These eight pictures feature a handsome young Jon Hamm, including several from his high school teenage years, as well as into his early 20’s. Best known for his role as Don Draper on Mad Men, Hamm has become one of television's biggest stars. Born on March 10, 1971 in St. Louis, Missouri, he lived with his mother, Deborah after his parents divorced when he was two. His mother passed away from colon cancer when he was ten years old, so he moved in with his father, who also passed away years later when Jon was only twenty. As a child, Jon Hamm played the role of Winne the Pooh in his first grade play. He began taking an interest in acting during college and participated in several theater productions. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1993 and returned to his former high school to teach 8th grade acting, where he interestingly enough taught future actress Ellie Kemper.