John Schneider is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Producer and Editor American born on 8 april 1960 at Mount Kisco (USA)
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Birth name John Richard SchneiderNationality USABirth 8 april 1960John Richard Schneider (born April 8, 1960) is an American actor and country music singer. He is best known for his portrayal of Bo Duke in the 1970s–1980s American television series The Dukes of Hazzard, Jonathan Kent in the 2001–11 TV series Smallville (an adaptation of Superman). and of James "Jim" Cryer on the television series The Haves and the Have Nots, created by Tyler Perry.
(60 years) at Mount Kisco (USA
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.
Schneider became a born-again Christian while living with Johnny and June Carter Cash for a short time and speaking with Johnny about Christianity. In 1982, he co-founded, with Marie Osmond, the Children's Miracle Network to help suffering children. In 1995, he founded FaithWorks Productions in order to produce family-oriented videos and recordings.
Schneider has become involved in animal advocacy. He read from Karen Dawn's book Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking The Way We Treat Animals at its New York book launch. In a Washington Post article he discussed the effects of the book and the people he met through the event on his life. He was moved to record a personal video, which is available on YouTube and on the book's website, in which he talks of his shock upon learning about the way animals are treated by human society, and mentions the award winning documentary Earthlings, which is about the human dependence on animals for a variety of resources.
Schneider was married to former Miss America Tawny Elaine Godin from 1983 to 1986. He married his second wife, Elly Castle, on July 11, 1993. On December 12, 2014, TMZ.com reported that Castle had filed for divorce. They have three children, Leah and Chasen, both of whom are Castle's children from her first marriage, and their daughter Karis.
On April 6, 2015, Schneider had lost his acting mentor and decades-long friend, James Best, to pneumonia. Prior to Best's death, Schneider released a statement: "I laughed and learned more from Jimmie in one hour, than from anyone else in a whole year. Give Uncle Jesse my love when you see him dear friend," he also added, "(Best) would say, ‘sure thing, which eye?’ I’m forever thankful to have cut my teeth in the company of such a fine man."