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Tom Wopat Biography

Birth Place:
Lodi, Wisconsin, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated


  • Vicki Allen -- Ex-wife