Despite a longtime rivalry and Don’s reputation, Ted is excited to merge his firm with Don’s. But when Don finds himself threatened by an in-house competitor, and when Ted’s professionalism is compromised by his love for Peggy, he finds himself vulnerable to Don’s attempts to cut him down. After promising Peggy that he’ll leave his wife, Ted’s conscience catches up with him, and he instead pursues a fresh start for his family in California. Unfortunately, Ted can’t outrun his unhappiness; his depression nearly drives him out of advertising, until Don convinces him the path back to fulfillment is through re-embracing his passion for his work.
Prior to Mad Men, Kevin Rahm was a series regular on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and FOX’s I Hate My Teenage Daughter. His other notable TV credits include playing Kyle McCarty for three seasons on Judging Amy and Dr. Danny Kozak on Jesse. His guest-starring roles include The Mentalist, Three Rivers, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, CSI: NY, Grey’s Anatomy, Friends, Ally McBeal, and Everything’s Relative. Rahm’s most recent film Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Dan Gilroy, opened in November 2014. Other film credits include Valerie Flake, Route 30, Alfie, Nurse Betty, and several other independents. Rahm is also active in theater and to date, has appeared in the following: Three Days of Rain, Wild Boy, Everyday Life, A Question of Mercy, All My Sons, Prisoner, Blind Dates, Waiting for Godot, Macbeth, Of Mice and Men, Inherit the Wind, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Rahm currently lives in Sacramento with his wife, Amy, daughter, Hunter, and their two dogs.