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Also Known As: Kari Salin, Kari Salin Wuhrer Died:
Born: April 28, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brookfield, Connecticut, USA Profession: actor, TV host, singer, model

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A sexy, attractive actress-singer who gained recognition as an MTV veejay and used that as a springboard for an acting career, Kari Wuhrer began to build leading roles in pay TV-movies and feature films in the 1990s. Wuhrer sang in amateur contests in her native Connecticut and made her first film appearance with a small role in "Fire With Fire" (1986). She had a cameo in "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (1990), which traded on her MTV face value and co-starred and "Beastmaster 2: Through the Portals of Time" (1991). But Wuhrer first got a chance to "act" in features with Sean Penn's "The Crossing Guard" (1994), as a one-night stand for Jack Nicholson and "Boulevard" (also 1994), in which she was a young hooker learning the ropes. Other significant credits include John Singleton's "Higher Learning" (1995, where she was billed under her married name as Kari Salin) "Beyond Desire" (1996), as a sexy call girl out to track down William Forsythe for the mob and "Stephen King's 'Thinner'" (also 1996), as a gypsy.On TV, Wuhrer went from the cable TV series "Swampthing" (1989) to hosting MTV's "Remote Control" game show to becoming a veejay all within about a year. Her veejay status helped Wuhrer begin to...

A sexy, attractive actress-singer who gained recognition as an MTV veejay and used that as a springboard for an acting career, Kari Wuhrer began to build leading roles in pay TV-movies and feature films in the 1990s. Wuhrer sang in amateur contests in her native Connecticut and made her first film appearance with a small role in "Fire With Fire" (1986). She had a cameo in "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (1990), which traded on her MTV face value and co-starred and "Beastmaster 2: Through the Portals of Time" (1991). But Wuhrer first got a chance to "act" in features with Sean Penn's "The Crossing Guard" (1994), as a one-night stand for Jack Nicholson and "Boulevard" (also 1994), in which she was a young hooker learning the ropes. Other significant credits include John Singleton's "Higher Learning" (1995, where she was billed under her married name as Kari Salin) "Beyond Desire" (1996), as a sexy call girl out to track down William Forsythe for the mob and "Stephen King's 'Thinner'" (also 1996), as a gypsy.

On TV, Wuhrer went from the cable TV series "Swampthing" (1989) to hosting MTV's "Remote Control" game show to becoming a veejay all within about a year. Her veejay status helped Wuhrer begin to get parts in Hollywood, first in an episode of "Married...With Children" (1991), and then as femme fatale Robin Farr on the short-lived Fox drama series "Class of '96" (1993). She was also a college student in her first significant dramatic TV role, as she fell for her professor (Eric Roberts) in HBO's "Sensation" (1994). In "Terminal Justice" (HBO, 1996), she was a sensuous star used as a model for a virtual reality clone and continued in the sci-fi genre in 1997 when she joined the cast of "Sliders" (Fox; Sci-Fi Channel, 1995-98).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Fiance Killer (2018)
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 Tornado Warning (2012)
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Appeared in commercials and began modeling
1986:
Had small role in feature "Fire With Fire"
1994:
Starred in HBO film, "Sensation"
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Was MTV veejay
1989:
Became cable series regular on "Swampthing"
1989:
Co-hosted MTV series "Remote Control"
1997:
Joined the cast of the sci-fi series "Sliders"
2002:
Starred opposite David Arquette in the campy spider movie "Eight Legged Freaks"
1983:
Signed by Ford Talent Agency
1993:
Was regular on the short-lived drama series "Class of '96" (Fox)
1996:
Co-starred in features "Beyond Desire" and "Stephen King's 'Thinner'"
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Education

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University: -

Notes

"I needed someone who is strong, not a shrinking violet, and physical. ... I also needed someone who is sexy. She is all those things." --Director Tom Holland on casting Wuhrer in "Stephen King's 'Thinner'" quoted in People, November 11, 1996. "I think people have a hard time defining me because I've a hard time defining me, So I've fallen into that B-class category of 'chick with fake boobs who sort of can act.' Which is great for B-movies, but it became too easy, and I stayed there because it was safe. I've been given great opportunities...but I've sold myself short, so other people have too. It's not an insult to be thought of as a B-actress, but I'm tired of that now, I'm bored with it. It doesn't feel like who I really am. So I got rid of the boobs and I'm getting myself together to annihilate the image I've created through fear. I just want the stakes to be higher. I'm ready for that. - Wuhrer to the Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2002

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husband:
Daniel Salin. Rock musician. Born c. 1966.

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father:
Andrew Wuhrer. Policeman.
mother:
Karin Wuhrer. Accountant.
brother:
Christopher Wuhrer. Older.
brother:
Scott Wuhrer. Younger.
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