Bo Hopkins, who appeared in such memorable movies as The Wild Bunch (1969), The Getaway (1972), American Graffiti (1973), The Man Who Cherished Cat Dancing (1973), Posse (1975), and Midnight Specific (1978), has died at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys. He was 80 and had a coronary heart assault.
Born William Hopkins in 1942 in Greenville, South Carolina, Hopkins appeared in additional than 100 movie and tv roles in a profession that spanned greater than 5 a long time.
He picked up the nickname “Bo” because of a personality of the identical title he performed in Bus Cease, his first off-Broadway play.
Hopkins tv appearances included The Phyllis Diller Present, The Virginian, Gunsmoke, The Wild Wild West and The Andy Griffith Present. His first shot at a usually scheduled TV collection got here in 1973 in medical drama Doc Elliott, which lasted one season.
He additionally appeared in a variety of made-for-television films of the mid-Nineteen Seventies, together with Judgment: The Court docket Martial of Lieutenant William Calley (1975), The Runaway Barge (1975), The Invasion of Johnson County (1976), Daybreak: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976), Lady on the Run (1977), Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (1978), Disaster in Solar Valley (1978), and The Busters (1978).
He additionally scored a recurring position on The Rockford Recordsdata, and appeared within the first season of the unique Dynasty from Aaron Spelling.
From there, his resume additionally lists TV miniseries Aspen and Beggerman Thief, and Charlie’s Angels, Fantasy Island, The A-Staff, Lodge, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, The Fall Man, Matlock and Homicide, She Wrote.
His most up-to-date position was Papaw Vance reverse Glenn Shut in direct-to-streaming theatrical Hillbilly Elegy in 2020.
Hopkins is survived by his spouse Sian and son Matthew.