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’Smallville’ Brings Schneider New Fame

Wednesday 16 June 2004, by xanderbnd

LOS ANGELES - John Schneider (news) is still a good ol’ boy at heart, but the former troublemaking off-road driver from "The Dukes of Hazzard" is now more known as young Superman’s responsible, tough-talking father from the WB network’s "Smallville." He said both TV shows are about teaching values to the main characters.

"It’s a remarkable testimony to television’s ability to affect people’s families. And it’s a good feeling," the 44-year-old actor told The Associated Press recently. "(On both shows) we have the good guys who are good not because they’re lily-white, but they’re good because they make the right choices even when they don’t want to."

The first season of "The Dukes of Hazzard" debuted on DVD for the first time last week.

Schneider said those episodes from 1979 show the Duke cousins learning right from wrong, and when to trust authority and when to rebel, by getting lectures from wise, snowy-bearded Uncle Jesse, who was played by Denver Pyle (news).

As the adoptive parents of super-kid Clark Kent on "Smallville," Schneider and co-star Annette O’Toole are doing the same thing for a younger generation.

"There’s a belief in the reality of Jonathan and Martha Kent and the reality of the family that they bring to young Clark - as Uncle Jesse did in a way," he said.