John Richard Schneider, born April 8, 1960[1], is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles on The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville and guest starred on Glee.

Personal life

Schneider was born in Mount Kisco, NY to John and Shirley Schneider.[1] He has two brothers, Mark and Bob.

He married Tawny Little in July 1983, the marriage ended, and Elly Castle in July 1993.[2][1]. He and Elly have three children, Leah, Chasen and Karis.[2]


Schneider made his uncredited film debut in Smokey and the Bandit in 1977 and his television debut in 1979 on The Dukes of Hazzard as a main character. The Dukes of Hazzard would last for six years till 1985 and he would be in 128 episodes; he would also voice the role on The Dukes in 1983.

He would have a recurring role on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman for sixteen episodes between 1993 and 1998, Heaven Help Us for ten episodes in 1994, and voiced a role on The Mummy: Secrets of the Medjai for twenty-five in between 2001 and 2003. Schneider also had a recurring role on Smallville for 103 episodes between 2001 and 2011, three episodes between 2010 and 2011 on Hot in Cleveland, Hero Factory for eight episodes between 2010 and 2013, and The Have and the Have Nots for fifty-six epsiodes between 2013 and 2014.

He also appeared on The Secret Life of the American Teenager between 2008 and 2009 for eighteen episodes, 902010 for five episodes in 2009, Desperate Housewives for four episodes between 2009 and 2010, and Glee on 2011.

Schneider also had ten albums: "Now or Never" and "White Christmas" in 1981, "Quiet Man" in 1982, "If You Believe" in 1983, "Too Good to Stop Now" in 1984, "Tryin' To Outrun the Wind" and "A Memory Like You" in 1985, "Take The Long Way Home" and "Social Amnesia" (with Impossible Theatre) in 1986, "You Ain't Seen The Last of Me" in 1987.


