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Thomas Steven “Tom” Wopat was born on the 9th September 1951, in Lodi, Wisconsin USA of Czech ancestry. He is an actor, probably still best known for appearing in the role of Luke Duke in the TV series “The Dukes Of Hazzard” (1979-1985), as well as starring as Jeff, one of Cybill Shepherd’s ex-husbands in the TV sitcom “Cybill” (1995-1998). He is also recognized as a musician and singer. His career has been active since 1977.

Have you ever wondered how rich Tom Wopat is, as of mid-2016? It has been estimated according to authoritative sources that the total size of Tom’s net worth is over $2 million, which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry not only as an actor, but also as a musician and singer.

 

Tom Wopat Net Worth $2 Million

Tom Wopat was raised with seven siblings in a Roman Catholic family by parents Albin Carl Wopat and Ruth Arlene Wopat. While he attending high school, Tom began dancing and singing in the school’s plays. Later, he studied at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, but according to sources from college, he never graduated as he left education to pursue his career, as he became a part of several musicals, including “West Side Story”, “South Pacific” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”. After that he continued his stage career by appearing on Broadway in such productions as “I Love My Wife” (1977). Throughout his acting career, he has continued to appear on stage, in such popular productions as “Carousel” (1981), “Annie Get Your Gun” (1999), “Chicago” (1999), “Glengarry Glen Ross” (2005), “Catch Me if You Can” (2009), among many others, all of which have added to his net worth.

Thanks to his initial success on stage, Tom managed to expand his career to the screen, earning the role of Luke Duke in the popular TV series “The Dukes Of Hazzard”, which aired from 1979 until 1985. Furthermore, he repeated his role in the film “The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood” (2000), but also voiced his character in the video games “The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home” (1999), “The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee” (2004), and in the animated TV series “The Dukes” (1983). During the initial show, Tom was still engaged in finding new work, and he earned the role of Tom Silver in the film “Burning Rage” (1984), alongside Barbara Mandrell, and Bert Remsen.

Three years later, he featured in the film “Christmas Comes To Willow Creek”, alongside John Schneider and Kim Delaney in lead roles. By the end of the 1980s, he had appeared also in the TV series “A Peaceable Kingdom” (1989) as Dr. Jed McFadden.

With the beginning of the 1990s, he became more focused on his musical career, however, he scored several notable roles, including the role of Jeff Robbins in the TV series “Cybill” (1995-1998), and he also appeared in such productions as “Home Improvement” (1997-1998), “Contagious” (1997), and “Meteorites!” (1998), among others, all of which have increased his net worth by a large margin.

With the beginning of the 2000s, he returned to full time acting, and landed roles in numerous popular films and TV series, such as “The Hive” (2008), “Jonah Hex” (2010) with Josh Brolin and Megan Fox in lead roles, “Django Unchained” (2012) directed by Quentin Tarantino and in which the main stars were Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio, among others. To speak further of his accomplishments, he featured in the TV series “Heirloom” (2016), and he will appear in films “Fair Haven”, and “New Money”, which are scheduled for 2016, and 2017 respectively.

Apart from his successful career as an actor, Tom has also been recognized as a musician, which has also added to his net worth. So far, he has released 11 studio albums, including “The Dukes of Hazzard” (1981) which was used as a soundtrack for the series, “Don’t Look Back“ (1990), “The Still of the Night” (2000), “Consider it Swung”, and “Home for Christmas” (2014), which is his latest release.

When it comes to speak about his personal life, Tom Wopat is married to Kathy Wopat, and previously he was in marriage with Vickie Sue Allen.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 9, 1951
Birth place: Lodi, Wisconsin, United States
Height:6 ft (1.829 m)
Profession:Actor, Singer, Musician
Education:University of Wisconsin–Madison
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Kathy Wopat
Children:Adam Wopat, Taylor Wopat, Lindsey Wopat, Walker Wopat, Joey Wopat
Parents:Albin Carl Wopat, Ruth Arlene Wopat
Awards:MAC Award Lifetime Achievement Award (2013)
Nominations:Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance (1996), Tony Award (1999 (1999), 2008), Drama Desk Awards, Academy of Country Music Award, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical (1999)
Movies:"City of Angels", "Guys and Dolls", “Contagious” (1997), “Meteorites!” (1998), “The Still of the Night” (2000), “Consider it Swung”, “Home for Christmas” (2014)
TV shows:“The Dukes Of Hazzard” (1979-1985), “Cybill” (1995-1998), "Longmire" (2012-2016)
Albums:"I've Got Your Number" (2013), "Tom Wopat" (1983), "A Little Bit Closer" (1987), "The Still of the Night" (2000)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Tom is one of eight children, having six brothers and one sister.
2Tom's mother died in 1959 and his father died in 1983.
3Acting mentor was James Best.
4Performs in McCarter Theatre's production of The Last Of The Boys at the Berlind Theater in Princeton, New Jersey. [September 2004]
5... until June 13 at Studio 54 on Broadway, one of the star performers in Roundabout Theatre Company's 'Sondheim on Sondheim'. [March 2010]
6Currently performing in the David Mamet play, "Glengarry, Glen Ross", with Alan Alda, at the Royale Theatre in New York. [May 2005]
7Currently starring in the play 'Catch me if you can' in Seattle, Washington [August 2009]
8Currently touring in "Chicago, the Musical" as Billy Flynn. [January 2004]
9Performed in 42nd St. on Broadway. [August 2002]
10Once hosted his own show on TNN/The Nashville Network).
11Reunited with John Schneider on an episode of Schneider's Smallville (2001).
12Beat out Dennis Quaid and Gerald McRaney for the role of Luke Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard (1979).
13Was nominated for Broadway's 1999 Tony Award as best actor (musical) for a revival of Annie Get Your Gun.
14Wopat and his seven siblings. grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm.
15Enjoys fishing for bass, panfish and large carp.
16Appeared on Broadway with Bernadette Peters in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun.


