Christian Slater

Actor, Producer, Director
Christian Slater became the poster child of angst-ridden, outsider teens by starring as mobilizing rebels in "Heathers" (1989) and "Pump Up the Volume" (1990), both of which painted a dark portrait of high school ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1969 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (139)

Milo Murphy's Law 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Voice

Archer 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

Generation X 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Narrator

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Mr. Robot 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Robot Decoded 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

King Cobra 2015 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

Two and a Half Men 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ask Me Anything 2014 (Movie)

Paul Spooner (Actor)

Hollow Man II 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Igor: Unholy Frijoles 2014 (Movie)

Voice of Igor (Voice)

Joe Head Goes Hollywood 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Mind Games 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Rites of Passage 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Adderall Diaries 2014 (Movie)

Hans Reiser (Actor)

Bullet To The Head 2013 (Movie)

Marcus Baptiste (Actor)

Guns, Girls and Gambling 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nymphomaniac: Volume I 2013 (Movie)

Joe's Father (Actor)

Stranded 2013 (Movie)

Col. Gerard Brauchman (Actor)

The Power of Few 2013 (Movie)

Clyde (Actor)

Way of the Wicked 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Assassin's Bullet 2012 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Back To The Sea 2012 (Movie)

(Voice)

Breaking In 2010 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

El Gringo 2012 (Movie)

Lt. West (Actor)

Phineas and Ferb 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Playback 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Robot Chicken 2006, 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Soldiers of Fortune 2012 (Movie)

Craig (Actor)

Entourage 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freaky Deaky 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sacrifice 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Dawn Rider 2011 (Movie)

John Mason (Actor)

2009 American Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Dolan's Cadillac 2010 (Movie)

Dolan (Actor)

The Forgotten 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The River Murders 2010 (Movie)

Agent Vuckovitch (Actor)

Without Men 2010 (Movie)

Gordon Smith (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Own Worst Enemy 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Presenter

The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Un-Broke: What You Need to Know About Money 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinner For Five 2001 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Igor 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Dr. Schadenfreude's Igor (Actor)

Lies & Illusions 2008 (Movie)

Wes Wilson (Actor)

Crossing the Line 2007 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

He Was a Quiet Man 2007 (Movie)

Bob Maconel (Actor)

Love Lies Bleeding 2007 (Movie)

Sam Pollen (Actor)

Slipstream 2007 (Movie)

Ray/Matt Dobbs/Patrolman #2 (Actor)

The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ten Commandments 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Moses (Actor)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Daryl (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alone in the Dark 2005 (Movie)

Edward Carnby (Actor)

Good Shepherd 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mindhunters 2005 (Movie)

J D Reston (Actor)

The Deal 2005 (Movie)

Tom Hanson (Actor)

Churchill: The Hollywood Years 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dinosaur Planet 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Narrator

Introducing Graham Norton 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Alias 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Back in the U.S. 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Masked & Anonymous 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pursued 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

View From the Top 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

My VH1 Music Awards '01 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

Run For the Money 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Andy Dick Show 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Inferno 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The West Wing 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Is Cletis Tout? 2002 (Movie)

Finch/Cletis Tout (Actor)

Windtalkers 2002 (Movie)

Ox Henderson (Actor)

3,000 Miles to Graceland 2001 (Movie)

Joseph Hanson (Actor)

Holidays With the Stars 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Radio City Music Hall's Grand Re-Opening Gala 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Contender 2000 (Movie)

Reginald Webster (Actor)

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Basil 1998 (Movie)

John Mannion (Actor)

Christian Slater: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard Rain 1998 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Merry Christmas, George Bailey 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Very Bad Things 1998 (Movie)

Robert Boyd (Actor)

Julian Po 1997 (Movie)

Julian Po (Actor)

Bed of Roses 1996 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

Broken Arrow 1996 (Movie)

Riley Hale (Actor)

Catwalk 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Murder in the First 1995 (Movie)

James Stamphill (Actor)

Interview With the Vampire 1994 (Movie)

Daniel Malloy--The Interviewer (Actor)

