns up addicted to heroin and Don takes pity on her and buys one of her paintings. Though Rachel initially rebuffs him, she ultimately succumbs. But their relationship ends soon after he asks her to run away with him to Los Angeles.
And Jon Hamm, 45, the actor who played him, doesn't think his character would be around today. Don was well-known as a womanizer who had a penchant for booze and cigarettes Don Draper was well-known as a womanizer who had a penchant for booze and cigarettes. Hamm also confirmed the many widely believed theory that Don's zen lifestyle at the hippie retreat center on the California coast didn't stick and the moment at the end of the final episode segued into a great advertisement, not a lifestyle change. In the closing seconds of Mad Men, Don sits in the lotus position on a cliff top above the Pacific Ocean, his eyes shut and seemingly at peace Big inspiration?