Aaron Staton is an American actor. In L.A. Noire he plays Cole Phelps. He is known for his role as Ken Cosgrove in Mad Men.


Aaron Staton was born in the Huntington, West Virginia  in August, 1978. However, he spent the majority of his childhood in Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated from Terry Parker High School. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater. He made his Broadway debut in Mamma Mia before landing the title role in the Manhattan Theatre Club production, The American Pilot. His interest in acting has encouraged Aaron to audition for a variety of roles, and as such he has made numerous appearances on television in several different shows.

In 2005, Aaron Staton was given the temporary role of Andy Wall on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He appeared on the episode titled “Hooked”, allowing him to act alongside regulars such as Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer and Diane Neal. Staton's next project became several appearances in the hit drama series 7th Heaven, where he would play the recurring role of Daniel. In 2006, he appeared in a number of episodes: “Broken Hearts and Promises”, “The Replacements” and “Turn, Turn, Turn”.


Aaron won a Screen Actors Guild Award, along with the rest of the Mad Men cast, for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008 and 2009. Staton has also made appearances in television series such as Law & Order, 7th Heaven, and Without a Trace.