Christopher Mayer (American actor)

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Christopher Mayer
Christopher Mayer Dukes of Hazzard.jpg
Mayer in The Dukes of Hazzard, 1982
George Charles Mayer III

(1954-02-21)February 21, 1954
DiedJuly 23, 2011(2011-07-23) (aged 57)
Other namesChris Mayer, Chip Mayer
Years active1980–2000
Teri Copley
(m. 1982; div. 1984)

Eileen Davidson
(m. 1985; div. 1986)

Shauna Sullivan
(m. 1988; div. 2006)

Christopher Mayer (born George Charles Mayer III; February 21, 1954 – July 23, 2011), also known as Chip Mayer, was an American film and TV actor who was best known for portraying Vance Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard for 19 episodes.


Mayer played the role of Vance Duke in the 1982–83 season of The Dukes of Hazzard for 19 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. He appeared on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, season 7, episode 15, "Badda Bing Badda Bang" as a security guard in 1999. His last TV credit was a guest appearance on 18 Wheels of Justice in 2000.


Mayer was found dead in his Los Angeles home in Sherman Oaks 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.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Stunts Unlimited Matt Lewis TV movie
1981 Our Family Business Jaimie TV movie
1982–83 The Dukes of Hazzard Vance Duke 19 episodes
1983 The Dukes Vance Duke 13 episodes
1983 The Love Boat Chester O'Brien Episode: "Long Time No See/The Bear Essence/Kisses and Makeup"
1984 Simon & Simon Steven Lacey Episode: "Dear Lovesick"
1984–85 Glitter Pete Bozak 13 episodes
1985 The Love Boat Gus Braddock Episode: "Ace Takes the Test/The Counterfeit Couple/The Odd Triple"
1986 The Ted Knight Show Peter Genopolis Episode: "Acropolis Now"
1987 Survivor Survivor
1987–89 Santa Barbara T.J. Daniels 180 episodes
1991–92 Silk Stalkings Tyler Episodes: "Hardcopy", "Powder Burn"
1993 Official Denial Sergeant Gilleland TV movie
1994 Renegade Matt Dwyer Episode: "Once Burned, Twice Chey"
1994 Weird Science Magnifico Episode: "Magnifico Dad"
1994 Silk Stalkings Paul Jaeger Episode: "The Mud-Queen Murders"
1995 Platypus Man Patrick Episode: "Lou's the Boss"
1995 Pig Sty Stud Episode: "May I Borrow a Cup of Death"
1995 East Meets West Gus Taylor
1995 Xena: Warrior Princess Peranis Episodes: "The Path Not Taken", "The Reckoning"
1996 High Tide John Chapman / Scorpion Episode: "Code Name: Scorpion"
1996 Weird Science Ripsaw Episode: "Lisa's Childhood Memories"
1996 Baywatch Nights Chad Lindsay Episode: "A Closer Look"
1996 Raven Hub Direct-to-video
1996 Renegade Dan Snow Episode: "Father's Day"
1996 Hard Time Kelly
1997 Sliders Man in Bar Episode: "The Breeder"
1997 Liar Liar Kenneth Falk
1998 Baywatch Vance Episode: "Countdown"
1998 Pacific Blue Thomas Leary Episode: "With This Ring"
1998 Silk Stalkings Danny Marshall Episode: "Passion and the Palm Beach Detectives"
1998 The Hunted Jake McKnight
1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Guard Episode: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang"
2000 18 Wheels of Justice Sgt. Tom Geller Episode: "The Road to Hell"


  1. ^ Lawson, Catherine. "'Dukes of Hazzard' and 'Santa Barbara' Star Christopher Mayer Dies, Aged 57". Aol.

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