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Born: May 1, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bergen County, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor

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A pleasant young comic leading man with a ready smile and a kind of awkward, goofy persona, Charlie Schlatter found a niche in the mid-1990s as second banana to and occasional comic relief for Dick Van Dyke on the CBS series "Diagnosis Murder", in which he filled a spot vacated by Scott Baio. The actor began landing feature film roles right out of Ithaca College, playing Michael J. Fox's younger brother in "Bright Lights, Big City" (1988) and the grandson whose body is taken over by George Burns in "18 Again!" (1988). He had a third film released in 1988, "Heartbreak Hotel", in which he was a teen who kidnaps Elvis Presley, but a big film career did not materialize. Schlatter went to Australia for "The Delinquents" (1989), a 50s era teen movie, but his U.S. film career since has been sporadic, with appearances in "All American Murder" (1992), and "Ed" (1996).

A pleasant young comic leading man with a ready smile and a kind of awkward, goofy persona, Charlie Schlatter found a niche in the mid-1990s as second banana to and occasional comic relief for Dick Van Dyke on the CBS series "Diagnosis Murder", in which he filled a spot vacated by Scott Baio. The actor began landing feature film roles right out of Ithaca College, playing Michael J. Fox's younger brother in "Bright Lights, Big City" (1988) and the grandson whose body is taken over by George Burns in "18 Again!" (1988). He had a third film released in 1988, "Heartbreak Hotel", in which he was a teen who kidnaps Elvis Presley, but a big film career did not materialize. Schlatter went to Australia for "The Delinquents" (1989), a 50s era teen movie, but his U.S. film career since has been sporadic, with appearances in "All American Murder" (1992), and "Ed" (1996).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fixing Pete (2011)
2.
3.
4.
 Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity (2002) Dr Jesse Travis
5.
 Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning (2002) Dr Jesse Travis
6.
 Diagnosis Murder: Deadly Mirage (2001) Dr Jesse Travis
7.
 Ed (1996) Buddy Halsten
8.
9.
 Stormy Weathers (1992) Squirrel
10.
 All-American Murder (1992) Artie Logan
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1988:
Feature acting debut in "Bright Lights, Big City"
1988:
First screen lead as George Burns' grandson "18 Again!"
1990:
Starred in TV series version of "Ferris Bueller" (NBC)
1990:
Began doing animated voice work with "Captain Planet" (TNT)
1992:
TV-movie debut in "Stormy Weather" (ABC)
1995:
Co-starred on CBS series "Diagnosis Murder"
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Education

Ithaca College: Ithaca , New York -
Ithaca College: Ithaca , New York -

Notes

"It's the luck of the draw. There's a lot to be said about being in the right place at the right time. I was so damn lucky." --Charlie Schlatter quoted in DAILY NEWS, December 12, 1995.

Schlatter on doing "Ferris Bueller" on the small screen: "In hindsight, I probably would've been better off not doing it . . . It didn't hurt, but it didn't help either." --From DAILY NEWS, December 12, 1995.

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companion:
Jennifer Aniston. Actor. Dated when they appeared together in "Ferris Bueller".
wife:
Colleen Gunderson. Publicist. Married on May 7, 1994.

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daughter:
Julia Schlatter. Born on September 15, 1997.
daughter:
Quinn Brooke Schlatter. Born on October 29, 1999.

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