‘Mad Men’s’ Vincent Kartheiser watches his spending

Vincent Kartheiser

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On “Mad Men,” Vincent Kartheiser’s Pete Campbell can be ruthlessly ambitious, striving to advance no matter the cost. In real life though, the friendly, down-to-earth Kartheiser — who recently played another ambitious role, that of the man who controls the world’s time in the sci-fi action film “In Time” — seems quite different. He spoke to us about his surprising career to date.

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Before you broke into films, how did you make a living?

I’ve always been a working actor. I started working when I was 6 years old. When I was 9, I did 65 radio commercials. I made a lot of money that year. I’ve been very blessed in my career. I left school when I was 14 years old and focused on my career, and I’ve never had another job.