Victor Slezak


Personal Info

  • Birth Name: Victor Michael Szelazek
  • Date of Birth: 30 July 1957
  • Residence: Youngstown, Ohio
  • Height: 5.6 inches


Victor Slezak was born on 30 July 1957. He is a stage, television and screen actor. He has appeared in different films like The Devil’s Own, The Siege, The Cat’s Meow, Time-quest as John F. Kennedy and The Notorious Bettie Page.

He completed his studies from Youngstown, Ohio. He studied drama at HB Studio as a youngster with the Legendary Actress and instructor Uta Hagen who became his first appearing instructor. He trained with Kim Stanley, Geraldine Page and Wynn Handman.

Victor’s earliest influences in entertainment came through the screen of Jack and Sam’s Warner Brothers Theater, where his mother was a box office girl. So, too, was the black and white TV set in his parents’ living room an early influence. He cites seeing Montgomery Clift inFreud, and George C. Scott in East Side/West Side series as performances that piqued his earliest interest. At an early age, Victor’s acting, directing, and writing plays based on Bible became a normal part of his education. His talent gained recognition when he was asked to join students in reading the Book of Genesis to their church congregation.

Victor Slezak’s film and Television series credits include Five Corners, Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story, One Tough Cop, That Awkward Moment, The Guiding Light, A Man Called Hawk, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Homeland.

Victor Slezak was married to Julie Erin Smith on 30 September, 1994 and then divorced.
He then married to Leslie Rawlings on 4 August, 1999. They have one child.

On May 25th 2014, Victor is being inducted into his high school’s Hall of Fame.

He is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and the Ensemble Studio Theatre.


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