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Country Music Festival de Mirande - 14/07/2008

John Schneider Live on stage.

  

John Richard Schneider est un réalisateur, acteur, chanteur, producteur, producteur exécutif, scénariste, né le 8 avril 1960 à Mount Kisco, New York (États-Unis).

John Schneider débute sa carrière dans la série Shérif, fais-moi peur ! où il joue le cousin blond, Bo Duke. Il se fait embaucher en se faisant passer pour plus vieux qu'il n'est (il indique 1954 comme date de naissance au lieu de 1960). Un premier rôle qu'il tient durant 7 ans et lui permet de se faire connaître dans de nombreux pays. L'acteur fait également ses débuts de réalisateur en 1985 pour le dernier épisode de la série.

Après Shérif, fais-moi peur !, John Schneider s'essaie à une carrière de chanteur de country. Il tourne ensuite dans de nombreux téléfilms et fait des apparitions dans plusieurs séries. Sur le grand écran, il obtient quelques petits rôles, notamment en 2000 dans la comédie Jour blanc.

Entre la série, la musique et les œuvres caritatives, John Schneider est un homme très occupé, trop pour sa femme Tawny Godin (Miss America 1976) qui le quitte en 1985 après 2 ans de mariage.

À partir des années 1990, il se concentre sur sa carrière d'acteur, et fait ses débuts à Broadway en 1991 dans une reprise de la comédie musicale Grand Hotel, pour laquelle il cumule 487 représentations ! Enchaînant ensuite téléfilms et séries, il tient un rôle récurrent dans Docteur Quinn, femme médecin en 1997, puis apparaît entre autres dans JAG, Walker, Texas Ranger, Sydney Fox, l'aventurière et Diagnostic : Meurtre.

En 2001, le comédien renoue avec le succès en acceptant le rôle du père de Clark Kent dans Smallville.

 

À l'image de son partenaire de Shérif, fais-moi peur ! Tom Wopat, John Schneider est passionné par la musique, et y consacre une grande partie de sa carrière. En 1975, il signe son premier album country, "Small One". Trois ans plus tard, il devient Beauregard 'Bo' Duke, rôle qu'il tient pendant 7 ans, ce qui ne l'empêche pas de sortir une dizaine d'albums supplémentaires tout au long des années 1980. En 1984, son single "I've Been Around Enough to Know" est classé numéro un en country, suivi de "Country Girls" l'année suivante.

 

Acting career

 

More recently John Schneider can be seen on several episodes of the FX Network show Nip/Tuck as Ram Peters, the CEO of an adult film company. Schneider is also known to television audiences as Jonathan Kent, the adoptive father of Clark Kent on the hit show Smallville, starring in 100 episodes before his character was killed off. Schneider also directed episodes of Smallville, including S3E20 and Talisman, which received a respectable 8.8 rating out of 10 on TV.com. Some Smallville episodes contain references to Schneider's other work in The Dukes of Hazzard. Schneider also guest starred for the latter half of Smallville: Season 5 appearing in the episodes 'Void' and 'Oracle'

Schneider has appeared in many films and TV series such as the miniseries 10.5. He had a recurring role on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and guest-starred on such shows as Diagnosis Murder, Touched by an Angel, JAG and Walker, Texas Ranger. He also appeared in the off-Broadway play The Civil War as a Confederate soldier.

Schneider has also been mentioned in other media such as South Park's episode 505 Terrence and Phillip: Behind the Blow, saying that their made for TV episode was shown instead of the very popular "John Schneider Variety Hour", an obvious joke of it being put on instead of South Park.

 

Music career

 

During the 1980s, Schneider parlayed his success as Bo Duke with a string of country music hits. His biggest hits include: "It's Now or Never" (#4 country and #14 pop, 1981; a remake of the Elvis Presley hit); "I've Been Around Enough to Know" (#1 country, 1984); "Country Girls" (#1 country, 1985); "What's a Memory Like You (Doing in a Love Like This)" and "You're The Last Thing I Needed Tonight" (both #1 country, 1986); "At the Sound of the Tone" (#5 country, 1986); and "Love, You Ain't Seen the Last of Me" (#6 country) in 1987.

John Schneider has recorded 11 albums to date. His co-star (on The Dukes of Hazzard), Tom Wopat, also enjoyed success on the country music charts. Schneider and Wopat sang several duets on the TV series, sometimes with co-star Catherine Bach. In fact, in the season 7 DVD boxset, the trio performed a remake of the show's theme song "Good Ol' Boys" in a music video as a tribute to their friend Waylon Jennings.

