Mostly Credited As: Jeremy Slate
Birth Name: Robert Bullard Perham
Date Of Birth: February 17, 1926 (Age 80)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Date Of Death: November 19, 2006
Cause Of Death: Complications After Surgery for Throat Cancer.
Height: 6' (1.82 m)
Jeremy Slate gained fame in the early 1960s from his character on the television series “The Aquanauts” which was about two ex-Navy scuba divers running a dive shop and business in beautiful southern California. He also had a successful career as a supporting actor in feature films and appeared alongside Elvis Presley in the picture “Girls! Girls! Girls!”
Often hired to portray a tough guy, Slate would gain even more fame during the late 1960s appearing in several biker films, including “The Born Losers” and what would become a cult film, “Hell’s Angels ’69”, which he co-wrote and starred in.
His roster of appearances include nearly 100 television shows, including “Gunsmoke,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Bewitched” and “Police Story.” Recently, he was seen in the NBC sitcom “My Name Is Earl”, though because he was suffering from an eye disorder, he had to have help learning his lines.
He said that one of his greatest joys was his work from 1979 to 1987, when he had a regular role on the ABC daytime drama “One Life to Live” as Chuck Wilson, his longest-running part.
Slate is survived by his partner, Joan Benedict-Steiger and his two sons and two daughters.