Sonny Shroyer Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 28, 1935
Birth place: Valdosta, Georgia, United States
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.89 m)
Profession:Actor, Singer, Model
Education:University of Georgia, Florida State University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Paula Shroyer
Children:Chris Shroyer, Mark Shroyer
Awards:People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series (2nd place (2nd place), 1981)
Nominations:MovieGuide Awards - Most Inspiring Television Acting (2011)
Movies:“The Longest Yard” (1974), “The Devil and Max Devlin” (1981), “Forrest Gump” (1994), “Bastard out of Carolina” (1996), “The Rainmaker” (1997)
TV shows:“The Dukes of Hazzard” (1979-1985), “Roots” (1977), “King” (1978), “Enos” (1980), “In the Heat of the Night” (1990 (1990), 1993), “Enos” (1980), “Paradise Falls” (1997), “Freedom Song” (2000), “The Way Home” (2010)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In July 2004, he was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with Stella Stevens, Andrew Prine, Heather Lowe, Lane Bradbury, and Jeremy Slate.
2He worked in the tobacco warehouses pushing tobacco buggies and helped his father in their fruit stand-ice cream parlor business.
3Has two sons, Chris and Mark. Lives in Valdosta, Georgia.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsMost Inspiring Television ActingThe Way Home (2010)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1981People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Performer in a New TV ProgramEnos (1980)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dead End2016/IcompletedOfficer Murray
Running2016TV Series pre-productionSen. Owen Harper
Rectify2013TV SeriesMayor Johnny Daggett
Unconditional2012/IVPauly
The Way Home2010/IIEd Walker
Van Wilder: Freshman Year2009VideoCoach Bob
Opening Day2009Ray Hampton
The Price2008Ghost of Matthew Goldyn
A Tale About Bootlegging2005Sheriff Ed Cooper
The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee2004Video GameDeputy Enos Strate (voice)
Ray2004/IGov. Jimmie Davis (uncredited)
A Love Song for Bobby Long2004Earl
The Rosa Parks Story2002TV MovieJames F. Blake
Diggity's Treasure2001Otis Cane
The Runaway2000TV MovieMason Davis
The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood2000TV MovieEnos Strate
The Color of Love: Jacey's Story2000TV MovieLarry Summer
Freedom Song2000TV MoviePolice Chief
The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home1999Video GameEnos (voice)
A Lesson Before Dying1999TV MovieDefense Attorney
The Gingerbread Man1998Chatham County Sheriff
The Rainmaker1997Delbert Birdsong
Carolina Low1997Bert Kyler
Wild America1997Bud
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!1997TV MovieEnos Strate
Santa's Magic Book1996TV MovieMr. Critter (voice)
Bastard Out of Carolina1996Sheriff
American Gothic1995TV SeriesGage Temple
Forrest Gump1994College Football Coach
Matlock1994TV SeriesHugo Larson
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness1994TV MovieGary Wilder
Scattered Dreams1993TV MovieSheriff Ashford
In the Heat of the Night1990-1993TV SeriesDwight Foster / Emory Tanner
The Ernest Green Story1993TV MovieCoach Snell
I'll Fly Away1991-1992TV SeriesBobby Slocum Mr. Slocum
Love Crimes1992Plainclothes Cop #1
Superboy1989TV SeriesGerald Manfred
The Dukes of Hazzard1979-1985TV SeriesEnos
Alice1983TV SeriesOfficer Enos Strate
Hee Haw1982TV SeriesEnos
Knots Landing1982TV SeriesWillie McCoy
The Love Boat1982TV SeriesDon York
Today's F.B.I.1981TV SeriesJoe Waterford
Enos1980-1981TV SeriesOfficer Enos Strate
The Devil and Max Devlin1981Big Billy Hunniker
Freedom Road1979TV MovieJason Hugar
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way1978Carlie
Summer of My German Soldier1978TV MovieMcFee
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesC.L. Doyle / Luke
King1978TV Mini-SeriesPoliceman
The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance1978TV MovieLuke
The Lincoln Conspiracy1977Lewis Paine
Smokey and the Bandit1977Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
The Farmer1977Corrigan
Roots1977TV Mini-SeriesSeaman Thompson
Gator19764th Agent
Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys1976TV MovieNoah
Movin' On1976TV SeriesHenchman
The Longest Yard1974Tannen
Sixteen1973
Payday1973Dabney

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dead End2016/Iproducer completed
Santa's Magic Book1996TV Movie associate producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bandit2016DocumentaryHimself
Back Where We Started: The Real Hazzard County2006Video shortHimself
CMT Insider2006TV SeriesHimself
Inside Fame2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 20th Anniversary Hazzard County BBQ2004Video documentary shortHimself
Nashville Now1983TV SeriesHimself
Hee Haw1982TV SeriesHimself

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