Christian Slater (born Christian Michael Leonard Hawkins on August 18, 1969 in New York City) is an Anglo-American actor.
His mother is Hollywood casting director Mary Jo Slater, who gave her Star Trek-obsessed son a cameo role in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).
His father is the English actor Michael Hawkins. Slater is a father of two: his son born in 1999 and his daughter in 2001.
In 2000, he was married to reporter Ryan Haddon. In 2004, he played Randle P McMurphy in the play One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the Edinburgh Fringe. He twice contracted chicken pox, delaying the show's opening (see ]). While continuing to appear in this play in London's West End, Slater was asked to play the role of John Watson aka Wonko the Sane for the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish, produced by Above the Title Productions.
In 2005 and 2006 he returned to the stage, this time in London, to play RP McMurphy (played on film by Jack Nicholson) in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.