Actor who starred as Deputy Sheriff Enos Strate on the popular TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, as well as the spin-off, Enos. He also portrayed football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in the 1994 film Forrest Gump.
He attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, but ended up graduating from the University of Georgia after an injury cut his football career short.
Also a country and gospel singer, he released a children's album in 1982, called Back in Hazzard.
He married and had two sons, Chris and Mark.
He played singer and governor Jimmie Davis in the Ray Charles biopic, Ray.