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Jeremy Slate dead at 80

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 25th 2006 6:31PM

Jeremy SlateVeteran character actor Jeremy Slate - you might not know the name but you definitely know the face - died of complications from throat surgery last week in Los Angeles.

Slate was known for his movie roles in Girls! Girls! Girls!, Lawnmower Man, and Hell's Angels '69, but he was even more known for the massive amount of work he did on the small screen, starting in the late '50s. Slate was a regular on the 1960 series The Aquanauts, and had guest roles on many shows, including Route 66, Perry Mason, Dr. Kildare, Naked City, Have Gun, Will Travel, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Mr. Lucky, The Untouchables, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Bewitched, Combat, Tarzan, Bonanza, Ironside, Mission: Impossible, Mannix, Wonder Woman, The Wonderful World of Disney, and many others. Most recently he guest-starred on an episode of My Name Is Earl.

I remember him most from his two soap roles: he played Chuck Wilson, Asa's assistant, on One Life To Live for many years, and had a short-lived role as songwriter Locke Walls on Guiding Light in the mid-80s (he was involved with Alexandra Spaulding and her son Nick, if I'm not mistaken).

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David

Sorry to here of the passing of Mr.Slate, he was a great actor!......... R.I.P.

December 29 2011 at 7:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Laura G.

I dated Jeremy in the 80's when we lived on the Monterey Penninsula. He was a creative free spirit and an all around nice guy.
rest in peace Jeremy.

January 10 2007 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott & Barbara Slobodian

Scott has known Jeremy as a friend for over 40 years. He was a wonderful companion and always upbeat and happy. We will miss him very much.

December 22 2006 at 12:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jane

He was great as the villain in The Born Losers, the first Billy Jack movie. What a great actor. RIP.

November 26 2006 at 2:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gary Bourgeault (bizofshowbiz.com)

It's amazing how many times you see an actor like Slate, and forget his name. Unfortunately I'm old enough to remember watching him when Girls! Girls! Girls!, came out.

Hey, he outlived Elvis didn't he?

November 26 2006 at 1:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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