This article will answer every question you have about Bo Hopkins. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Bo Hopkins do for a living?
  2. Who are Bo Hopkins’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Bo Hopkins’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Bo Hopkins married or does XY have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Bo Hopkins have any children?
  6. Where is Bo Hopkins now?
  7. How tall is Bo Hopkins?
  8. How much money does Bo Hopkins earn?
  9. What is Bo Hopkins’s net worth?

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 Who is Bo Hopkins?

William ”Bo” Hopkins was a famous American professional actor. He was famously recognized for playing important supporting roles in many major studio movies between 1969 and 1979. Hopkins also appeared in other numerous television shows and television films.

Bo Hopkins Career

Hopkins appeared in over 100 movies and television roles in a career of over 40 years. They included the major studio movies The Wild Bunch (1969), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), The Getaway (1972), American Graffiti (1973), and The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973). As well as The Killer Elite (1975), Posse (1975), A Small Town in Texas (1976), Midnight Express (1978), and More American Graffiti (1979). Following his first roles in major movies in the early 1970s, he appeared in White Lightning (1973). He portrayed Roy Boone.

Jerry Reed and Hopkins then played brothers Joe Hawkins and Tm Hawkins in the 1985 movie What Comes Around. He later starred or co-starred in various made-for-television films of the mid-1970s. They included Judgement: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley (1975), The Runaway Barge (1975), The Kansas City Massacre (1975), and The Invasion of Johnson County (1976). In addition to Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976), Woman on the Run (1977), Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (1978), Crisis in Sun Valley (1978), and The Busters (1978).


After Gretchen Corbett exited the TV series The Rockford Files in 1978, Hopkins replaced her character as Rockford’s attorney John Cooper, appearing in 3 episodes. He appeared in the first season of the prime time drama Dynasty as Matthew Blaisdel. Hopkins’ other numerous appearances on television comprise of miniseries Aspen (1977) and Beggarman, Thief (1979), and in episodes of Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Virginian, and Nichols.

As well as The Rat Patrol (replacing Justin Tarr as the Jeep driver for three episodes), The Mod Squad, Hawaii Five-O, Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers, The Rookies, and Charlie’s Angels. In addition to Fantasy Island, The A-Team, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, The Fall Guy, Crazy Like a Fox, Murder, She Wrote, and Doc Elliot. He also played a role in the video game Nuclear Strike. Hopkins portrays Colonel LeMonde, a mercenary who steals a nuclear weapon, and the ”Strike” team tracks him through Southeast Asia.

A photo of Bo Hopkins

A photo of Bo Hopkins

How old is Bo Hopkins?

William Hopkins was aged 84 at the time of his death on May 28, 2022, in Van Nuys, California, U.S. He was born on February 2, 1938, in Greenville, South Carolina, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Shakira, Tyler Brown, Chad Franke, Soni Nicole Bringas, Wolf Webster, Barry Diller, Brent Spiner, Christie Brinkley, Graham Nash, Ina Garten, Jack McGee, John Cornyn, and Gerard Pique, among others.

Bo Hopkins Family

Who are Bo Hopkins’ parents?

William Hopkins was born in Greenville, South Carolina to his parents. He was then adopted at the age of nine months by a couple that could not conceive. His adoptive father worked in a mill in Taylors, South Carolina, and later died of a heart attack at the age of 39, on the porch of their home. Together with his mother, they witnessed their father die, and unable to live there they moved one month later to a new home nearby Ware Shoals.

His adoptive mother finally remarried a man whose last name was Davis, who he did not get along with. After running away from home a few times following arguments with his new stepfather, he was sent to live with his grandparents. Here he learned that he was adopted since his adoptive mother could not bear children. He finally met his birth mother at the age of 12, who lived with his half-sisters and a half-brother in Lockhart, another small mill town in South Carolina.

Does Bo Hopkins have siblings?

Hopkins was brought up by an adoptive family, but he finally met his biological family. He has half-sisters and one half-brother, born to his birth mother and her second spouse.

Bo Hopkins Education

Hopkins attended a reform school as he was a troubled youngster, with many instances of truancy, and minor crimes. However, he dropped out of school just prior to his 17th birthday and joined the United States Army. Later on in life, he received a scholarship to study acting and stage production at the Pioneer Playhouse in Kentucky.

Bo Hopkins Interests

Hopkins first joined the United States Army, before starting an acting career. He later took a break from acting from 2006 to 2013 and he came back reading scripts and writing his autobiography. Hopkins was a fisherman and a fan of the Anaheim Angels baseball team.

Bo Hopkins Wife

Hopkins started dating a girl named Norma, while in military service, whom he married at the age of 18. Together they had a daughter, but she later divorced him after he wanted to pursue an acting career, taking their child with her. He later married Sian Eleanor Green in 1989 and was happily married to his demise. Together they have a child together.

Bo Hopkins Kids

Hopkins has two children in his two marriages in his life before his death. He has a daughter, Jane Hopkins, with his first wife Norma and a son, Matthew Hopkins, with his second wife Green. He resided in Los Angeles with his wife and son as of his demise.

