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Aaron Staton ([[ItsPronouncedTroPAY Pronounced "Stay-ten"]]) is an American actor best known for his roles as Ken Cosgrove on ''Series/MadMen'', and Detective Cole Phelps in the video game ''VideoGame/LANoire''. Aside from these, he's also had supporting and bit parts in series such as ''Series/WithoutATrace'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/TheGoodWife'', ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', as well as films such as ''August Rush'' and ''The Nanny Diaries''. Along with the rest of the ''Mad Men'' cast, he has won several SAG Awards, while the series has won many Golden Globes and Emmys. He was also nominated for a BAFTA for Best Performance in a Video Game.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* BadassBeard: When ''Mad Men'' isn't filming, he's been known to grow a pretty serious looking one.
* CreatorCouple: Sort of. Both he and his wife acted side by side ([[RealLifeRelative playing husband and wife]]) in ''L.A. Noire''.
* FacialDialogue: Is ''very'' good at this, and has an extremely expressive face. It's most likely one of the big reasons he was chosen for Cole.
* [[ShesGotLegs He's Got Legs]]: [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2n7z5PtrV1qmuyt5o1_1280.jpg Apparently so]]
* HilariousInHindsight: His interrogation on ''SVU'' certainly counts as this.
* NewbieBoom: Was the cause of this with ''Mad Men'', after quite a few people played ''L.A. Noire'' and wanted more.
* NiceGuy: Tends to be cast as a combo of this and a sort of "All American" BoyNextDoor.
* NiceShoes: [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7wtezJj601qh5pnuo1_400.jpg These]]
* OneOfUs: Has been very open about his love of video games (discussed [[http://www.ifc.com/fix/2011/06/e3-2011-talking-with-aaron-sta here]] and [[http://www.edge-online.com/features/aaron-staton-my-favourite-game/ here]]), having attended E3 several years in a row.
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