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Sonny Shroyer
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Born Otis Burt Shroyer, Jr.
(1935-08-28) August 28, 1935 (age 80)
Valdosta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Singer
Years active 1972–present

Otis Burt "Sonny" Shroyer, Jr. (born August 28, 1935) is an American actor who has appeared in various television and movie roles. He is known for his role as Deputy Sheriff Enos Strate in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. He also starred in a spin-off called Enos based on his Dukes of Hazzard character. Shroyer is married and has two sons, Chris and Mark.

Shroyer was born in the town of Valdosta, Georgia. He attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, but his career was cut short by an injury. He finished his degree at the University of Georgia.

He began a career as a professional model in 1961. His first screen role came in the 1972 film Payday. Shroyer almost became typecast as a bad guy before landing the role of the naive Deputy Enos Strate in the hit pop culture series The Dukes of Hazzard in 1978 (first broadcast early 1979).

The Dukes of Hazzard role was Shroyer's most visible. His character was written out at the start of the third season to be given a spinoff series titled Enos in 1980. The new show was not a success and was canceled after eighteen episodes. Shroyer returned to The Dukes of Hazzard at the start of the fifth season in 1982 and remained with the series until it ended in 1985. Shroyer also released a children's album in 1982. The album was called Back in Hazzard and featured a cover of Roger Miller's classic, "You Can't Rollerskate In a Buffalo Herd". He also recorded a song "Children in Need" with fellow actor Randall Franks for Franks's 2001 CD God's Children. He and Franks have made personal appearances together.

Shroyer remains active as a character actor. He portrayed University of Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in Forrest Gump, Delbert Birdsong in The Rainmaker, and Governor Jimmie Davis in Ray. He is also a country and gospel singer.

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Ciudadano

Ciudadano
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:48:45 -0700

Sonny Shroyer era Enos Strate. Nació en agosto de 1935, tiene 78 años. Sigue actuando, su última participación fue en la película “Unconditional” (2012). Sorrel Booke era Jefferson Davis “Boss” Hogg. Nació el 4 de enero de 1930 y murió en 1994 a la ...

Ciudadano

Ciudadano
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:22:30 -0700

Sonny Shroyer era Enos Strate. Nació en agosto de 1935, tiene 78 años. Sigue actuando, su última participación fue en la película “Unconditional” (2012). Sorrel Booke era Jefferson Davis “Boss” Hogg. Nació el 4 de enero de 1930 y murió en 1994 a la ...

Penn Live

Penn Live
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:36:18 -0700

Deputy Enos Strate is leaving Hazaard County and coming to Carlisle. Sonny Shroyer, who played Enos on the popular 80s show "The Dukes of Hazzard," will be at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals on July 14 to sign autographs and talk "Dukes" with fans.

Tulsa World (blog)

Tulsa World (blog)
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:14:22 -0800

"Dukes of Hazzard" actors John Schneider, Catherine Bach and Tom Wopat reunited to meet their fans at a pop culture convention, Dallas Comicon Fan Days, in Irving, Texas. Courtesy. Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 12:01 am | Updated: 10:08 am, Mon ...

My Eastern Shore

My Eastern Shore
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 04:35:41 -0700

Car show visitors did get a chance to visit meet racing personality Miss Linda Vaughn “Miss Hurst” and actor Sonny Shroyer, who played Enos from the “Dukes of Hazzard.” They signed autographs and posed for pictures for fans all day. “I have met some of ...

The Mountain Press

The Mountain Press
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:56:15 -0700

Sonny Shroyer, who played Deputy Enos Strate on the "Dukes of Hazzard" television series, greets fan Brian Kyzer during an autograph session at Cooter's Place. prev. next. GATLINBURG – Motorists traveling the 220-mile stretch of Interstate 40 between ...
 
The Daily Freeman
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:18:45 -0700

Actor Sonny Shroyer is 80. Actor Ken Jenkins is 75. Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen is 75. Actor David Soul is 72. Former pop singer-musician Honey Lantree (The Honeycombs) is 72. Former MLB manager and player Lou Piniella is 72. Actress ...

People Magazine

People Magazine
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:29:22 -0700

Sonny Shroyer, who played Deputy Sheriff Enos Strate in the series, wrote, "James Best will go down as one of the greatest actors that ever lived." Best also formed an acting school where he taught notable Hollywood pupils including Clint Eastwood ...
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