John Slattery was born in 1962 and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a proud native of Massachusetts. He is tall, handsome, and very talented. John is married to Talia Balsam, George Clooney's ex-wife.
John landed his first TV gig on the 1988 series Dirty Dozen and has worked steadily since then. His television career has included the short-lived series Under Cover, Homefront, Maggie, and Feds; and the mini-series A Woman of Independent Means with Sally Field and From the Earth to the Moon, in which he played Walter Mondale. With recurring roles on Will & Grace as Will's big brother, Sam; Judging Amy as Amy's estranged husband; and Sex and the City as a very kinky politician; John has become one of the most in-demand character actors. In 2001, he had a role on NBC's comedy-drama Ed where he played the confident, cool, aloof high school principal Dennis Martino. This role earned him much notoriety, and made him the subject of debate among Ed fans.
John has also had a long, successful, and diverse career in the theater. He made his theater debut in the 1989 play the Lisbon Traviata, which also starred Nathan Lane. He has had several successful collaborations with the playwright Richard Greenberg and appeared in the author's The Extra Man, Night and Her Stars, and Three Days of Rain, for which he earned critical praise for his dual roles of father and son. In 1993, John made his Broadway debut starring opposite Nathan Lane in Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Returning to theater in 2000, John starred in a revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal.
Making his feature film debut in 1996, John had a guest starring role in the movie City Hall. He has since appeared in the movies Eraser, Where's Marlowe?, Traffic, and Bad Company. He appeared in the movie Mona Lisa Smile with Julia Roberts and was cast in Havana Nights.… Expand
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