After running away from home a few times, he was sent to live with his grandparents out in the country, and while there he learned that he had been adopted because his adoptive mother could not bear children.
He dropped out of school just before his 17th birthday and joined the United States Army, where he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division.
Jerry Reed played Bama Mc Call in the sequel to White Lightning titled Gator.
Jerry Reed and Bo Hopkins bore a striking resemblance to one another, hence they played brothers Joe Hawkins and Tom Hawkins in the film What Comes Around.
King, The Fall Guy, Crazy Like a Fox, Murder, She Wrote and Doc Elliot.
Hopkins has a role in the video game Nuclear Strike.
It doesn’t matter from where you began, all that matters is where you reach.
Inmate Craig Wissink, convicted of murder in 2004, is suspected in the Wednesday slaying of Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan at Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor, North Carolina.Hopkins appeared in more than 100 film and television roles in a career of more than forty years, including The Wild Bunch, The Bridge at Remagen, The Getaway, American Graffiti, White Lightning, Radioland Murders, Midnight Express, The Killer Elite, More American Graffiti and A Small Town in Texas.When Gretchen Corbett left the television series The Rockford Files in 1978, Hopkins, as John Cooper, replaced her character as Rockford's attorney for several episodes, arguably Hopkins' most memorable role of his numerous television and movie appearances.Callahan, a 29-year-old with four years on the job, was assaulted around 5.30pm and died less than an hour later, despite lifesaving measures by fellow corrections officers, officials said.Scroll down for video Callahan had been promoted to sergeant in February 2016 after joining the North Carolina Department of Public Safety in 2012.He was based at Fort Jackson, Fort Gordon and Fort Pope, before being shipped off to Korea, where he served for nine months.