Mad Men Wiki
Jim Hobart
Portrayed by H. Richard Greene
First appearance Shoot
Final appearance Shoot
Gender Male
Employer McCann Erickson
Wife Adele Hobart


Jim Hobart is the head of McCann Erickson.

At one point tried to encourage Don to consider joining McCann. He promised over 500 people who could be at his disposal. At the intermission of a production of Fiorello!, Jim and his wife, Adele, approach and chat with the Drapers. Jim sees an uncanny resemblance in Betty to Grace Kelly. She admits to modeling when she was younger, and Jim thinks she could be just the look for his Coca-Cola campaign. She takes his business card. This move is just a ruse to try and convince Don to join the firm.

Over the next days, Jim sends Don many goodwill gestures to try and pull him away from Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency including a membership to the Athletic Club and golf clubs. Don calls him and proceeds to listen to Jim's pitch, which includes a high salary, an international network and clients that include Pan Am and Esso.

When Don ultimately declines his offer, he lets Betty go from the modeling gig, the excuse being that they were looking for more of an "Audrey Hepburn", and less of a "Grace Kelly."

Hobart is next seen in the Season 7 episode, "A Day's Work," when he encounters Don in a lunch meeting with a rival advertising executive. Hobart states that McCann Erickson would still be receptive to employing Don, before being asked to move along.

Mad Men Characters
Draper's Past Don DraperAbigail WhitmanArchie WhitmanAdam WhitmanMack JohnsonLieutenant Don DraperAnna DraperPattyStephanie Horton
Draper and Hofstadt Family Betty HofstadtSally DraperBobby DraperGene DraperGloria MasseyEugene Hofstadt
New York Suburb CarlaGlen BishopHelen BishopFrancine HansonArnold WayneSuzanne FarrellEdna Keener
Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency Roger SterlingBertram CooperJoan HollowayHarry CraneFreddy RumsenSalvatore RomanoKen CosgrovePaul KinseyHerman PhillipsBurt PetersonGreta GuttmanHollisJimmy BarrettWarren McKennaDaleBobbie BarrettRoger Sterling, Sr.
Secretary Peggy OlsonJane SiegelAllisonHildyLois SadlerMarge
Client Rachel MenkenLee Garner, Jr.Elliot LawrenceConrad HiltonAnnabelle MathisCrab Colson
Campbell Family Pete CampbellTrudy VogelBud CampbellTom VogelJeannie VogelJudy CampbellAndrew Campbell
Olson Relation Anita Olson RespolaKatherine OlsonJohn GillGerry RespolaMark KearneyJoyce RamsayAbe Drexler
London Lane PryceAlec MartinSaint John PowellGuy MacKendrickHarold FordJohn HookerRebecca PryceRobert Pryce
Francis Family Henry FrancisEleanor FrancisPauline Francis
New York City Beth DawesHoward DawesMidge DanielsJennifer CraneJim HobartMargaret SterlingMona SterlingKitty RomanoWalter EmersonBethany Van NuysCynthia CosgroveGail HollowayGreg HarrisRuth HarrisKevin HarrisMorris Ginsberg
Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Faye MillerStan RizzoMichael GinsbergJoey BairdDanny SiegelMargie KochBill Mitford
Secretary Ida BlankenshipDawn ChambersScarlettCarolineSandy Schmidt
Client Herb RennetBob FinleyThomas FillmoreAkira TakahashiHachi Saito
Calvet Family Megan CalvetEmile CalvetMarie Calvet
New York Sylvia RosenJuliaPhoebe
Cutler, Gleason, and Chaough Jim CutlerFrank GleasonTed ChaoughSmitty SmithKurt SmithNan Chaough
Affair CandaceJanineToni CharlesJoy
Character Lyle EvansDavey KelloggJim HobartPerry DemuthJack HammondRalph Stuben