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is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch
Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, starring David Hasselhoff. The show ran in its original title and format from 1989 to 1999, sans the 1990-1991 season, of which it was not in production...
. He was played by American professional surfer Kelly Slater
Robert Kelly Slater is an American professional surfer known for his competitive prowess and style. He has been crowned ASP World Champion a record 11 times, including 5 consecutive titles from 1994–98. He is the youngest and the oldest to win the title...
from 1992 to 1993.
Kelly Slater appeared in 6 episodes of the third season and in 2 episodes of the fourth season.
Jimmy Slade was a main character during the third season and showed great passion in surfing. He was constantly trying to become a professional surfer and began a romantic relationship with Summer Quinn. He had a very strict military father, who he did not get along with, and a mother who abandoned him. Due to his family circumstances he lived alone on the beach, in his van.
He eventually did break into the professional circuit and left Baywatch to travel to Hawaii.