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John Schneider first came to fame as Bo Duke. A show I
personally grew up watching. John Richard Schneider was born April 8,1960
in Mt. Kisco, NY. John began acting at the age of eight. He was in many
plays in New York. He and his mother moved to Atlanta, GA when he was
fourteen. He got involved in the local theater and was in many local
productions. He had a small part in Smokey and the Bandit (1977) starring
Burt Reynolds. His break came when he auditioned for the Dukes of Hazzard
pretending he was a country boy from Snellville, Georgia.
The show lasted from 1979-1985 and was a huge success
with Duke products everywhere. He also became a popular country star with
hits like "I've Been Around Enough To Know" and "Country
Girls". He is the co-founder of the Children's Miracle Network
charity organization, along with Marie Osmond.
After the Dukes he starred or guest
starred in quite a few TV series like Walker Texas Ranger and JAG.
He starred on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman with Jane Seymour, who did a few
guest shots on Smallville in season 4. He even played Michael Landon (Little
House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven, & Bonanza star) on
a TV movie called "Michael Landon, the Father I Knew". While
filming Smallville he also did work on
the WB cartoon " The Mummy". Never completely done with
the Dukes role of Bo Duke, Schneider did two reunion movies and fellow
Duke, Tom Wopat even guest starred on an episode of Smallville, "Exposed".
References to the Dukes were thrown in from time to time on Smallville
even the Dukes theme song was played on the episode "Nicodemus"
John Schneider fits the
role perfectly as Jonathan Kent, father of Superman, with the
conservative and wise country-father attitude he brings the character. Not
everyone could be believable as the dad who raises an American legend, but
John Schneider does it well.
John Schneider Links
with John Schneider Sept 2004
Interviews on the death of
complete work list from IMDB
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John Schneider (Jonathan Kent) on Larry King Live revealed for the
first time a big secret about himself. What
was it? click here.