|Born||Troy William Slaten
February 21, 1975
Los Angeles, California
|Other names||Troy Slaten|
|Occupation||Actor, attorney, legal analyst|
|Years active||1982–1999 (acting) 2005–present (attorney) 2012–present (legal analyst)|
Slaten was born in Los Angeles, California. He starred in a couple of television series in supporting roles during the 1980s and the 1990s. He was on the 1980s CBS series Cagney & Lacey as Michael Lacey, one of the on-screen children of Mary Beth Lacey (Tyne Daly) and Harvey Lacey Sr.(John Karlen), and later, he appeared in the series Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad as Amp. His most memorable role was on the Fox series Parker Lewis Can't Lose as Jerry Steiner.
Slaten graduated from UCLA with Honors earning a B.S. degree in English Literature, earned a law degree from Pepperdine University's School of Law, and, as of 2005, had become an attorney practicing criminal law and litigation in Southern California. A Partner with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren, & Kelly, LLP, Slaten was working in the firm's Beverly Hills criminal headquarters location, as of 2016, as the managing attorney of the firm's criminal defense practice.
Slaten appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on June 15, 2016.
Slaten is a sought after legal analyst for major broadcast networks including Fox News Channel, CNN, CNN's HLN, CBS, NBC, and CNN International. He is a frequent guest on many cable news shows including Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, Happening Now, The O'Riley Factor, Sheppard Smith Reporting, and Primetime Justice.
- The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 910. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
- "Troy Slaten Profile". Lawyers.com. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
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