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Sonny Shroyer
Enos2009.jpg
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 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.

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My story with "Dukes of Hazzard" star Sonny Shroyer

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.

Sonny Shroyer in Wavy Lays commercial

Sonny Shroyer in Wavy Lays Super Bowl commercial back in 1992.

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, ...

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 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 TV commercial

Sonny Shroyer in the Martha White Brownies Commerical. Scott Dickison, agent for Sonny Shroyer since 1992.

Ben Jones & Sonny Shroyer at Cooter's in the Country

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Sonny Shroyer in dixie deliverance and love boat

Sonny Shroyer in the movie Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance and guest star on The Love Boat.

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128 news items

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Worcester Telegram

Worcester Telegram
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:15:57 -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 ...

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 ...

My Eastern Shore

My Eastern Shore
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 04:56:28 -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 ...

My Eastern Shore

My Eastern Shore
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:01:09 -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 ...

Gainesville Times

Gainesville Times
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 ...
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