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Bo Hopkins (born February 2, 1942 in Greenvillemarker, South Carolinamarker) is an Americanmarker actor.


Hopkins has appeared in several films, including The Bridge at Remagen, The Wild Bunch, The Getaway, American Graffiti, White Lightning, Radioland Murders, The Killer Elite, Midnight Express, More American Graffiti and A Small Town in Texas. When Gretchen Corbett left The Rockford Files television series in 1978, Hopkins as "John Cooper" replaced her character as Rockford's attorney for several episodes, arguably Hopkins' most memorable role in well over a hundred TV and movie appearances.

Bo Hopkins first major role in a film was in White Lightning, a 1973 cult classic that also starred Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty. Bo Hopkins played Roy Boone, Gator McClusky's (played by Burt Reynolds) sidekick during much of the film.

Jerry Reed played Bama McCall in the sequel to "White Lightning" called "Gator". Jerry Reed and Bo Hopkins bore a striking resemblance to one another, hence they played brothers Joe Hawkins and Tom Hawkins in the film "What Comes Around".

Captain Midnight has a man-crush on Hopkins's The Killer Elite character.

In 1981, he appeared in the first season of the prime-time drama Dynasty as Matthew Blaisdel. Hopkins' many guest appearances on television include episodes of Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Virginian, Nichols, The Rat Patrol, The Mod Squad, Hawaii Five-0, Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, The A-Team, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, The Fall Guy, Crazy Like a Fox and Murder She Wrote.

Hopkins has a role in the video game Nuclear Strike. He plays Colonel LeMonde, a mercernary who steals a nuclear weapon. The 'Strike' team tracks him through Southeast Asia.

Further reading

  • Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget, by Justin Humphreys. BearManor Media, Albany, 2006. ISBN # 1-59393-041-0.

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