John Schneider Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

John Schneider        

Actor, Musician, Filmmaker, Philanthropist, Best-known as Bo Duke on "Dukes of Hazzard"

John Schneider was born April 8, 1960 in Mount Kisco, New York. Schneider began acting at the age of eight in local theatre productions. In 1977 he had a small featured role in Smokey and the Bandit, which starred Burt Reynolds.

When he’s not acting, John can be seen with his guitar creating beautiful works of art echoing his roots, in the director’s chair on his independent productions, or across the world on various TV shows.

John is also heavily involved in philanthropic endeavors and is the co-founder of The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with Marie Osmond.

John Schneider has enjoyed a successful career in country music, topping the charts with his no. 1 hits I’ve Been Around Enough to Know and You’re the Last Thing I Needed Tonight. From 1984 to 1987 Schneider released six albums under MCA Nashville including his no. 1 album A Memory Like Youand the quintessential Greatest Hits album. Schneider then took time off to pursue his acting opportunities, but would return with Worth the Wait in 1996. He’s gone on to release two Christmas albums, including Home For Christmas with Dukes of Hazzard co-star Tom Wopat.

John Schneider made his television debut in 1978 as Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard, the show ran for six years on CBS and remains in syndication on CMT and TNT. In 2001, Schneider landed the role of Jonathon Kent – Superman’s father – on the CW’s Smallville. He currently plays the role of the powerful Judge Jim Cryer in the Tyler Perry smash hit, The Haves and the Have Nots. Schneider has also made an impact on the film community starring in film such as Dream House, Happy Endings and Run, where he played opposite Kirk Douglas.

Though John Schneider has directed episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville. His cinema directorial debut was the return to form story of Bo Duke in Collier & Co. in 2006. Following the success of that film, he returned with a slate of indie classics like Like Son starring Laura Cayouette (Django, Kill Bill,) followed by Anderson Bench, Smothered and Inadmissible. John Schneider Studios will be debuting two films this year: 4:GO and One Month Out.


Kix Brooks on New Movie With John Schneider - Rolling Stone
Kix Brooks talks about executive producing and starring in a new movie, 'You're Gonna Miss Me,' alongside John Schneider and Morgan Fairchild.
'Dukes of Hazzard' Star John Schneider -- My Ex Is Cleaning Up ...
John Schneider -- one of TV's "good ole boys" -- is gonna hand over a big ole bundle of dough to his estranged wife in spousal support. Bo Duke from "The…
'Dukes of Hazzard' Star John Schneider -- Wife Wants a Bundle ...
"Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider has a self-confessed, unemployable, estranged wife ... who could now cost him a fortune. Elvira Schneider wants…
John Schneider Among Actors Cast In Tyler Perry's Two OWN Series
EXCLUSIVE: The Dukes Of Hazzard and Smallville alum John Schneider is set to star in Tyler Perry's drama series for OWN, The Haves And The Have Nots, ...
John Schneider to perform with Marie Osmond at Flamingo from July ...
Flamingo headliner Marie Osmond is welcoming singer and actor John Schneider as a guest performer at the Donny & Marie show from Tuesday through July ...

Related Speakers View all

More like John