Christopher Mayer (American actor)

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Christopher Mayer
Christopher Mayer Dukes of Hazzard.jpg
Mayer in The Dukes of Hazzard, 1982
Born George Charles Mayer III
(1954-02-21)February 21, 1954
New York, New York, U.S.
Died July 23, 2011(2011-07-23) (aged 57)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Other names Chris Mayer, Chip Mayer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–2000
Spouse(s) Teri Copley, 1982–1984
Eileen Davidson, 1985–1986
Shauna Sullivan, 1988–2006
Children Ashley, Alexandria, Angelica (daughters)

Christopher "Chip" Mayer (February 21, 1954 – July 23, 2011), born George Charles Mayer III in Manhattan, New York City, was an American film and TV actor.


Mayer played the role of Vance Duke in the 1982–1983 season of The Dukes of Hazzard for 17 episodes. Mayer continued his work in television and movies into the early 1990s, including a stint on the daytime serial Santa Barbara. He also played Kenneth Falk in the film Liar Liar (1997) alongside Jim Carrey.

His last TV credit was a guest appearance on the television show 18 Wheels of Justice in 2000.


Mayer was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, California home on July 23, 2011; his death was attributed to natural causes.[1]


Mayer's first marriage was to actress Teri Copley and together they had a daughter, Ashley. Mayer's second marriage was to Eileen Davidson, an actress on the daytime serials Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. Mayer's third marriage was to actress Shauna Sullivan in 1988, and he had two more daughters, Alexandra and Angelica. Mayer was engaged to be married to Catherine Irvine at the time of his death.


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