Flashback Friday! See The Stars Of Mad Men Before They Were Famous

12 April 2013 by

Mad Men fans will know that the show is finally back as season six premiered in the UK on Sky Atlantic this week. Don and his chiselled jaw, Peggy and her turned under bouffant and Betty Draper and her fabulous frocks are back, but what did the cast look like before they were famous and had a glitzy Hollywood makeover?

Pictures of Jon Hamm before he was famous have surfaced this week and he looks a tad goofier than his sauve alter ego Don Draper. Forget classic tailoring, high school Hamm wore puffer jackets and baseball caps. It's 80s tastic.

Jon started acting when he was 16, but in school he was a dashing All American jock. One of the school photos is an action shot taken on the football field and he looks like the poster boy 'cool kid', with a floppy fringe, American football kit and Hollywood grin (it's a hint that Don Draper is hidden in there somewhere).

Sportcaster Joe Buck who knew him as a teenager described him as 'the cool guy in high school'. As he told Men's Health in 2010 that 'he's not the before-and-after pictures where he was the nerd in high school with tape on his glasses. He was always the guy you noticed.'

Inspired by mini Jon Hamm we decided to have a flashback friday Mad Men extravaganza and have hunted down pictures of the cast before they were famous. We've got January Jones' school photo, Jessica Pare with a young, freckly Mischa Barton in Lost and Delirious and John Slattery without the signature grey hair. But we don't want to say too much and give the game away...

Look through the gallery above and see if you can guess the Mad Men stars...


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