John Schneider

John Schneider


4/8/1960, Mount Kisco, New York, USA

Birth Name

John Richard Schneider



Also Known As

John R. Schneider
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John Schneider has starred in six television series, including the latest sensation Smallville; five mini-series; four feature films; one soap opera; 14 movies; and two of his own television specials, not to mention the many guest starring roles and appearances which he has made on other television shows.…more


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    • John: I have four kids, so it's not very difficult. There is an authority that was dealt to me by the people I work with. Not that my parents didn't have authority, but when I first got into television with The Dukes of Hazzard, I had Jimmy Best, Denver Pyle, and many older gentlemen who would never pussyfoot around an issue. So, I was kind of raised on that, and that's what I think I bring to Jonathan Kent pretty naturally.

    • John: (About Collier and Co.) Hollywood doesn't have a lot of respect for Dukes of Hazzard fans, so I had to make this movie myself.

    • John: The sole purpose of my production company is to work on shows with strong family values.

    • John Schneider: (about his character on Smallville) You'd find a lot of similarities between Jonathan Kent and John Schneider. Totally. I'm a very loving, but strict parent. [I] had fun on Smallville, and I have fun with my kids as well. I think you need to play with them, as much as you correct them. But, I'm a parent; I'm not a pal.

    • John Schneider: (about the 100th episode of Smallville, which was John's character was killed off) Doing it, it felt like our best show. And I thought that the Smallville pilot was the best hour of television I'd ever seen. This, I think, beats it.

    • Schneider (on acting): There are two things that are constant in Hollywood: pollen and John Schneider.

    • John Schneider : Superman is a defender of all that is right, and he gets that, by God, from his father, and I like that.

    • John : It's very bittersweet... but in order for Clark Kent to become Superman, he's going to need to fill the shoes of someone. He needs to attempt to fill the void in his life [caused] by the loss of someone very important

    • John Scneider : I just told Seann he did a really good job as Bo, ... He's got that wild-man thing going, which is what we had when we first started the show.

    • John Schneider: (On "Smallville") Our strongest show in the 4th season was weaker than our weakest show this [fifth] season.

  • The DUKES are GREAT. Their production company sis another storry.

    Slidell, La. February 26, 2014, The Production management for a commercial staring THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, authorized a PRESS Photojournalist access and provided a nondisclosure agreement for the Press Photojournalist to photograph without any restrictions while the filming of the commercial was taking place. However without reason or cause, the Production management threatened the Photojournalist with arrest if he did not turn over his digital photos to the Production management infringing upon the rights of FREE PRESS and other constitutional issues. Only after threat of detention and arrest by them and the St Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office did the Photojournalist release his digital photos under extreme duress and huge monetary loss for his work product. That Photojournalist is currently seeking possible remedy for this possible illegal and un-constructional actions of the Production management. This in no way infringes upon the great THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, only the Production management making the commercial that they were in at 400 Garrett Road today. Further details will follow. Freedom of the press, stealing press photos, denying press to public ride away. This is the Gestapo style of government. Is this what we are headed for??? I have purposely not stated the name of the advertising company, actual production company or the actual persons involved, YET.moreless
  • My dream to for John Schneider to have a "WELCOME HOME" concert for all the soldiers coming home from Iraq in February 2009 here on Folk Polk Military Base in Louisiana. My husband SGT. Alexander is now serving his last seven of 15 months in Iraq.moreless

    I have admired all the work John Schneider has been doing over the past thirty years. His work on television, in the movies, his singing career and most importantly his work with the Childrens Miracle network. I have always wanted to go to a Dukesfest with my family as we have four children. Maybe someday I can introduce my entire family to John. I have seen so many beautiful photos of his children and wife and I know that they are all happy to have him as a father and husband. Read my blog on how we met and how he saved my life when I was a teenaged runaway in Hollywood in the 1980s. American Heroes

    America has so many heroes.

    Many, we know not their names,

    They are policemen and firemen,

    Soldiers and boxers.

    Most, with no Hollywood fame.

    Heroes come from all walks of life,

    From every race, religion, and creed.

    Helping citizens in trouble,

    Assisting those in desperate need.

    I have had many heroes

    Throughout my entire life,

    My parents, my siblings, my kids, even strangers

    And a hero who's made me his wife.

    How fortunate we are who love our country,

    Giving unconditionally,

    How fortunate I am to be an American

    Whom someone's hero is me. Cheryl Alexandermoreless