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John Richard Schneider (born April 8, 1960 in Mount Kisco, New York) is an American actor who shot to fame during the 1980s as Bo Duke in the American television series The Dukes of Hazzard. He is also a country music singer. He was recently 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. Both of John's parents are from a German-American background; his father is from upstate New York and his mother is from Sanford, Florida.


Schneider appeared in 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 is a born-again Christian. In 1982, he co-founded, with Marie Osmond, the Children's Miracle Network to help suffering children. In 1995, he founded FaithWorks Productions in order to produce family-oriented videos and recordings.


Many articles state that John Schneider was born in 1954. The mistake branches from a lie that he told when he auditioned for his role on The Dukes of Hazzard, in which he said he was 24, while he was actually 18, because the creators were looking for actors aged between 24 to 30. On E! True Hollywood Story about The Dukes of Hazzard (2000), Schneider himself said that he was born in 1960 and not in 1954 as many thought he was.


Tom Wopat (born September 9, 1951 in Lodi, Wisconsin) is an American actor. He first achieved fame as Luke Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard. He also played Jeff, one of Cybill Shepherd's ex-husbands in the TV show Cybill.


In 2005, Wopat appeared in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross as the browbeaten customer, James Lingk (played in the film by Jonathan Pryce).


He is now embarking on a music career. Musically he switches between rock and roll and country music styles though his last two albums have been on the standard variety. The latter one, Dissertation on the State of Bliss, comprising of a collection of Harold Arlen tunes.


Wopat was nominated for a Tony Award in 1999 for his role in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun, opposite Bernadette Peters, Susan Lucci and Reba McEntire, who played Annie (in consecutive order).


Wopat is currently facing driving while intoxicated and reckless driving charges in Ringwood, New Jersey, after hitting traffic cones and nearly colliding with a Ringwood Police car March 22, 2006.

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