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Sonny Shroyer Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Otis Burt Shroyer, Jr. was born on the 28th August 1935, in Valdosta, Georgia USA, and is a film and television actor, perhaps still best recognised as Deputy Sheriff Enos Strate from the TV action comedy series “The Dukes of Hazzard” (1979 – 1985). Shroyer has been active in the entertainment industry since 1972.
How much is the net worth of Sonny Shroyer? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $500,000, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Films and television are the main sources of Shroyer’s modest fortune.
Sonny Shroyer Net Worth $500,000
To begin with, the boy was raised in Valdosta, and attended Florida State University when he was awarded a football scholarship for studies, yet his career ended before it had started after he suffered an injury. Shroyer eventually graduated from the University of Georgia.
Concerning his professional career, he started as a model after graduation during the ‘60s, and in 1972, Sonny debuted as an actor in the main cast of the drama film “Payday” by Daryl Duke. He was also cast as a main in the blockbuster “The Longest Yard” (1974), which grossed $43 million at the box office. Shroyer was also seen in the award winning miniseries “Roots” (1977) based on the novel of the same name written by Alex Haley, and had a small role in the miniseries entitled “King” (1978). More, Sonny portrayed Enos Strate in the popular series “The Dukes of Hazzard” (1979 – 1985) and in the spin-off “Enos” (1980), which considerably enhanced his net worth.
In 1981, he starred in the fantasy comedy film “The Devil and Max Devlin” by Steven Hilliard Stern. Shroyer created episodic roles in the series “In the Heat of the Night” (1990, 1993). He also appeared as Bear Bryant in the critically acclaimed comedy drama film “Forrest Gump” (1994) by Robert Zemeckis, and starring Tom Hanks, which grossed $677.9 million at the box office. The actor then starred alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jena Malone and Ron Eldard in the Emmy Award- winning film “Bastard out of Carolina” (1996) directed by Anjelica Huston, before appearing in the sequels “The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!” (1997) and “The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (2000). Meantime, the actor also appeared in the legal drama film “The Rainmaker” (1997), the soap opera “Paradise Falls” (1997) and television film “Freedom Song” (2000).
Sonny then had a small role in the blockbuster biopic “Ray” based on the life of Ray Charles, which grossed $124.7 at the box office and won several awards. In 2004, he was seen in the drama film “A Love Song for Bobby Long” written, produced and directed by Shainee Gabel, before starring with Pierce Gagnon and Dean Cain in the film “The Way Home” (2010). Recently, he appeared in the biographical drama “Unconditional” (2012) by Brent McCorkle.
All the above mentioned engagements have increased the size of Sonny Shroyer’s net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Sonny is married to Paula Shroyer. The family has two children.