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Jonathan Kent

When a meteor that turns out to be a small spaceship crash lands near his farm, Jonathan Kent and his wife Martha become the adoptive parents of the infant the ship contained. Jonathan is a farmer and one of the pillars of the Smallville community.

John Schneider

John Schneider plays Jonathan Kent on SmallvilleSchneider starred for six seasons as one of the fast-driving, fun-loving cousins of the Duke clan on the hugely popular '80s comedy-adventure series The Dukes of Hazzard. He recently reprised his role in the television movie The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood. Schneider was also a series regular on the family drama Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and the syndicated drama Heaven Help Us.

Schneider has starred in numerous original television movies, including Michael Landon, the Father I Knew, True Women, Night of the Twisters, The Legend of Ruby Silver, Texas and Desperate Journey. He also lends his voice to a lead character in Kids' WB!'s new John Schneider plays Jonathan Kent on Smallvilleanimated series The Mummy.

On the big screen, he stars in the upcoming Lightning: Storm of Destruction and also appeared in Snow Day with Chevy Chase, and Garry Marshall's Exit to Eden.

A respected singer and songwriter as well, Schneider did 487 performances of the Tony Award-winning musical Grand Hotel and has released 11 solo albums, including a No. 1 album and four No. 1 singles.

Recognizing a need for better health care for children, Schneider co-founded the Children's Miracle Network, the only annual fundraising event of its kind in the world. All monies raised are given directly to children's hospitals located throughout North America. Since its inception in 1982, the telethon has made over $1 billion for hospitals in the United States and Canada.

A native of Mount Kisco, N.Y., Schneider currently lives just outside of Los Angeles with his wife Elly and their three children.


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