Jon Hamm and his old odd jobs – porn industry set decorator

Jon Hamm and his old odd jobs – porn industry set decorator

In a recent interview, Jon Hamm admitted to some of the odd jobs he did before becoming the hot Hollywood actor that he is today. One of those jobs? Set designer for the porn industry:

“Essentially, I had to move furniture around sweaty, naked people. It wasn’t a great job but the money was useful. I had to get by – I wanted to be an actor. Let me just stress there was no penetration – it was soft-core porn.”

Other jobs included being a bartender, teacher and writer. For a period of about three years – “bleak period” as he calls it – he considered quitting acting. He was being rejected for the roles he went after and his agent dropped him.

“It was bleak – that was part of a three-year period where I was solely rejected. I had given myself ’til my 30th birthday. I moved out to LA when I was 25 and I figured if I can’t make it in five years of trying, then it’s time to pack up.”

Jon Hamm returns as ‘Don Draper’ in Mad Men on AMC March 25th.