Bo Hopkins, the rude actor who long left the impression of vibrating redness in several classic films, found new fans on the TV series “Dynasty” in the 80s, has died at the age of 80.
Message: its official website “It is with great sadness that we announce that Bonnie is dead. Bon loved listening to his fans from all over the world, and although he has not been able to respond to all letters in the last few years, he appreciates hearing from everyone. one of you. “
Born William Hopkins in Greenville, South Carolina in 1942. on February 2. He served in the army as a teenager and later decided to pursue acting with a summer fund. He changed his name to “Bo” in honor of the character he played in “Bus Stop” in his first Broadway production.
He made his television debut in an episode of The Phillies Dealer Show in 1966, appearing in The Virginian (1967), Gunsmoke (1967), and Wild Wild West (1967). “Andy Griffith Show” (1967) և etc.
After the Dayton Devils (1968) հետո After The Thousand Plane Invasion (1969), he starred as Sam Lee in Beijing’s classic Wild Bunch (1969) as Crazy Lee.
Continuing to appear on television, other roles include Escape (1972), George Lucas’s American Graffiti (1973), which sparked a great deal of nostalgia (although it was filmed only 10 years after its events), Man, who loved cat dance “(1973),” White Lightning “(1973),” Pose “(1975),” Locust Day “(1975),” Tentacles “(1977) eight-thriller. ), The Midnight Express (1978), More American Graffiti (1979), and The Bounty Hunter (1989).
For 18 episodes of the 1980s, he was Matthew Blaisdell in the Dynasty (1981-1987) night soap opera, a memorable passage for which he continued to appear on autograph shows for the rest of his life.
Some of his other television concerts during that time included A-list shows, including Charlie’s Angels (1976), The A-Team (1983) and Hotel (1983).
Hopkins’s latest film was Hillbilly Elegy in 2020, directed by his former American Graffiti partner Ron Howard. Hearing about his death, actor Glenn Close remembered him warmly on Instagram, writing: “I have just heard that the wonderful Bo Hopkins died peacefully, early this morning, holding the hand of his devoted wife, Xi’an. It was a great privilege. worked with Boy at HILLBILLY ELEGY. He was an actor to the end, he put his heart into everything. He was a gentleman և a gentle man. He might once have been one of the bad guys in his early days, during the American Graffiti era, but I met and enjoyed the company of a man whose eyes shone like a knight’s heart. Good night, sweet Bo, rest in peace. With love, Your Mama. “
Hopkins is survived by a wife of more than 30 years, Sean Eleanor Green, a son and a daughter.