Troy Slaten

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Troy Slaten
Troy William Slaten

(1975-02-21) February 21, 1975 (age 47) [1]
Education University of California, Los Angeles (BA)
Pepperdine University (JD)
OccupationActor, attorney, legal analyst
Years active19821999 (acting)
2005present (attorney)
2012present (legal analyst)

Troy William Slaten (born February 21, 1975) is an American attorney, media pundit, candidate for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, former actor, and Managing Attorney of Slaten Lawyers, APC. Best known as Michael Lacey on ‘’Cagney and Lacey’’ (1982-1988).



Slaten was born in Los Angeles. He starred in several television series in supporting roles during the 1980s and the 1990s. He was on the 1980s 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 series Parker Lewis Can't Lose as Jerry Steiner. [2]

Slaten graduated from UCLA with Honors earning a B.A. in English Literature, earned a J.D. degree from Pepperdine University's School of Law, and became an attorney practicing corporate law and litigation in Southern California and a partner with the law offices of Floyd, Skeren, Manukian & Langevin, LLP. As of 2020, Slaten is a partner of the firm's Los Angeles County Practice. [3]

Slaten appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on June 15, 2016.[ citation needed ]

Slaten has been a legal analyst for several broadcast networks and their subsidiaries, including Fox News Channel, CNN, HLN, CBS, and NBC. He has been a frequent guest on television shows. including Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, Happening Now, The O'Reilly Factor, Shepard Smith Reporting, and Primetime Justice. [4]

In the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary election, Slaten unsuccessfully ran for judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court in Seat 145, where he received over 560,000 votes. [5]

In the June 7, 2022 Primary election, Slaten is on the ballot for judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court in Seat 60. [6] [7]


1982–88 Cagney & Lacey Michael LaceyMain cast (73 episodes)
1982 The Greatest American Hero Little BoyEpisode: "The Resurrection of Carlini"
1984 E/R PaschaEpisode: "Say It Ain't So"
1984 Johnny Dangerously Young TommyFeature film
1985 Diff'rent Strokes LionelEpisode: "Sam Adopts a Grandparent"
1985 Who's the Boss? DavidEpisode: "It Happened One Summer" (Parts 1 & 2)
1986 Simon & Simon CricketEpisode: "Sunrise at Camp Apollo"
1986 My Sister Sam PaperboyEpisode: "Jingle Bell Rock Bottom"
1988Side by SideYoung CharlieTV movie
1989 Roseanne MartinEpisode: "Brain-Dead Poets Society"
1990 Murphy Brown HenryEpisode: "I Want My FYI"
1990 The Wonder Years EricEpisode: "The Glee Club"
1990–93 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Jerry SteinerMain cast (73 episodes)
1993 Jack the Bear Edward FestingerFeature film
1994–95 Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad Amp EreMain cast (39 episodes)
1995 Night Stand with Dick Dietrick RobEpisode: "Cults"
1997 Step by Step Morton OsgoodEpisode: "It Didn't Happen One Night"
1999 Rescue 77 PantherEpisode: "A Bumpy Ride"

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