||Otis Burt Shroyer, Jr.
August 28, 1935
Valdosta, Georgia, U.S.
Otis Burt "Sonny" Shroyer, Jr. (born August 28, 1935) is an American actor who has appeared in various television and movie roles. He is best 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.
My story with "Dukes of Hazzard" star Sonny Shroyer
Real Florida Magazine interview with Sonny Shroyer from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' HD
Real Florida Magazine interview with Sonny Shroyer, Deputy Enos from 'Dukes of Hazzard' at the 5th Annual Bonifay 'Down Home Street Festival' on Friday, ...
Sonny Shroyer "Enos" striper fishing on Kentucky Afield
Actor Sonny Shroyer shows us his passion for acting is rivaled only by his love of fishing, this weekend, June 28 and 29 on "Kentucky Afield" television. While his ...
Sonny Shroyer sings "Back In Hazzard"
Sonny Shroyer sings "Back in Hazzard" from his early 80's record of the same title. I represent Mr. Shroyer, I'm his booking agent since 1992. Visit his only official ...
Sonny Shroyer with Michelle Pfeiffer
A clip from Sonny's TV series "Enos" with actress Micelle Pfeiffer. Scott Dickison, agent for Sonny Shroyer since 1992.
Dear Daisy by Sonny Shroyer
Here is a song Sonny Shroyer did called "Dear Daisy" back in the early 80's. I am Mr. Shroyer's booking agent, since 1992. Visit his only official website at ...
Sonny Shroyer arives at the Autoseum in his new Sheriff's car!
Sonny Shroyer, Enos from the Dukes of Hazzard, pulls his new Sheriff's car into the Autoseum where it will be displayed. The car was built by the student of the ...
Sonny Shroyer and Samuel E. Wright 1981
Actor Sonny Shroyer and Samuel E. Wright from Enos in 1981. This is taken from our acting demo reel we send out to producers. Scott Dickison, agent for Sonny ...
Sonny Shroyer "Today's FBI" clip
Sonny Shroyer on the tv series from the 1970's "Today's FBI" with Mike Conners. Some of Sonny's earlier work. Scott Dickison, agent for Sonny Shroyer since ...
My Eastern Shore
My Eastern Shore
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 02:00:00 -0700
... for her help during the 5th annual Ridgely Pharmacy and Ice Cream Parlor Car and Motorcycle Show Saturday. Smith received the trophy from car show organizer Brenda Walls and Sonny Shroyer, who played Deputy Enos Strate on the “Dukes of Hazzard.
My Eastern Shore
My Eastern Shore
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 04:48:45 -0700
Coming out of Georgia will be Sonny Shroyer, who played Enos from the Dukes of Hazzard. He will be signing autographs all day as well. There will be more than 90 trophies, including some very unique trophies for specific classes. One lucky registered ...
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 ...
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.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:26:15 -0700
Catherine Bach, who played Daisy Duke; Tom Wopat, who played Luke Duke; and John Schneider, who played Bo Duke, will participate, Innes said, as well as Sonny Shroyer, who played Enos; Rick Hurst, who played Cletus Hogg; and Don Pedro Colley, ...
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:15:00 -0700
Valdosta is also the home of Sonny Shroyer, who played “Enos” on the TV series “Dukes of Hazzard.” It used to be noted on the city limits sign. Years earlier, Waycross was proud of native son Pernell Roberts, who portrayed Adam on “Bonanza.” Here was a ...
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:22:30 -0700
Actor Sonny Shroyer is 80. Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen is 75. Former MLB manager and player Lou Piniella is 72. Olympic gold medal figure skater Scott Hamilton is 57. Country singer Shania Twain is 50. Actor Jack Black is 46. Olympic gold ...
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:26:15 -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 ...
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