John Schneider

(John Richard Schneider)

John Schneider
John Schneider
  • Born: April 8, 1960
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Director









John Richard Schneider is an American actor and country music singer. He is best known for his portrayal of Beauregard "Bo" Duke in the American television action/comedy series The Dukes of Hazzard, (opposite Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach and James Best), Jonathan Kent in the 2001–11 TV series Smallville (an adaptation of Superman), and James "Jim" Cryer on the television series The Haves and the Have Nots, created by Tyler Perry.

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A financial shift happened with 'Facing the Giants' and 'Fireproof,' where movies that were faith-based films were profitable. And people in Hollywood - like people in downtown U.S.A. - are out to make money. Money, Coins & Minting ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
At the core, I'm a filmmaker and a storyteller.
Friends don't let friends jump cars.
'Gut' was my nickname. And I was picked on terribly by many, many kids.
Here I am sitting in the back of a cab with Catherine Zeta-Jones who is telling me Michael Douglas has fond memories of me - it just makes me feel good as a human being.
I believe that a dream un-followed turns into all kinds of bad things in the lives of those who don't pursue them.
I believe that even the worst people on the planet believe that they are somehow justified in their neurosis.
I believe you should be a gentleman, and that's old-fashioned.
I don't know that Donald Trump really cares about what the outcome is, as long as he's in charge of it. Seeing whom he can steer in which direction and how far he can push them.
I had a working mother. She worked for IBM. My dad lived in another town - not very far away, but another town. So food was - I guess food was my friend. Families, Children & Parenting ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
I know that if I concentrate on making other people shine, I will shine. It is really about the other person, never about you.
I learned at 50 that there are things that are not my department. Distribution is one of those things.
I weighed 245 pounds when I was 16 years old. I had a 44-inch waist. And that was two years before 'Dukes of Hazzard' started.
If it's tough believing what you believe, then maybe it's time to move. But if you are someone who militantly enforces your opinion about anything, then you need to get out of town. Time
I'm a good dad and a fair husband and I work quite a bit. That takes up a fair amount of time. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm a good dad and a fair husband, and I work quite a bit. Families, Children & Parenting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm actually from Mt. Kisco, New York, which is in Westchester County, and when I auditioned for 'Dukes,' I told them I was from Snailville, Georgia, which doesn't exist, and I'd just graduated first in my class from the Georgia School of High Performance Driving, which also doesn't exist. But they bought it.
I'm from New York, I'm 53, I have my moments when I'm a nice guy, and more frequently I have my moments where I'm a middle-aged aggravated person. For years I was always the nice guy, so in life I had to pretend to be the nice guy. Life
I'm not a Christian for your benefit. I'm a Christian for my benefit, and how I walk my walk is my business, and how you walk your walk is your business. Business, Commerce & Finance
In 'Hardflip,' you have a relationship where the father and son haven't seen each other in 18 years, but they find they're very alike: pigheaded, stubborn, passionate. It's a wonderful story of how you can't get away from how similar you and your children are.
It infuriates me that when people forget what it's like not to be a Christian, and they get into other people's face about their life or their beliefs. It's amazing to me that people feel their relationship is so solid with God that they have enough time on their hands to question mine or to fix mine. Life ;Time ;Religion & God
It seems like people are more likely to tell you you've gotten too thin than to tell you you've gotten too fat.
It's been a while since I've been to church, but you don't get unborn again.
I've been involved in the offering-up-adoption-as-another-choice business for a long time. Time ;Business, Commerce & Finance
My biggest change is what is important to me, and what is not. What's worthy worrying about, and what is not. When we're younger, we tend to spend too much time worrying and going over the unnecessary. I'm no longer running the hamster wheel. Time
Not many skeletons left in my closet because I invite them to dance all over the front room!
Passion is different than desire. People that are successful recognize passion. You have to be willing to work at it. I love the image of pushing a boulder uphill - it will flourish you. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
People have come to me for my opinion since 'October Baby.' But, hey, look, I'm an actor who is very fortunate to be in a movie that's making wonderful noise, and hopefully helping parents and children to be a little closer. Leave me alone. I'm not talking about politics. I'm just trying to have a conversation with my own kids. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Shows have a tendency to end when they're over. 'The Dukes of Hazzard' has not ended for the fans, and it has not ended for the cast or the crew, and I'm very proud to be a part of that.
Some people thrive on creating chaos and then operating through it, though usually that's presented as a female trait.
Some people treat seeing me as if they just won a car on 'The Price is Right.' The feet get going, and the hands start flapping, and it's really quite amazing. It's a little scary: you can't have more than two or three of them at the same time because someone might get hurt. But it's great fun. Time
The normal storyline of a horror film or a slasher film is the young, beautiful college folks go camping and get systematically killed by the person in a mask. So that's how it normally is.
There are young people having babies every day that cannot possibly take care of them, and, as people who believe that every life is beautiful, we need to make them aware of another choice - to give that beautiful life up for adoption. Life
When a script like 'Hardflip' comes along, with a real depiction of the rewards of a father-son relationship but also the difficulties of building one, you have my attention.
When I was a wee little kid, I used to watch 'Dark Shadows' all the time, so I was a Barnabas Collins fan. Time
When you boil it down, most movies are message movies. And I think careers are made in message movies. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
You can make a really good film for under a million dollars, like 'October Baby,' or under a half million, like 'Hardflip.'
You can tell if someone is about social intercourse or just about browbeating somebody with their opinion. It's no fun arguing with a closed-minded person.

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