Jimmy Hollywood 1994 (Movie)

William (Actor)

The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Host

The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

Rock the Vote 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1993 MTV Movie Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Last Party 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

True Romance 1993 (Movie)

Clarence Worley (Actor)

Untamed Heart 1993 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Ferngully: the Last Rainforest 1992 (Movie)

of Pips (Voice)

Kuffs 1992 (Movie)

George Kuffs (Actor)

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

Rocky (Actor)

Mobsters 1991 (Movie)

Charlie "Lucky" Luciano (Actor)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 (Movie)

Will Scarlett (Actor)

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

Pump Up the Volume 1990 (Movie)

Mark Hunter (Actor)

Tales From the Darkside: the Movie 1990 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

The Edge 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Young Guns II 1990 (Movie)

Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh (Actor)

Gleaming the Cube 1989 (Movie)

Brian Kelly (Actor)

Heathers 1989 (Movie)

JD (Actor)

Personal Choice 1989 (Movie)

Eric Michaels (Actor)

Ryan's Hope 1974 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The Wizard 1989 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Crime Story 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Tucker: the Man and His Dream 1988 (Movie)

Preston Tucker Jr (Actor)

The Name of the Rose 1986 (Movie)

Adso of Melk (Actor)

The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 (Movie)

Binx Davy (Actor)

Twisted 1985 (Movie)

Mark Collins (Actor)

Robbers, Rooftops and Witches 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate For Love (TV Show)

Actor

Out There (Tv Show)

Voice

Smart Sex (TV Show)

Actor

The Haunted Mansion Mystery (TV Show)

Actor

Top Gear (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

The Deal 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Basil 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hard Rain 1998 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Very Bad Things 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Museum of Love 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

Christian Slater became the poster child of angst-ridden, outsider teens by starring as mobilizing rebels in "Heathers" (1989) and "Pump Up the Volume" (1990), both of which painted a dark portrait of high school hierarchy. Slater's screen persona as a handsome and insightful but gun-toting scofflaw - complete with Jack Nicholson mannerisms - played out well in films like "True Romance" (1993), but by then it was glaringly apparent that Slater's "act" was no act. He segued into adult roles with moody dramas like "Interview with a Vampire" (1994) but repeated arrests and multiple trips to rehab made directors leery. After a downward slide that deposited the actor in direct-to-video horror films, a sober Slater began earning back his once-promising reputation with acclaimed stage roles on London's West End and on Broadway. In his first primetime series "My Own Worst Enemy" (NBC, 2008-09), Slater was well cast as an intelligence officer unwittingly leading two drastically different lives. Slater's restless personal life may have robbed him of a sturdier career as a big screen leading man, but when the actor finally quieted his demons, his onscreen appeal remained intact and his dramatic skills were inarguably stronger than ever.

Relationships

Christina Applegate Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 1996 No longer together

Patricia Arquette Actor

Companion
Briefly dated c. 1992-93 Co-starred in "True Romance" (1993) No longer together

Ryan Haddon Stunts

Wife
Began dating 1998 Married Feb. 12, 2000 Separated January 2005 Divorce finalized Nov. 21, 2006

Jaden Haddon-Slater

Son
Born April 6, 1999; mother, Ryan Haddon

Michael Hawkins Actor

Father
Born Aug. 12, 1935; played original Frank Ryan on ABC daytime soap "Ryan's Hope"

Nina Huang

Companion
Had on-again, off-again relationship c. 1990-95 Engaged 1994 Filed palimony suit after they split 1995; received $100,000 in out-of-court settlement

Michelle Jonas Actor

Companion
Dated c. 1996-97 No longer together Slater was arrested at her apartment in 1997 after allegedly beating her; he was barred from contacting her by the court after arraignment

Brittany Lopez

Wife
Met 2009 in Miami, FL Announced engagement Feb. 27, 2013 Married December 2, 2013 in Coral Gables, FL.

