Dukes Of Hazzard Cast

Saturday, April 23 by George Root

Anyone that grew up in America in the 1980's can probably name the "Dukes of Hazzard" cast by heart. It was one of the most popular television shows of all time, and the main members of the "Dukes of Hazzard" (1979-1985) cast went on to become stars in their own right. It was one of the original muscle car, running from the law television shows that everyone loved, and the "Dukes of Hazzard" cast went on to become icons.

  1. Bo Duke – John Schneider. The original Bo Duke did not appear in every episode. After the first few episodes of the 1985 season, Bo and Luke Duke were replaced by their younger cousins. John Schneider enjoyed a successful singing career along with a short stint in movies after his days as Bo Duke.
  2. Luke Duke – Tom Wopat. For some reason, Luke was considered to be the brains of the Duke boys operation. Tom Wopat was perfect for the role with his rugged good looks and great comedic timing. Wopat remained very active in television and film after his days driving the General Lee.
  3. Uncle Jesse – Denver Pyle. The Duke family unit in "Dukes of Hazzard" was not as straight-forward as other television families. There were n brothers, sisters, mothers or fathers. As a father figure, the Dukes had Uncle Jesse. The best part about Uncle Jesse is every time the bad guys think they have Uncle Jesse cornered, he always managed to get away.
  4. Boss Hogg – Sorrell Booke. Boss Hogg was always trying to find new and creative ways to get rich while also putting the Duke boys in jail. There seems to be a history between Boss Hogg and Uncle Jesse, but the details are never explored. Boss Hogg's plans never worked, and the Duke boys always got away.
  5. Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane – James Best. Rosco P. Coltrain was the worst sheriff on television trying to catch the best backwoods criminals on television. While Rosco was a sworn enemy of the Dukes, he would always side with the Duke boys when times got really difficult.
  6. Daisy Duke – Catherine Bach. Daisy Duke's jeans shorts were so inspiring to the young men of the early 1980's that any pair of very short shorts is now called "Daisy Dukes." Daisy's job was mostly to distract the bad guys while wearing a bikini, and she also got to drive around Hazzard County in her own jeep from time to time. Daisy Duke was one of the the original television sex symbols and responsible for at least some of the younger male audience that tuned in to the "Dukes of Hazzard".
  7. Cooter – Ben Jones. When the Duke boys would find themselves in any kind of trouble they could not get out of, Coote the mechanic always had the answer. Cooter kept the General Lee running, and he was especially good at keep Rosco away from the Duke boys. He was commonly referred to as the glue that held the "Dukes of Hazzard" together.

-George Root

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