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John Slattery



With his extremely tall, imposing figure and gray-white hair, character actor John Slattery specialized in utterly convincing portrayals of stoic businessmen, office workers, politicians, and other suits, whenever a film called for one. This typecasting rendered Slattery laudably versatile and prolific; his credits include such multi-genre blockbusters as City Hall (1996), Bad Company (2002), Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004, in the Jerry Orbach role of the disapproving father), and Flags of Our Fathers (2006). On television, Slattery memorably appeared in guest roles on such popular series as Sex and the City (as a politician wooing Carrie), Will & Grace (as Will's older brother), and Law & Order. He found work as a regular on shows like K Street and Jack & Bobby, and appeared in recurring roles on Ed (as a high-school principal) and Desperate Housewives, for which he again played a politician, this time wooing and marrying Gabrielle (Eva Longoria).



In 2007 he was cast as Roger Sterling in the AMC drama Mad Men, a show that would win the Emmy for Best Drama Series multiple times and earned the actor multiple Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The show boosted his film career helping to land him the part of Tony Stark's father in Iron Man 2, and playing a mysterious figure in the time-travel thriller The Adjustment Bureau.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
90% Captain America: Civil War
  • Howard Stark
2016
96% Spotlight
  • Ben Bradlee Jr.
2015
81% Ant-Man
  • Howard Stark
2015
46% Ted 2
  • Shep Wild
2015
37% God's Pocket
  • Screenwriter
2014
79% Bluebird
  • Richard
2014
50% In Our Nature
  • Gil
2012
98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God
  • Arthur John Slattery
2012
85% Return
  • Bud
2012
72% The Adjustment Bureau
  • Richardson
2011
72% Iron Man 2
  • Howard Stark
2010
82% Charlie Wilson's War
  • Cravely
2007
36% Reservation Road
  • Steve
2007
14% Underdog
  • Mayber
2007
73% Flags of Our Fathers
  • Bud Gerber
2006
36% The Situation
  • Colonel Carrick
2006
No Score Yet The Brooke Ellison Story
  • Ed Ellison
2004
22% Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
  • Bert Miller
2004
35% Mona Lisa Smile
  • Paul Moore
2003
95% The Station Agent
  • David
2003
No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection
  • Jay Follet
2003
No Score Yet K Street
  • Actor
2003
10% Bad Company
  • Roland Yates
2002
38% Bad Company
  • Roland Yates
2001
92% Traffic
  • ADA Dan Collier
2000
No Score Yet Harvest
  • Sheriff Johnson
2000
17% Where's Marlowe?
  • Murphy
1999
No Score Yet Harvest (Cash Crop)
  • Sheriff Johnson
1999
20% The Naked Man
  • Ferris
1998
No Score Yet Red Meat
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet My Brother's War
  • Devlin
1997
74% Sleepers
  • Fred Carlson
1996
36% Eraser
  • FBI Agent Corman
1996
No Score Yet Red Meat
  • Stefan
1996
No Score Yet Lily Dale
  • Actor
1996
54% City Hall
  • Det. George, Intel
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Dr. Richard Shipman Arlen Levitt Alan Levitt
90% Veep
2012-2016
  • Charlie Baird
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
  • Mayor Larry Box
94% Mad Men
2007-2015
  • Director
  • Roger Sterling
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Victor Lang
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
94% Documentary Now!
2015
  • Actor
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Sam

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