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TOM WOPAT Tom Wopat (born September 9, 1951 in Lodi, Wisconsin) is an American actor.

He first achieved fame as Luke Duke in the long-running 1979 television series The Dukes of Hazzard.
 and John Schneider John Schneider is the name of the following unrelated people:
  • John Schneider (television actor), an actor best known for his television roles, particularly The Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville
 were the car-chasing, women-loving, hell- raising Dukes of Hazzard for six years.

Who can forget the way Bo and Luke Duke Lukas K. "Luke" Duke is a fictional character in the American television series The Dukes of Hazzard which ran from 1979 to 1985. Luke was played by Tom Wopat.  gave poor old Sheriff Roscoe Coltrane a heart-attack in every episode?

Daisy was the brother's third cousin, and they all lived with their wise old Uncle Jesse somewhere east of the Mississippi and south of the Ohio.

Avoiding traps set by their corrupt adversaries, the fat, white-suited Boss Hogg
''Note: This article title may be easily confused with Boss Hog.
For the American rapper known as Boss Hogg, see Capital Punishment Organization.


J.D.
 - a local politician, played brilliantly by Sorrell Brooke and his incompetent brother- in-law Sheriff Coltrane, the Dukes rode to the rescue of the good folk of Hazzard County Hazzard County may mean:
  • A fictional Georgia county in The Dukes of Hazzard television program (there is no county anywhere in the United States named "Hazzard")
  • Hazzard County (play), a 2005 comedy-drama
See also
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For a while the boys were replaced when Wopat and Schneider fell out with producers over merchandising royalties. Byron Cherry Byron Cherry portrayed Coy Duke, one of the new Duke Boys, in the 1982-1983 season of The Dukes of Hazzard.

He made no further notable contributions to the entertainment industry after the show, but now owns his own business, "Byron's Barkeep", in Ventura, California.
 and Christopher Mayer played two more Duke cousins, and Luke and Bo were off trying their luck in the motor-racing circuit.

Daisy's denim cut-off shorts became forever referred to as `Daisy Dukes'. Daisy (Catherine Bach) never became as famous as her shorts - and took the route many actresses do - into TV series and movies of little note.

John Schneider - who directed the show along with Tom Wopak - did some more acting, notably starring in Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, but more recently ended up hosting an American TV show called Ordinary/Extraordinary.

Tom Wopat who played Luke Duke - the dark-haired one - was probably the less popular at the time, but went on to the greatest things. In 1995 he took up a starring role in sitcom Cybill, with Cybill Shepherd, as her ex- husband Jeff Robbins. But the ultimate starring role came in 1997 when he was a guest voice and cartoon character on cult series South Park. In 1997 all the cast were reunited to make a one-off film, The Dukes of Hazzard Reunion.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 20, 1999
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