Tom Wopat

Highest Rated: 86% Django Unchained (2012)
Lowest Rated: 12% Jonah Hex (2010)
Birthday: Sep 9, 1951
Birthplace: Lodi, Wisconsin, USA
To Gen-X'ers, particularly those who grew up hooked on prime-time television, Tom Wopat will be forever inseparable from his role as Luke Duke, the more intelligent and responsible of two cousins who spent their days charging around the rural South in a souped-up Dodge Charger and evading the wiles of corrupt politician Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke), on the comedy-adventure series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985). Born on a dairy farm in Lodi, WI, Wopat attended the University of Wisconsin as a young man, where he displayed strong musical ambition as a trombone player and a singer. Wopat spent his post-collegiate years touring in musical theater productions before being tapped for the Duke role in 1979. The CBS series, of course, took off like a rocket and netted a huge fan base (particularly among preteen boys). By 1982, however, it ran into a snag. Wopat and co-star John Schneider (who played Bo Duke) took issue with Warner Brothers Television over their salaries and shares of Hazzard merchandising revenues; the production company in fact snubbed their demands by bringing in two substitute actors for a single season, only to discover that the ploy didn't work. Wopat and Schneider thus returned in 1983 and stuck with the series for two more seasons, until it wrapped in August 1985. In the mean time, Wopat parlayed his Hazzard recognition into a recording career as a country singer. An eponymous debut album appeared in 1983 to generally favorable reviews, followed by a sophomore effort, the Capitol release Don't Look Back, in 1990, and a third effort, the Epic release Learning to Love, in 1992. The performer continued to cut his acting chops as well from time to time, signing for roles in such little-seen features as Contagious (1997) and Meteorites! (1998). He scored one of his more prominent post-Hazzard roles in a supporting turn opposite leads Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange, and Joan Allen in the female buddy comedy Bonneville (2006). Wopat also portrayed Jeff Robbins, ex-husband of actress Cybill Sheridan (Cybill Shepherd) in the first season of the CBS sitcom Cybill (1995-1998), and remained extremely active in various musical theater productions.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet New Money John Breckner 2019
No Score Yet Fair Haven Richard Grant 2017
No Score Yet Lost Cat Corona Jimmy Pipes 2017
80% The Standbys Actor 2014
No Score Yet Lovestruck: The Musical Actor 2013
43% Mariachi Gringo Ron 2013
86% Django Unchained U.S. Marshal Gill Tatum $162.9M 2012
No Score Yet The Understudy Actor $10.1K 2012
14% Main Street Frank $2.1K 2011
12% Jonah Hex Colonel Slocum $10.6M 2010
57% Taking Chance John Phelps 2009
No Score Yet The Hive Bill 2008
No Score Yet Dottie West - Greatest Hits Actor 2007
No Score Yet The History of Wisconsin Football Narrator 2007
40% Bonneville Arlo Brimm $0.4M 2006
No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood Actor 2000
No Score Yet Meteorites! Tom Johnson 1998
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! Luke Duke 1997
No Score Yet Contagious (Virus) Sam 1997
No Score Yet Christmas Comes to Willow Creek Pete 1987
No Score Yet Burning Rage Tom Silver 1984


97% Elementary
John Soble
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
Craig Iverson
  • 2012
  • 2011
66% A Gifted Man
Leonard Hall Sr.
  • 2011
No Score Yet Medium
Sheriff John Guillory
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
  • 2007
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
  • 2006
23% Standoff
Rick Keesler
  • 2006
92% Smallville
Jack Jennings
  • 2005
No Score Yet Great Performances
  • 2001
No Score Yet Cybill
Jeff Robbins
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Bill Dawson
  • 1996
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
Director Luke Duke
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard
Luke Duke
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet Heirloom