Bo Hopkins Net worth
Bo Hopkins had an estimated net worth of $3 million. He had a successful career as an actor and he also appeared in many television shows and movies.
Bo Hopkins Biography
William “Bo” Hopkins was an actor from the United States. Between 1969 and 1979, he was best recognized for playing crucial supporting roles in a number of major studio pictures, as well as a slew of other television shows and movies.
Bo Hopkins, a prolific actor best known for his appearances in George Lucas’ “American Graffiti” and the Oscar-winning drama “Midnight Express,” has died at the age of 80.
Over the course of his half-century career, Hopkins amassed over 130 acting credits, with a focus on supporting roles in major studio pictures between the late 1960s and late 1970s. In addition to his film performances, he appeared in a number of TV shows, including NBC’s 1974 police drama “The Rockford Files” and the classic “Charlie’s Angels.”
Born William Mauldin Hopkins in Greenville, South Carolina, in 1942, he was raised by his mother and grandmother when his father died while he was only 9 years old. Hopkins served in the army at the age of 16, after which he decided to pursue acting as a career, getting experience in summer stock performances and guest appearances on television shows such as “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Gunsmoke.”
In the 1969 Western “The Wild Bunch,” he starred as a small gang member nicknamed “Crazy Lee.” After collaborating on the project with filmmaker Sam Peckinpah, he was cast as a bank robber in “The Getaway,” starring Steve McQueen, and “The Killer Elite,” three years later in 1975.
Hopkins appeared in a number of TV shows, including “The Rockford Files,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “The A-Team,” and the primetime soap opera “Dynasty.”
He was best known for supporting roles in films such as “American Graffiti,” which was written and directed by a pre-“Star Wars” George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppola. As “Little Joe” Young, the leader of a band of greasers known as the Pharaohs, Hopkins starred with Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, and Richard Dreyfuss. “Midnight Express,” “The Bounty Hunter,” and, more recently, “Vice” and “Hillbilly Elegy” are among Hopkins’ other credits.
His Southern drawl and look prompted him to play either stern lawmen or oily criminals as a sandy-haired all-American actor.
Hopkins had lived in Los Angeles with his wife Sian and children Matthew and Jane before to his death, and he is survived by them. He enjoyed fishing, rearing koi, and watching his favorite baseball team, the Los Angeles Angels, away from the large and tiny screens.