John Schneider2018-07-23T16:19:30+00:00

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$40 for an autograph and $40 for a selfie at the booth. Autographs for fan-supplied items will vary in price.

John Schneider is an American actor and country music singer. He is best known for his portrayal of ‘Bo Duke’ in the 1970’s-1980’s television series ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’, Jonathan Kent in the 2001-11 TV long-running series ‘Smallville’ and as James “Jim” Cryer on the highly successful television series ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’, created by Tyler Perry.

Alongside his acting career, Schneider has been a singer since the early 1980s, releasing nine studio albums and a greatest hits package, as well as eighteen singles. This total includes “I’ve Been Around Enough To Know”, “Country Girls”, “What’s A Memory Like You” and “You’re the Last Thing I Needed Tonight”, all of which reached the top of the Billboard country singles charts.

He briefly attended the Georgia School of High Performance, hoping to become a race-car driver. His prowess behind the wheel enabled him to land his Dukes of Hazzard role as “Bo Duke” (from 1979 to 1985). Beginning in 2001, he portrayed Jonathan Kent, the adoptive father of Clark Kent on Smallville, starring in 100 episodes before his character was killed off. Schneider directed some episodes of Smallville, including “Talisman”. Some episodes contain references to Schneider’s work in The Dukes of Hazzard, i.e. the season five episode “Exposed” is notable for reuniting Schnieder with his former Dukes co-star Tom Wopat. Schneider guest starred for the latter half of season five appearing in the episodes “Void” and “Oracle”. Schneider returned for the season 10 premiere of Smallville, reprising his role as Jonathan Kent in a recurring role.

Schneider has appeared in many films and TV series, including five guest spots on Hee Haw and the mini-series 10.5. He had a recurring role on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and made guest appearances on such shows as Diagnosis: Murder, Touched By An Angel, JAG and Walker, Texas Ranger.  He appeared in the national tour of the musical The Civil War, playing a Confederate soldier.

In 2009, Schneider made an appearance on CSI in an episode titled “Kill Me If You Can”. He appeared in the first season of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, in which his real-life son Chasen Schneider had a recurring role. During the summer of 2008 and early 2009, John portrayed “Marshall Bowman”. He declined to continue through the second season and his character was killed off.

In 2010, Schneider appeared in the series Leverage as a corrupt music executive in the season three episode “The Studio Job”, and in several episodes of Desperate Housewives as a retired military man and father of Keith Watson (Brian Austin Green), the love interest of Bree Van de Kamp.

In 2011, he starred in the film Doonby, as a drifter who comes into a small town and makes it better. However, a menacing force stalks him. “It’s a Wonderful Life without the wonderful part,” Schneider explains. “‘Reach down into the throat of It’s a Wonderful Life, pull it inside out and make a movie out of it.”
Since May 2013, John has been starring as Jim Cryer on the highly acclaimed TV series “The Haves and the Have Nots” created by Tyler Perry.

In 2017, Schneider made his return to the country music scene with Ruffled Skirts, an album to him that pays homage to Louisiana royalty, including some of the individuals from LeRoux (‘New Lady’), Jo-El Sonnier, Doug Kershaw, David Hyde who played bass on the album and Randy Carpenter who played drums on the album. It is dedicated to the people who were affected by the flood. In 2016, the community of Southern Louisiana was hit twice by major flooding

in a matter of six months. The floods ravaged the John Schneider Studios which sat in nearly 4 feet of water. Sitting in the recording studio with no furniture, Schneider began arranging songs like “How do You Stop The Water”, “The Cajun Navy”, and “Every Friday Night” before enlisting songwriters Scott Innis and Phil Redrow to help bring the songs to life. Instead of sitting in songwriting sessions, Schneider and producing partner Alicia Allain sent photos and video to Innis and Redrow of the devastation that Louisiana endured capturing the monstrosity of the flooding through music. The songs came to life when Schneider recorded each track in his bare studio creating a space to take in the right sound. Schneider then enlisted in LeRoux’s keyboardist/vocalist Nelson Blanchard to mix and master the 10-track album. Schneider named the album in reference to the single-wide and double-wide trailers that came through after the flood.