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John Richard Schneider (born April 8, 1960, in Mount Kisco, New York) is an American actor. He was the voice of Bo Duke in the second season of The Dukes.

Biography

John Richard Schneider was born April 8, 1960, in Mount Kisco, New York, to Shirley and John Schneider III, a pilot and U.S. Air Force veteran. His parents divorced when he was 2. John began acting at the age of 8. He was in many plays in New York. He and his mother moved to Atlanta when he was 14. 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.

Schneider's big break came when he won the role of Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) on CBS. He auditioned for the role by pretending he was a genuine country boy. He had a week's growth of beard and held a beer can, claiming he was from Snellville, Georgia. He later became a very successful country singer and had several hit songs, including "I've Been Around Enough to Know" and "Country Girls". He has since opened Faith Works Productions in San Antonio. He also appears in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) as Daniel Simon aka Red McCall.

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