After college, Schneider roomed for a year with country & western singer Johnny Cash. Cash gave him one of his trademark coats as a gift, which Schneider later wore in the Leverage episode "The Studio Job," where he played a crooked country & western record producer.
John recently lent his voice to "The Word of Promise," a dramatized audio book of the New Testament. He is the voice of the Apostle James.
John and his family live just outside of Los Angeles, California.
His own version of the General Lee, a 1969 Dodge Charger painted to look like the car used in the show Dukes of Hazzard, was auctioned off on Ebay for $9,900,500.
John has dated Marie Osmond and Jennifer Granholm, the governor of Michigan.
John and Tom [Wopat] had an appearance in Cincinnati that was cancelled. People thought that The Dukes of Hazzard was racist because of the Confederate flag on the roof of the General Lee.
John and his mother moved to Atlanta, Georgia when he was fourteen.
John was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Parental Units for his role in Smallville in 2005. He shares this nomination with his TV wife, Annette O'Toole.
John was nominated for a TV Land Award for Favorite Teen Dream-Male for his role in The Dukes of Hazzard in 2004.
He also appeared in the off-Broadway play The Civil War as a Confederate soldier.
He and Tom Wopat performed "Carryin' On" together, The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion theme song.
John's parents divorced when he was two, and he began acting at the age of eight.
In The Dukes of Hazzard, when it was Luke who was driving and Bo was riding shotgun, both John and Tom [Wopat] have said that it's harder climbing through the windows 'cause they weren't used to getting in on that side of the car.
John played Jack Hatch in the 1996 movie Night of the Twisters.
It has been said that John considers Tom [Wopat] his best friend and Tom has said he thinks of John like a brother.
He got his role on The Dukes of Hazzard by pretending he was a genuine country boy from Snellville, GA, holding a beer.
During his teen years, Schneider picked up spending money by working as an entertainer at parties and public events, playing the guitar, telling jokes and performing a magic trick or two.
Superboy, a character in the DC Comics who is not the young Clark Kent but is rather a clone of his, moved in with Jonathon and Martha Kent and referred to Jon as "Bo". This is a cross-media reference to Jonathon Kent in Smallville.
His co-star (on The Dukes of Hazzard), Tom Wopat, also enjoyed success on the country music charts. Schneider and Wopat sang several duets on the TV series, sometimes with co-star Catherine Bach.
On November 12, 2004, John was an honoree at the 7th Annual Silver Spur Awards show by the Reel Cowboys, an organization dedicated to the western heritage. The late Howard Keel was also honored.
Schneider and "Dukes" co-star Tom Wopat reunited in the November 3, 2005 Smallville episode "Exposed."
He was once married to former Miss America Tawny Elaine Godin.
John Schneider raises Alpacas.
John has blonde hair and blue eyes.
In 1999, John began hosting the annual PBS broadcasts of the National Memorial Day Concert.
In 1998, John founded Canan Film Works with John Agoglia and Tony Fantozzi.
John is a born again Christian. He founded FaithWorks Productions in an effort to produce family-oriented recordings and videos.
John has frequently hosted or appeared on the annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
John has recorded 11 albums.
John has also made a huge impact as a country singer. Some of his biggest hits include: "It's Now or Never" (1981, a remake of the Elvis Presley hit), "I've Been Around Enough to Know" (1984), "Country Girls" (1985), "What's a Memory Like You (Doing in a Love Like This)" (1986), and "You're The Last Thing I Needed Tonight" (1986).
John has German background, from both parents.
John performed many of his own stunts on The Dukes of Hazzard,including driving.
John wrote and/or directed several episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard.
John has restored many 'General Lee' look-alike Dodge Chargers.
John races cars every May in the 'Silver State Classic Challenge' held in Ely, Nevada. He is the driver of a model of the 'General Lee' with fellow actor friend, James Caviezel, who is the navigator.
John is 6'3" tall.
John has a replica of "The General Lee" as his personal car. It isn't exact to the one from The Dukes of Hazzard, because it's doors are not welded shut.
When John was auditioning for the role of Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard, he lied about his age, saying he was 24 when he was only 18. He got the part.
John Schneider has three children-Leah, Chasen, and Karis.
John Schneider is currently married to Elly Castle. The two were married on July 11, 1993.
He was married to news anchor Tawny Little from 1983-1986.
John attended North Springs High School in Atlanta, GA.
On November 12, 2004, John was an honoree at the 7th Annual Silver Spur Awards show by the Reel Cowboys, an organization dedicated to the western heritage.
John's character on WB's Smallville, was killed off the series on Thursday, January 26th's episode.
John has a son with Aspergers syndrome, a type in the autism spectrum disorder.
John is a co-founder of the Children's Miracle Network charity organization.
John is the Groom in Trick Pony's video The Bride.
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.