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Sonny Shroyer

Sonny Shroyer was born in Valdosta, Georgia, a small town on the Georgia-Florida border. Shroyer, whose given name is Otis Burt Shroyer Jr., grew up steeped in the traditions of the deep South. He worked in the tobacco warehouses pushing tobacco buggies and helped his father in their fruit stand-ice cream parlor business. His prowess in high school... See full bio »

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Forrest Gump College Football Coach
The Dukes of Hazzard
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 2016/I Dead End (completed)
Officer Murray
 2016 Running (TV Series) (pre-production)
Sen. Owen Harper
- Pilot ... Sen. Owen Harper
 2012/IV Unconditional
 2009 Opening Day
Ray Hampton
 2008 The Price
Ghost of Matthew Goldyn
 2005 A Tale About Bootlegging
Sheriff Ed Cooper
 2004/I Ray
Gov. Jimmie Davis (uncredited)
 2002 The Rosa Parks Story (TV Movie)
James F. Blake
 2001 Diggity's Treasure
Otis Cane
 2000 The Runaway (TV Movie)
Mason Davis
 2000 The Color of Love: Jacey's Story (TV Movie)
Larry Summer
 2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie)
Police Chief
 1999 The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home (Video Game)
Enos (voice)
 1999 A Lesson Before Dying (TV Movie)
Defense Attorney
 1998 The Gingerbread Man
Chatham County Sheriff
 1997 Carolina Low
Bert Kyler
 1997 Wild America
 1996 Santa's Magic Book (TV Movie)
Mr. Critter (voice)
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina
 1995 American Gothic (TV Series)
Gage Temple
- Pilot (1995) ... Gage Temple
 1994 Forrest Gump
College Football Coach
 1994 Matlock (TV Series)
Hugo Larson
- The Murder Game (1994) ... Hugo Larson
 1993 Scattered Dreams (TV Movie)
Sheriff Ashford
 1990-1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Dwight Foster / Emory Tanner
- A Depraved Heart (1993) ... Dwight Foster
- Homecoming (1990) ... Emory Tanner
 1989 Superboy (TV Series)
Gerald Manfred
- The Invisible People (1989) ... Gerald Manfred
 1982 Hee Haw (TV Series)
- Episode #14.1 (1982) ... Enos
 1982 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Willie McCoy
- Acts of Love (1982) ... Willie McCoy
 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Don York
 1981 Today's F.B.I. (TV Series)
Joe Waterford
- El Paso Murders (1981) ... Joe Waterford
 1981 The Devil and Max Devlin
Big Billy Hunniker
 1979 Freedom Road (TV Movie)
Jason Hugar
 1978 Summer of My German Soldier (TV Movie)
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Policeman (uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Policeman (uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Policeman (uncredited)
 1978 The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance (TV Movie)
 1977 Smokey and the Bandit
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1977 The Farmer
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Seaman Thompson
- Part II (1977) ... Seaman Thompson (uncredited)
 1976 Gator
4th Agent
 1976 Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (TV Movie)
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
- Living It Up! (1976) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1974 The Longest Yard
 1973 Sixteen
 1973 Payday
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Show Show Self (7 credits)

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