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Jon Hamm: A spotlight on the new voice for Mercedes-Benz USA

Jon Hamm is the award-winning actor who plays Don Draper on the AMC TV series “Mad Men,” and also the voice for Mercedes-Benz USA. You may have heard his voice in a commercial that Mercedes-Benz USA ran on local ABC stations in cities such as: Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington.  The commercial was seen by viewers of shows like “American Idol,” “C.S.I: Miami,” and “24” on cable channels Bravo, CNN, Discover, and HGTV.

But who is Jon Hamm? We decided to give you an inside look at Mr. Hamm and how he can be recognized in and outside of the Mercedes-Benz USA commercials.

Jon Hamm is a 41 year-old Missouri native who got his start in acting as a firefighter on NBC’s drama Providence. He made his feature film debut with one line in Clint Eastwood’s 2000 film, Space Cowboys. His breakthrough role came in 2007, when he was chosen to play the protagonist Don Draper in the AMC series Mad Men. Mad Men is a fictional show set in a 1960’s advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and the focal point of the series is on Don Draper (Jon Hamm). Don is the creative director at Sterling Cooper and a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising. The show depicts his personal and work life struggles while also capturing the ever changing social atmosphere of 1960’s America.  Mad Men debuted with almost 1.4 million viewers and a year after its first season Jon Hamm won a Golden Globe for his performance as the intriguing main character. Since the then the show has won fifteen Emmys and four Golden Globes.

His character’s partiality to advertising has now transferred over to his real life in his 3-year contract with Mercedes-Benz USA. The campaign focuses on sustainability and the first commercial focused on the new S400 Hybrid. Jon described features and products such as the lithium ion battery, BlueTEC clean diesels, and a hydrogen electric car, where he was heard stating “What drives us is the desire to create not only the best cars in the world but for it”. A second commercial was released and highlighted the 2011 SLS.

See the ad here: http://youtu.be/B9l_Xgo2D0Y

Be sure to check out your Chapman Arizona Mercedes-Benz dealerships for new Mercedes-Benz models including the ones featured in the Jon Hamm commercials.

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