Jon Hamm to lend his voice to ‘The Simpsons’
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What could be more swoon-worthy than Don Draper in a suit? Not much. So it’s only fitting that the star of AMC’s “Mad Men” stick with the wardrobe choice when he enters the animated world of “The Simpsons.”
A rep for the show confirmed reports that Jon Hamm will lend his voice to the long-running Fox series in an episode slated to air in December.
Hamm will portray an FBI supervisor who works as Homer Simpson’s handler when the doughnut-loving patriarch becomes a jailhouse informant in an episode titled “Donnie Fatso” (an ode to the Johnny Depp-starring film “Donnie Brasco”).
Hamm joins the ranks of Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Denis Leary and dozens of others who were celebrity guest stars on the show.
And it’s not the first time Hamm has stepped outside his duties as advertising’s suavest man. He guest-starred in five episodes of NBC’s “30 Rock” as Dr. Drew Baird, Liz Lemon’s (Tina Fey) neighbor and quirky love interest, for which he won an Emmy in 2009 and is up again this year.
Hamm’s “other” show, “Mad Men,” returns for its fourth season Sunday at 10 p.m.
— Yvonne Villarreal
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