Mostly Credited As: Bo Hopkins
Birth Name: William Hopkins
Date Of Birth: February 02, 1942 (Age 73)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Greenville, South Carolina
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.