Perennial dissatisfaction fuels both Pete’s ambition and his success as an account man, as well as his failures as a husband. His old-money parents disapprove of his career choice, and Pete feels similarly unappreciated at work, no matter his level of success. While he can always count on his wife Trudy to offer support and counsel, Pete’s resentment for having moved to the suburbs gives him an excuse to cheat. Pete begins his career attempting blackmail and subterfuge to get ahead, but instead finds success through loyalty to Don and forward thinking business acumen. With his marriage beyond repair, Pete moves to California to help open the firm’s West Coast office. While he attempts to embrace the laid back California lifestyle, Pete finds again that he only feels at home in New York.
Vincent Kartheiser’s performance as young advertising executive Pete Campbell has attracted the attention of critics and audiences alike, earning him two Screen Actors Guild® awards.
Kartheiser recently completed a run playing Billy Wilder in Garry Marshall’s Billy & Ray opposite Larry Pine. He will next be seen opposite Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson in The Blunderer, to be directed by Andy Goddard.
Kartheiser boasts extensive feature credits, including a starring role in Andrew Niccol’s In Time opposite Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Cillian Murphy for New Regency, Universal’s Alpha Dog, and indie films Killing Zelda Sparks and Dandelion.
He also starred in the independent film Elektra Luxx opposite Carla Gugino, Timothy Olyphant, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Pete Campbell Quotes
You’re in the city now–it wouldn’t be a sin for us to see your legs. And if you pull your waist in a little bit, you might look like a woman.EP 104 "New Amsterdam"
Trudy: “I just don’t understand why the bear is talking.”
Pete: “The bear is not talking. It’s what the hunter imagines the bear to be thinking.EP 105 "5G"
By the way…Matherton? He has the clap.EP 107 "Red in the Face"
The president is a product. Don’t forget that.EP 110 "Long Weekend"
What do people do? Is that what you would do?EP 202 "Flight 1"
I’m a red-blooded American male!EP 204 "Three Sundays"
Hell’s bells, Trudy!
If I’m going to die, I want to die in Manhattan.
Why does it have to be like this? Why can’t I get anything good all at once?
My great-great-grandfather Silas Dyckman would have turned his boat around if he had known that the city would one day be filled with cry babies.