Thursday, November 11, 2010

John Schneider from The Dukes of Hazzard TV Show

John Schneider was born in New York in 1960.  He moved to Georgia when he was a young boy and made his first film appearance as a cowboy in the crowd in the film Smokey and the Bandit in 1977.  He starred in several TV shows but got his big break and launch into stardom as 'Bo Duke' in The Dukes of Hazzard in 1979 along side Catherine Bach (Daisy), and Tom Wopat (Luke).  The show ran for 128 episodes until 1985 and was one of the Friday night TV highlights during those years.  

John Schneider in the 1980's
John Schneider, Catherine Bach, and Tom Wopat the original Dukes of Hazzard

Cast of The Dukes of Hazzard Front: John Schneider (Bo Duke), Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), Denver Pyle (Uncle Jessie), Peggy Rea (Lulu Hogg), and Flash (Roscoe's dog).  Back: Ben Jones (Cooter), Sorrel Booke (Boss Hogg), James Best (Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane), Sonny Shroyer (Enos)

Today John is still a big star and over the years has appeared in many other TV shows such as Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Veronica's Closet, Touched By An Angel, Dirty Sexy Money, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Smallville, and Desparate Housewives.  John even had a run as a Country Music singer during the 80's with 9 albums and a string of hit singles.

John Schneider 2008
During a 2005 episode of the TV series Smallville an episode called Exposed reunited Tom Wopat and John Schneider for the first time since The Dukes of Hazzard TV movies. 

You'll be seeing plenty more of John
Schneider as he has many appearances in pre-production for 2010 and 2011!

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