Catherine Bach: Born Catherine Bachman on March
1st, 1955 in Warren, Ohio, Bach studied acting
at UCLA, and eventually played minor roles in
Clint Eastwood's 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,
and Burt Reynolds' 1975 Hustle. She was also a
Chevrolet pitchwoman. In 2002, she starred in
Family Channel production African Skies (1991)
as Margo Sutton, a widow living in
post-Apartheid South Africa with her teenage
son, Rory. In 1994, she testified before Congress
on behalf of the Rhinoceros and Tiger
James Best: Born July 26, 1926, in Powderly,
Kentucky, James K. Best played the role of
Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane. Since the 1950s, he's
acted in a variety of movie and TV roles
including Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952),
Seven Angry Men (1955), Sounder (1972),
Savage Bees (1976) and Death Mask (1998). Since
his stint with the Dukes of Hazzard, Best has
operated an acting workshop in Los Angeles. On
the 'Dukes of Hazzard', James Best in his role as Rosco, created a number of memorable catchphrases
including "Good News, Good News!", "Shame, Shame
Everyone Knows Your Name!", "I Love It, I Love
It!", "Law Enforcement is My Life.", "Tiddly
Tuddly", and "Judas Priest on a Pony!"
Sorrell Brooke: Died February 11, 1994 of cancer
at the age of 64 and buried in Culver City,
California. Born January 4, 1930 in Buffalo, NY. Booke majored in languages and graduated from
Yale and Columbia University. During the Korean
war his talent with languages was invaluable as
counter intelligence agent. Before the Dukes of
Hazzard, Booke had a successful acting career
and performed such memorable roles as Gen.
Bradley Barker on M*A*S*H (1972) and Mr. Dilk in
Freaky Friday (1976): Booke also provided voices
for such cartoon series as THE SMURFS, SCOOBY
DOO, GRAVEDALE HIGH and TINE TUNE ADVENTURES.
Ben Jones: Jones, who played "Cooter Davenport"
the mechanic who serviced "The General Lee,"
left acting to pursue a career in politics. He
became a US Congressman in the 1980s, but then
lost his re-election bid to Newt Gingrich.
Denver Pyle: Died on December 25, 1997 of lung
cancer at the age of 77 in Providence St. Joseph
Medical Centre in Burbank. Denver Pyle played
the role of Uncle Jesse and prior to DOH such
characters as Mad Jack on GRIZZLY ADAMS, and
Briscoe Darling on THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW as
well as numerous cowboy parts in western TV
shows and films.
John Schneider: Played the role of
Superman's father on the WB sci-fi series SMALLVILLE. and earlier appeared as David on the
western drama DR. QUINN: MEDICINE WOMAN (1993).
Born John Richard Schneider in April 8, 1960 in
Mount Kisco, New York, John co-founded the
Children's Miracle Network and now heads
FaithWorks Productions, Inc., in San Antonio
which produces quality family films. He also
became a successful country singer with such
hits as "I've Been Around Enough To Know" and
Tom Wopat: Born September 9, 1951 on a farm in
Lodi, Wisconsin. Since his gig as Luke Duke, the
6'1" Wopat continued to work in TV as Frank Cobb
on BLUE SKIES (1988); Dr. Jed McFadden on
PEACEABLE KINGDOM (1989), the ex-husband, Jeff
Robbins on CYBILL (1995) and the host of PRIME
TIME COUNTRY (1996). Wopat has also appeared in
movies like Contagious (1997) and Meteorite!
(1998), as well as with Bernadette Peters on
Broadway in "Annie Get Your Gun" and as of
August 2002 in the play "42nd Street."
DUKES OF HAZZARD/CBS/1979-85
Uncle Jesse Duke
Jefferson Davis (J.D.)Hogg
Sheriff Rosco P. Coltraine
Deputy Cletus Hogg
Deputy Enos Strate
OF HAZZARD/CBS/1983 (Cartoon Series)
1983, a cartoon spin off of the show was
made with Coy and Vance as the Duke boys
for thirteen episodes and Bo and Luke for
the last seven episodes.
Lyrics & Intro
Couple Hard-Drivin' Rough Necks
Down Hazzard County Way
They Don't Want No Trouble
They Just Want To Play
Give Them A Race To Run
General Lee And Son-Of-A-Gun
We're Goin To Have Some Fun!
Sir, The Duke Boys and Daisy are
racin' ol' Boss Hogg clear around
the world and they got to win the
prize money so ol' Boss can't
foreclose on the family farm.
Naturally greedy ol' Boss Hogg wants
the farm and the money for himself
so he's been a-cheeting and
a-scheming every foot of the way."