Donald Francis “Don” Draper is a fictional character and the protagonist of AMC’s television series Mad Men, portrayed by Jon Hamm. Up the high performance mind by anna wise pdf the Season 3 finale, Draper was creative director of Manhattan advertising firm Sterling Cooper. He then became a founding partner at a new firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, after he and his superiors left their previous agency in advance of an unwanted acquisition.
Partners while pursuing a contract from Chevrolet. The character of Don Draper is partially inspired by Draper Daniels, a creative director at Leo Burnett advertising agency in Chicago in the 1950s, who worked on the Marlboro Man campaign.
Donald Francis Draper is revealed through flashbacks to be the assumed identity of Richard “Dick” Whitman, born in Illinois to a prostitute and an abusive, alcoholic farmer, Archibald “Archie” Whitman. His mother died in labor, and his father was killed from a kick by a spooked horse, an accident a ten-year-old Dick witnessed.