MADMEN – Peter Campbell’s Office Art
Peter Dyckman “Pete” Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser): A young, ambitious account executive from a privileged background. Campbell tries to blackmail Don Draper with information from Draper’s past. However, he and Don develop a grudging respect for each other, culminating in Don approaching Pete over Ken Cosgrove when forming a new agency. Campbell and his wife Trudy had been unable to conceive a child earlier in their marriage, and he remained unaware of his child with Olson until the second season finale, and as the series progresses, they become closer. At the end of Season 3 disasatisfied with his treatment at Sterling Cooper regarding a promotion, he secretly planned to leave the firm. Unaware of this, Don Draper then came to him with an offer to join his new firm as long as he brought a certain number of his accounts/clients that would total $8 million dollars for cash flow to start the new firm. Peter did so on the condition that he would be made a full Partner in the new firm. He was and Peter joined the new firm as an equal partner, although his surname doesn’t appear among the firm’s name of Sterling/Cooper/Draper/Pryce.