February 20, 2012            

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Actor and singer John Schneider of Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville fame, starring in two movies scheduled to open in theaters in February and March, will appear in Dallas for a musical performance and on-stage interview at a charity benefit on April 14.

Schneider, best known as “Bo Duke” from the 1980s hit TV series, is featured in two new independent films:  Doonby, opening in theaters this Friday, February 24, and October Baby, to be released March 23.

In the suspenseful Doonby, filmed outside Austin, Schneider stars as a mysterious drifter who embodies the message: “Every story's worth telling. Every life's worth living.”  In the emotional drama October Baby, due to be released March 23, he is the father of a young woman on a journey of self-discovery to determine whether the truth really will “set you free.” 

Both films have met with rave reviews in pre-screenings by national and local leaders.  Nancy Roberts, National President for Women's Ministries of the Salvation Army, describes October Baby as “a powerful reminder that there is purpose and meaning in every life.”

In addition to continued featured roles on television and film, and as a chart-topping country western singer, Schneider founded FaithWorks Productions producing family-oriented videos and recordings.  He is also a co-founder of the Children's Miracle Network which helps suffering children and has raised over $2.5 billion for children’s hospitals.  John and his wife Elly have four children, one of whom has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome for which John has worked to raise awareness.

On April 14, 2012, John Schneider will appear for a musical performance and live interview with October Baby director Jon Erwin at the 19th Annual Bishop’s Pro-Life Dinner hosted by Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell at the new Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas.  This event is open to the public, and tickets are on sale now.  More information about the event can be found at

About the Annual Pro-Life Dinner:

The Annual Pro-Life Dinner is the major annual fundraiser for the Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas (CPLC).  The CPLC is a tax-exempt non-profit organization that serves the public through education on life issues, women’s health issues, supportive services for pregnant women and their unborn children, and abortion aftercare.  CPLC services are available to anyone regardless of religious viewpoint or political affiliation.