‘Mad Men’ Actor Kartheiser Says Awards Ceremonies Led Him to Give up Worldly Goods (Including His Toilet)

Apr 27, 2010  •  Post A Comment

In possibly one of the odder reactions an actor has had to attending awards ceremonies, Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell on AMC’s "Mad Men," tells the Guardian he’s been slowly giving away his worldly goods — including his toilet — in a backlash from attending glitzy events. 

"It was in response to going to these Golden Globe type events and they just give you stuff. You don’t want it. You don’t use it. And then "Mad Men" started to become a success on a popular level and people started sending me stuff, just boxes of shit.," says Kartheiser.

He adds that he doesn’t own a car and "I don’t have a toilet at the moment. My house is just a wooden box. I mean I am planning to get a toilet at some point. But for now I have to go to the neighbors. I threw it all out."

He added that he’s now mulling whether to get rid of his television. "It seems like the next step," he says.


  1. Finally, some good has come out of the endless parade of award shows. Good for you Vincent, but do make a trip to Home Depot for a toilet.

  2. Loving the fact that he doesn’t have a toilet, but still has a TV. Entertainment Industry 1, plumbing zero!

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