- Was born and raised on his parents' dairy farm with seven brothers and sisters.
- Studied music for two years at the University of Wisconsin, but dropped out to start a rock band.
- Spent two summers performing at the Barn Theater in Michigan.
- Got his big break with his famous role as Luke Duke on Dukes of Hazzard, which aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985.
- Released his first country album, the self-titled Tom Wopat, in 1983.
- Performs regularly on the Broadway stage and is featured on several original cast recordings, including A Catered Affair (2008), Sondheim on Sondheim (2010) and the 1999 revival of Annie Get Your Gun.
- 1999, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
- 2008, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
- 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- Vicki Allen — Ex-wife
- Attended University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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