Quotes

#Quote
1I milked cows for eight years when I was a kid and I roofed for six or seven years when I was in college. It gave me a point of reference for all of the hard work that most people have to do. It keeps me humble.
2[about his The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) days] From the time I rolled out of bed until I was in the truck with a coffee mug in my hand was seven minutes. All you had to do was get to the studio. They did everything for you; hair, make-up, costumes. On Broadway you have to do a little more for yourself.
3As far as The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) goes, it was what it was. It was a huge phenomenon. If you have a success of that stature you should embrace it. And you shouldn't deny it. Some people who have a popular television show will tell you that they wanted to "be more artistic" and deny that that TV show was what they wanted to do, but to me it's all work.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesCybill (1995)· Christine Baranski
· Dedee Pfeiffer
· Alan Rosenberg
· Cybill Shepherd
· Alicia Witt


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
County Line2017post-productionAlden Rockwell
Delight in the Mountain2017post-productionGuido
New Money2017post-productionJohn Breckner
Longmire2012-2016TV SeriesSheriff Jim Wilkins / Sherriff Jim Wilkins
Fair Haven2016Richard Grant
Heirloom2016TV SeriesLynn Brown
Elementary2016TV SeriesSoble
Lost Cat Corona2015Jimmy Pipes
All in Time2015Dentist
Lovestruck: The Musical2013TV MovieRyan Hutton
Django Unchained2012U.S. Marshall Gill Tatum
Blue Bloods2012TV SeriesCraig Iverson
Mariachi Gringo2012Ron
A Gifted Man2011TV SeriesLen Hall
Phineas and Ferb2010-2011TV SeriesWilkins Brother #2
Main Street2010Frank
Medium2010TV SeriesSheriff Gillery
Jonah Hex2010Colonel Slocum
Taking Chance2009TV MovieJohn Phelps
The Understudy2008Detective Jones
The Hive2008TV MovieBill
Manhunt 22007Video GameBloodhound (voice)
The History of Wisconsin Football2007Video voice
Bonneville2006Arlo Brimm
Standoff2006TV SeriesRick Keeslar
Smallville2005TV SeriesSenator Jack Jennings
The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee2004Video GameLuke Duke (voice)
100 Centre Street2001TV SeriesHanley Rand
The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood2000TV MovieLuke Duke
The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home1999Video GameLuke Duke (voice)
Meteorites!1998TV MovieTom Johnson
Cybill1995-1998TV SeriesJeff Robbins
Home Improvement1997-1998TV SeriesIan
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!1997TV MovieLuke Duke
Crisis Center1997TV SeriesChuck Goodman
Contagious1997TV MovieSam
Murder, She Wrote1996TV SeriesBill Dawson
Just My Imagination1992TV MovieBobby Rex
A Peaceable Kingdom1989TV SeriesDr. Jed McFadden
Blue Skies1988TV SeriesFrank Cobb
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek1987TV MoviePete
The Dukes of Hazzard1979-1985TV SeriesLuke Duke
Story, Songs and Stars1984TV Movie
Burning Rage1984TV MovieTom Silver
The Dukes1983TV SeriesLuke Duke
Fantasy Island1980TV SeriesDavid Chilton
All My Children1970TV SeriesHank Pelham (2001-2002)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lovestruck: The Musical2013TV Movie performer: "Everlasting Love"
Great Performances2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards1999TV Special performer: "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Old-Fashioned Wedding"
Cybill1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Home Improvement1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!1997TV Movie performer: "Carryin' On"
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV Special performer: "So in Love", "The Name's LaGuardia", "If Ever I Would Leave You"
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV Special performer: "I've Got Your Number", "Hey There, Good Times", "Any Dream Will Do Reprise/Give Me My Colored Coat", "Memory"
The Dukes of Hazzard1983-1984TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dukes of Hazzard1983-1985TV Series 5 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Guys2002special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Barn Theatre: Tomorrow's Stars Today2016DocumentaryHimself
The Meredith Vieira Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The San Francisco 49ers Team of the '80s2012DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Working in the Theatre1999-2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
The View2008TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
My First Time2006TV SeriesHimself
CMT Insider2006TV SeriesHimself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Broadway Under the Stars2005TV MovieHimself
Bo, Luke & Daisy: Just Good Ole Friends2005Video documentary shortHimself
The CMT Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Inside Fame2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Broadway Under the Stars2004TV MovieHimself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
Circle of Honor2002TV Series documentaryHost (2003-????)
The Bear: The Legend of Coach Paul Bryant2001TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Heart-throbs of the 70s2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Great Performances2001TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: The Dukes of Hazzard - The Untold Story1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1998TV MovieHimself
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Prime Time Country1996TV SeriesHost (1996)
A '70s Celebration: The Beat Is Back1993TV SpecialHimself
Circus of the Stars #161991TV Special documentaryHimself
The Spirit of Christmas1990TV MovieHimself - Host
Home for Easter1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Christmas in Australia1989TV MovieHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Upsidedown Under Adventure1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala1987TV MovieHimself - Performer
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Performer
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHimself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHimself
Hee Haw1983TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars XIV1983TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team Captain
The New Battlestars1983TV SeriesHimself
Nashville on the Road1983TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fantasy1982TV Series
Battle of the Network Stars XII1982TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
New American Bandstand 19651982TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1982TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Captain
The Midnight Special1981TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor
The Hollywood Squares1980TV SeriesGuest Appearance
All-Star Family Feud Special1979TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows2006TV SpecialLuke Duke
Cybill1997TV SeriesJeff Robbins

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