Samantha Mathis Actor

Companion
Briefly dated c. 1989-1990 No longer together

Tamara Mellon Actor

Companion
Dated 2007-09 No longer together

Winona Ryder Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 1988 Co-starred in "Heathers" (1988) No longer together

Eliana Slater

Daughter
Born Aug. 15, 2001; mother, Ryan Haddon

Mary Jo Slater Casting Director

Mother
Born April 19, 1946

Ryan Slater Actor

Half-Brother
Born April 19, 1983 to Mary Jo Slater and William Taron

Sharon Stone Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated 2006 Co-starred in "Bobby" (2006) No longer together

Christy Turlington Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 1993 No longer together

Kim Walker Actor

Companion
Began dating c. 1986 Co-starred in "Heathers" (1988) Split 1988

EDUCATION

The School of Performing Arts

New York , New York

Professional Children's School

New York , New York

Dalton School

New York , New York

Milestones

2015

Took on the lead role on the critically acclaimed series "Mr. Robot."

2013

Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in action thriller "Bullet to the Head"

2012

Starred in horror film "Playback"

2011

Directed episode of short-lived Fox series "Breaking In"; also co-starred

2009

Cast as former detective Alex Donovan on ABC crime drama "The Forgotten"

2008

Played dual roles on short-lived NBC mystery drama "My Own Worst Enemy"

2007

Returned to London's West End to star in stage adaptation of 1994 movie "Swimming With Sharks"

2006

Co-starred in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby," an ensemble centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination

2005

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

2005

Co-produced and co-starred in political thriller "The Deal"

2004

Played an FBI agent in Renny Harlin directed thriller "Mindhunters"

2004

Starred as Randle Patrick McMurphy in West End production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

2003

Cast in Bob Dylan film "Masked and Anonymous"

2002

Appeared in John Woo directed war film "Windtalkers" opposite Nicolas Cage

2001

Starred with Tim Allen in caper comedy "Who is Cletis Tout?"

2001

Appeared in "3000 Miles to Graceland" with Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner

2000

Played a young senator in Rod Lurie directed "The Contender"

1998

Was co-executive producer on "Very Bad Things"; also played one of the leads

1998

Returned to Broadway after 15-year absence to play narrator Clifford in drama "Side Man"

1997

Debut as producer (also starred), "Hard Rain"

1996

Directed 30-minute short film for Showtime titled "Museum of Love"; starred Samantha Mathis and Sandra Bernhard

1996

Co-starred opposite John Travolta in John Woo directed "Broken Arrow"

1994

Replaced the late River Phoenix as interviewer Daniel Malloy in "Interview with the Vampire"

1993

Co-starred with Patricia Arquette in crime thriller "True Romance," scripted by Quentin Tarantino

1993

Cast alongside Marisa Tomei and Rosie Perez in romantic drama "Untamed Heart"

1992

Stage directorial debut, "The Laughter Epidemic"; proceeds went to Pediatric AIDS Foundation

1990

Portrayed Will Scarlett in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"

1989

Landed breakthrough role as teenaged killer J.D. in black comedy "Heathers"

1988

First released film as lead, "Gleaming the Cube"

1987

Moved to Los Angeles, CA

1986

First starring role in a feature, "Twisted"

1986

Played significant supporting role in "The Name of the Rose"

1985

Played regular role of DJ LaSalle on ABC soap "Ryan's Hope"

1985

Feature acting debut, "The Legend of Billie Jean"

1982

Acted on "Robbers, Rooftops and Witches" episode of "CBS Library"

1980

Stage debut, opposite Dick Van Dyke in touring revival of "The Music Man"; also played NYC's City Center

1976

Made TV debut on ABC soap opera "One Life to Live"

Bonus Trivia

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Was raised in New York City.

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In 1989, Slater was jailed for 10 days on a drunk driving offense.

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In 1994, Slater was arrested for attempting to bring a gun onto a airplane. He received a sentence of community service.

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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.

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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.

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Slater was arrested in Manhattan on May 31, 2005 after he allegedly sexually harassed a woman in public. "Basically he grabbed a woman's behind on the street," said Police Sgt. Mary Doherty, adding Slater was "intoxicated at the time." The actor was charged with third degree sexual abuse.

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