TVLine reveals that Glee co-creator, Ryan Murphy, has cast John Schneider (Bo Duke on Dukes of Hazzard!) to play the father of Sam “Trouty Mouth” Evans (Chord Overstreet).
No casting announcement has been made yet, but the show is also looking for an actress to play the part of Sam’s mom. (Stay tuned).
Schneider’s recent credits include playing the patriarch on the Superman themed Smallville and porn guy Ram Peters on Murphy’s old series Nip/Tuck.
The Glee co-creator also dipped back into the 70’s when he cast Donny Most (Happy Days) as Emmy Pillsbury’s (Jayma Mays) creepy “ginger supremacist” dad.
Compare and contrast John Schneider in the 70s and Chord Overstreet today. It kinda works doesn’t it?
Schneider will debut at the same time as Chord’s return to Glee. Episode 8. Y’all might remember that Chord’s family moved away during the summer after Dad lost his job. (Well, in a big brouhaha over a casting promotion denied, Chord decided not to return to Glee in Season 3. But then he changed his mind.)
Glee is filming Episode 8 as we speak, Chord has been spotted both on set and in the recording booth! I wonder what brings Sam back to Lima?