John Schneider

Actor, Singer, TV host
This blond, poster boy actor will always be recalled for playing Bo Duke, one of three mischievous cousins, on the back-country comedy "The Dukes of Hazzard" (CBS, 1979-85). John Schneider has managed to keep an ongoing ... Read more »
Born: 04/08/1960 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (119)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Love By The Book 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Haves and the Have Nots 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gods of Circumstance 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

American Justice 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Not Today 2013 (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

Road to the Open 2013 (Movie)

Rob Gollant (Actor)

Doonby 2012 (Movie)

Sam Doonby (Actor)

Hardflip 2012 (Movie)

Jack Sanders (Actor)

Trick My What? 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Whiskey Business 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

October Baby 2011 (Movie)

Jacob (Actor)

A Capitol Fourth 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Performer

Phineas and Ferb 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dirty Sexy Money 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

H2O Extreme 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nip/Tuck 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

2007 World Magic Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Conjurer 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sydney White 2007 (Movie)

Paul White (Actor)

You've Got a Friend 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1992 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christy 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Collier & Company: Hot Pursuit 2006 (Movie)

J.R. Collier (Actor)

Diagnosis Murder 1992 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1992 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hi-Jinks 2001 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 1992 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1992 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1992 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smallville 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smallville Backstage Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Relic Hunter 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mummy 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Demolition Derby 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

National Memorial Day Concert (2001) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dukes of Hazzard: The E! True Hollywood 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert (2000) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Snow Day 2000 (Movie)

Chad Symmonz (Actor)

National Memorial Day Concert (1999) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of The Dukes of Hazzard 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Wisconsin Death Trip 1999 (Movie)

Asylum Clerk (Actor)

True Stories From Touched By an Angel 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Ordinary Extraordinary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Heaven Help Us 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

James A. Michener's Texas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A 70's Celebration: The Beat Is Back 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bandit, Bandit 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Days of Our Lives: Winter Heat 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Exit to Eden 1994 (Movie)

Professor Collins (Actor)

Second Chances 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Children's Miracle Network Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Grand Slam 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Live! The World's Greatest Stunts 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Ministry of Vengeance 1989 (Movie)

David Miller (Actor)

Wild Jack 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Curse 1987 (Movie)

Carl Willis (Actor)

Stagecoach 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dukes of Hazzard 1978 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

John Schneider's Christmas Holiday 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dukes 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

Voice

Celebrity Daredevils 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Eddie Macon's Run 1983 (Movie)

Eddie Macon (Actor)

George Burns and Other Sex Symbols 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Endings (CBS) 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

A Country Christmas 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream House 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Top 20 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

10.5 (TV Show)

Actor

A Valentine's Date (TV Show)

Actor

Come Dance at My Wedding (TV Show)

Actor

Delta (TV Show)

Actor

Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

Highway Heartbreaker (TV Show)

Actor

Lake Placid 2 (TV Show)

Actor

Legend of the Ruby Silver (TV Show)

Actor

Loving (TV Show)

Actor

Marty Robbins: Super Legend (TV Show)

Actor

Mary Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

My First Time (TV Show)

Actor

Night of the Twisters (TV Show)

Actor

Ogre (TV Show)

Actor

Outback Bound (TV Show)

Actor

Set Apart (Movie)

John Gunn (Actor)

Shark Swarm (TV Show)

Actor

Star Search (TV Show)

Actor

True Women (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Collier & Company: Hot Pursuit 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Christy: The Movie 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Christy: Choices of the Heart (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (1)

Collier & Company: Hot Pursuit 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Collier & Company: Hot Pursuit 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

This blond, poster boy actor will always be recalled for playing Bo Duke, one of three mischievous cousins, on the back-country comedy "The Dukes of Hazzard" (CBS, 1979-85). John Schneider has managed to keep an ongoing career, branching out into singing, particularly country music, and recording 11 albums, as well as starring in TV-movies and several failed series. Born and raised in Mount Kisco , New York, Schneider was an unknown when he was discovered by "Dukes" creator Phil Mandelker and given the role of Bo. Although considered the most low-brow program on TV at the time, the CBS effort was hugely popular with segments of the public. But in 1982, Schneider and co-star Tom Wopat walked off the show in a dispute over revenues due them from merchandising. They sat out the next season, but rejoined the show in 1983. By then, the magic was gone, although the series remained on the air for two more years. Schneider also provided voice of Bo Duke for the CBS animated Saturday morning "The Dukes" in 1983.

Relationships

Elly Castle Actor

Wife

Chasen Castle

Son
Born c. 1992 mother, Elly Castle suffers from Asperger's Syndrome

Leah Castle

Step-Daughter
Born c. 1984 mother, Elly Castle

Tawny Godin Little Actor

Wife

Karis Schneider

Daughter
Born c. 1993 mother, Elly Castle

EDUCATION

North Springs High School

Atlanta , Georgia

Milestones

2010

Joined the seventh season of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" in a recurring role

2009

Played a Congressman on three episodes of "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC)

2008

Had a recurring role on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"

2007

Played pornographer Ram Peters on the FX drama "Nip/Tuck" for several episodes

2004

Appeared in the NBC miniseries, "10.5"

2001

Was executive producer of the miniseries "Christy: Choices of the Heart" (PAX TV)

2001

Returned to series TV as Jonathan Kent on the WB's "Smallville"; left show after the fifth season

2000

Reprised role of Bo Duke in the CBS TV-movie "The Dukes of Hazzard - Hazzard in Hollywood"

2000

Through Canan Film Works, served as executive producer of PAX TV's "Christy: The Movie"

1999

Began hosting the annual PBS broadcasts of the National Memorial Day Concert

1999

Cast as actor Michael Landon in the CBS biopic "Michael Landon, the Father I Knew"; directed by Michael Landon Jr

1998

With John Agoglia and Tony Fantozzi, founded Canan Film Works

1997

Joined cast of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS)

1997

Reprised role of Bo Duke on a "Dukes of Hazzard" reunion (CBS)

1997

Co-hosted the reality-based series "Ordinary/Extraordinary" (CBS)

1996

Starred in the USA Network movie "Night of the Twister"

1995

Formed FaithWorks Productions

1994

Joined the cast of the short-lived "Second Chances" (CBS)

1994

Appeared in the syndicated series "Heaven Help Us"

1994

Had supporting role in "Exit to Eden"

1991

Made Broadway debut in "Grand Hotel"

1990

Returned to primetime series with "Grand Slam" (CBS)

1989

Had leading role in the NBC miniseries "Wild Jack"; aired as part of "The Magical World of Disney"

1987

Released album, You Ain't Seen the Last of Me!

1987

Starred in the low-budget feature "The Curse"

1986

Starred in CBS TV remake of "Stagecoach"

1985

Briefly hosted the syndicated series "Star Search"

1985

Wrote and directed an episode of "The Dukes of Hazzard"

1983

Hosted own variety special, "John Schneider's Christmas Holiday" (CBS)

1983

Provided voice of Bo Duke for the animated series "The Dukes" (CBS)

1983

Returned to "The Dukes of Hazzard" after contract dispute was settled

1982

Left "The Dukes of Hazzard" (CBS) over a contract dispute

1981

TV-movie debut, "Dream House" (CBS)

1979

Starred as Bo Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard" (CBS)

1977

First film appearance, was an extra in "Smokey and the Bandit"

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