- Once aspired to be a race-car driver and briefly attended racing school in Georgia.
- At age 18, adopted a southern accent and lied to producers about being a 24-year-old from Snailville, GA, to land the breakthrough role of Bo Duke on Dukes of Hazzard.
- Released his first album, Now or Never, in 1981.
- Co-founded the Children's Miracle Network with Marie Osmond in 1982.
- Received a phony bid of nearly $10 million on eBay for his version of the General Lee from 2000's Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood; a second attempt to sell the car on eBay was also unsuccessful.
- Leah Castle — Stepdaughter
- Shirley — Mother
- Elly Castle — Wife (separated)
- John Schneider — Father
- Karis Schneider — Daughter
- Chasen Schneider — Stepson
- Mark Schneider — Brother
- Bob Schneider — Brother
- Tawny Little — Ex-wife
- Birth Name: John Richard Schneider
- Birth Place: Mount Kisco, New York, United States
- Birthday: April 8, 1960, Aries
- Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Musician
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