John Schneider is an American actor as well as country music singer known for his role as ‘Duke’ in TV series ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’. For those who are interested to know about career, personal life, and net worth of John Schneider in 2018, kindly continue reading this article.
Early Life & Biography
John was born on April 18, 1960, in Mount Kisco, New York. His father John “Jack” Schneider III, was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and his mother’s name is Shirley Conklin. John started to indulge himself in performing magic shows for his peers when he was 8 and it is said that he was once thrown into a swimming pool with is limbs chained, intending to re-create Harry Houdini’s famous escape act which he couldn’t successfully emulate. He completed his high school in North Springs High School.
John is currently in a relationship with his producing partner Alicia Allain, who is also his personal manager since 2015. He married his first wife Tawny Elaine Godin, former Miss America in the year 1983. The couple divorced in 1986 and after that John married Elvira Castle in 1993. The couple has a daughter, Karis together but they got separated in 2014. Sources say that John was ordered to spend a 3-day jail sentence in June 2018 for not paying alimony to his second wife Elvira.
Apart from acting and music, John has indulged himself in various social awareness activities such as, voicing against the ill-treatment of animals by humans and co-founding Children’s Miracle Network along with Marie Osmond to ensure the well-being of suffering children. He is said to be an enthusiast of underwater sports.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Schneider started his acting career at the age of 17 when he was offered the role of Bo Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard. This series brought him to limelight along with his co-star Tom Wopat. In 2001 he featured in the series Smallville and even went on to direct some of its episodes. He essayed a role in CSI’s episode of “Kill Me If You Can” in the year 2009. Leverage, Desperate Housewives, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager are some of his famous TV series.
Apart from acting, Schneider is well known for his singing skills. His first track was released in the early 80’s by Scotti Brothers Label titled Now or Never. From then, Schneider went on to release albums year after year as his tracks continued to top the charts. Currently, John is working on his album titled Odyssey which will have 52 songs. John has also lent his voice for the character James in the Audio Bible series Word of Promise.
John has acted in more than thirty feature films and has his own production studio entitled John Schneider Studios which encourages independent filmmakers. In 2005, he won the Most Uninsurable Driver Award from TV Land Awards for The Dukes of Hazzard. He won the 2016 Rosewell Film Festival Life Time Achievement Award and 2016 Best Ensemble Cast shared with 5 other artists at the Northeast Film Festival.
Net Worth & Earnings
He enjoys an annual income of $500,000 USD. He has been in the entertainment industry for more than four decades and right now his net worth is estimated to be around $3.5 million. He himself in an interview in June 2018 has said that he is facing financial troubles due to the floods that destroyed his studio twice in March and August 2016. He owns a Mercedes Benz and a Range Rover.
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