Tom Wopat

Tom Wopat


9/9/1951, Lodi, Wisconsin

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Tom Wopat


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Tom Wopat's career took off with his portrayal of the feisty, yet mature--kind of--cousin 'Luke Duke' on the series The Dukes of Hazzard. Tom enjoyed many good years on 'The Dukes', and starred in several reunion movies even after the series ended. Tom also is an accomplished musician,…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • 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.

  • He played Luke Duke to profection.

    He was the older and wiser cousin in my favorite TV show of all time 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. He played Luke Duke an ex-marine. He could drive a car like a pro, fight in a boxing ring as shown in one episode. He was always getting out of trouble his younger cousin Bo got them into. He was even good when he had to play a part in the show that was unlike him. This was shown in the episodes 'Goodbye General Lee' where he is hypnotized into getting rid of his car and 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Luke Duke' where he insults everyone in Hazzard county and pulls a gun on Bo after robbing a bank this is all after he gets bad water. He also directed some episodes and was a talented singer. He also played in another show called 'Cybil' opposite Cybil Shepard.moreless
  • He\'s Luke Duke!

    Tom Wopat is the perfect person to play the role of Luke Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard." Bo and Luke are my favorite characters from the TV show. I honestly like both of them equally but in different ways. Luke is a lot like one of my best friends. He won't let anyone hurt any one of his friends or family and he protects them in any possible way that he can. Not only that but he's handsome too. He can get just as many girls as Bo can. Luke is smart too. Whenever he and Bo get into trouble he always comes up with a plan to get them out of it. He's also a dare devil. He does more of the crazier stunts than Bo, like jumping from one car to another and more. "The Dukes of Hazzard" is the best TV show ever! Nothing can top it! Tom Wopat along with John Schneider makes it worth watching.moreless