Vincent Kartheiser, best known for his role as Pete on Mad Men, wed Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel in a secret ceremony in June.
Here’s what you need to know about the 35-year-old newlywed.
1. He Met His Bride on ‘Mad Men’
Mad Men’s creator told Vulture that they are a solid pair:
They’re both very down to earth, with a sense of responsibility and strong family ties. And they’ve been acting since before they can remember, which makes for a very special personality.
Their costar Elisabeth Moss agreed, telling People, “”They are such a yin and yang. I’ve known Vinny for 12 years and Alexis is just the sweetest. I’ve never seen Vincent like this. It is really cool.”
2. He Shaved His Hairline & Lost 25 Pounds to Play Pete
In Season 6 of the show, his character, Pete Campbell, went through a lot of hardships. Vulture explained it best by saying:
In the span of 13 episodes, Pete got thrown out of the house by his wife, Trudy, for cheating; ran into his father-in-law at a brothel, costing SC&P the $9 million Vicks Chemical account; got banished to the firm’s nascent Los Angeles office; and tangled with a sociopathic co-worker, Bob Benson, who stole the Chevy account from him and may have played a role in the murder of Pete’s mother.
To prepare for the downfall, Kartheiser has to look the part of a distraught man.
When he decided to shave, people warned him against it. “Most of my friends were like, Dude, don’t do that, it might never come back in! But luckily I have a good head of hair,” he told Vulture.
In the same interview, he explained his character on the HBO drama:
I don’t know if I’m proud, but I think it’s a testament to the writing over the last five years that they’ve built animosity in our audiences towards a character that has done some pretty despicable things and, at the same time, who has lived a life in a perfectly moral way. I
3. He Bought a Tiny Pad
— D'Arcy McGovern (@dmcgovern) March 11, 2014
4. He Was Once Linked to Rachel
The actor must have a penchant for dating his costars. He met the She’s All That actress on the set of The Hairy Bird, and they dated in 1998.
5. He Needed Fashion Advice
— E! Online (@eonline) August 6, 2014
He dished to Vulture that Bledel helped him in the fashion area of his life.
“I still dress like I did in high school. My fiancée bought me all of this. She’s like, ‘Honestly, another ripped T-shirt? Put this on,” he told the magazine.
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