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Sonny Shroyer


Sonny Shroyer was born in Valdosta, Georgia, a small city 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
(1994)
(1979-1985)
The Rainmaker Delbert Birdsong
(1997)
The Way Home Ed Walker
(2010)

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  Running (TV Series) (pre-production)
Sen. Owen Wilson
 2016/I Dead End (completed)
Officer Murray
 2018 The Resident (TV Series)
Hugh Yokum
- Three Words (2018) ... Hugh Yokum
 2013 Rectify (TV Series)
Mayor Johnny Daggett
- Always There (2013) ... Mayor Johnny Daggett
 2012/IV Unconditional
Pauly
 2010/II The Way Home
Ed Walker
 2009 Van Wilder: Freshman Year (Video)
Coach Bob
 2009 Opening Day
Ray Hampton
 2008 The Price
Ghost of Matthew Goldyn
 2005 A Tale About Bootlegging
Sheriff Ed Cooper
 2004 The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee (Video Game)
Deputy Enos Strate (voice)
 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 Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (TV Movie)
Enos Strate
 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
 1995-1998 American Gothic (TV Series)
Gage Temple
- Ring of Fire (1998) ... Gage Temple
- Pilot (1995) ... Gage Temple
 1998 The Gingerbread Man
Chatham County Sheriff
 1997 Carolina Low
Bert Kyler
 1997 The Rainmaker
Delbert Birdsong
 1997 Wild America
Bud
 1997 The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (TV Movie)
Enos Strate
 1996 Santa's Magic Book (TV Movie)
Mr. Critter (voice)
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina
Sheriff
 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
 1993 The Ernest Green Story (TV Movie)
Coach Snell
 1991-1992 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
Bobby Slocum / Mr. Slocum
- Comfort and Joy (1992) ... Bobby Slocum
- Until Tomorrow (1992) ... Bobby Slocum
- The Slightest Distance (1992) ... Mr. Slocum
- A Dangerous Comfort (1992) ... Bobby Slocum (uncredited)
- Not Buried (1992) ... Mr. Slocum
 1992 Love Crimes
Plainclothes Cop #1
 1989 Superboy (TV Series)
Gerald Manfred
- The Invisible People (1989) ... Gerald Manfred
 1979-1985 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Enos
- Enos and Daisy's Wedding (1985) ... Enos
- Strange Visitor to Hazzard (1985) ... Enos
- When You Wish Upon a Hogg (1985) ... Enos
- The Haunting of J.D. Hogg (1985) ... Enos (credit only)
 1983 Alice (TV Series)
Officer Enos Strate
- Mel Is Hogg-Tied (1983) ... Officer Enos Strate
 1982 Hee Haw (TV Series)
Enos
- 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
 1980-1981 Enos (TV Series)
Officer Enos Strate
- Forever Blowing Bubbles (1981) ... Officer Enos Strate
- Pistol Packing Enos (1981) ... Officer Enos Strate
- The Shaming of the Shrew (1981) ... Officer Enos Strate
- The Moonshiners (1981) ... Officer Enos Strate
- Cops at Sea (1981) ... Officer Enos Strate
 1981 The Devil and Max Devlin
Big Billy Hunniker
 1979 Freedom Road (TV Movie)
Jason Hugar
 1978 Summer of My German Soldier (TV Movie)
McFee
 1978 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
C.L. Doyle / Luke
- The Young Runaways (1978) ... C.L. Doyle
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series)
Policeman
- 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)
Luke
 1977 The Lincoln Conspiracy
Lewis Paine
 1977 Smokey and the Bandit
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1977 The Farmer
Corrigan
 1976 Gator
4th Agent
 1976 Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (TV Movie)
Noah
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
Henchman
- Living It Up! (1976) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1974 The Longest Yard
Tannen
 1973 Sixteen
 1973 Payday
Dabney
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Show Show Self (7 credits)

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Other Works:

Sonny Shroyer played the Sheriff in "The Hole in Willie's Guitar" a music video for the country artist Memarie.(2006) See more »

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Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Has two sons, Chris and Mark. Lives in Valdosta, Georgia. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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