Meet the cast

Bo and Luke were played by John Schneider and Tom Wopat who were both relative unknowns before their big break in the show. John Schneider claimed he was 24 years old when auditioning for the part of Bo Duke. It was later found out he was only 18. Daisy Duke who was known for her cut-off denim shorts was played by Catherine Bach, and Uncle Jesse Duke was played by the established actor Denver Pyle who had previously appeared in films such as "The Alamo" and "Bonnie And Clyde".

Who is who in Hazzard County

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Luke Duke (Tom Wopat)
Born: September 9, 1951
From: Lodi, Wisconsin, USA

Ex-marine and oldest of the three cousins, Luke was often the one that thought of how to get everyone out of trouble. Probably the more introverted of the two boys, Luke tended to approach a situation a little more conservatively. Didn't drive the General Lee as much as Bo did, but when he did, Rosco would have been better off just staying at his speedtrap instead of chasing after him. He has black hair and blue eyes and was often seen wearing a blue and white plaid shirt and jeans. Quite lucky with the women, but had only a couple emotionally serious relationships. His CB handle: Lost Sheep #1.

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Bo Duke (John Schneider)
Born: April 8, 1960
From: Mt. Kisco, New York

Youngest of the three Duke cousins, Bo never intentionally brought trouble about (it was usually a joint effort with Luke). More extroverted than Luke, Bo was ready to jump right into a situation without thinking first. Drove the General Lee so much that one would think he was born in it, and again, Rosco would have been better off just staying in the speedtrap. He has blonde hair and blue eyes and was often seen wearing a yellow shirt with a blue t-shirt underneath and jeans. No doubt he liked girls and seemed to be falling in love every week, but it's not known if any relationship was emotionally serious for him. His CB handle: Lost Sheep #2.

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Daisy Duke (Catherine Bach)
Born: March 1, 1954
From: Warren, Ohio

Miss Daisy Duke worked as a waitress at the Boar's Nest (owned by Boss Hogg) but aspired to better things. Seemed to be the only character who had a change of clothes, but the outfits usually consisted of either short-shorts and tank top, jeans and a flannel shirt or a dress. Had two vehicles during the course of the series. First was a yellow and black 1971 Plymouth RoadRunner (which metamorphed into a Plymouth Satellite in some episodes!) and then after the car was driven off a cliff by Bo and Luke, she received a white 1980 Jeep CJ7 with "Dixie" on the side of the hood and doors.Also went through a change in CB handles too: Country Cousin & Bo Peep.

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Uncle Jesse (Denver Pyle)
Born: May 11, 1920 - Died: Dec. 25 1997
From: Bethune, Colorado

The Duke patriarch. Said to have had all ten commandments under his long johns (according to the balladeer) and his word was law. A widower, he often spoke that if he didn't have Bo, Luke and Daisy around, he wasn't sure what he would have done after his wife passed on. He raised his nephews and niece with a lot of love, a little of the bible, and plenty of common sense. Often seen wearing faded denim overalls, a beige shirt, and red hunting cap. He drove a white 1975 Ford F-150 pick up truck which received it's fair share of dents and dings from the boys if General Lee was out of commission. His CB handle: Shepherd

Coy Duke (Byron Cherry)
Born: April 17, 1955
From: Atlanta, Georgia

An obvious replacement for Bo, was another blond-haired cousin who moved to Uncle Jesse's farm along with cousin Vance after Bo and Luke left Hazzard to join the NASCAR circuit. The character proved to be unpopular with fans and was written out of the show after 18 episodes. Following John Schneider and Tom Wopat's return to the series, Coy, along with cousin Vance, left to tend to a sick relative, never to be mentioned again.

Vance Duke (Christopher Mayer)
Born: Feb. 21, 1954 - Died: July 23, 2011
From: New York City, New York

Vance came onto The Dukes of Hazzard when the original Dukes, Bo and Luke, supposedly joined the Nascar circuit during season 5. The entire issue was over a contract dispute between the actors and the producers, but nonetheless the storyline continued. The character proved to be unpopular with fans and was written out of the show after 18 episodes.

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Boss J.D. Hogg (Sorrel Booke)
Born: Jan. 4, 1930 - Died: Feb. 11, 1994
From: Buffalo, New York

Loved two things above all others. Money and food. And not necessarily in that order either! He was the County Commissioner, President of the Hazzard County Bank and Police Commissioner. His attempts to make more money usually resulted in him getting into trouble and losing all of it as he tried to get out of trouble. Sometimes a little too trusting of the shady characters he hired to help, who usually double crossed him or he double crossed them. No honor among thieves here! 99.9% of the time was seen wearing a white suit with a white Stetson hat. He drove a white 1969/70 Cadillac Deville convertible.

