Rich Sommer

  • Birth Name: Richard Olen Sommer II
  • Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Studied improv at Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis and was part of the Upright Citizens Brigade; founded an improv group called the Slush Puppies.
  • Appeared in commercials for Nextel, Sprint and Bud Light before being cast in 2006's The Devil Wears Prada. His connections on that film led to an audition for his role of media buyer Harry Crane in the AMC hit Mad Men.
  • Along with his Mad Men costars, garnered one nomination and two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Awards

  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, 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
  • 2007, 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
  • 2008, 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

  • Patrick Ryan Sommer — Son
  • Virginia Sommer — Wife
  • Beatrice Sommer — Daughter

College

  • Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, United States (BA in Theater Arts, 2000); Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States (MFA in Acting, 2004)

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