 

* 2008 John Schneider's Collier & Co. 2: High Octane (Not yet released) - J.R. Collier

* 2008 Terminal Trap (Not yet released) - Harlan Hull

* 2008 Shark Swarm (Not yet released) - Daniel Wilder

* 2008 Everybody Says Goodbye--The Story of a Father and Son (Not yet released) - John Litgown

* 2008 Ogre (Not yet released) - Henry Bartlett

* 2007 Conjurer(Not yet released) - Frank Higgins

* 2007 Beautiful Loser (Not yet released) - Andre

* 2007 Journeyman (TV) - Dennis Armstrong

* 2007 Nip/Tuck - Ram Peters (1 episode - Chaz Darling)

* 2007 Sydney White - Sydney's Dad

* 2007 You've Got a Friend - Jim Klecan

* 2007 Lake Placid 2 - Sheriff Riley

* 2006 Hidden Secrets - Gary Zimmerman

* 2006 John Schneider's Collier & Co. - Hot Pursuit (limited Theatrical) - J.R. Collier

* 2006 Shorty McShorts' Shorts - Hunky-O (1 episode, The Phabulizers)

* 2006 Hi-Jinks - Guest host as Himself

* 2006 Smallville - Jonathan Kent (102 episodes, 2001-2006)

* 2006 Model Family (TV) - John

* 2006 King of the Hill - The Ace (1 episode)

* 2005 Felicity: An American Girl Adventure - Mr. Merriman

* 2005 Living with Fran - Tom Martin (1 episode)

* 2004 Earthquake 10.5 - Clark Williams

* 2003 The Nick at Nite Holiday Special - Mr. Schneider, The Ski Instructor

* 2003 The Mummy: The Animated Series - Rick O'Connell (1 episode)

* 2002 Mary Christmas - Joel Wallace

* 2001 Lightning: Fire from the Sky - Tom Dobbs

* 2001 Touched by an Angel - Joshua Winslow (3 episodes, 1995-2001)

* 2001 Relic Hunter - Dallas Carter (2 episodes, M.I.A. and Emperor's Bride)

* 2000 Twice in a Lifetime - Captain Luke Sellars (1 episode)

* 2000 Veronica's Closet - Tom (3 episodes, 1999-2000)

* 2000 The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood - Bo Duke

* 2000 Diagnosis Murder - Brett Hayward (3 episodes, 1996-2000)

* 2000 Snow Day - Chad Symmonz

1990s

* 1999 Sam Churchill: Search for a Homeless Man - Sam Churchill

* 1999 Michael Landon, the Father I Knew - Michael Landon

* 1999 Walker, Texas Ranger - Jacob Crossland (1 episode)

* 1998 JAG - Sgt. Clyde Morrison (1 episode)

* 1998 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - Daniel Simon (15 episodes, 1993-1998)

* 1997 True Women - Sam Houston

* 1997 The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! - Bo Duke

* 1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues - Latrodect (1 episode, Black Widow)

* 1996 Night of the Twisters - Jack Hatch

* 1996 The Legend of the Ruby Silver - Tommy Towne

* 1995 The Little CHP - Jack Sr.

* 1994 Exit to Eden - Prof. Collins

* 1994 Heaven Help Us - Doug Monroe

* 1994 Christy - Theodore Harland (1 episode)

* 1994 Bandit: Bandit Bandit - Sheriff Enright

* 1994 Burke's Law - Brett Scanlon (1 episode, Who Killed the Soap Star?)

* 1994 Second Chances - Richard McGill (3 episodes, 1994)

* 1994 Texas - Davy Crockett

* 1993 Desperate Journey: The Allison Wilcox Story - Eddie

* 1993 Sisters - McGrady (1 episode, Moving Pictures)

* 1993 Come the Morning - Name Unknown

* 1992 Highway Heartbreaker - Mickey

* 1990 Grand Slam - Dennis 'Hardball' Bakelenekoff

1980s

* 1989 Ministry of Vengeance - David Miller

* 1989 Guns of Paradise - (1 episode, A Gather of Guns)

* 1989 Speed Zone! - Donato

* 1989 Wild Jack (TV mini series) - Jack McCall

* 1989 Outback Bound - Jim Tully

* 1987 Christmas Comes to Willow Creek - Ray

* 1987 The Curse - Carl Willis

* 1986 Stagecoach - Buck (Overland Stage Driver)

* 1985 Cocaine Wars - DEA Agent Cliff Adams

* 1985 The Dukes of Hazzard - Bo Duke (128 episodes, 1979-1982, 1983-1985)

* 1985 Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster - Gus Brown

* 1983 Eddie Macon's Run - Eddie Macon

* 1983 Happy Endings - Nick Callohan

* 1983 The Dukes - TV Series (voice) Bo Duke (Second season)

* 1983 The Raccoons and the Lost Star - (voice) Dan the Forest Ranger

* 1981 Dream House - Charley Cross

* 1981 The Midnight Special - Host (1 episode)

 

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