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Sonny Shroyer
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Born Otis Burt Shroyer, Jr.
(1935-08-28) August 28, 1935 (age 79)
Valdosta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Singer
Years active 1973–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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SB Nation
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:52:30 -0800

Jon Voight will play Bear Bryant in the upcoming high school football movie Woodlawn, Variety is reporting. The film will cover forced integration of Alabama's public schools and Tony Nathan, a star African-American player at Woodlawn whom Bryant ...
 
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.

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San Francisco Examiner
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:31:38 -0700

Country singer Shania Twain is 49. ... Actress Emma Samms ("Dynasty") is 54. ... Olympic gold medal figure skater Scott Hamilton is 56. ... Drummer Honey Lantree of The Honeycombs is 71. ... Actor Sonny Shroyer "("Dukes of Hazzard") is 79. More Gossip ».
 
nwitimes.com
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:08:47 -0700

Actor Sonny Shroyer ("The Dukes of Hazzard") is 79. Actor Ken Jenkins ("Scrubs") is 74. Actor David Soul and former MLB player and Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella are 71. Actress Barbara Bach is 68. Singer Wayne Osmond (The Osmonds) is 63.
 
Gaston Gazette
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:36:12 -0700

Today's Birthdays: Actor Sonny Shroyer is 79. Actor Ken Jenkins is 74. Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen is 74. Actor David Soul is 71. Former pop singer-musician Honey Lantree (The Honeycombs) is 71. Former MLB manager and player Lou ...
 
Dearborn Country Register
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:54:15 -0700

Meet & Greet stars besides Best include Catherine Bach, Daisy Duke; Sonny Shroyer, Enos; Rick Hurst, Cletus; Byron Cherry, Coy Duke; and Don Pedro Cooley, Sheriff Little. Other activities include a Daisy Duke Look-A-Like contest, a Flash the Dog ...
 
Moviefone
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:59:15 -0700

forrest gump facts You've probably seen "Forrest Gump," which makes its IMAX debut September 5, so many times in the 20 years since its release (on July 6, 1994) that you can recite the dialogue by heart, starting with the line about life being like a ...
 
Waterbury Republican American
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06:33 -0700

Today's Birthdays: Actor Sonny Shroyer is 79. Actor Ken Jenkins is 74. Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen is 74. Actor David Soul is 71. Former pop singer-musician Honey Lantree (The Honeycombs) is 71. Former MLB manager and player Lou ...
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