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      Bo Hopkins

      Bo Hopkins

      Highest Rated: 96% American Graffiti (1973)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Feb 2, 1942

      Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, USA

      Bo Hopkins was a blond character actor and occasional lead of films and TV who played impetuous, thrill-seeking and sometimes violent country boys early in his career and later specialized in sturdy, though occasionally still villainous, authority figures. Hopkins studied under Uta Hagen and at the Desilu Playhouse, where his work netted him an agent and an audition for director Sam Peckinpah. Soon thereafter he made his film debut in Peckinpah's violent, strikingly elegiac landmark Western, "The Wild Bunch" (1969). With his tousled hair, clear eyes and Southern drawl, Hopkins adeptly played a variety of yokels, wily and stupid alike, who could be sensitive and sympathetic. More often, though, he did a delicious job of unsettling viewers with his potent squint as deceptive villains or as blatantly reckless types, given to macho posturing and its attendant mayhem. The tough, laconic Hopkins was well-suited to action fare, from the war epic "The Bridge at Remagen" (1969) to the TV-movie "The Kansas City Massacre" (1975), in which he played gangster "Pretty Boy" Floyd, to crime dramas including Peckinpah's "The Getaway" (1972), "White Lightning" (1973), "Midnight Express" (1978) and the direct-to-video "President's Target" (1993). His rugged stance has made him especially at home in the Westerns which have kept him busy, from "Monte Walsh" (1970), "The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing" (1973) and "Posse" (1975) through TV-movies like "The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang" (1979) and "Louis L'Amour's 'Down the Long Hills'" (1986). He was fine in the feature "The Ballad of Little Jo" (1993), as the rancher who gives the sexually disguised heroine a chance at sheep herding. Hopkins' iconic value in Westerns was even used reflexively in "The Day of the Locust" (1975), an adaptation of Nathanael West's classic novel about Hollywood, with Hopkins as a troubled cowboy stuntman. Although Hopkins gave a fine performance in his first feature lead, the intriguing if minor road picture "The Only Way Home" (1972), he never quite caught on as a leading man. He has kept busy, though, if sometimes in rather minor credits. His roles as aggressive outsiders have gradually been replaced by lawmen and other similar roles: In three features made almost back to back, "Trapper County War," "The Bounty Hunter" (both 1989) and "The Final Alliance" (1990) he played sheriffs. Hopkins has also tried TV series, including a stint as the bush pilot who aids the woodsy "Doc Elliot" (1973-74), and one season as Matthew Blaisdel, the geologist enamored of Krystle (Linda Evans), on the primetime soap, "Dynasty" (1981). Hopkins occasionally reprised the role during the show's long run, briefly terrorizing the entire cast during the 1987-88 season. Bo Hopkins died on May 27, 2022 at the age of 80.

      Highest rated movies

      American Graffiti poster American Graffiti Midnight Express poster
      Midnight Express
      The Wild Bunch poster The Wild Bunch Getting to Know You poster
      Getting to Know You
      Monte Walsh poster
      Monte Walsh
      The Getaway poster
      The Getaway
      The Ballad of Little Jo poster
      The Ballad of Little Jo
      White Lightning poster White Lightning

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      25% 82% Hillbilly Elegy Papaw (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little Christmas Business Coach Morris (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Louis L' Amour's Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshall Unknown (Character) - 2006
      71% 62% The Road Home Coach Stangel (Character) - 2003
      67% 58% Shade Lt. Scarne (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $24.7K 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Let Go The Boss (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 11% A Crack in the Floor Sheriff Talmidge (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Choosing Matthias Doc (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 91% Cowboy Up Ray Drupp (Character) - 2000
      14% 28% South of Heaven, West of Hell Doc Angus Dunfries (Character) $26.4K 2000
      No Score Yet 20% Big Brother Trouble Oddo (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Jamie Barnett (Character) - 2000
      9% 20% From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money Sheriff Lawson (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 43% Time Served Mr. D (Character) - 1999
      90% No Score Yet Getting to Know You Officer Caminetto (Character) - 1999
      60% 30% Uncle Sam Sgt. Twining (Character) - 1997
      59% 62% U-Turn Ed (Character) $6.6M 1997
      No Score Yet 22% Fever Lake Sheriff Harris (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas Payback Sheriff Bishop (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 56% Painted Hero Brownie (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet November Conspiracy Capt. Hogan (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Riders in the Storm Billy Van Owen (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 74% Cheyenne Warrior Jack Andrews (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 65% Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Rattlesnake Reynolds (Character) - 1994
      76% 63% The Ballad of Little Jo Frank Badger (Character) $459.3K 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet President's Target Marty Rogers (Character) - 1993
      71% 58% Inside Monkey Zetterland Mike Zetterland (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 62% The Legend of Wolf Mountain Ranger Steven Haynes (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Center of the Web Frank Allesendro (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 29% The Final Alliance Sheriff Whistler (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 12% Fertilize the Blaspheming Bombshell! Sheriff Jon Farlock (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 83% Big Bad John Lester (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bounty Hunter Sheriff Bennett (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 0% Trapper County War Sheriff Sam Frost (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 24% Nightmare at Noon Reilly (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Down the Long Hills Jud (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 81% A Smoky Mountain Christmas Sheriff John Jensen (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What Comes Around Tom Hawkins (Character) - 1985
      20% 37% Night Shadows Sheriff Will Stewart (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 18% Sweet Sixteen Sheriff Dan Burke (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Dancing Dave Groves (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 25% The Fifth Floor Carl (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rodeo Girl Will Garrett (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Plutonium Incident Art Reeves (Character) - 1980
      20% 33% More American Graffiti Little Joe (Character) - 1979
      93% 89% Midnight Express Tex (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thaddeus Rose and Eddie Eddie Lee Haskell (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crisis in Sun Valley Buchanan (Character) - 1978
      0% 10% Tentacles Will Gleason (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invasion of Johnson County George Dunning (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 40% A Small Town in Texas Sheriff Duke (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway Swan (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Beau Creel (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kansas City Massacre Charles Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd (Character) - 1975
      65% 75% The Day of the Locust Earle Shoop (Character) - 1975
      67% 52% Posse Wesley (Character) - 1975
      54% 33% The Killer Elite Jerome Miller (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 20% Judgement: The Court Martial of Lt. William Calley Prosecuting attorney (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Runaway Barge Earl Owens (Character) - 1975
      75% 61% White Lightning Roy Boone (Character) - 1973
      96% 84% American Graffiti Joe (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 47% The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Billy (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 60% The Culpepper Cattle Company Dixie Brick (Character) - 1972
      86% 81% The Getaway Frank Jackson (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 44% The Moonshine War Bud Blackwell (Character) - 1970
      89% 64% Monte Walsh Jumpin' Joe Joslin (Character) - 1970
      91% 90% The Wild Bunch Crazy Lee (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 50% The Thousand Plane Raid Capt. Douglass (Character) - 1969

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet 50% Dynasty Unknown (Character) 1981 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files John Cooper (Character) 1978-1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Arnie (Guest Star) 1969-1970
      No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show George (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Harper Haggen (Guest Star) 1967