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Connor on Angel, Pete Campbell on Mad Men
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Vincent Paul Kartheiser (born May 5, 1979) is an American actor. As a child actor in the 1990s, he starred in The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Alaska (1996) and Masterminds (1997). He later moved on to more mature roles in the independent films. More recently, he has been best known for his television work, portraying Connor on Angel and Pete Campbell on Mad Men.
Kartheiser was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Janet Marie (née Gruyé) and James Ralph Kartheiser. The youngest of six children, he has four sisters, Andrea, Colette, Elise and Theresa, and a brother, Nathan.
His height is 5`11" (180.3 cm).
Kertheiser made his screen debut with a bit role in the 1993 film Untamed Heart, opposite Marisa Tomei and Christian Slater. Kartheiser found himself cast in mostly family fare, most notably the action-adventure drama Alaska, in which he starred opposite Thora Birch and Charlton Heston, whose son, Fraser Clarke Heston, directed the film. The film led to Kartheiser getting the lead role in Masterminds, playing opposite Patrick Stewart.
Kartheiser next portrayed Bobby, a drug-addicted, homeless street urchin in Larry Clark`s Another Day in Paradise. Among his castmates were James Woods and Melanie Griffith. The film earned the young actor significant accolades, and he went on to appear in Strike! (later retitled All I Wanna Do), opposite Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffman, and Monica Keena, the last of whom co-starred with him again in his next project, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia.
Screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia was a moddy, updated take on Dostoyevsky`s Crime and Punishment, set in a modern high school. Kartheiser later landed a regular role on the supernatural drama series Angel in 2002. He played Connor, the son of two vampires Darla (Julie Benz) and Angel (David Boreanaz). Upon returning to Los Angeles, Connor`s gradually unraveling mental state was among the main focuses of the show`s fourth season; he would make to more appearances during its final season.
Returning to film work, Kartheiser starred in the well-received coming-of-age drama Dandelion, which was shown at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
Since its 2007 debut, he has played the role of ambitious young ad man Pete Campbell in the television series Mad Men, on AMC.
Along with the rest of the cast of Man Men, Kartheiser won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2009.
In Winter 2009, Kartheiser completed filming for the BBC`s upcoming adaptation of Martin Amis` novel, Money, also starring Nick Frost. It will screen on BBC2 in Spring 2010. He will play "Fielding"
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Vincent Paul Kartheiser (born May 5, 1979) is an American actor best known for playing Pete Campbell in Mad Men and Connor in the WB TV series Angel.
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