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Rosco P. Coltrane (James Best)
Born: July 26, 1926 - Died: April 6, 2015
From: Powderly, Kentucky

He tried, but like the balladeer once said, "Rosco's a good sheriff, he's just got too much on his mind." Boss however would debate how much of a mind Rosco actually had. Rosco's daily routine wouldn't be complete without chasin' after General Lee and sending his patrol car into Hazzard Lake or wrapping it around a tree. Everytime though, he would walk away, get a new patrol car and do it all over again the following week. Drove several different makes and models of patrol cars in the first season til finally settling with white 1978-79 Plymouth Fury police packages.

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Enos Strate (Sonny Shroyer)
Born: August 28, 1935
From: Valdosta, Georgia

The most honest law man in Hazzard County. Had a heart of gold and a special place in his heart for Daisy Duke. Came close to marrying Daisy (twice!). Wrecked his fair share of patrol cars, usually by rear ending Rosco. Was called everything from 'dipstick' to 'lugnut' to 'cowchip' by either Rosco or Boss. Favorite expression: "Possum on a gum bush!" Seen driving the various different makes and models of police cars until the Plymouth Fury's became the mainstay. Apparently owned his own car (a dumpy station wagon which ended up being blown up). Didn't have a CB handle that I'm aware of, although I suppose Dipstick came close.

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Cletus Hogg (Rick Hurst)
Born: January 1, 1946
From: Houston, Texas

Not so much an honest law man, but still his heart was sometimes in the right place. Being 1/8th Hogg, Cletus knew he had a certain standard to live up to. ("The things a fella has to do to be Hogg," he once said.) He too, had quite an infatuation for Daisy Duke. (Was there any breathing male in Hazzard that didn't?) Shared with Enos the various 'nicknames' from Boss and Rosco. Favorite quotes: "Flapjacks on Ferris wheel!" and "Buzzards on buzz saw!" Was seen more often than not in his deputy's uniform. Drove the Plymouth Fury patrol cars. Did not have a CB handle.

Sheriff 'Big Ed' Little (Don Pedro Colley)
Born: August 30, 1938
From: Klamath Falls, Oregon

Sheriff Little was the sheriff of the neighboring Chickasaw County. A big, bad, ass-kicking machine. He always hung out at the Hazzard/Chickasaw border, waiting for ol' Rosco to chase dem Duke boys his way. It wasn't clear who he hated more, the Dukes or Rosco. The Smokey Bear hat and reflective shades made for some mean looks, though Sheriff Little never said much.

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Cooter Davenport (Ben Jones)
Born: August 30, 1941
From: Tarboro, North Carolina

Town mechanic. Could fix any car under the sun regardless of he got paid or not. Had a reputation of being a little wild and crazy, but started to mellow out as he got older. Was often seen wearing a sleeveless beige shirt with jeans and baseball cap, all of which was usually covered in grease. Was seen driving various different trucks (Fords, Chevys, Dodges...you name it, he drove it). Had a couple of CB handles: Crazy Cooter, Sheepdog. Signature CB call: "Breaker one, breaker one, might be crazy but I ain't dumb, Craaaazy Cooter coming at ya, any y'all Duke boys home on the Hazzard Net, come on..."

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Lulu Hogg (Peggy Rea)
Born: March 31, 1921 - Died: Feb. 5, 2011
From: Toluca Lake, California

Lulu was Boss Hogg's wife and Rosco's sister. She was seen sporadically in the first few seasons and then more often near the end of the run of the show. Like her husband she had a weakness for food, chocolate bon-bons mostly and her cooking went from being bad to good in the seven year run of the show. Her presense in Hazzard was defined by more than her physical size. Unlike Rosco and Boss, Lulu liked the Duke family, and she often took sides against her brother and husband when it came to the Dukes. Lulu wasn't afraid to stand up to Boss...truth was, he was afraid to stand up to her!

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Emma Tisdale (Nedra Volz)
Born: June 18, 1908 - Died: Jan. 20, 2003
From: Montrose, Iowa

Miz Tisdale was Hazzard's Postmistress. But she was unlike any postmistress you've ever met! She was an older woman, but she didn't let her age stop her for nothing. She delivered mail on a dirt bike and had quite an infatuation for Jesse Duke. But her duty was to the US Postal Service, whose rules and regulations she followed to a T. Take a number and show your ID please...even if you are the only one in the post office and she's known you since you were a baby!

