Overwhelmingly known as "The Smart Cousin" Luke Duke, on the '70s TV show The Dukes of Hazard, Tom Wopat has also worked hard at establishing himself in the musical theater community. Born on a small dairy farm in Lodi, WI, Wopat began singing and dancing in school musicals when he was 12 years old. Upon graduating high school, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in Madison to study music, and balanced his time between productions of West Side Story, Jesus Christ, Superstar, and South Pacific, while performing in a local rock band. Upon moving to New York City in 1977, he immersed himself in Broadway and off-Broadway productions, leading to bigger and better opportunities including an audition in California for a Georgia-based action-adventure TV show. The show ran for seven seasons allowing Wopat plenty of time both on camera and behind it (the actor also directed five shows in the later seasons).