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Overview (3)

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth NameByron Wight Cherry
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

The Dukes of Hazzard has become one of the most popular TV shows in the world and still has a worldwide following to this day. This was the break Byron had been dreaming of. Under contract a three year contract with Warner Brothers, Byron went on to do numerous shows such as Murder She Wrote, In The Heat Of The Night, Vietnam WAR stories { A Mini Series) and various TV commercials and guest spots on numerous talk shows, and was the spokesperson for the American Cancer Society.

Byron now lives in California with his beautiful wife, Krista, and their two kids. His son, Christopher, recently graduated college and is currently living on St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Byron continues to travel year round with the world famous General Lee Dodge Charger making appearances both nationally and abroad at Car Shows, Charity Benefits and Various Concerts and Events.

Just like he did in Hazzard County, Byron is still "straightening the curves and flattening the hills" of his home town in his own General Lee. Byron really enjoys getting out and meeting the Dukes fans. He travels with his own photos to autograph, as well as his own hats and specially made "Coy Duke" t-shirts and tank tops in assorted sizes to fit men, women and children of all ages. He also has been known to autograph various car parts on fan owned General Lees.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Markus James

Spouse (1)

Krista Laurie McLeod (21 April 1995 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (2)

Before landing the role of Coy Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard in May 1982, Byron Cherry worked as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines.
He owns and runs a business as a Bartender in Ventura California, called Byrons Barkeep. [August 2005]

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