Chip Mayer

Chip Mayer

Highest Rated: 83% Liar Liar (1997)

Lowest Rated: 83% Liar Liar (1997)

Birthday: Feb 21, 1954

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Best known as Vance Duke from the ill-fated fifth season of the popular hillbilly sitcom "The Dukes of Hazzard," Christopher Mayer had a shaky entry into the world of television. After landing a couple of decent roles in TV movies, he was cast as cousin Vance, one of the replacement Dukes hired on when the series' established stars, Tom Wopat and John Schneider, left the show over a salary dispute. So while the beloved Bo and Luke Duke took to the NASCAR circuit, their doppelganger cousins, Coy and Vance, took to hightailing around Hazzard County in their place. Ultimately, ratings plummeted and the producers brought back Bo and Luke before the fifth season concluded. While the cousins were ousted without fanfare, Mayer reprised the role via voice work when the duo was included in the animated spin-off, "The Dukes," which lasted two seasons. Next Mayer became a cast member of a new TV drama, "Glitter," which centered on the offices of a popular entertainment magazine. The series proved short-lived, and Mayer moved on to the daytime soap opera "Santa Barbara." Mayer's famed dwindled in the 1990s, though he continued to land TV work and sometimes traded on his "Dukes" fame. In 1998, he landed a guest spot on the popular lifeguard drama "Baywatch," in which he winkingly played a character named Vance.

Highest rated movies

Liar Liar



83% 75% Liar Liar Kenneth Falk (Character) $181.4M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fugitive Champion Jake McKnight (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Meets West Gus Taylor (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Time Kelly (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 25% Survivor The Survivor (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Family Business Jaimie (Character) - 1981


91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Guard (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 18% Baywatch Vance (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Blue Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
17% No Score Yet Baywatch Nights Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 100% Weird Science Unknown (Guest Star) 1994 1996
No Score Yet 75% Xena Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glitter Pete Bozak (Character) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Vance Duke (Character) 1982-1983