Authentic Wisconsin.  Tom Wopat

Tom Wopat was born on September 9, 1951 in Lodi, Wisconsin.

Tom Wopat - Actor (TV and stage), singer; born Thomas Steven Wopat on September 9, 1951 in Lodi, Wisconsin (also known as The Home of Susie the Duck).

Growing up on a dairy farm, Wopat attended Lodi High School in the late '60s and starred in the school's production of "Damn Yankees".   Following high school graduation, he decided to pursue music and studied music at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for two years, but dropped out to start a rock band as both guitarist and lead singer.

He made his television debut on "One Life to Live" and achieved television fame on the popular television series "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979–85).   After the "The Dukes of Hazzard" ended, Wopat acted on Broadway and embarked on a music career where he has recorded eight albums.

Awards and nominations include:

  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards Nomination — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, "Cybill"
  • 1999 Tony Award Nomination, Best Actor in a Musical, "Annie Get Your Gun"
  • 2008, Tony Award Nomination — Best Actor in a Musical, "A Catered Affair"

For more information on Tom Wopat, visit Wikipedia.

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Tom Wopat
Actor, singer.

Above: Classic "Dukes of Hazzard" clip with the General Lee making one of it's famous jumps.

Above: Tom Wopat as Luke Duke singing Boulder To Birmingham with Roberta Leighton as Candy Dix on "The Dukes of Hazzard."

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