Aaron Staton

  • Birth Place: Huntington, West Virginia, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • As a teen in Florida, he was once "bumped" by a shark while sitting on a surfboard.
  • Was paid $150 for his first acting job, a TV commercial for a local furniture store in Jacksonville.
  • In 2004, he made his Broadway debut in Mamma Mia.
  • Originally read for the role of Pete Campbell in Mad Men before being hired to play Ken Cosgrove. 
  • To get a feel for the character and the 1960s, he watched a number of documentaries from the era.
  • Had his first date with his wife directly following the first table read for the Mad Men pilot in NY.
  • Portrays Cole Phelps in the video game L.A. Noire.

Awards

  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Connie Fletcher — Wife
  • Beckett Staton — Son
  • Susan Staton — Mother

College

  • Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, United States; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (BFA in Theater, 2004)

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