Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 5, 1979
SpouseAlexis Bledel
MarkRich voice
FactHe got engaged to Alexis Bledel (March 20, 2013) and then married in June 2014.

Vincent Kartheiser is an American actor best known for his role as Pete Campbell on the AMC drama series Mad Men.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kartheiser was raised in a Catholic family of six children. His father, James Ralph Kartheiser, is a businessman, and his mother, Janet Marie Gruenewald, is a former nurse and homemaker. Kartheiser has four brothers and one sister.

After attending Catholic schools through high school, Kartheiser studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in Los Angeles. He made his television debut in 1992 on the soap opera Santa Barbara and his film debut in 1993 in Untamed Heart.

Kartheiser found success on Mad Men, playing the ambitious and cutthroat Pete Campbell. The role earned him a Satellite Award and a Critics’ Choice Television Award, among other accolades.

Outside of Mad Men, Kartheiser has appeared in films such as In Time (2011) and The Brass Teapot (2013). He has also guest-starred on television shows such as Angel, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and House.

Kartheiser has been married to actress Lisa Bonet since 2017. The couple has one child together. Kartheiser also has a son from a previous relationship.

General Info

Full NameVincent Kartheiser
Date Of BirthMay 5, 1979
Height1.8 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles


SpouseAlexis Bledel
ParentsJames Ralph Kartheiser, Janet Marie Gruyé
SiblingsElise Kartheiser, Nathan Kartheiser, Colette Kartheiser, Theresa Kartheiser, Andrea Kartheiser


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Young Hollywood Award for Breakout Performance of the Year - On Screen
NominationsCritics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries
MoviesIn Time, Alpha Dog, Red Knot, The Unsaid, Untamed Heart, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, The Indian in the Cupboard, Rango, Another Day in Paradise, Luckytown, A Kind of Murder, Beach Pillows, Elektra Luxx, All I Wanna Do, Alaska, Killing Zelda Sparks, Masterminds, Ricky 6, Bad Seed, Winter Light,...
TV ShowsSaints & Strangers, Mad Men, Angel, Money

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#Marks / Signs
1Bright blue eyes
2Rich voice
3Youthful appearance


1I'm with my mom so much that it's like if we go out to eat somewhere, we probably say ten sentences to each other. We're like an old couple. There's nothing that we have to say. It's okay to sit there and just be.
2I think it's healthy to hate. I think it's extremely healthy, because without hate, you cannot see love. Without red, there wouldn't be any green. That's not a very good metaphor but, you know, it's the same.
3I was such a nerd when I was younger and I may look different now and girls may like me, but I still feel like that nerd.


1Good friends with Monica Keena.
2He has German, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, and Luxembourgian ancestry. His matrilineal great-grandmother, Stella Louise Richter, immigrated from Blonie, Poland, with her parents, Stanley Richter and Anna Petrowski.
3Minneapolis, Minnesota: Starring in stage version of 'Pride and Prejudice' as the romantic lead, Mr. Darcy, at the Guthrie Theater in his hometown where he got is start as an actor [July 2013]
4He got engaged to Alexis Bledel (March 20, 2013) and then married in June 2014.
5In an April 2010 interview with The Guardian (UK) newspaper, Kartheiser revealed that after experiencing some of the material excesses of Hollywood (such as awards shows where already-wealthy people receive gift bags full of expensive free items), he started a process of shedding his possessions that includes selling or giving away most of what he owns. He told the interviewer that he now no longer owns a car (even though he lives in Los Angeles, a city that is notoriously difficult to get around in without one) and he moved into a very small one-room house that doesn't even have a toilet in it.
6Before he got married, he told The Guardian (UK) that he often wore a wedding ring in his private life so that he "can flash it to warn people off if [he] need[s] to," and that he has "never been monogamous" in any relationship.
7Is the youngest out of 6 siblings.
8Born to Janet Marie Gruye and James Ralph Kartheiser, he has four sisters, Andrea, Colette, Elise, and Theresa and a brother, Nathan.
9Failed the 9th grade.
10Has four sisters and one brother.




Genius2017TV Series filmingRaymond Geist
My Friend Dahmer2017post-productionDr. Matthews
The Most Hated Woman in America2017post-productionBill Jr.
Casual2016TV SeriesJordan Anderson
A Kind of Murder2016Detective Lawrence Corby
The Second Sound Barrier2016ShortCharles Michael Fortitude as The Artist
Saints & Strangers2015TV Mini-SeriesWilliam Bradford
Day Out of Days2015Tark
Mad Men2007-2015TV SeriesPete Campbell
Inside Amy Schumer2015TV SeriesJuror #4
Winter Light2015ShortSamuel
High School USA!2013-2015TV SeriesMarsh Merriwether
Red Knot2014Peter Harrison
Beach Pillows2014Nick
Axe Cop2013TV SeriesBat Warthog Man
Cussing in the Workplace2012ShortJack
Fruit of Labor2011ShortAlfred
In Time2011Philippe Weis
L.A. Noire2011Video GameWalter Clemens (voice)
Rango2011Ezekiel / Lasso Rodent (voice)
The Cleveland Show2011TV Series
Money2010TV Mini-SeriesFielding Goodney
American Experience2010TV Series documentaryThomas Nickerson
Elektra Luxx2010Jimmy
Killing Zelda Sparks2007Craig Blackshear
Waning Moon2006ShortMichael
Alpha Dog2006Pick Giaimo
Shakespeare's Sonnets2005ShortSebastian
Angel2002-2004TV SeriesConnor
Dandelion2004Mason Mullich
The Unsaid2001Thomas Caffey
Ricky 62000Ricky Cowen
Bad Seed2000Dillon
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia2000Vincent
ER1999TV SeriesJesse Keenan
All I Wanna Do1998Snake - Flat Critter
Another Day in Paradise1998Bobbie
Alaska1996Sean Barnes
The Indian in the Cupboard1995Gillon (brother)
Sweet Justice1994TV SeriesNicholas
Little Big League1994James
Heaven Sent1994Eddie Chandler
Untamed Heart1993Orphan Boy


'Angel': Season 3 Overview2004Video documentary special thanks


Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Advertising the American Dream2008Video documentary shortPete Campbell
Establishing Mad Men2008Video documentaryHimself / Pete Cambell
The Best of 'Mad Men'2008TV ShortHimself
The Making of 'Mad Men'2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
'Angel': Season 4 Overview2004Video documentaryHimself
'Angel': Season 3 Overview2004Video documentaryHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling2012TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2008Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBreakout Performance of the Year - On Screen

Nominated Awards

2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited SeriesSaints & Strangers (2015)
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorMad Men (2007)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearMad Men (2007)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearMad Men (2007)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
1997Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorAlaska (1996)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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