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JOHN SCHNEIDER (Captain von Trapp) is a multi-talented performer with credits spanning television, film, music and the stage. Best known for his role as Bo Duke on the popular television series The Dukes of Hazzard, Schneider stars in Smallville as Jonathan Kent, father to a teenage Clark Kent.
Schneider starred for six seasons as one of the fast-driving, fun-loving cousins of the Duke clan on the hugely popular '80s comedy-adventure series The Dukes of Hazzard. He recently reprised his beloved role in the television movie The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood. Schneider was also a series regular on the family drama Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and the syndicated drama Heaven Help Us.
Recently, Schneider directed and starred in the original television movie Mary Christmas with Cynthia Gibb due out December 2002. He has also appeared in numerous original television movies, including Michael Landon, the Father I Knew, True Women, Night of the Twisters, The Legend of Ruby Silver, Texas and Desperate Journey. This fall, he also will lend his voice to a lead character in Kids' WB!'s new animated series The Mummy.
On the big screen, he stars in the upcoming Lightning: Storm of Destruction and also appeared in Snow Day with Chevy Chase, and Garry Marshall's Exit to Eden.
A respected singer and songwriter as well, Schneider did 487 performances of the Tony Award-winning musical Grand Hotel and has released 11 solo albums, including a No. 1 album and four No. 1 singles.
Recognizing a need for better health care for children, Schneider co-founded the Children's Miracle Network, the only annual fundraising event of its kind in the world. All monies raised are given directly to children's hospitals located throughout North America. Since its inception in 1982, the telethon has made over $1 billion for hospitals in the United States and Canada.
A native of Mount Kisco, N.Y., Schneider currently lives just outside of Los Angeles with his wife Elly, and their three children.