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Balladeer (Waylon Jennings)
Born: June 15, 1937 - Died: Feb. 13, 2002
From: Littlefield, Texas

To help keep things straight, the viewer was assisted by country music legend Waylon Jennings. He also wrote the shows theme song "Good Ol' Boys" which went to #1 on the country charts and in the top 20 on the pop charts. Although Jennings feelings towards his six years spent as the Dukes balladeer appear clouded, fans agree he is the only one they prefer as balladeer. Some of the shows most classic lines come from the Balladeer himself. "Y'all better not go to the refrigerator now." and, "Aren't you glad they're the one's driving it, and we just have to watch it?"

Recurring characters

Hughie Hogg (Jeff Altman)

Boss Hogg's young nephew, said to be as crooked — maybe even more crooked — as Boss himself. He drove a white VW Beetle with bull horns on the hood, similar to Boss Hogg's Caddy. The character was first introduced in the episode "Uncle Boss", produced early in the second season, but this episode was not broadcast until the third season (for unknown reasons), by which time, Hughie had already been seen as Temporary Sheriff in the second season episode "Arrest Jesse Duke". Typically, Boss would call in Hughie once per season to come up with a particularly dastardly scheme to get rid of the Dukes, before Hughie would turn on Boss and out-smart him. Boss would end up throwing him out of Hazzard at the end of the episode (Despite this, Boss would always give Hughie "one last chance" on his next appearance, until Hughie's final appearance in "When You Wish Upon A Hogg").

Wayne / Norris (Roger Torrey)

One of Hughie's loyal duo of henchman. Played by the same actor but with different names on different occasions.

Floyd / Barclay (Pat Studstill)

The other of Hughie's duo of henchman. He and Norris were both bigger than Bo and Luke, but nonetheless struggled in fights against them. Again played by the same actor, but with different names on different occasions.

L.B. Davenport (Ernie Lively credited as Ernie W. Brown)

L.B. was Cooter's cousin. He also filled for Cooter when he was away from the garage. L.B. first appeared in "Duke of Duke" and appeared in several other episodes

Myrtle / Mabel Tillingham (Lindsay Bloom)

Mabel is Boss's cousin who runs the Hazzard Phone Company, who often sneak listens to calls and lets Boss know what's going on. Her name mysteriously changed from Myrtle to Mabel between the second and third season.

Emery Potter (Charlie Dell)

Emery Potter is the part-time Hazzard County registrar and chief teller of the Hazzard Bank. Emery is a soft-spoken man with a low tolerance for anything exciting. He is a friend of the Dukes, and sometimes falls under Boss's crooked schemes simply because he is too timid to stand up for himself. He has also served as Temporary Deputy on occasion.

Dr. "Doc" Petticord (Patrick Cranshaw)

Hazzard County's long-serving physician.

Dr. "Doc" Appleby (Parley Baer)

Elderly successor to Doc Petticord.

Dukes and Davenports

Jeremiah Duke
Uncle Jesse's Great Great Grandfather (portrayed by Denver Pyle).
Jenny Duke
Jeremiah's wife and Uncle Jesse's Great Great Grandmother.
Hank Duke
Luke and Jud Kane's Great Great Grandfather(portrayed by Tom Wopat)
Joe Duke
Bo's Great Great Grandfather.(portrayed by John Schneider)
Dixie Duke
Daisy's Great Great Grandmother. (portrayed by Catherine Bach)
Nancy Lou
In "Cooter's Girl" Cooter is reintroduced to his 18-year-old daughter, Nancy Lou. Years ago (possibly 1965), Cooter and local girl Beverly Hibbs ran away and got married. Back then, Cooter was still somewhat of a wild man. Beverly's daddy had the marriage annulled, but not before Beverly got pregnant. Because of his wild side, both she and Cooter agreed it would be better if she raised Nancy alone. Beverly later remarried. When she turned 18, Nancy was told about her daddy and came to Hazzard to learn about him. After a typical Hazzard rough start, Nancy and Cooter finally got to spend time with each other and begin becoming a part of each other's lives.
Jonas Jones
One of Cooter's friends.
Jeeter Davenport
Cooter's Great Great Grandfather (portrayed by Ben Jones).

