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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.