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Jon Hamm Once Auditioned For This Role on ‘The O.C.’

Jon Hamm is looking back at some of his most memorable auditions, and recalled one in particular for The O.C.

Turns out that the 49-year-old Mad Men actor once went out for the role of Sandy Cohen, which was ultimately played by Peter Gallagher


“I was probably 31 or 32,” Jon shared with Rolling Stone on their podcast. “I think it was me and Harry Hamlin [auditioning]…I remember walking in and going, ‘Is that Peter Gallagher? Why am I here?‘ I love Peter Gallagher, but I was just like, ‘Dang!’”

Jon also shared that if not for Mad Men, he would have also auditioned to play Dan Humphrey’s dad Rufus on Gossip Girl.

“I never looked young enough to be in high school, even when I first got out [to L.A.] and I was 25, so I missed out on all of the Dawson’s Creek and all the early WB shows,” he says of the difficulty in landing more recognizable parts on television. “So then they were like, ‘Come play one of the dads,’ but I wasn’t old enough to be that, either…I had to wait around a long time.”

Jon was recently spotted out with girlfriend Anna Osceola just ahead of the Christmas holidays.