Darren-Pettie
Darren Pettie | Biography

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  • Full Name Darren Pettie
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Andalusia, Alabama, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 18, 1970
  • Age 52 Years, 1 Months
  • Height 6 feet 1 inch
Lee Garner Jr., in the Television Series 'Mad Men'

Darren Pettie | Biography

Cast of Showtime anthology series 'Super Pumped' (2022)

'Mad Men' is a drama TV series set in the early 1960s at a New York advertising agency, focusing on Donald Draper, played by Jon Hamm, one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives. Pettie played the role of Lee Garner Jr. for four episodes from 2007 to 2010. He starred alongside other cast members such as Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, and John Slattery.


Darren Pettie is an actor well known for his recurring role, Lee Garner Jr., in the television series Mad Men.

Who is Darren Pettie?

Darren Pettie is an American actor born on 18 August 1970 in Andalusia, Alabama, USA. 

After serving some time in the military, he became interested in acting in high school and went to the Juilliard School of Acting. Upon graduating, Pettie became a regular on New York stages. He made his Broadway debut in Butley, co-starring alongside Nathan Lane in 2005.

Pettie debuted his on-screen acting career in the popular TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2002. He played the role of Joe Parker for one episode. In the following years, he starred in several television shows such as As the World Turns (2002), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2003), Crossing Jordan (2003), Line of Fire (2005), Charmed (2005), Numb3rs (2006), and others.

In 2007, he landed his breakthrough role, Lee Garner Jr., in the TV series Mad Men. The same year, Pettie also starred in other television shows, Without a TraceBrothers & Sisters, and Gossip Girl.

In the subsequent years, he continued to appear in notable television shows, including G-Spot (2009), Prime Suspect (2012), Rizzoli & Isles (2012), The Good Wife (2015), Theater Close-Up (2016), Madam Secretary (2017), SEAL Team (2018), and others. Moreover, Pettie was also featured in the 2015 short film The Scarecrow.

Darren Pettie with The Scarecrow Cast in 2016
Darren Pettie with The Scarecrow Cast in 2016 (Photo: Twitter)

From 2019 to 2020, Pettie portrayed the role of Todd Benson in the TV show New Amsterdam for three episodes. During the same time, he was also featured as Orson LeRoux in the television series Evil for five episodes.

In 2022, Pettie starred in two TV series, Super Pumped and Borgen, and one film, Darkling. In addition to that, he has one upcoming project titled Rule Of Thirds.

In November 2021, Variety reported that Pettie joined the Showtime anthology series Super Pumped (2022), cast alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Noah WeisbergSonny Valicenti, and Mark Gessner. The show focuses on the ride-sharing app and Silicon Valley unicorn Uber.

Family

There is not much information about Pettie's family members. However, in an interview with Aitaf in 2019, he mentioned that his brother and father and several uncles and cousins are all veterans. 

He further added that he had spent his entire life with and around members of the military community.

'Mad Men'

Mad Men is a drama TV series produced by Lionsgate Television and created by Matthew Weiner. The series aired on AMC for seven seasons, from 19 July 2007 to 17 May 2015.

The TV show is set in the early 1960s at a New York advertising agency, focusing on Donald Draper, played by Jon Hamm, one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives.

Pettie played the role of Lee Garner Jr. for four episodes from 2007 to 2010. He starred alongside other cast members such as Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, and John Slattery.

Gay

Pettie is not gay. However, in Season 3 of the TV series Mad Men, Salvatore Romano, played by Bryan Batt, a closeted gay adman, lost his job after rejecting the sexual advances of Lucky Strike cigarette executive Lee Garner Jr., played by Pettie.

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