The School of Performing Arts
Professional Children's School
Took on the lead role on the critically acclaimed series "Mr. Robot."
Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in action thriller "Bullet to the Head"
Starred in horror film "Playback"
Directed episode of short-lived Fox series "Breaking In"; also co-starred
Cast as former detective Alex Donovan on ABC crime drama "The Forgotten"
Played dual roles on short-lived NBC mystery drama "My Own Worst Enemy"
Returned to London's West End to star in stage adaptation of 1994 movie "Swimming With Sharks"
Co-starred in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby," an ensemble centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination
Starred in West End revival of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" as gigolo Chance Wayne; also starred in Broadway revival of Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" as Tom the narrator
Co-produced and co-starred in political thriller "The Deal"
Played an FBI agent in Renny Harlin directed thriller "Mindhunters"
Starred as Randle Patrick McMurphy in West End production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Cast in Bob Dylan film "Masked and Anonymous"
Appeared in John Woo directed war film "Windtalkers" opposite Nicolas Cage
Starred with Tim Allen in caper comedy "Who is Cletis Tout?"
Appeared in "3000 Miles to Graceland" with Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner
Played a young senator in Rod Lurie directed "The Contender"
Was co-executive producer on "Very Bad Things"; also played one of the leads
Returned to Broadway after 15-year absence to play narrator Clifford in drama "Side Man"
Debut as producer (also starred), "Hard Rain"
Directed 30-minute short film for Showtime titled "Museum of Love"; starred Samantha Mathis and Sandra Bernhard
Co-starred opposite John Travolta in John Woo directed "Broken Arrow"
Replaced the late River Phoenix as interviewer Daniel Malloy in "Interview with the Vampire"
Co-starred with Patricia Arquette in crime thriller "True Romance," scripted by Quentin Tarantino
Cast alongside Marisa Tomei and Rosie Perez in romantic drama "Untamed Heart"
Stage directorial debut, "The Laughter Epidemic"; proceeds went to Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Portrayed Will Scarlett in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"
Landed breakthrough role as teenaged killer J.D. in black comedy "Heathers"
First released film as lead, "Gleaming the Cube"
Moved to Los Angeles, CA
First starring role in a feature, "Twisted"
Played significant supporting role in "The Name of the Rose"
Played regular role of DJ LaSalle on ABC soap "Ryan's Hope"
Feature acting debut, "The Legend of Billie Jean"
Acted on "Robbers, Rooftops and Witches" episode of "CBS Library"
Stage debut, opposite Dick Van Dyke in touring revival of "The Music Man"; also played NYC's City Center
Made TV debut on ABC soap opera "One Life to Live"
Was raised in New York City.
In 1989, Slater was jailed for 10 days on a drunk driving offense.
In 1994, Slater was arrested for attempting to bring a gun onto a airplane. He received a sentence of community service.
In 1997, Slater was arrested and charged with suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an argument with his former girlfriend. The actor was ordered to enter a rehabilitation program and was sentenced to three months in prison after pleading no contest.
Slater's wife was arrested November 2003 for domestic battery after allegedly throwing a glass at the actor. Slater was taken to a nearby hospital where he received nine stitches close the gash on his head. The couple was staying at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV when the incident occurred.