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Byron Cherry

Byron was raised in Atlanta, GA, and graduated from North Side High School in the 70's. After winning a scholarship to East Tennessee State University he played football as a running back with his big brother, Nat. Byron also received his Black Belt in Karate soon after college. After three years of college football, Byron decided to pursue acting. He enrolled in film school at Georgia State University, Atlanta. One day while walking by the student center he was approached by a casting agent working on a TV commercial. She approached him and asked him to audition for the commercial. He was told that he had "the look" that she needed for this scene and all he needed to do was to look for the beautiful blonde, sit next to her and kiss her. Byron thought the casting director had to be kidding. It was that easy. He got the part! After college auditioned for the Hit TV Series The Dukes of Hazzard got the lead part as Coy Duke.

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Apr 17, 1955 In Atlanta, Georgia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Dukes of Hazzard 1979-01-26
Latest Project:
Movie The Lighthouse 2012-09-07
Known For
Poster of The Lighthouse
Poster of E! True Hollywood Story
Poster of Murder, She Wrote
Poster of The Dukes
Movie The Lighthouse Tripp 2012-09-07
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Blood Salvage Newlywed Man 1990-09-14
Series Murder, She Wrote Will Roxie 1984-09-30
Series The Dukes Coy Duke 1983-02-05
Series The Dukes of Hazzard Coy Duke 1979-01-26