How did I get so lucky

As the season winds down for “The Haves and the Have Nots” i find myself wondering how it could be that I’ve been around for so long.

I remember, as a kid, watching shows with Bill Bixby: My Favorite Martian, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, The Magician and then Th Hulk and thinking “This guy is the hardest working actor in show business!”

Little did I know that, at 54, I would be so fortunate to have been in a different landmark show for several generations.

Consider these: The Dukes of Hazzard, Dr. Quinn, Walker Texas Ranger, Nip Tuck, Smallville, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Desperate Housewives, Hot in Cleveland, Leverage, Mistresses and now The Haves and the Have Nots.

I was having a conversation with someone my age yesterday and someone very young happened to be in the room. She didn’t know Dukes or Smallville so I said “Wait… I’ll get you.” I figured her for around twenty-three so I said “Secret Life. I was Marshall Bowman.” This girl lit up like a Christmas tree and told me all about my character and how the writer had destroyed my stellar reputation posthumously.

How cool is it to have been a part of so many people’s lives? Amazingly cool. I truly am the luckiest actor in showbiz to have such loyal fans and to have had them for so long.

And now… with you HHN fans? You all are off the charts! Thank you for loving the show and loving to hate me on it. What a blast I have on the Addicts of the Haves and the Have Nots page! You all are too much.

Enjoy the show tonight… just 2 more left… and get ready for what’s coming next week. I guarantee you that nobody will see it coming!

Thanks you all for keeping me around all these years. I’ll do my best to keep finding movies and television that makes you want to continue. If I missed your favorite show up there in the list, I’m sorry. I forget things sometimes and wanted to get this out before the show came on tonight and I have a studio to build!


4 thoughts on “How did I get so lucky”

  1. U R very good At What U do Is why UR have staying Power.
    U said UR not that good of a Actor but,U really R.
    I have Watched U over the Years in Movies and On TV as well As Interviews oh,ya Baby UR Good,good isn’t even in it UR Great at what U do,and That is why UR still working after all these Years.
    I for One have seen as many of the TV Shows U were in and Movies ,And every Interview I can Find I see.
    I try to Back every thing U do as well,well as long As I was able to I did.
    The CD U & Tom R doing I’d love to help with But,I can’t even Help My self right Now.
    I want go into that ,but Wanted U to Know I would Help If I could with UR CD and have always been there to back U in all U ever did.
    I don’t know what to say to Make U understand UR a Great Actor and a wonderful singer,I will be off line before long and I don’t know when I’ll be back on so,I want be able to be there for U for a while,but U know U are every in My heart and mind every day..

    Always and for ever
    Fay Jackson

  2. Some of us have been supporting you since the beginning. And always will. I wasn’t a fan at the beginning of Dukes. It wasn’t until around January 1981, that I noticed those big blue eyes. My family had split wide apart. I was/am an only child with no one for support. I had just became born again, six months earlier. I believe it was God who brought you into my life as a means of support. I no longer felt alone. Just having you in my life has saved my life, literally, on many occasions, when I wanted to kill myself. Thank you. If you knew my whole story, you’d understand why I’m the way I am. Love you always.

  3. Thank YOU John! For all the wonderful shows & movies you have given all us fans of yours over the years.You are the Best! I look forward to seeing you in many more for many years to come.Being a John Schneider fan means having lots of fun and entertainment from such a truly great actor.So from this JRS fan,a huge THANK YOU to you Sir! 😀

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