John Shneider plays the part of 'Jonathan Kent' in the series Smallville


Date of birth8 April 1954

Place of Birth Mount Kisco, New York, USA

Birth name John Richard Schneider

Height 6' 3" (1.91 m) 


John Grew up in Mount Kisco, his parents divorced when he was two.  John began acting at the early age of eight.  He was in a number of plays in New York.  He moved to Atlanta, Georgia with his Mother when he as fourteen, where he got involved with local theatre productions.  John had a small part in the film Smokey and the Bandit (1977) starring Burt Reynolds.

John's big break came with the part of Bo Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979).