Jon Hamm to Play Sports Agent in Million Dollar Arm

by at . Comments

Mad Men star Jon Hamm has signed on to star in the true story Million Dollar Arm, playing J.B. Bertnstein, an American Sports agent whose Indian reality TV series set out to search for Indian athletes with Major League Baseball potential.

Jon Hamm Picture

The TV show took place in 2008, and granted actual baseball contracts to winner Rinku Singh and runner-up Dinesh Patel, two Indian hurlers who didn't even know what baseball was when the series began.

While Patel no longer pitches, Singh is still a part of the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league organization, and has hopes of becoming the first Indian pitcher in baseball. After the success of last year's Moneyball, perhaps this upcoming baseball film will be an unlikely smash hit.

FREE Movie Newsletter

Tags: ,

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Picture

Jon Hamm is an American actor best known for his role as Don Draper in the AMC series Mad Men.  Hamm is from St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Los Angeles when he was 24 with his car and $150. After struggling for many years until he started getting small acting parts and guest roles in various television series.  

He finally made it big when he was cast as protagonist Don Draper in Mad Men. He has also starred in The Town alongside Ben Affleck.

Hamm has been in a long-term relationship with actress/screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt.


St. Louis, MO
Full Name