Jeremy Slate

Jeremy Slate

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% G.I. Blues (1960)
  • Birthday: Feb 17, 1926
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • One of the more talented "barrel-chested surfer boys" of the early '60s to follow in the wake of Tab Hunter and Troy Donahue, Jeremy Slate gained instant notoriety as a playboy hunk who set many a female heart aflutter. Born February 17, 1926, in Atlantic City, NJ, Slate first fell into the public spotlight at age 34, when cast as second-string fiddle to Keith Larsen in the CBS prime-time series The Aquanauts. Larsen and Slate played Drake Andrews and Larry Lahr, professional deep-sea divers who spent their days salvaging for treasure off the Southern California coast. The adventure drama debuted on CBS Wednesday evening, September 14, 1960. Unfortunately, The Aquanauts (unlike its syndicated competitor, Sea Hunt) ran headfirst into awful ratings. After several attempts by the network to save it from oblivion (including a new lead actor replacing Larsen, a new location in Malibu Beach, and a new title, Malibu Run) it quickly plummeted out of sight before wrapping in September 1961. Slate's early film roles were almost all of the vacuous-hunk variety, and thus mirrored his Aquanauts turn. He appeared in a brace of Elvis flicks, G.I. Blues (1960) and Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962), and as Scandinavian beefcake Eric Carlson in Bob Hope's musical comedy farce I'll Take Sweden (1965). The Henry Hathaway-directed Westerns The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) and True Grit (1969) provided the actor with slightly more substantial roles. Meanwhile, Slate guest starred on an estimated 100 television programs, from Bewitched to Gunsmoke to Police Story to Mission: Impossible.Slate maintained a higher profile as a writer and star of the motorcycle cult film Hell's Angels '69 (1969), directed by Lee Madden. This fell in the middle of a spate of grade-Z motorcycle flicks with Slate in the cast, from 1968's The Mini-Skirt Mob to 1967's Born Losers (the first of the Billy Jack cycle) to 1969's Hell's Belles. The "tough guy" role in these films was not anomalous for Slate, for as the '60s rolled on (and the actor entered his forties), his onscreen type shifted from that of a lusty Southern Californian sex symbol to a wizened street tough. The films in which he sustained this image varied somewhat in quality, but Slate scraped bottom (and then some) in William Grefe's nasty exploitationer The Hooked Generation (1969) as the head of a gang of drug pushers.In 1979, Slate hit a second wind of his career as Chuck Wilson on the ABC daytime soap One Life to Live. The role lasted eight years. During the '80s and '90s, he also appeared as a character actor in such low-profile cinematic features as Deadlock (1988), Maddalena Z (1989), and The Lawnmower Man (1992, playing Father McKeen).Jeremy Slate died at age 80, of complications following surgery for esophageal cancer, on November 19, 2006. His last film, Terry Leonard's Buttermilk Sky (2007), was released posthumously.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

35% The Lawnmower Man Father Francis McKeen 1992
No Score Yet The Dream Machine Jack 1991
No Score Yet Voyage of the Heart Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Dead Pit Dr. Gerald Swan 1989
No Score Yet Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn Mesquite 1989
No Score Yet A Whisper Kill Actor 1988
No Score Yet Deadlock Actor 1988
No Score Yet Hell's Angels Forever Actor 1983
No Score Yet Mr. Horn Capt. Emmet Crawford 1979
No Score Yet Stranger in Our House Tom Bryant 1978
No Score Yet The Centerfold Girls (Girl Hunter) Actor 1974
No Score Yet Stowaway to the Moon Rick Lawrence 1974
No Score Yet Alligator Alley Actor 1972
No Score Yet Hell's Angels '69 Wes 1969
88% True Grit Emmett Quincy 1969
No Score Yet Hell's Belles Dan 1969
No Score Yet The Hooked Generation Daisey 1968
No Score Yet The Mini-Skirt Mob Lon 1968
60% The Devil's Brigade Patrick O'Neill 1968
60% Born Losers Danny 1967
100% The Sons of Katie Elder Deputy Sheriff Ben Latta 1965
No Score Yet I'll Take Sweden Erik Carlson 1965
33% Girls! Girls! Girls! Wesley Johnson 1962
0% G.I. Blues Turk 1960

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Bud
  • 2006
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Henshaw
  • 1979
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Frederick Hoffman
  • 1971
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Judd Ward Hargis Scanlon Web Jess Ayley Ben Rodman Ben Tom Scanlon
  • 1971
  • 1968
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1963
  • 1962
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Gunnar Jeremy Roman Ed
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1962
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Wally
  • 1965
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Melcroft
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Carl Seabrook Joe Helmer
  • 1962
  • 1960
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Bob Lansing Andrews
  • 1962
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
George
  • 1960

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