Born William Hopkins in 1942 in Greenville, South Carolina, Hopkins appeared in more than 100 film and television roles in a career that spanned more than five decades.
He picked up the nickname “Bo” thanks to a character of the same name he played in Bus Stop, his first off-Broadway play.
Hopkins television appearances included The Phyllis Diller Show, The Virginian, Gunsmoke, The Wild Wild West and The Andy Griffith Show. His first shot at a regularly scheduled TV series came in 1973 in medical drama Doc Elliott, which lasted one season.
He also appeared in a number of made-for-television movies of the mid-1970s, including Judgment: The Court Martial of