Bo Hopkins Height

Hopkins had a well-built, and muscular body with an impressive height of 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) and a weight of 80 kg (176 lbs).

Bo Hopkins Net Worth

American actor, Hopkins has been active from 1966 to 2006 and then from 2013 to 2020 in his acting career. He has appeared in numerous films and TV series in supporting roles throughout his career. Hopkins has gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $3 million as of his demise in 2022.



Year Title Role Notes
1968 Dayton’s Devils Taxi Driver
1969 The Thousand Plane Raid Captain Douglass
The Wild Bunch Clarence “Crazy” Lee
The Bridge at Remagen Corporal Grebs
1970 The Moonshine War Bud Blackwell
Macho Callahan Yancy
Monte Walsh “Jumpin” Joe Joslin
1972 The Culpepper Cattle Co. Dixie Brick
The Getaway Frank Jackson
1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Billy Bowen
American Graffiti “Little” Joe Young
White Lightning Roy Boone
1974 The Nickel Ride Turner
1975 The Day of the Locust Earle Shoop
Posse Wesley
The Killer Elite Jerome Miller
1976 A Small Town in Texas Sheriff Duke
1977 Tentacles Will Gleason
1978 Midnight Express Tex
The Fifth Floor Carl
1979 More American Graffiti “Little” Joe Young
1983 Sweet Sixteen Sheriff Dan Burke
1984 Mutant Sheriff Will Stewart
1988 Nightmare at Noon Reilly
1990 Big Bad John Lester
1992 Inside Monkey Zetterland Mike Zetterland
1993 The Ballad of Little Jo Frank Badger
1994 Radioland Murders Billy’s Father
1996 Uncle Sam Sergeant Twining
1997 U Turn Ed
Fever Lake Sheriff Harris Direct-to-video
1998 Phantoms FBI Agent Hawthorne
The Newton Boys FBI Agent K.P. Aldrich
1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money Sheriff Otis Lawson Direct-to-video
2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell “Doc” Angus Fries
2001 A Crack in the Floor Sheriff Talmidge
Cowboy Up Ray Drupp
2002 Don’t Let Go The Boss
City of Ghosts Teddy Uncredited
2003 The Road Home Coach Jimmy Stangel
Shade Lieutenant Scarne
2020 Hillbilly Elegy Papaw Vance


Year Title Role Notes
1966 The Phyllis Diller Show Chub 1 episode
1967 The Virginian Will 1 episode
1967 Gunsmoke Harper Haggen 1 episode
1967 The Wild Wild West Zack Garrison 1 episode
1967 The Andy Griffith Show George 1 episode
1968 Judd, for the Defense Ned Sims 1 episode
1968 The Rat Patrol Bo Randall 1 episode
1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett Wes Redford/Ben Merceen 2 episodes
1969 Bonanza Stretch Logan 1 episode
1969-1970 The Mod Squad Tom Styles/Arnie 2 episodes
1972 Ironside Gregg Hewitt 1 episode
1972 Nichols Kansas 1 episode
1973 Hawaii Five-O Jeb 1 episode
1973-1974 Doc Elliot Eldred McCoy Main role, 10 episodes
1974 Friends and Lovers Guest 1 episode
1974 The Manhunter Sonny Welch 1 episode
1974 The Rookies Wayne Shipley 1 episode
1975 The Kansas City Massacre Pretty Boy Floyd Television film
1975 Barnaby Jones Ken Morley 1 episode
1976; 1979 Charlie’s Angels Beau Creel/Wes Anderson 2 episodes
1976 Jigsaw John Jimmy Franks 1 episode
1976 Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway Swan Television film
1978 Julie Farr, M.D. Hollis McAfee 1 episode
1978-1979 The Rockford Files John Cooper 4 episodes
1979 Supertrain O’Toole 1 episode
1979 The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang Billy Doolin Television film
1980 Casino Stoney Television film
1981-1987 Dynasty Matthew Blaisdel Main role, 18 episodes
1982 Fantasy Island Harry 1 episode
1983 Matt Houston Reverend Noah Sunday 1 episode
1984 The A-Team Charles Drew 1 episode
1984 Hotel Walter Solanski 1 episode
1984 Finder of Lost Loves William Davis/Drew Gilbert 1 episode
1985 The Hitchhiker Lew Bridgeman 1 episode
1985; 1992 Murder, She Wrote Lt. Ray Jenkins/Scott Larkin 2 episodes
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Nick Cross 1 episode
1986 The Fall Guy Sheriff Phil Talbot 1 episode
1986 Crazy Like a Fox Lowell 1 episode
1986 Gone to Texas Sidney Sherman Television film
1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas Sheriff John Jensen Television film
1987 Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer Ted Sharpe 1 episode
1991 Matlock Sheriff 1 episode
1994 Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone “Rattlesnake” Reynolds Television film
1994 Cheyenne Warrior Jack Andrews Television film
1995 Tom Clancy’s Op Center Dan McCaskey Miniseries, 2 episodes
1999 Time Served Jimmy Television film
2000 The Angry Beavers Huttin Voice role, 1 episode