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Bo Hopkins

Mostly Credited As: Bo Hopkins
Birth Name: William Hopkins
Date Of Birth: February 02, 1942 (Age 72)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Greenville, South Carolina

Bo Hopkins


Bo Hopkins is a popular actor, famous for his involvement in the series "Dynasty" and other TV shows. Bo Hopkins was in the first season of the popular series, the actor played a geologist who was married to Claudia (Pamela Bellwood) and maintained a romantic fling with Krystle. Later he went to South America, where he allegedly died in an accident. By the second season, Matthew Blaisdell, his character's name, reappeared completely mad, intent on kidnapping a member of the Carringtons and regaining his old flame, Krystle.
Between these two appearances on 'Dynasty', Bo did many other things, such as "Beggarman and Thief", the third installment of "Rich Man, Poor Man", and a movie along with George Hamilton, called "Terror at Noon. Bo’s first television role came in 1967 as he guest-starred on The Andy Griffith Show. That was followed by appearances on The Virginian, Gunsmoke, and The Rat Patrol. Bo was seen in the play The Picnic when he auditioned for director Sam Peckinpah and won the role of Crazy Lee in The Wild Bunch.
Bo Hopkins is also a man fond of sports, he does not usually smoke and alcoholic drinks are not meant for him. He usually practices all kinds of outdoor activities such as jogging, tennis and swimming, but what he really enjoys is boxing. It is a sport that really lured him and he confesses that he would have liked that have someone had spotted him in his teens to become a boxer. It could not be, but Bo has no regrets about it since he has become one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood, thanks no doubt to "Dynasty." At this time he is also happily married, so he does not ask anything else from life.
The actor believes that his profession is declining, although he asserts that there are some thespians who, despite being young, are talented enough and can do something about it. However, the flood of other actors, most of which have come out of fashion magazines or a beauty contest, without any training, is something damaging. "I believe", he says that "they could do good things, but they need to attend acting classes. And they should stop believing that having a role makes them actors. Thus, many of these people are facing serious disappointments later, when nobody call them back anymore. "
The life of this actor has not been exactly rosy. In fact when his father married he knew that he could not have children with his wife. On one occasion, his father had an affair with another woman, and Bo was born. Yet his father's wife always considered him as her true son. At thirty-nine years old, Bo's father died of a heart attack, although he had always been a strong and healthy man, so Bo had to live the rest of his childhood with his mother and his grandmother.
Bob married to Sian Green, Don Johnson's former personal secretary. The wedding was held on January 25, 1989, at the Little Brown Church, in Los Angeles. The actor had been married previously twice and his experience was not exactly positive. "I hope all this be different", he confessed. His daughter, Jane Hopkins, attended the wedding of his father. The girl is the result of his first marriage, when he was only seventeen.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Dynasty (US) (1981)As: Matthew Blaisdel (S01, S08)
Doc Elliot (1973)As: Eldred McCoy
Episode Cast Credits 

The Angry Beavers (1997) 
  Fat Chance!/Dag in the Mirror 04x02: (Sep/09/2000) Voiced  Huttin 

Matlock (1986) 
  The Man of The Year 05x16: (Jan/29/1991) As Sheriff 

Crazy Like A Fox (1984) 
  A Fox at the Races 02x22: (May/03/1986) As Lowell 

Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983) 
  J. Edgar's Ghost 03x09: (Nov/18/1985) As Nick Cross 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Armed Response 01x20: (Mar/31/1985) As Lt. Ray Jenkins 

The Hitchhiker (1983) 
  A Time for Rifles 01x10: (Mar/02/1985) As Lew Bridgeman 

Hotel (1983) 
  Encores 01x19: (Mar/07/1984) As Walt 

The A-Team (1983) 
  Pure-Dee Poison 02x17: (Jan/31/1984) As Charles Drew 

Matt Houston (1982) 
  The Beverly Hills Social Club 01x19: (Mar/13/1983) As Reverend Noah Sunday 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  The Ghost's Story/The Spoilers 05x22: (May/08/1982) As Harry 

Charlie's Angels (1976) (1976) 
  Love Boat Angels (2) 04x02: (Sep/12/1979) As Wes Anderson 
  Love Boat Angels (1) 04x01: (Sep/12/1979) As Wes Anderson 
  Charlie's Angels (Mar/21/1976) As Beau Creel, [Special Guest Stars]

Supertrain (1979) 
  Superstar 01x04: (Mar/14/1979) As O'Toole 

The Rockford Files (1974) (1974) 
  The Jersey Bounce 05x03: (Oct/06/1978) As John Cooper 

Jigsaw John (1976) 
  Promise to Kill 01x01: (Feb/02/1976) As Jimmy Franks 

Barnaby Jones (1973) 
  Flight to Danger 04x07: (Oct/31/1975) As Ken Morley 

The Rookies (1972) 
  Death at 6 A.M. 03x04: (Oct/07/1974) As Wayne Shipley 

The Manhunter (1974) 
  Death on the Run 01x04: (Oct/02/1974) As Sonny Welch 

Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (1974) 
  Getting to First Bass 01x01: (Sep/14/1974) As ... 

Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1968) 
  One Big Happy Family 06x04: (Oct/02/1973) As Jeb 

Nichols (1971) 
  Slight of Hand 01x17: (Feb/01/1972) As Unknown 

Ironside (1967) 
  And Then There Was One 05x20: (Jan/20/1972) As Gregg Hewitt, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Mod Squad (1968) 
  A Far Away Place So Near 03x09: (Nov/17/1970) As Arnie, [Co-Guest Stars]
  A Seat by the Window 01x26: (Apr/15/1969) As Tom Styles, [Co-Guest Stars]

Bonanza (1959) 
  The Witness 11x02: (Sep/21/1969) As Stretch Logan 

The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967) 
  Guilt 02x09: (Nov/29/1968) As Ben Merceen 
  What's in a Name? 01x18: (Jan/05/1968) As Billy 

The Rat Patrol (1966) 
  The Tug-of-War Raid 02x24: (Mar/04/1968) As Bo Randall 

The Andy Griffith Show (1960) 
  Goober the Executive 08x16: (Dec/25/1967) As George 

The Wild Wild West (1965) 
  The Night of the Iron Fist 03x14: (Dec/08/1967) As Zack (Zack Garrison) 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Hard Luck Henry 13x07: (Oct/23/1967) As Harper Haggen 

The Virginian (1962) 
  Johnny Moon 06x05: (Oct/11/1967) As Will 
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