Year Title Role Notes
1977 Smokey and the Bandit Cowboy Extra in Crowd Scene uncredited
1979 The Dukes of Hazzard Bo Duke 1979 - 85 (128 episodes)
1981 Dream House Charley Cross TV Movie
1982 George Burns and Other Sex Symbols John Schneider TV Movie
1983 The Raccoons and the Lost Star Dan the Forest Ranger voice and TV Movie
The Dukes Bo Duke voice (7 episodes)
Eddie Macon's Run Eddie Macon
Happy Endings Nick Callohan TV Movie
1985 Cocaine Wars DEA Agent Cliff Adams
Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster Gus Brown TV Movie
1986 Stagecoach Buck (Overland Stage Driver) TV Movie
1987 Christmas Comes to Willow Creek Ray TV Movie
The Curse Willis
1988 Outback Bound Jim Tully TV Movie
1989 Ministry of Vengeance David Miller
Guns of Paradise Pat Garrett (A Gathering of Guns)
Cannonball Fever Donato
Wild Jack Jack McCall TV mini-series
1990 Grand Slam Dennis 'Hardball' Bakelenekoff (Who's Crazy?)
Grand Slam Dennis 'Hardball' Bakelenekoff TV Movie
1992 Delta Jimmy Word (The Bad Word)
Loving Larry Lamont (Episode dated 13 August 1992)
Highway Heartbreaker Mickey TV Movie
1993 Come the Morning George
Desperate Journey: The Allison Wilcox Story Eddie TV Movie
Sisters McGreevy/McGrady/McGruder (Moving Pictures)
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Daniel Simon/Red McCall 1993 - 98 (16 episodes)
1994 Heaven Help Us Doug Monroe (12 episodes)
Texas Davy Crockett TV Movie
Exit to Eden Professor Collins
Christy Theodore Harland (Amazing Grace)
Bandit: Bandit Bandit Sheriff Enright TV Movie
Burke's Law Brett Scanlon (Who Killed the Soap Star?)
Second Chances Richard McGill (Down Looks Like Up, Miss Friendly Santa Rita and Justifiable Jealousy)
1995 The Little CHP Jack Sr.
Touched by an Angel Satan/Joshua Winslow 1995/2001 (In the Name of God, Shallow Water: Part 1 and Part 2)
1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Latrodect (Black Widow)
Night of the Twisters Jack Hatch TV Movie
The Legend of the Ruby Silver Tommy Towne TV Movie
Diagnosis Murder Brett Hayward/Eddie Dagabosian/Michael Dern 1996/2001 (X Marks the Murder: Part 1, Out of the Past and Getting Mad, Getting Even)
1997 True Women Sam Houston TV Movie
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! Bo Duke TV Movie
1998 JAG Sgt. Clyde Morrison (Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington)
1999 Sam Churchill: Search for a Homeless Man Sam Churchill TV Movie
Michael Landon, the Father I Knew Michael Landon TV Movie
Walker, Texas Ranger Jacob Crossland (Jacob's Ladder)
Veronica's Closet Tom 1999 - 00 (Veronica's Construction Worker, Veronica's New Bookshelves and Veronica's Sleepover)
2000 The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood Bo Duke TV Movie
Snow Day Chad Symmonz
Relic Hunter Dallas Carter 2000 - 01 (Emperor's Bride and M.I.A.)
2001 Lightning: Fire from the Sky Tom Dobbs TV Movie
Twice in a Lifetime' Captain Luke Sellars/Willie (Final Flight)
The Mummy: Secrets of the Medjai Rick O'Connell 2001 - 03 (25 episodes; voice)
Smallville Jonathan Kent / Brainiac 2001 - 11 (114 eps.; 103 in)
2002 Mary Christmas Joel Wallace TV Movie
2003 Nick at Nite Holiday Special Mr. Schneider, The Ski Instructor TV Movie
Kids' Ten Commandments: Stolen Jewels, Stolen Hearts Simeon voice and video game short
2004 The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee Bo Duke voice and video game
10.5 Clark Williams TV Movie
2005 An American Girl Adventure Mr. Edward Merriman TV Movie
Living with Fran Tom Martin (Riley's Parents)
2006 Collier & Co. J.R. Collier
Hidden Secrets Gary Zimmerman
Shorty McShorts' Shorts Hunky-D voice (The Phabulizers)
Rodney John Schneider (Celebrity)
Model Family John
King of the Hill The Ace voice (You Gotta Believe (In Moderation))
2007 Journeyman Dennis Armstrong (Winterland)
Sydney White Paul White
You've Got a Friend Jim Kliekan TV Movie
Lake Placid 2 Sheriff James Riley TV Movie
Nip/Tuck Ram Peters 2007 - 09 (5 episodes)
2008 Conjurer Frank Higgins
CSI: Miami Charles Brighton (Tunnel Vision)
Shark Swarm Daniel Wilder TV Movie
Ogre Bartlett Henry TV Movie
Davie & Golimyr Golimyr video
Beautiful Loser Andre
The Secret Life of the American Teenager Marshall Bowman 2008 - 09 (18 episodes)
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mickey Ross (Kill Me if You Can)
The Gods of Circumstance Mick Jeremiah
Set Apart Pastor John Gunn
The Rebound Trevor
Come Dance at My Wedding Tanner Gray TV Movie
H2O Extreme Crash
Dirty Sexy Money Congressman Skip Whatley (4 episodes)
Curb Your Enthusiasm Dennis (Officer Krupke)
90210 Jeffrey Sarkossian 2009 - 10 (5 episodes)
2010 Holyman Undercover Satan
Phineas and Ferb Wilkins Brother #1 2010 - 11 (Just Passing Through/Candace's Big Day and Run, Candace, Run/Last Train to Bustville: voice)
Hot in Cleveland Henry 'Hank' Szymborska 2010 - 11 (Pilot, Bad Bromance and Sneak Peek)
Hero Factory Preston Stormer 2010 - 13 (8 episodes)
What Would Jesus Do? The Drifter
10,000 Days William Beck (12 episodes)
Twentysixmiles Jack Kincaid (6 episodes)
Back Nine Ronnie Barnes TV Movie
Desperate Housewives Richard Watson (4 episodes)
LEGO HERO Factory: Rise of the Rookies Preston Stormer voice and TV Movie
Leverage Mitchell Kirkwood (The Studio Job)
Wild Things: Foursome Detective Frank Walker voice
2011 Snow Beast Jim Harwood
Glee Dwight Evans (Hold on to Sixteen)
Super Shark Wade
Flag of My Father Daniel
October Baby Jacob
LEGO Hero Factory: Savage Planet Preston Stormer voice
in the Middle Ages Jake Hagerty (The Perfect Match?)
Working Class Glen (Sugar Mama)
Your Love Never Fails Pastor Frank video
2012 Lukewarm Bill
I Am... Gabriel Doc video
Hardflip Jack
Happily Divorced Adam (Adventure Man)
Whiskey Business Sheriff Gilly TV Movie
Return of the Killer Shrews Johnny Reno
My Guy Cary Grant Jake short
2013 The Haves and the Have Nots Jim Cryer 2013 - (56 episodes)
Doonby Sam Doonby
Season of Miracles Coach Wayne Hornbuckle
Not Today Luke Kendrick
Mistresses Thomas Grey (Pilot and Breaking and Entering)
2014 Love by the Book Frank TV Movie
10,000 Days William Beck
Let the Lion Roar Hilary Bishop of Poitiers
Road to the Open Rob Gollant
Smothered Player
2015 Candles OSBI Agent Ray Hillman pre-production
My Father, Die Detective Johnson filming
WWJD What Would Jesus Do? The Journey Continues The Drifter post-production
Adrenaline Paul Sharpe
A Gift Horse Mr. Canton post-production
Exit 14 Father post-production
Heartland John Demarco post-production
American Justice Sheriff Payden completed
Runaway Hearts Chief Tate