Hoggs and Coltranes

Big Daddy Hogg
(Portrayed by Les Tremayne) The head of the Hogg clan comes to town in "Big Daddy". Boss's "Big Daddy" visits his son to see what kind of man he's become. While at first it seems Big Daddy is as straight as his other son Abraham Lincoln Hogg, it is discovered he's more crooked than Boss ever was, a fact that pleases Boss to no end. Big Daddy is one of the biggest scam artists the South has ever seen, next to his son.
Dewey Hogg
Dewey Hogg was introduced in "How to Succeed in Hazzard". He is Hughie's older brother and is a proud supporter of crooked Hogg family values. Like Hughie, Dewey grew up with the Dukes and tormented them at every opportunity. As children, Dewey tried to push Daisy off the roof of the house in a soapbox airplane. He also cheated her out of first place in the All-School Spelling Bee, which Daisy is still upset about. Dewey, like Boss and Hughie, started his scams young. In the third grade, Dewey faked the Bubonic Plague and got the school closed for a week. In the ninth grade, Dewey sold all the school chairs and desks to get two moonshine stills. As the Balladeer says, "Dewey makes his Uncle Boss look respectable." Dewey was once a boy scout apparently, that's where he learned how to plan out his schemes. Seemingly, Dewey was devised as a temporary replacement for Hughie by the writers, evidenced in the fact that he only ever appeared in one episode, for which Jeff Altman (Hughie) was presumably not available. Dewey was played by Robert Morse, whose most famous role was in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (of which "How to Succeed in Hazzard" may be a pun on).
Abraham Lincoln Hogg
Boss Hogg's identical twin (and good) brother, played by Sorrell Booke in a dual-role. He wore a black suit and drove a black Cadillac convertible in direct contrast of his brother, J.D., who always wore white and drove a white Cadillac convertible.
Jamie Lee Hogg
(Portrayed by Jonathan Frakes) Jamie Lee Hogg is Boss's nephew who visits Hazzard in "Mrs. Daisy Hogg". Jamie is fabulously wealthy, like all the Hoggs, and at first appearance seems to have made all his money legally. However, Jamie Lee's true Hogg nature comes through when it is revealed he's the head of a major counterfeiting operation. When his partners turn on him and threaten Daisy, Jamie Lee does step up to defend her and tries to marry her so she wouldn't testify, but that doesn't keep him from being arrested for his illegal activities.
Thaddeus B. Hogg
Boss Hogg's Great Great Grandfather (portrayed by Sorrell Booke).
Rufus Z. Coltrane
Rosco's Great Great Grandfather (portrayed by James Best).
Hortense Coltrane
Lulu and Rosco's skinny older sister, Hortense is a no-nonsense woman who doesn't think very highly of Boss. She appeared in "The Return of Hughie Hogg".
Clara Coltrane
Rosco's aunt from the episode "Sadie Hogg Day" who became acting sheriff for one day.

People of Hazzard

Ace Parker
Ace was Hazzard's number-two car salesman. (He was also the only car salesman in Hazzard. As the Balladeer put it, "There weren't no others. But ol' Ace just couldn't be first at anything.") Ace was a partner with Boss in their crooked car lot.
Honest John Ledbetter
(Jack Gordon) appeared in "One Armed Bandits" as a candidate for Sheriff of Hazzard running against the crooked Rosco P. Coltrane.
B.B. Davenport
(Mickey Jones) Cooter's cousin who filled in for him at the garage when Cooter was out of town. B.B. appeared in "Granny Annie".
Clarence Stovall
The retiring bank janitor at Boss Hogg's bank who the Dukes helped return $30,000 he'd stolen from the bank to compensate for his lost pension in "The Great Bank Robbery".

Celebrities

Cale Yarborough
(As himself) The Dukes discover Cale testing a turbocharged stock car on a local track in "The Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough" (The episode is notable for having what appears to be three General Lees on screen at the same time!) Cale returned for a second appearance in "Cale Yarborough Comes to Hazzard" where he's mistaken for a bank robber.
Waylon Jennings
(As himself) Came to Hazzard with a mobile Country Music museum, which Boss Hogg promptly stole (a crime he framed the Duke boys with). While Waylon is revealed as being an old friend of the Duke family and refuses to believe they had anything to do with the theft, his associate falls for Boss's tricks and is convinced that they stole the museum. The primary evidence is a hat that Waylon gave to the Duke boys (although he had also given out similar hats to other people), which was left at the scene of the crime. Naturally, everything is eventually cleared up and the Dukes help find and return the museum. During this episode, it is revealed that the Balladeer is, indeed, Waylon Jennings (who is recounting the tales of the Dukes, rather than just narrating the stories). One of the memorable "Waylonisms" of this episode is "Now, I should've known better than that..."

