Slattery played Victor Lang, Gabby's love interest on "Desperate Housewives" for 14 episodes in 2007. It goes on and on - you're playing this same character for five seasons and it gets easy to fall into just walking on the set and assuming you know how to play a scene.Burgi played Karl Mayer, Susan's ex-husband for 46 episodes in 2004, 2006, 20 but was absent from the show during John's run.
He was also part of the Mad Men ensemble cast that won two SAG Awards.
In 2013, Slattery directed his first feature film, God's Pocket (2014), which he co-wrote with Alex Metcalf.
The film, based on a 1983 novel of same name by Pete Dexter, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and was picked up for distribution by IFC Films.
John Slattery was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Joan (Mulhern), a CPA, and John "Jack" Slattery, a leather merchant, both of Irish descent.
John landed his first TV gig on the 1988 series Dirty Dozen: The Series (1988) and has worked steadily since then.
John has also had a long, successful and diverse career in the theater.He made his theater debut in the 1989 play "The Lisbon Traviata", which also starred Nathan Lane.He has had several successful collaborations with the playwright Richard Greenberg and appeared in the author's "The Extra Man", "Night and Her Stars" and "Three Days of Rain", for which he earned critical praise for his dual roles of father and son.In 1993, John made his Broadway debut starring opposite Nathan Lane in Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor".Returning to the theater in 2000, John starred in a revival of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal".The first to play the role of Michael Cassidy, the ex-husband of the title character on "Judging Amy". Burgi and Slattery later both played recurring guest roles on "Desperate Housewives" but never appeared in the same episode.