Vincent Kartheiser

Vincent Paul Kartheiser is an American actor known for playing Connor in Angel and Pete Campbell in Mad Men. Born: May 5, 1979 A native of Minneapolis, MN, Vincent Kartheiser made a name for himself in the late '90s by choosing unlikely fare for an actor who, at the time, had just earned the right to drink legally. Making his screen debut in a bit role in the 1993 tearjerker Untamed_Heart, opposite Marisa_Tomei and Christian_Slater, the blue-eyed, brown-haired Kartheiser subsequently found himself being cast in family fare, most memorably the action-adventure drama Alaska, in which he starred opposite Thora_Birch and Charlton_Heston (whose son directed the film). The film led to the leading role in the kiddie tech thriller Masterminds, which featured the young actor as a whiz kid who takes on an evil private-school headmaster, played by Patrick_Stewart. Kartheiser's next role, however, would be his most defining in terms of establishing his range and presence. Tapped to play Bobby, a drug-addled, homeless street urchin in Larry_Clark's Another Day in Paradise, a gritty look at the lives of a pseudo-family immersed in crime, Kartheiser rose to the challenge with a fearless, powerful performance, acting with such established pros as James_Woods and Melanie_Griffith. The film earned many accolades for the young actor, who then appeared in Strike! (later retitled All_I_Wanna_Do), a barely released comedy set in a 1960s female boarding school. The film featured contemporaries Kirsten_Dunst, Gaby_Hoffmann, and Monica_Keena, the last of whom was co-star of Kartheiser's next project, Crime & Punishment in Suburbia. [+]