Jul. 19, 2007
60 min.
AMC TV Network

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It's New York in the 1960s, and the men and women who work at the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency are some of the top names in the industry. Master manipulator and leading ad man Don Draper is at the top of his game, but there are those who want to see him topple down. Can he maintain his formidable status?

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John Slattery was born in 1962 and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He landed his first TV gig on the ...

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Roger Sterling Jr. (John Slattery): One of the two senior partners of Sterling Cooper, and formerly a good friend of Don Draper. His father founded the firm with Bertram Cooper, which explains why his name is before Cooper's. A picture in Cooper's office shows Roger as a child alongside Cooper depicted as a young adult. In the same scene[episode needed], Cooper refers to the picture and calls Roger "Peanut", indicating that Roger has known Cooper for most of his life. In Season 2, Bertram Cooper mentions that "the late Mrs. Cooper" introduced Sterling to his wife, Mona, whom Sterling is in the process of divorcing in favor of Don's former secretary, the 22-year-old Jane. Bertram Cooper's sister, Alice Cooper, babysat for Sterling when he was a child. Sterling served in the Navy and was a notorious womanizer (living like he was "on shore leave" until two heart attacks changed his perspective, at least for a while. The heart attacks did not affect his drinking or smoking habits, which remained excessive. He retains considerable affection from both Sterling Cooper employees (with whom he has far more contact than Bert Cooper) and his family. later on, Sterling has returned to work and is seen to indulge in his old habits.

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