Christian Michael Leonard Slater is an American actor, voice actor and producer. He made his film debut with a leading role in The Legend of Billie Jean and gained wider recognition for his breakthrough role as Jason “J.D.” Dean, a sociopathic high school student, in the satire Heathers . In the 1990s, Slater starred in many big budget films, including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves , Interview with the Vampire , FernGully: The Last Rainforest , Broken Arrow , and Hard Rain as well as cult films like Pump Up the Volume and True Romance . Since 2000, Slater has combined work in the film business with television. He currently has the title-role in the USA Network TV series Mr. Robot , for which he earned the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2016, with additional nominations in 2017 and 2018.