mad men charlie hofheimer Meet Charlie Hofheimer: A 'Mad Men' and 'The Good Wife' two ferOn “Mad Men,” Charlie Hofheimer plays Abe Drexler — Peggy Olson’s (Elisabeth Moss’) counterculture journalist boyfriend. On Sunday’s (March 25) Season 5 premiere, he accompanied Peggy to Don’s 40th birthday surprise party and stood by uncomfortably as a slightly drunk Peggy dissed Don for not standing up for her bean ballet ad campaign.

But, astute TV watchers may have also noticed Hofheimer on another awesome Sunday night show: CBS’ “The Good Wife.”

He played Officer Zimmerman, a Chicago cop who shot a black civilian and was being investigated to make sure the shooting was proper. Alicia (Julianna Margulies) posited that Zimmerman took a gun from a two-year-old jewelry store robbery and planted it on the shooting victim to make it look like he was shooting in self-defense.

Hofheimer has had guest spots on a slew of TV dramas, including “Without a Trace,” “Cold Case,” “Eli Stone,” “House,” “Medium,” “NCIS” and “Law & Order: SVU.”

Look for him in more “Mad Men” and in the upcoming Brittany Snow creepfest (and possibly straight to DVD) movie “Would You Rather.”

Andrea Reiher contributed to this report.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson