John Schneider is an American actor, singer, writer and director best known for his starring television roles as Bo Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985) and as Jonathan Kent on Smallville, from 2001-2006.
He also has a starring role as James "Jim" Cryer, the patriarch of the Cryer family and powerful Savannah criminal courts judge whi is a philandering, two-timing and licentious husband, in the primetime soap opera television series The Haves and the Have Nots.
John has also appeared in many feature films, including Doonby. Along with the television and films, John has also starred on Broadway as the lead in Grand Hotel and Chicago.
John is also well known as a country music singer, releasing nine studio albums and a greatest-hits package, as well as 18 singles and a Christmas album.
Some of his greatest hits include "I've Been Around Enough to Know", "Country Girls", "What's a Memory Like You (Doing in a Love Like This)" and "You're the Last Thing I Needed Tonight", all of which reached the top of the Billboard country singles charts.
John has also been the voice for several commercials, including Home Depot, as well as that of Preston Stormer for several seasons of the animated television series Hero Factory.
On the personal side, in 1982, he co-founded the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to help suffering children. CMNH is affiliated with 170 children's hospitals throughout the United States and Canada and has raised $3.7 billion, making it the largest children's charity in the world. John has been, and still is, the spokesman for CMNH.
In 1995, he founded FaithWorks Productions in order to produce family-oriented videos and recordings.
John starred in the Country Music Television series Trick My What? and the Nick at Nite series titled Hawk's Nest, for which he was a co-executive producer and performed in the starring role. John also starred in an episode of Glee.
In his spare time, John wrote and directed a feature film titled Backwater, starring Virginia Madsen, Jimmy Smits, Lyle Lovett, Kellie Pickler, Meat Loaf and Ed Asner.