Christian Michael Leonard Slater is an American actor, voice actor, and producer. He made his film debut with a leading role in The Legend of Billie Jean. He gained wider recognition for his breakthrough role as Jason in the satire Heathers. Slater has had an extensive voice-acting career, with roles in FernGully, The Ten Commandments, Igor, and Mune: Guardian of the Moon.
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Christian Michael Leonard Slater is an American actor, voice actor, and producer. He made his film debut with a leading role in The Legend of Billie Jean. He gained wider recognition for his breakthrough role as Jason in the satire Heathers. He has received critical acclaim for his title-role in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot. Slater has had an extensive voice-acting career, with roles in FernGully, The Ten Commandments, Igor, and Mune: Guardian of the Moon. He also voiced the character Slater in Archer and Ushari in The Lion Guard. Slater was born in New York City in 1969, the son of Michael Hawkins and Mary Jo Slater. He attended the Dalton School, the Professional Children’s School, and the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. His great-uncle was radio personality Bill Slater. Slater started acting from an early age. His first television role was at the age of eight on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Slater acted in London’s West End in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Swimming With Sharks. In 1991, Slater was cast as Will Costner in the big budget production of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves alongside Kevin Costner, Kevin Morgan, and Alan Morgan.
In 1993, Slater tried to expand his genre, playing Marisa Tomei in Unt$$$. He accepted a cameo role in Star Trek: VI: The Undiscovered Country after playing Charlie Luciano in the crime drama The Country Undiscovered. Slater also appeared in Gleaming the Cube and Beyond the Stars. He is the voice of Floyd Lawton Deadshot in the DC Animated Movie Universe since 2017. Slater is also a producer and director of a number of television series, including The X-Files, The Walking Dead, and The Walking wounded. He appeared in the film version of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Planet of the Apes and The Hobbit: The Desolation of the Sun. He was also a guest star on The Voice and The Voice 2: The Quest for the Meaning of Life. Slater starred in the movie version of Forrest Gump, playing the lead role of Forrest. He starred in The Name of the Rose alongside Sean Connery, playing Connery’s apprentice monk while they investigated a series of murders at a Benedictine abbey. Slater played Junior Tucker in Francis Ford Coppola’s Tucker: The Man and His Dream.
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