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John Schneider

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John Richard Schneider was born April 8, 1960, in Mt. Kisco, New York, to Shirley and John Schneider III, a pilot and U.S. Air Force veteran. His parents divorced when he was two. John began acting at the age of eight. He was in many plays in New York. He and his mother moved to Atlanta, Georgia, when he was fourteen. 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. His big break came when he won the role of Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) on CBS from 1979-1985. He auditioned for the role pretending he was a genuine country boy. He had a weeks 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, Texas. He also appears in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) as Daniel Simon/Red McCall.  See full bio on IMDb »

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John Schneider Released from Jail After Five Hours Served

John Schneider
That Was Easy!!! 3 Days in Jail Over in Hours

John Schneider's time in jail was about as long as a 'Lord of the Rings' movie ... thanks to overcrowding -- but he's got a lot to do to avoid going back.  We broke the story ... the 'Dukes… READ MORE >

John Schneider Plugs Merchandise On the Way to Jail, Could Get More Time

John Schneider
Staring Down Even More Jail Time ... Meanwhile, Buy My Gear!!!

John Schneider's still busy plugging books and t-shirts as he walks into jail to serve 3 days -- but he could be looking at an even longer sentence if he doesn't get busy following a court order… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
John Schneider Sentenced to Jail Over Delinquent Spousal Support

John Schneider
Going to Jail For Late Spousal Support

John Schneider's gonna be behind bars for the next few days -- a judge just gave him jail time for not paying spousal support to his estranged wife, Elvira ... TMZ has learned. The 'Dukes of… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
'Dukes of Hazzard' Star John Schneider Gets Reprieve From Judge Over Back Spousal Support

John Schneider
Gets Reprieve From Judge ... Over Delinquent Spousal Support

John Schneider got a big break from the judge presiding over his divorce war ... he has a month to make good on a ton of delinquent spousal support, but the clock is ticking. John is behind… READ MORE >

- 162 days ago
John Schneider's Wife Says His Financial Woes Due to Making Crappy TV Shows and Movies (UPDATE)

John Schneider
Wife Says Financial Woes Due to His Crappy Movies

4:14 PM PT -- John tells TMZ in a statement that he's very proud of his body of work and looks forward to continuing to create great characters, stories as well as sharing his music. He adds ...… READ MORE >

- 167 days ago
'Dukes of Hazzard' Star John Schneider -- My Ex Is Cleaning Up ... More Than $18k Per Month!

'Dukes of Hazzard' Star
My Ex Is Cleaning Up More Than $18k/Month!

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" was ordered to pay… READ MORE >

- 666 days ago
John Schneider -- Jessica Simpson Ain't Got Nothing On Real Daisy Duke (VIDEO)

John Schneider
Jessica Simpson's Got Nothing On the Real Daisy Duke

Jessica Simpson made a lot of jaws drop when she popped up in Mexico, back in her Daisy Dukes -- but the OG Bo Duke was not among them. We got John Schneider at LAX, and he… READ MORE >

- 837 days ago
John Schneider -- Marriage is a Hazzard ... Wife Files for Divorce

John Schneider
Marriage is a Hazzard Wife Files for Divorce

"Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider is headed for divorce court ... and it's all his wife's doing.Elvira Schneider filed legal docs citing irreconcilable differences.  The couple… READ MORE >

- 1313 days ago
'Dukes of Hazzard' Wife -- I Want to be a Bev Hills Housewife!

'Dukes of Hazzard' Wife
I Want to be a Bev Hills Housewife!

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is desperately trying to find a new cast member ... and TMZ has learned they've extended their reach to Hazzard County.Elly Schneider -- wife of John… READ MORE >

- 1582 days ago
Bo's Car Found -- Precious Accessories Still M.I.A.

Bo's Car Found -- Precious Accessories Still M.I.A.

John Schneider's stolen car finally was recovered last night, but without its most valuable contents -- the two innocent adorable puppies he was supposed to give to his kids as a X-Mas gift.The… READ MORE >

- 3506 days ago
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