Ross Edwards

Played by Christian Slater


After a two-year stint in prison for securities fraud, Ross Edwards started a business that utilizes his brother’s research to change minds and lives. It’s not always clear if Ross is driven by his desire to protect and work with his brother, or the opportunity to turn a profit, which makes him a lot more cavalier about bending the rules when it comes to delivering for their clients.


Christian Slater has had an impressive career that spans the worlds of film, television and stage. This spring, Slater will also star in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac opposite Shia LaBeouf and Uma Thurman, which will be released in two parts. Later in the year, Slater will appear in MGM’s Hot Tub Time Machine 2.

Slater’s most recent film work includes the Warner Bros. film Bullet to the Head opposite Sylvester Stallone, Charlie Matthau’s action comedy Freaky Deaky, Gabriela Tagliavini’s comedy Without Men, and the crime thriller Guns, Girls and Gambling, with Gary Oldman and Dane Cook.

Throughout his career, Slater has maintained a consistent presence on television, most recently on Fox’s Breaking In as well as memorable guest star character arcs on NBC’s The West Wing, as Lt. Comdr. Jack Reese and ABC’s Alias, as scientist Neil Caplan. Slater has also appeared in guest starring roles in The Office, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, and My Name is Earl.

Slater’s theater work includes the leading role in the sold-out run of Swimming with Sharks and on Broadway in the critically acclaimed Side Man, as well as Macbeth, David Copperfield, Merlin and Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, opposite Jessica Lange.”

Following his film debut in 1985 in The Legend of Billie Jean, Slater’s extensive film credits prove his versatility in various genres and ability to portray characters whose roles create a cult following, such as his unforgettable performances as Clarence Worley in True Romance, as Robert Boyd in Very Bad Things and as Jason Dean in Michael Lehmann’s cult classic Heathers. In 2006, Slater starred in Emilio Estevez’s acclaimed drama Bobby, which earned Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics’ Choice Award nominations. Other notable film credits include Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Bed of Roses, Interview with the Vampire, and Jean-Jacques Annaud’s The Name of the Rose.

As an alum of the prestigious Dalton School and the Professional Children’s School in New York City, Slater debuted on Broadway at the age of nine in The Music Man, alongside Dick Van Dyke.