Jon Hamm talks about his 'sweaty,' pre-fame past -- VIDEO

It’s hard to imagine Jon Hamm as anything other than the charming, classy, handsome, and debonair fellow we see on Mad Men (16 more days!) and magazine covers. But once upon a time the Emmy-nominated dreamboat was just another struggling actor in Hollywood who used Los Angeles’ famed (wait, is that the word?) public transportation and/or Rollerblades to get around town.

During a visit to Conan on Thursday night, the Friends With Kids star recalled the time before limos and red carpets, when towed 1986 Toyota Corollas, barely functioning “convertibles,” and sweaty Rollerblading excursions were a large part of his life. (“There is not a worse look in the world than a dude skatin’ down Highland Avenue to an audition to try and sell soap.”) Watch the full clip below in which the ever-so-humble Hamm (who, let’s face it, even at his “worst” still looked this) talked about that universally shared terrible-car ownership experience:

Just in case the mental image of a sweaty Jon Hamm isn’t enough to get you through to the weekend, the 40-year-old using phrases like “unfettered arousal” and “post-climax” to explain photos of himself ought to do it. Check out the moment in which he and Conan O’Brien find the right words for the website Emotions With Jon Hamm here:

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