Lawmen

Deputy Hazel
Appeared in "One Armed Bandits"
Roxanne Huntley
(Carlene Watkins)female revenuer who locked horns with the Dukes in "High Octane".
Mason Dixon
Private investigator who showed up in "Mason Dixon's Girls" with two noticeable female assistants to investigate the appearance of marijuana in Hazzard County.
Tinker Churchill
Pretty brunette female associate of Mason Dixon.
Samantha Rose
Pretty blonde female associate of Mason Dixon.
Buster Moon
(James Hampton) Sheriff Buster Moon replaced Grady Byrd and made his only appearance in "Return of the Ridge Raiders". To this day, no one really knows what prompted Boss to give Buster Rosco's job.
Jason Steele
A bounty hunter with a criminal past that supposed multi-millionaire Rosco hires to capture Bo and Luke Duke. Steele has a genuinely nasty disposition and loses his temper and kidnaps Rosco when the sheriff — upon learning he isn't a multi-millionaire after all — is unable to pay a $100,000 fee for services rendered.
Lester Crabb
(Portrayed by Clifton James) Sheriff Lester Crabb the "Traveling Sheriff", came to Hazzard in "Treasure of Hazzard" to replace Rosco. Lester was a very different type of Sheriff. According to the Balladeer, "When Lester walks by, babies cry, flowers wilt, and beer just naturally goes flat." Lester's motto was "Orders is orders", which would seem to make him good for Boss. However, Lester suddenly left Hazzard for parts unknown.
Jude Emery
(Played by John Shearin) Jude Emery is a Texas Ranger who came to Hazzard, in pursuit of bandit Russel "Snake" Harmon. Jude was an unconventional lawman: he drove a Korean War surplus Jeep and his gun didn't work. Jude and Daisy showed an attraction to one another, but like all classic cowboys, Jude rode off into the sunset.
Sheriff Emmitt "Spike" Loomis
(Played by Jim Mohlmann) The nastiest lawman in the South with an extremely bad temper, he's been known to rip off whole pieces of cars with a big spike when angry. Very much a prototype of Sheriff Little. Appeared in "Days of Shine and Roses".
Sheriff Grady Byrd
(Played by Dick Sargent) Grady Byrd was Boss's cousin and night watchman at the gravel pits for 20 years before he finally gave him the chance to fill in for Rosco. Grady first appeared in "Officer Daisy Duke". While Grady did his best to live up to Boss Hogg's low expectations, it quickly became clear that Grady wasn't going to be a success at his new job. Grady left the job two episodes later.

Criminals

Quirt McQuade
Atlanta gangster whose money Mary Kaye Porter stole, prompting him to head for Hazzard County in search of it and her.
Leo
McQuade's associate, just as ruthless as his boss.
Frank James
Real life Old West outlaw
Jesse James
Real life Old West outlaw
J.J. Carver (Ramon Bieri)
Rackateer whom Bo and Luke helped nab by going undercover, temporarily returning to the NASCAR circuit in "Undercover Dukes".
Mary Beth Carver (Lydia Cornell)
Carver's daughter for whom the Dukes drove a stock car in "Undercover Dukes". She was oblivious to her daddy's criminal activities, had a pet chimpanzee named Mr. Jones, and had eyes for Bo.
Lester Starr (Ronnie Schell)
A record producer from Atlanta with ties to the mob. Appeared in the second episode "Daisy's Song".

Miscellaneous

Mary Kaye Porter
A pregnant woman who was on the run from gangsters in "Mary Kaye's Baby".
Mindy Lou
In "The Fugitive", she overheard Boss and Rosco scheming to steal motorcycles for resale in the upcoming Tri-County Motorcross, and informed the Dukes.
Rod Moffet
Twelve year old basketball player whom Bo and Luke recruited from Chickasaw County to play basketball for the Boar's Nest Bears.
Dewey Stovall
An old friend of Jesse's who got rooked by a crooked casino-on-wheels in "Route 7/11".
Billy Joe Fong
A friend of the Dukes, Billy Joe was a member of Hazzard's oldest—and only—Chinese family, the Fongs.
Bobbi Lee Jordan
Appeared in "Coy Meets Girl"
Terry Lee
(Portrayed by Danny Cooksey, voiced by June Foray)
Little Cousin (Felix Silla)
An alien from outer space, with whom Boss wanted to make a sideshow attraction.
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