Christian Michael Leonard Slater
August 18, 1969
New York City, New York
1981 – Present
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Slater was born to actor Michael Hawkins and casting director and producer Mary Jo Slater. He attended the Dalton School, the Professional Children's School, and the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School.
Slater's early career included roles in Broadway productions such as Copperfield, The Music Man, and Side Man. He later moved on to film, landing major roles in Interview with the Vampire, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. He also voices Ushari, an antagonistic cobra, in Disney's The Lion Guard.
Slater has a maternal half-brother, Ryan Slater.