Tom Wopat

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (7)

  • Tom: (On the Dukes of Hazzard) I think John [Schneider] was more of teen idol than I was...but that was okay.

  • Tom: (On his experiences on "The Dukes"): I had a wonderful time. I developed relationships that I've held in good stead, I learned both the responsibility a leading man has in a show, and I learned how to direct.

  • Tom (On auditioning for 'Luke Duke'): I read the script in New York on Tuesday and was on a plane that night for Los Angeles. My screen test was on Friday and 10 days later I was in Georgia for filming.

  • Tom: As far as Dukes of Hazzard goes, it was what it was. It was a huge phenomenon. If you have a success of that stature you should embrace it. And you shouldn't deny it. Some people who have a popular television show will tell you that they wanted to 'be more artistic' and deny that that TV show was what they wanted to do, but to me it's all work.

  • Tom: (On whether or not there will be a third "Dukes" reunion movie) Every one gets a little harder to conceive. You're asking people to suspend belief a little bit. What are these guys still doing running around in their 40s and 50s? They got no jobs, they're still wearing the same clothes. What's up with that?

  • Tom: (On the Dukes character 'Boss Hogg') You could make a case that he's one of the least hypocritical people in the show, ... He basically comes out and admits he does what he does for money. Everyone else in the show talks about this and that, but he says he doesn't do what he does out of the goodness of his heart or anything. He does what he does to make a living, and he's good at it.

  • Tom: I don't want to be the father on a sitcom that's centered on the kids.

Trivia (21)

  • Tom and John [Schneider] had an appearance in Cincinnati that was cancelled because people thought that The Dukes of Hazzard was racist because of the Confederate flag on the roof of the General Lee.

  • Tom is currently facing driving while intoxicated and reckless driving charges in Ringwood, New Jersey, after hitting traffic cones and nearly colliding with a Ringwood Police car March 22, 2006.

  • In The Dukes of Hazzard, when it was Luke who was driving and Bo was riding shotgun, both John [Schneider] and Tom have said that it's harder climbing through the windows 'cause they weren't used to getting in on that side of the car.

  • It has been said that John [Schneider] considers Tom his best friend and Tom has said that he thinks of John like a brother.

  • He and John Schneider performed "Carryin' On" together, The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion theme song.

  • Tom is of Czechslovack Ancestry.

  • Tom attended the University Of Wisconsin in Madison.

  • Tom began singing and dancing in school musicals when he was 12 years old.

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