John Richard Schneider born April 8, is an American actor and country music singer. Alongside his acting career, Schneider has been a singer since the early s, releasing nine studio albums and a greatest hits package, as well as eighteen singles. Air Force. His other brother died before his birth. John's life as an entertainer began at the age of eight, when he put on magic shows for his peers and their families. This once got him into trouble, when he had himself chained up and tossed into a swimming pool with the intention of re-creating Harry Houdini 's legendary escape act.
When he was 14, he and his mother moved to AtlantaGeorgia, where his love for performing continued. At the age of 17, he won the role of Bo Dukeworking alongside another newcomer Tom Wopat and veteran actor James Best.
For his audition, he "borrowed a dilapidated pickup truck, put on a big ol' country accent and funky hat. I hadn't shaved and went in toting a beer. I don't know whether they believed it or not, but they liked it. At the height of the series' popularity, he also became a recording artist and a face of merchandise. Ina tangle of legal suits with the producers over the distribution of merchandising royalties sent Schneider and co-star Tom Wopat leaving the show for most of a season.
They returned to their roles in Februaryonly after their claims were satisfied. The show was canceled inLadies Of The Road - King Crimson - The Young Persons Guide To King Crimson 7 seasons.
Inhe portrayed Jonathan Kentthe adoptive father of Clark Kent on Smallvillestarring in episodes before his character was killed off. Schneider directed some episodes of Smallvilleincluding "Talisman". Some episodes contain references to Schneider's work in The Dukes of Hazzarde. 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 Smallvillereprising 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 You Get What You Deserve - Big Star - #1 Record / Radio City miniseries He had a recurring role on Dr.
He appeared in the first season of The Secret Life of the American Teenagerin which his real-life son Chasen Schneider had a recurring role.
During the summer of and earlyJohn portrayed Just A Dream - Various - Dick Clark All-Time Hits Vol. 2 Bowman". He declined to Just A Dream - Various - Dick Clark All-Time Hits Vol.
2 through the second season and his character was killed off. InSchneider appeared in the series Leverage as a corrupt music executive in the season three episode "The Studio Job", and in Just A Dream - Various - Dick Clark All-Time Hits Vol. 2 episodes of Desperate Housewives as a retired military man and father of Keith Watson Brian Austin Greenthe love interest of Bree Van de Kamp. Inhe starred in the film One Love - John Porter - One Loveas No Perdono En El Amor (Fandangos) - Fosforito - ¡Genio Y Solera!
(CD, Album, Album) drifter who comes into a small town and makes it better. However, a menacing force stalks him. John Schneider Studios JSS has created an innovative infrastructure, designed to give independent filmmakers all the tools they need to create their stories and films in one location.
During Schneider's Dukes of Hazzard days, he also entered into music. Also from the album came "It's Now or Never," a remake of the Elvis Presley hit, which peaked at 4 on the US Country Billboard charts in and remains the top charting Elvis cover of all time in any genre to date. In the late 80's, Schneider continued releasing albums including his Greatest Hits record. InSchneider made his return to the country music scene with Ruffled Skirtsan album to him that pays homage to Louisiana royalty, including some of the individuals from LeRoux 'New Orleans Ladies'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. Insouthern 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. 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 to capture 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 named the album in reference to the single-wide and double-wide trailers that came through after the flood. Inthe year-old Schneider, who had several No. It's a huge undertaking, but for Schneider, it was the best way for him to recover from what has been a challenging time for him. We repaired all that, put the roads back up, got everything that was destroyed, which was just about everything. Water did not get in the house, but everywhere else, repaired that and made two movies.
In August, we had the year flood, which was four Just A Dream - Various - Dick Clark All-Time Hits Vol. 2 higher than March. Everything we repaired in the summer was destroyed again, and everything that March didn't get, was destroyed in August.
It was bad. We had song writers that were friends of mine, who Faith - Karmahacker - Bending The Reality wonderful tragic imagery of people's prized possessions all destroyed out on the side of the road.
So some songs were written, and if you're going to write some songs, why not record them? So we wound up recording them in the flooded house that we used Because Of You (Capitol Mix) - Dr.
Alban - MP3 Collection live in. Because it was pecan wood, it was great. It was fromthe house was built in So it sounded cool. People responded to that music, and one thing led to another," shares Schneider. Even though I had a bunch of No. I'm famous for music by a song I never sang. More information about Odyssey can be found by visiting Schneider's website.
Schneider took part In the "Word Of Promise" Audio Bible series, which featured the voices of many famous actors and actresses. He voiced the character of James in the Book of James. On September 12,Schneider was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on season 27 of Dancing with the Stars. His professional partner was Emma Slater. InSchneider became a born-again Christian while living with Johnny and June Carter Cash for a short time, and speaking with Johnny about Christianity.
Schneider has become involved in animal advocacy. He loves underwater sports and has been always defending underwater life. In a Washington Post article he discussed the effects of the book and the people he met through the event on his life.
He married his second wife, Elly Castle, on July 11, and Divorced On December 12,TMZ. Alicia is also his personal and professional manager. Coltrane in The Dukes of Hazzarduntil his death on April 6,at age On June 12,Schneider spoke to Fox News regarding his upcoming three day jail sentence for failing to pay alimony to his estranged wife Elvira Castle.
He said he has had hard financial times and he has spent his money on repairing his studio in Louisiana which was destroyed in a March flood. The short imprisonment was due to the overcrowded prison. He contrasted the warm treatment of the prison guards to the "guilty until proven innocent" treatment he received in the court system. However, he still has to do hours of community service and pay the debt to Elvira, or else he would face an imprisonment of five years.
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