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 City, 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 3

Christopher Mayer (born George Charles Mayer III; February 21, 1954 – July 23, 2011), also known as Chip Mayer, was a Manhattan-born 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.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed]


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